Here are our favorite books of 2019, brought to you by the writers and editors of Hyperallergic.
Author Luke O’Neil will read passages from his brutal new book Welcome to Hell World, a text that starkly explores grim current events in the United States.
Ruben Natal-San Miguel’s photographs transform a series of traumatic events into empathetic energy. His new book, Harlem, takes that human connection further.
Absolute Humidity provides a timely glimpse of the worlds across the Asia-Pacific and the artists the region has produced.
Amaranth Borsuk’s The Book traces how the nature of reading changed from an activity practiced by a small number of scholars to a pastime of the masses.
Each chapter of Tuten’s memoir precisely details a specific moment of realization, however wayward and, at times, harrowing.
Decades in the making, the late poet Jonathan Williams’s photo-filled travelogue captures the creative spirit of a region.
Deathwish by Ben Fama is joy in minor splendor.
Peter and Beverly Pickford traveled to all seven continents for the stunning photographs in Wild Land: A Journey into the Earth’s Last Wilds.
Lewis W. Hine. America at Work, a new book from Taschen, chronicles Lewis W. Hine’s early 20th-century career photographing the problems and triumphs of labor.
In the mid-1800s, naturalist Peter A. Browne assembled the world’s greatest hair collection to explain the complexity of humanity. In the 1970s, it was saved from the trash by a museum curator.
Photographer Peter Steinhauer spent two decades photographing the traditional bamboo scaffolding that endures in Hong Kong.