This Is What Democracy Looked Like by Alicia Yin Cheng is the first book of its kind to look at the history of ballot design.
Princeton Architectural Press
A Book Traces the Evolution of Smooching for the Camera
People Kissing: A Century of Photographs begins in the Victorian era and traces attitudes about kissing from “chaste” to “performance for the camera.”
How W.E.B. Du Bois Meticulously Visualized 20th-Century Black America
The Pan-African scholar’s data visualizations about Black American progress after Emancipation have been compiled, for the first time, as a book.
A New Dawn for an Italian Modernist’s Book About the Night
Bruno Munari’s 1956 art book In the Darkness of the Night takes readers on an illustrated journey from night to morning.
A Book Gathers Botanical Sketches from Across the Centuries
Botanical Sketchbooks is a compendium of the diverse ways plants have been observed, studied, and immortalized in centuries of art.
Celestial Spheres, Smog Charts, and Radial Cartography in a New Book About Circles
Manuel Lima’s The Book of Circles explores centuries of circular visual expression, from representations of infinity to maps of the stars.
Photos Evoke the Terror and Hope of the Underground Railroad
For her new book, Jeanine Michna-Bales photographed 100 sites along the Underground Railroad under cover of darkness.
100 Years of People Knitting
A book published by Princeton Architectural Press gathers vintage photographs of people knitting, from Sojourner Truth to unidentified nudists.
100 Years of Artists’ Maps of New York City
Artists and designers through the age have imposed their visions of the present and future on an always-changing New York.
Immersive Artistic Journeys for Audiences of One
The New York-based Odyssey Works crafts incredibly personal journeys for one person, supported by an engaged community of artists.
The Art of Psychological Testing
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), a psychological test first published in 1943, doubles as an excellent poem.
Sick of Being Human, a Designer Transformed Himself into a Goat
What if you could escape the pains of daily existence by transforming into a goat?