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

The Complete Mammoth Photographs

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

Lindsay McCrum

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

Martin Kemp

Oxford University Press, $34.95

Art historian Martin Kemp explores 11 universally recognized images and explains how they became iconic.

Deceptive Beauties

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