The Artist Project: What Artists See When They Look at Art
Museum of Art
This timeless coffee-table book contains essays by contemporary artists discussing iconic pieces at the MET, taking you on a detailed tour into the heart of the museum and capturing the works that inspired them to create. Artists and art lovers will cherish this look at the creative process and the art of influence, complete with stunning images.
Don’t let the heft of this new volume discourage you—Grant is a readable, compelling biography from the author who inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. Chernow is a master at digging into the humanity and truth of historical figures, and this biography is his next must-read for anyone with an interest in history, and it’s the perfect gift for the history buff in your life.
American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
Ultimately a dissection of our relationship with the “wild,” American Wolf is a mesmerizing, propulsive tale of the American West told through the story of one of the most iconic and unlikely American protagonists in recent history—a wolf. Best read in a desert or around a campfire with howling in the distance.
Uncommon Type: Some Stories
You may have heard that Tom Hanks (yes, THE Tom Hanks) had written a book of short stories. Well, let us be the ones to tell you that it’s brilliant. Whimsical and humorous, Hanks has a keen eye for humanity that will suck you into his imagined worlds and not let go.