A panoply of art books for the curated coffee table.
- Michael Chabon intros this magical tour of Wes Anderson’s filmography in the nostalgic The Wes Anderson Collection. Text by Matt Zoller Seitz. $40, Abrams.
- The sweet, yet demented work of Marcel Dzama, a Canadian artist who first broke out on the scene when he exhibited at the 1997 L.A. International Biennial, is fêted by Raymond Pettibon, Spike Jonze and Bradley Bailey and Dave Eggers in this quirky tome: Marcel Dzama: Sower of Discord. $65, Abrams.
- Robert Motherwell: Early Collages reexamines works from the 1940s and ’50s by the CA- schooled artist. Text by Susan Davidson, Megan Fontanella, Brandon Taylor, Jeffrey Warda. $45, Guggenheim Museum.
- In David Simpson: Interference: Paintings 1990-2012, the Berkeley-based Abstract artist displays his mica-coated works. Text by Louis Grachos. $65, Radius Books.
- For UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s fall exhibition, Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting, 30 images of privileged ladies from the 17th-century High Qing are presented. Text by James Cahill, Chen Fongfong, Nancy Berliner, Sarah Handler, Julia M. White. $50, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
- The L.A. art world lost one of its brightest resources last year when the family-owned Colby Printing Company went out of business. Since 1962, the shop had worked with artists such as Ed Ruscha and impacted the aesthetic of the city’s streets with its bold, no-frills posters in distinctive typefaces. In the Good Name of the Company examines one of their final projects: a series by Kathryn Andrews, Andy Spade and Peter Coffin, among others. Edited by Jan Tumlir, Chris Michlig, Brian Roettinger. $35, PictureBox/ForYourArt.