Hennessey + Ingalls Art & Architecture Bookstore

Largest independent bookstore dealing specifically with books on the visual arts. Over 50,000 titles in art, architecture, interior design, photography, graphic design, fashion, landscape architecture, and gardening.

214 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401

1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Suite 8
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Best-Selling Design Books (January)


A Field Guide to American Houses Add to My Reading List

Virginia McAlester
Lee McAlester

Here, at last, is a book that makes it both easy and pleasurable to identify the various styles and periods of American domestic architecture.


Infographica Add to My Reading List

Martin Toseland
Simon Toseland

Infographica collects intriguing data from across the planet—for instance, the average lifespan of people living on each continent, the relative durations of the world’s unmanned space probes, or the bite strength of the world’s most dangerous predators—and presents it in stylish, inventive, and original infographics.


CG Story Add to My Reading List

Christopher Finch

The Art of Walt Disney author Christopher Finch tells the story of the pioneers of CG films: producer/directors like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Ridley Scott; and John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, founders of Pixar.


The Artist’s Guide to Selling Work Add to My Reading List

Annabelle Ruston

This best-selling guide provides all the advice artists and craftspeople need to sell their work in today's competitive market. This fantastic new edition has been updated with essential advice on how to make full use of digital opportunities for selling your work, such as social networking and e-marketing.


The Architecture of Change Add to My Reading List

Jerilou Hammett Editor
Maggie Wrigley Editor

This inspiring book profiles people who refused to accept that things couldn't change, who saw the possibility of making something better, and didn't hesitate to act.

Staff Recommendations

Combinatory Urbanism Add to My Reading List

Thom Mayne

For the past 40 years Thom Mayne and his firm, Morphosis, have been engaged with projects that exist in the hybrid space between architecture and urban planning. Against this backdrop, Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form surveys 12 urban projects that range in scale from a 16-acre proposal for rebuilding the World Trade Center site after the 2001 terrorist attacks to a 52 thousand-acre redevelopment proposal for post-Katrina New Orleans. More

Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite Add to My Reading List

Paul Arden

Logic and common sense have a habit of leading us to the same conclusions. If you are going to make your mark on the world you have to start thinking differently. To think differently you have to think illogically.Filled with fun anecdotes, quirky photos, and off-the-wall business advice, the provocative sequel to It’s Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be reveals the surprising power of bad decisions. More

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Add to My Reading List

Jane Jacobs

A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in that field are measured. In prose of outstanding immediacy, Jane Jacobs writes about what makes streets safe or unsafe; about what constitutes a neighborhood, and what function it serves within the larger organism of the city; about why some neighborhoods remain impoverished while More

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things Add to My Reading List

William McDonough
Michael Braungart

“Reduce, reuse, recycle” urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. As William McDonough and Michael Braungart argue in their provocative, visionary book, however, this approach perpetuates a one-way, “cradle to grave” manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world, they ask. More

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