Dalí's Recipes and 9 Other Art Books that Make Great Last-Minute Gifts

There's a book in here for every one of your weird friends.
December 19, 2016, 3:45pmUpdated on January 4, 2017, 3:08pm
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If you're reading this, it's too late to get your loved ones the gift of their dreams. Instead, give the gift of someone else's dreams made real, i.e., a book. This selection ranges in price from about $20 to $600, depending on your budget and how much you want to impress your recipient. It also blends brand new reprints of rare old books and photos with fresh-of-the-presses work by contemporary artists. From Salvador Dalí's tome of surreal recipes to an oral history of the Polaroid camera to a compendium of Magic, The Gathering trivia, this ensemble of nine art books has something for everyone.

For the foodie: Salvador Dalí's erotic cookbook, Les diners de Gala, $59.99

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For the punk: My Ramones by Danny Fields, $50

"When the shooting began, the four Ramones wore their leather jackets; Tommy was the first to shed his, then after a Ramones-style 8-second intermission, Dee Dee and then Johnny got into T-shirt mode for the final four songs—Joey kept his jacket on the whole time." Image courtesy Danny Fields

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For the photographer: Polaroid: The Magic Material by Florian Kaps, $24.69

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For the drone-obssessed: Drone photography book, Overview, $25.96

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For the architecture lover: MOS: Selected Works by "willfully strange" architects Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample, $40

Pavilion No. 1, Puppet Theater. Image courtesy Florian Holzherr and Michael Vahrenwald

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For the eccentric: Salami Dreamin', a print book of Grandma-themed pop art by Michelle Macguire, $600

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For the conspiracy theorist: Flying Saucers Are Real!, a UFO art book by Jack Womack, $40

Norman, R - A Pictoral Tour Of Unarius  - PG 3

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For the proud nerd: The Art of Magic: The Gathering—Zendikar by James Wyatt, $39.99

Pages from 'Art of Magic.' Illustrations by Michael Komarck. Photo courtesy of Wizards of the Coast

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For the builder: The Lego Christmas Ornament Book by Chris McVeigh, $19.95

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