Through the end of the year, all 2014 titles and select gift books available at a discount.
SUP is celebrating another fantastic year of publishing with a Year-End Sale. Now through December, all 2014 titles are 30% off while a handful of gift books—photography albums, popular interest titles and the like—are 50% off. Over 100 titles are on offer for the holiday season—which you can browse in full here—so whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, there’s a lot to choose from, from treatises on leadership to crash courses in Derrida. Gathered below we’ve culled a Top 5 list spotlighting some of this year’s favorites to jump start your browsing.
For the Photographer or, alternately, the Yosemite Enthusiast:
Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums ⇨
Though he failed miserably at prospecting, Carleton Watkins, a 19th century frontiersman, struck gold when he took up the fledgling art of photography. He led mules laden with bulky camera equipment across miles of rocky terrain to document breathtaking landscapes of the as-yet untrammeled American West. His images capture adolescent San Francisco, rugged Oregon, the Pacific coastline, and Yosemite Valley as they appeared in the late 1800s. All of these photos feature in this large, lavish album, but it is his Yosemite collection that earned Watkins world renown. His images of the pristine waters and sheer cliffs of this California valley convinced Congress and President Lincoln to preserve the land from commercial development, giving us the national park that millions flock to annually today. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as the “art book bargain of the year”, Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums reveals, through stunning photography, a window into the 19th century American sublime.