Here’s some news to mix up your quarantine-driven online shopping life: the MoMA Design Store has just released a selection of rare books from its archive, and they’re now on sale at its website.
The books include seminal texts like a first edition of William Eggleston’s Guide by John Szarkowski (1976), which helped establish color photography as a serious art form and can be yours for just $2,500. Other books on sale range from $25 to $500; they include a second edition of Post-Impressionism: From van Gogh to Gauguin by art historian and academic John Rewald (1962), a rare collection of prints by Jean Dubuffet published in 1989, and books on fauvism, Swedish films, Richard Diebenkorn, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others.
My personal favorite: How to Show Grownups the Museum, Philip Yenawine’s 1985 guide for kids to teach their parents about paintings in the museum. I mean, just look at this cover:
Wherever that kid is today, sign me up for the tour.