First Works by 362 Artists: Witness the birth of creative genius with this tome cataloguing the first works of 362 major contemporary artists, from Rosenquist to Ruscha. $39.95
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The Small Stakes Music Posters: Give the gift of good design with these screenprinted posters by Jason Munn, renowned for his spare-yet-evocative modern music posters. $30
The Hand of the Architect: This limited edition Moleskine book offers architecture buffs a fascinating glimpse into the sketchbooks and minds of 110 visionaries, from Zaha Hadid to Tadao Ando. $50
Favorite Directors Coasters: Finally, your favorite film buff will have somewhere to set a drink during Jim Jarmusch marathons. If he’s a fan of other directors, don’t worry: you can build a custom set. $48, set of 4
Monocle Gift Subscription: For globally-inclined culture hounds, you can’t miss with a subscription to this international lifestyle magazine beloved by cultivated citizens of the world. $71 for 5 issues
Bob Dylan, The Asia Series: This collection of paintings by Bob Dylan (yes, that Bob Dylan) features work inspired by his travels in Asia, and offers proof that there’s not much Dylan can’t do. $80
NOOK Tablet: More jam-packed with features than ever, the new Nook offers nine hours of video viewing and Netflix and Hulu Plus compatibility. Oh, and did we mention you can read books on it? $249
20x200 Prints: Give your favorite art lover a limited edition print from the web’s—and quite possibly the world’s—best source for affordable, high-quality art. Starting at $20 for an unframed 8”x10” print
Film Movement Movie of the Month Club: Move over Netflix: movie lovers with a taste for the indie and award-winning will go nuts over a gift subscription to this monthly DVD club. $149.99 for 12 months
The Art Museum: Like a world-class museum that fits on a coffee table, this massive, nearly 1000 page-long tome houses close to 2,700 great works of art. $200
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