Books

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

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:...

“Get it Together!” A New Guide by Orlando Soria Helps You Create Your Best Life

Get it Together! | By Orlando Soria; Prestel Publishing; $39.95 Interior Designer Orlando Soria’s new book, “Get it Together! An Interior Designer’s Guide to...

“Angels in America:” A New Book Looks Back

As Angels in America had its moment at the Tony Awards, a fascinating book looks back at the evolution of the play that became a phenomenon. A quarter of a century ago, Tony...

“Night Fever:” A New Book Reflects on the History of Nightclub Design

Night Fever | By Jörg Heiser et al; Vitra Design Museum; $85.00 It’s easy think of nightclubs as the places we go to forget about life for a while — to let our hair down,...

Fashion Legend Charles James Revealed in “Portrait of an Unreasonable Man”

Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man | By Michele Gerber Klein; Rizzoli International; $37.50   Considered one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th...

Here’s Why the New David Sedaris Book Calypso is Haunted

Though full of his trademark humor, Calypso, the latest look at life through the lens of David Sedaris also takes serious stock of family bonds and fleeting mortality....

Lambda Literary Awards Celebrates Excellence Among LGBTQ Writers

The 30th annual Lambda Literary Awards (aka the Lammys) will take place June 4 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. This year, the nation’s...

A New Book Pays Tribute to “Pansy Beat,” the Original Gay Periodical

Clap yo’ hands and stomp yo’ feet, let’s get movin’ to the Pansy Beat! This collector’s edition book compiling Michael Economy’s short-lived publication features all...