ART & PHOTOGRAPHY The extraordinary work of 19th century Danish artists finally gets its due in the handsomely produced In Another Light (Vendome Press, $75). • Amazing Rare Things (Yale University Press, $37.50) offers an appreciation of the exquisite natural history drawings produced by scientific illustrators during the Age of Discovery. • The large format New York (Gloria Books, $3,500 - $12,000), is a visual and literary celebration of this great city. Sold in three different editions, it includes rare photographic prints from landmark photographers. • Scheduled for the centennial of the artist's birth, The Art of William Steig (Yale University Press, $40) is a lavishly illustrated tribute to the beloved New Yorker cartoonist and children's book illustrator. • 30,000 Years of Art (Phaidon, $49.95) offers a fresh perspective on the history of art by presenting 1,000 masterworks in chronological order, demonstrating what was being created all over the world at the same time. The beautiful presentation and comprehensive glossaries and timelines make this the perfect gift for any art lover. • Cartographia (Little, Brown, and Company, $60) offers a stunning array of 200 of the most beautiful, important, and fascinating maps in existence, from the world's largest cartographic collection, at the Library of Congress. • In Tivoli Gardens (Abrams, $50), noted photographer Harry Benson captures the year-round magic of Copenhagen's world famous amuseument park through 200 gorgeous photos.
DESIGN The vivid colors and opulent décor of twenty-one magnificent palaces of Rajasthan are presented in the sumptuous India Sublime (Rizzoli, $65). • Robert A.M. Stern Buildings and Towns (Monacelli Press, $85) showcases sixty-five projects from the master architect including the eagerly anticipated 15 Central Park West in New York City. • Acclaimed for his breathtaking feats of architecture and engineering, Santiago Calatrava: The Complete Works (Rizzoli, $85) highlights the architect's spectacular cultural and civic projects. • Houses of the Founding Fathers (Artisan, $50) offers an inside look at the private lives of the founders of our country through a magnificent photographic tour of their stately homes.