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The 32 Best Art Books Of 2015

For those who like their text next to beautiful images.

So long, farewell, 2015. You had your ups and downs, but one thing is for certain: You provided us hungry art book fanatics with some great and beautiful reads. Behold, the 32 most compelling combinations of text and image published this year. We are forever grateful. 

1. The Art of Typewriting

Who would like this? Anyone who worships at the altar of E. Remington or just loves the power behind a vintage typewriter.

2. Piet Mondrian: The Studios

Who would like this? Lovers of Mondrian's paintings and the interiors of art studios. Or just anyone who can properly pronounce "De Stijl."

3. Agnes Martin

Who would like this? Anyone who cannot wait for Martin's upcoming exhibition at the Guggenheim, or enjoys looking at silence.  

4. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit

Who would like this: Anyone who worships at the mighty altar of Frida Kahlo. 

5. Artists Living With Art

 Who would like this: Everyone with a soft spot for interior design or who loves imagining which museum masterpieces would look best in their bedrooms. 

6. Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks

Who would like this: Anyone with a soft spot for Basquiat, and who enjoys asking the question, "Is this art, though?"

7. The Passion According to Carol Rama

Who would like it: Any radical feminist who appreciates body parts and potty humor. 

8. Lives of The Great Photographers

Who would like this: Anyone who's as interested in who's behind the camera as what's in front of it. 

9. Cabin Porn

Who would like this: Anyone who likes their mother nature with a heavy helping of luxury. 

10. Lee Miller: A Woman's War

Who would like this: Anyone who knows a muse is always more than just a muse.

11. Djerbahood

Who would like this: Anyone who longs to see the many painted walls around the world.

12. About Women

Who would like this: A creative woman who can't live without her tribe.  

13. Lost: Lost and Found Pet Posters from Around the World

Who would like this: Anyone obsessed with the small instances of art that are often not recognized as such.

14. Not My Blotting Tissues

 Who would like this: Anyone who stares a little too long at their tissue after a good sneeze. 

15. Mumbling Beauty

Who would like this: Anyone with a complex relationship to their anatomy and their mother. 

16. There Is No Right Way To Meditate

 Who would like this: Anyone who is both intrigued and intimidated by the idea of meditation. And who loves doodles. 

17. Cats Galore

 Who would like this: Any art history buff who's more than a little kitty crazy. 

18. Women Artists

 Who would like this: Anyone who likes their history served feminist. 

19. More Than Words

Who would like this: Anyone who spends way too long writing handwritten letters. 

20. Raw Erotica

Who would like this: Everyone who likes their sex like they like their art: a little on the strange side. 

21. We Go to the Gallery

 Who would like this: Any art lover with a little class and lot of sass.

22. The World of Charles and Ray Eames

Who would like this: Anyone with an eye for design and a taste for romance. 

23. Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi

Who would like this: Anyone who sees space as sculpture, and sculpture as space.

24. Covert to Overt

Who would like this: Everyone whose love of skateboards only compares to their love of stickers.  

25. The Rap Yearbook

Who would like this: Anyone with an encyclopedic rap knowledge and a knack for deconstructing Biggie.  

26. Patternity

Who would like this: Anyone who zones out staring at ceilings, floors -- anything with tiles. 

27. Body of Art

Who would like this: Anyone with a body ... Yes, that's you. 

28. 100 Years Of Color

Who would like this: Anyone who dreams of becoming a Pantone color master.  

29. What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches

Who would like this: Anyone who likes to rock out with their lady parts out. 

30. Alice Neel: Drawings and Watercolors 1927-1978

Who would like this: Anyone intrigued by domestic spaces, intimate relationships, faces, people, mysteries. 

31. Art Nouveau: 50 Works of Art You Should Know

Who would like this: Anyone who believes their true calling in life is being a dancer at the Moulin Rouge.

32. African Textiles

Who would like this: Any textile nerd who wants to travel without leaving the couch.

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