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Japanese Woodblock Print

Culture

Artfully Done

Three collectible books celebrating art, photography, and history.
BY IRENE RAWLINGS

Revealing the stories behind 200 of the most exceptional Japanese prints from 1680 to 1938, Japanese Woodblock Prints showcases works of 89 artists among its 600 pages and 17 foldouts. Featured selections were gathered from world-renowned museums and never-seen private collections. Taschen. $200; taschen.com

Dorothea Lange is best known for her Great Depression–era photographs. Day Sleeper shows a largely unknown side of Lange and includes previously unseen photographs of her family, studio portraits, and street photography. Co-authored by Lange and American photographer Sam Contis and launching with a related exhibition: Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures, through May 9 at MoMA, New York. MACK, London. $35; mackbooks.co.uk

Venice Synagogues Ultimate Edition celebrates the opulence as well as the historical and spiritual significance of Venice’s ancient synagogues. The 100 color plates are hand-tipped on art-quality paper, all bound by hand using traditional techniques. Limited edition of 25. Assouline. $3,500; assouline.com

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