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Gift Books

Books that we think make great gifts, whether they're designed for a coffee table or meant to be read and savored. We start off with two books by MUG contributors.

The 2015 Annual from Joseph O. Holmes is a limited-edition run (100 signed and numbered) of our favorite photographer's look back at his work this year.

Jason Polan hasn't yet drawn Every Person in New York, but he's getting there.

Cornell fans will want to have Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust, and those new to Cornell's work are in for a whole new world.

Collected black-and-white photographs by Louis Stettner of (old) Penn Station, New York.

Vinylheads talk about their obsession in Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting with fellow traveler, photographer Eilon Paz.

No one writes about food like Ruth Reich, with her ability to convince you that her experience with deliciousness of all kinds is something you must experience, too. In My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, Reichl finds comfort in the kitchen after the closing of Gourmet.

Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe. Do we really need to explain it to you?

In The Gilded Hour, Sara Donati writes a novel set in 1883 NYC about two female doctors.

Capital: New York, Capital of the 20th Century by Kenneth Goldsmith uses quotations from every conceivable source to build an edifice, of sorts, paying tribute to our beloved Babylon.

Dior by Avedon

Maya Lin: Topologies is a monograph on the work by the celebrated landscape and sculptural designer.

The Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make a Star by Tom Clynes is about an amazing kid, but also about his parents and how the education system should deal with a whiz like Taylor Wilson.

New York Air: The View From Above gathers together many of the wow-inducing aerial photos by George Steinmetz.

The LEGO Architect by Tom Alphin manages to teach architectural styles while inspiring even tyro Tschumis to start building.


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