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The High Line by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio & Renfro compiles the drawings and illustrations that went into one of the city's most unlikely and most inspired reinventions.

Overview: A New Perspective of Earth by Benjamin Grant uses satellite images to accomplish its mission: to see the Earth in a new way.

Once A Year: Some Traditional British Customs by Homer Sykes. Anglophiles will love the cheese rolling, the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, and gurning through a braffin—pictured above, in which contestants make a funny face wearing a horse collar. You can't make this stuff up, and yet the Brits do.

The John Derian Picture Book is a collection of engravings, illustrations and other prints that have inspired Mr. Derian's decoupage revival.

Deuki Hong is the executive chef at the NYC branch of Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong, 1 E. 32nd, and his new book, Koreatown: A Cookbook, written with Matt Rodbard, serves up Korean food, drink and culture from enclaves around the country.

Despite a lackluster title, Pan Am: History, Design & Identity by M. C. Huhne is a fascinating look at the late airline and how it inspired a coterie of fans, even to this day.

Conor Harrington: Watch Your Palace Fall is a monograph of the Irish artist's career from early graffiti to the later works of internationally recognized mashups of classical paintings with a modern sensibility.

Motown: The Sound of Young America, by Adam White with Barney Ales, shows (and tells) how the empire was built—with genius, fierce ambition, and nail polish.

Another Phaidon beauty: Plant: Exploring the Botanical World contains images from artists, illustrators, photographers and scientists.

Moebius (Jean Giraud) was one of the great innovators of comic art. Six short graphic novels comprise his classic sci-fi fantasy, The World of Edena, reissued in this deluxe version.

The Finer Things by Christiane Lemieux turns your coffee table into a university of good taste, supported by extensive knowledge in home design.

Photographer Slim Aarons was known for his lifelong celebration of the ladies who lunch, as this tribute, Slim Aarons: Women, shows.

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