Books

LGBTQ related books, art and design books, coffee table books in general.

What Marvel Hero Stan Lee Left the LGBTQ Community

Stan Lee, the man behind such superheroes as Spider-Man, the Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk and Daredevil — to name but a few — has died at 95. While his passing will no...

Never Be Royals? Follow Them in a New Book: “Modern Monarchy”

By Chris Jackson; Rizzoli; $45 from the real-life ratings juggernauts of their regal nuptials to the fictionalized recent history of Netflix’s The Crown, few subjects draw more...

A Childrens’ Book On the Stonewall Riots? Yes, That’s On the Way

A new children’s picture book about the Stonewall riots will be on shelves and in bookstores by April 2019 — just in time for the 50th anniversary of the uprising. Not...

Did She Invent “Fierce?” See “Grace Jones A-Z: The Life of an Icon”

By Steve Wide with Illustrations by Babeth Lafon; Smith Street Books; $29.99 A is for Androgyny. B is for banned. C is for cowl. D is for disco. When you’re as fierce an...

“1000 Tattoos” Will Help You Think Ink By Checking Out the Best of the Best

Once considered the purview of sailors and criminals, tattoos have increasingly become nearly ubiquitous in Western Culture. (There’s even a reality competition show about it...

Chris Stein’s “Point of View:” The Rise of Blondie; the End of An NYC Era

By Chris Stein; Rizzoli New York, $39.95 You likely know Chris Stein best from his celebrated position alongside Debbie Harry as part of the singular music-makers of Blondie....

Kevin Allison’s RISK! Brings Its Tell-All Tales to Bookstores Nationwide

If you’ve ever enjoyed Kevin Allison’s too-raw-for-NPR storytelling podcast RISK!, then you’re sure to get a kick out of its just-released companion book, also titled RISK!...

Swimming Pools in Photography Book: Keep Summer on Your Coffee Table

Swimming Pool in Photography | By Francis Hodgson; Hajte Cantz, $55 Dive into the alternately exciting and serene world of humanity’s intimate relationship with swimming pools...

“Head to Toe:” The Nude in Graphic Design

By Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic | Rizzoli New York, $50 This is a sublime look at the multifaceted ways nudity finds its way into graphic design by addressing how such images...

What LGBTQ Readers Will Find in Mark and Jay Duplass’ “Like Brothers”

From the Cohens to the Wachowskis, Hollywood loves a pair of creative siblings, but what do the Duplass Brothers offer in their recent memoir that goes beyond what they share on...

H. Jon Benjamin of “Archer” and “Bob’s Burgers” Revels in His Flaws with Memoir “Failure Is an Option”

H. Jon Benjamin, the actor and comedian famous for voicing characters from the titular sexy superspy on Archer to the titular schlubby burger-flipper on Bob’s Burgers,...

Protest. The Aesthetics of Resistance Shows the Visual Side of Unrest

Written and edited by Basil Rogger, et al | Lars Muller Publishers, $29.95 Art and symbolism are essential to resistance movements, and this book brings that into sharp relief:...