Alessandra Mattanza, women street artists, Prestel, 240pp, £29.99 (hb), September 15 (UK)
It is the first publication to focus solely on contemporary female graffiti and mural artists from around the world, addressing ideas around empowerment, feminism, the pink revolution, body shaming, racism and the climate crisis.
Daniel Birnbaum and Kurt Almqvist, Hilma af Klint Catalog Raisonné Vol 7 of 7, Bokförlaget Stolpe, 376pp, £40 (hb), October 27
The last volume, covering “Landscapes, Portraits and Miscellaneous Works (1886-1940)” by the first af Klint recieved catalogcovering an extraordinary 1,600 works.
James Hall, The artist’s studio: a cultural history, Thames & Hudson, 288pp, £30 (hb), October 21
Continuing from his book on self-portraiture, James Hall explores the myths and realities of creative space within Western culture, from antiquity to the present day.
Tim Clayton, James Gillray: A Revolution in Satire, Paul Mellon Centre, 408pp, £50 (hb), November 1
A comprehensive biographical and illustrated study of Gillray, Britain’s greatest cartoonist, sheds new light on his previously unknown personal and professional relationships, propaganda and erotic prints.
Jennifer Van Horn, Resistance Portraits: Activating Art During Slavery, Yale, 344pp, £45 (hb), October 25
A groundbreaking study of portrait painting in 18th- and 19th-century America reveals how myths of whiteness and nation-building erased the experiences and activism of African-descended slaves.
Chris Owen, Drawing in the Dark: Henry Moore’s Coal Mining Commission, Lund Humphries, 176pp, £40 (hb), November 2
An in-depth study of Moore’s lesser-known drawings depicting the “British Underground Army”, the miners at Wheldale Colliery, Yorkshire, during World War II.
Julia Voss, trans. Anne Poston, Hilma af Klint: a biography, Chicago, 440pp, $35 (hb), October 27
The long-awaited life of Swedish painter, clairvoyant and mystical Hilma af Klint, who is credited with producing the first abstract paintings by a European-trained artist.
Adrienne Edwards, Courtney J. Martin, Kellie Jones, Chika Okeke-Agulu, Wangechi Mutu, Phaidon, 160 pp, £39.95 (pb), Dec 1
The first monograph on the Kenyan American artist whose works, often enriched with culturally charged materials such as tea and Kenyan soil, generate a unique form of myth-making.