The bold and the beautiful: Tomes brimming with images that captivate the imagination.
'The Art of The Adventures of Tintin' (Harper Design)
Weston Naef and Christin Hult-Lewis
Getty Publications, $195
Views of San Francisco, Yosemite and the Pacific Coast highlight this collection of Carlton Watkins "mammoth" (18-by-22-inch) glass-plate negatives, taken between 1858 and 1891.
Chicks With Guns
Vendome Press, $45
A cultural study, through photographic portraits and fashion, of female gun owners in America.
Christ to Coke
How an Image Becomes Iconic
Oxford University Press, $34.95
Art historian Martin Kemp explores 11 universally recognized images and explains how they became iconic.
The World of Wild Orchids
University of Chicago Press, $45
A study of how orchids, called the "king of fragrant plants" by Confucius, survive and thrive in the harshest of environments.
Dogs Make Us Human
A Global Family Album
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Art Wolfe