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The Chronicle Books Summer Reading List: Art

Get your art on with these stellar titles from Chronicle Books. Exploring themes as diverse as color in the 20th century, to smart phone photography, they promise to inspire and delight this summer.

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Paris in Color
By Nichole Robertson
Take a journey through the world’s most romantic city, traveling from color to magnificent color with this beguiling book.
$19.95

Pantone: The 20th Century in Color
By Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker
Pantone, the worldwide color authority, invites you on a rich visual tour of 100 transformative years.
$40.00

SnApp Shots
By Adam Bronkhorst.
SnApp Shots is the definitive guide to the amazing photographic results now achievable on iPhones, Android phones, Windows phones, and Blackberries.
$18.95

Little Paper Planes
By Kelly Lynn Jones.
An awesome celebration of a timeless pastime, this book collects constructible paper airplanes—and a few other airplane-inspired crafts—created by some of today’s hottest artists.
$19.95

Swell: A Year of Waves
By Evan Slater Photographs edited by Peter Taras.
Wave watchers around the world know that no two waves are the same. Yet each and every wave that rises, peaks, and crashes onto the beach is generated by a much larger force originating thousands of miles away. Surf journalist team Evan Slater and Peter Taras capture the essence of waves and the swells that produce them in this breathtaking collection of wave photography.
$29.95