By John Szarkowski; Little, Brown and Company; $150
A celebration of America’s foremost landscape photographer features some of his most acclaimed work, including breathtaking images of Yosemite National Park. The volume comes with a frameable reproduction print of Aspens, Dawn, Dolores River Canyon, Colorado, 1937. An edition you’ll want front-and-center on your coffee table.
Tina and Harry Come to America
By Judy Bachrach, The Free Press, $27.50
In one of this summer’s most talked-about books, especially in the media world, Bachrach chronicles the lives of Talk magazine editor Tina Brown and her husband, former Random House publisher Harry Evans, British expats who arrived in America ready to, literally, take on the media.
Milking the Moon
By Eugene Walter, as told to Katherine Clark; Crown Publishers, $25
Walter created a life that defied his humble Alabama background. He was a fixture of the Greenwich Village art scene in the late ’40s, the Paris café society in the ’50s, and the golden age of the Italian cinema in the ’60s, all the while amassing a roster of illustrious friends. His story captures the spirit of these eras, and of his remarkable life.
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