Newly Published Visual Books, from Nan Goldin to NFTs

BE-SPOKE: Revelations From the World’s Most Important Fashion Designers, by Marylou Luther. Illustrated by Ruben Toledo. (Rizzoli, $57.50.) A fashion journalist collects memorable quotes from her 70-year career interviewing notable designers, including Coco Chanel and Virgil Abloh, presented alongside Toledo’s vibrant illustrations.

SARAH SZE: Paintings, by Sarah Sze. (Phaidon, $175.) Sze, an artist fluent in mediums from drawing to sculpture, presents over 100 dreamy, textured paintings alongside essays and an interview about her influences and process.

THE MADMAN’S GALLERY: The Strangest Paintings, Sculptures and Other Curiosities From the History of Art, by Edward Brooke-Hitching. (Chronicle, $35.) Brooke-Hitching tells the back stories of 100 eccentric pieces of art, from a nude version of the Mona Lisa by a Leonardo apprentice to Japanese watercolors that illustrate the stages of human decomposition.

REGARDING INGRES: Fourteen Short Stories, introduction by Darin Strauss. (Rizzoli Electa, $39.95.) This anthology collects short fiction written by students in New York University’s graduate creative writing program, all drawing inspiration from Jean-August-Dominique Ingres’s “Comtesse d’Haussonville” (1845).

THE BRUTALISTS: Brutalism’s Best Architects, by Owen Hopkins. (Phaidon, $69.95.) This survey of the polarizing architectural style compiles the work of over 250 architects who have defined it through images of iconic buildings created around the world, from 1936 to the present.

NAN GOLDIN: This Will Not End Well, edited by Teresa Hahr and Fredrik Liew. (Steidl/Moderna Museet, $50.) This volume combines images from the influential photographer’s slide shows and films with newly commissioned texts that explore topics from her childhood family trauma to her bohemian milieu as an adult.

LUNA LUNA: The Art Amusement Park, by André Heller. (Phaidon, $49.95.) The world’s first art amusement park comes back to life in this collection, which features the contributions of Salvador Dalí, Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Hockney and others who designed attractions for the original park, which opened in Germany in 1987.

THE STORY OF NFTs: Artists, Technology, and Democracy, by Amy Whitaker and Nora Burnett Abrams. (Rizzoli Electa, $32.50.) Four chapters — “Origin Stories,” “Artists + Making,” “Collectors + Buying” and “Future States” — organize this overview of non-fungible tokens and their impact on the art world.

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