'The Art of The Adventures of Tintin' (Harper Design)

Art Nouveau

Norbert Wolf

Prestel, $75

The Art Nouveau movement covered it all — decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising and more — and this book seeks to restore the movement's prominence in the discussion of modern art.

The Art of the Adventures of Tintin

Chris Guise

Harper Design, $39.99

An exploration of how — using early concept drawings, models and final stills from the Steven Spielberg film — the film evolved from the original Hergé books.

Beyond Words

200 Years of Illustrated Diaries

Susan Snyder

Heyday, $45

A varied collection of excerpts taken from 50 illustrated diaries, including entries by 18th century Spanish explorer Pedro Font and 20th century environmentalist David Brower.

The Bush Legacy

Their Story in Photographs

David Elliott Cohen

Sterling, $24.95

With a combination of well-known and rare images, this book chronicles the history of one of America's great political families.

Carlton Watkins