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Arts | Best Sellers, September 2015

This list includes titles most in demand by libraries and bookstores nationwide from Baker & Taylor six months prior to the week ending August 15, 2015. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.

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1 Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse. [HC] Stanley Meisler. St. Martin’s. 2015. 
ISBN 9781137278807. $26.
2 The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers. [HC] Noah Charney. Phaidon. 2015. ISBN 9780714867458. $35.
3 The China Collectors: America’s Century-Long Hunt for Asian Art Treasures. [HC] Karl E. Meyer & Shareen Blair Brysac. St. Martin’s. 2015. ISBN 9781137279767. $30.
4 The Brilliant History of Color in Art. [HC] Victoria Finlay. 
J. Paul Getty Museum. 2014. ISBN 9781606064290. $24.95.
5 Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks. [HC] Dieter Buchhart & 
Tricia Bloom. Skira Rizzoli. 2015. ISBN 9780847845828. $50.
6 Restless Ambition: Grace Hartigan, Painter. [HC] Cathy Curtis. Oxford Univ. 2015. ISBN 9780199394500. $34.95.
7 The Contemporaries: Travels in the 21st-Century Art World. [HC] Roger White. Bloomsbury. 2015. ISBN 9781620400944. $28.
8 Out of Sight: The Los Angeles Art Scene of the Sixties. [HC] William Hackman. Other Pr. 2015. ISBN 9781590514115. $27.95.
9 Japan Journeys: Famous Woodblock Prints of Cultural Sights in Japan. [HC] Andreas Marks. Tuttle. 2015. ISBN 9784805313107. $19.95.
10 Sex and Horror: The Art of Emanuele Taglietti. [P] Mark Alfrey. Korero. 2015. ISBN 9780957664944. $29.95.
11 Art in Vienna 1898–1918: Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele and 
Their Contemporaries. [HC] Peter Vergo. Phaidon. 2015. 
ISBN 9780714868783. $59.95.
12 Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Mexican Modern Art. [HC] 
Helga Prignitz-Poda. Skira Rizzoli. 2015. ISBN 9780847845811. $35.
13 Hokusai’s Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon. [P] 
Christine M.E. Guth. Univ. of Hawaii. 2015. 
ISBN 9780824839604. $20.
14 Green: The History of a Color. [HC] Michael Pastoureau. 
Princeton Univ. 2014. ISBN 9780691159362. $35.
15 The Rape of Europa: The Intriguing History of Titian’s Masterpiece. [HC] Charles FitzRoy. Bloomsbury USA. 2015. 
ISBN 9781408192092. $30.
16 Allegories of Time and Space: Japanese Identity in Photography and Architecture. [HC] Jonathan M. Reynolds. Univ. of Hawaii. 2015. ISBN 9780824839246. $45.
17 Inventing Impressionism: Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern 
Art Market. [HC] Sylvie Patry. National Gallery London. 2015. 
ISBN 9781857095845. $65.
18 Bruegel in Detail. [HC] Manfred Sellink. Abrams. 2014. 
ISBN 9781419709951. $65.
19 Great Qing: Painting in China, 1644–1911. [HC] Claudia Brown. Univ. of Washington. 2014. ISBN 9780295993959. $70.
20 The Image of the Black in Western Art: The Twentieth Century. Pt. 2: The Rise of Black Artists. [HC] David Bindman & others. Belknap: Harvard Univ. 2014. ISBN 9780674052697. $95.

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