Working from the pages of Art and Antiques Magazine, a publication founded by Roundtable's Susan E. Meyer, both AMERICANA and NINETEENTH CENTURY FURNITURE reflect the huge popularity of American folk and decorative art and Victorian furniture.

Both titles:
Watson-Guptill Publications, 1982
Introduction by Mary Jean Madigan
160 pages, 9" x 12"



AMERICA'S GREAT COMIC-STRIP ARTISTS by Richard Marschall grew out of the huge success of America's Great Illustrators that Roundtable's Susan E. Meyer wrote for Harry N. Abrams in 1978. Roundtable produced the over-sized book as a lavish tribute to 16 great comic-strip artists from R. F. Outcault to Charles Schulz.

Abbeville, 1989; Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1997
by Richard Marschall
296 pages, 10" x 13"




For BY SOUTHERN HANDS, Roundtable transformed the author/photographer's passion for traditional crafts--she traveled some 50,000 miles throughout the southern United States, interviewing and photographing hundreds of artists and their wares--into a stunning visual celebration/history.

Oxmoor House, 1987
by Jan Arnow
240 pages, 10" x 10"


  At the invitation of the publisher Free Press, Roundtable updated the classic book THE COMPLETE PRINTMAKER by adding a survey of related issues and contemporary concerns in the printmaker's world. The book now includes 40 master prints in full color, 600 black-and-white photos, how-to diagrams, charts, and lists of tools and materials accompanying the explanations of more than 45 step-by-step printmaking techniques.

Free Press, 1990
by John Ross, Clare Romano, Tim Ross
352 pages, 9" x 12"




CUBA offers a gorgeous glimpse of the many architectural treasures found on this island. The book was sold by Marsha Melnick to Whitney Library of Design, the architecture and design imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications, where she formerly served as editorial director.

Whitney Library of Design, 1997
by Rachel Carley; Photography by Andrea Brizzi
224 pages, 9" x 12"

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DESIGNING WITH TWO COLORS, HOW TO SPEC TYPE, and STUDIO TECHNIQUES FOR ADVERTISING AGENCIES AND GRAPHIC DESIGNERS (not shown) were produced as instructional manuals for graphic designers. The series presents the history of various techniques and concepts, enabling the reader to better understand current methods and to create the best possible design projects.

Watson-Guptill Publications, 1991
by Betty Binns
128 pages, 7" x 9.375"
Watson-Guptill Publications, 1987
by Alex White
128 pages, 7" x 9.375"

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This landmark, deluxe, slipcased book showcases the groundbreaking collection of photographs by Frédéric Brenner, the celebrated French photographer, documenting his journey over the last twenty-five years across five continents, exploring the question "Who is a Jew?" Traveling from Rome to New York, India to Yemen, Buenos Aires to Bukhara, Morocco to Ethiopia, and Sarajevo to Jerusalem, Brenner explores the enigma of identity and its shifting nature through time and space. DIASPORA captures the scope and dynamism of one of the world's oldest, most diverse communities, and challenges stereotypes held by Jews and non-Jews alike.

Volume 1 reproduces 262 of Brenner's photographs in high-quality duotone, along with 2 full-color photographs, and a map illustrating his journey; Volume 2 features more than 60 images along with commentaries by leading contemporary intellectuals, such as André Aciman, Jacques Derrida, Carlos Fuentes, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Julius Lester, and George Steiner, who were invited to explore and interpret the many different issues at the core of the photographs.

On behalf of Brenner's publisher, Roundtable worked closely with the author, designer, printer, and other contributors to oversee all aspects of the editorial, design, and production of this ambitious gift book, on schedule and budget, and in time for the book's publication, which coincided with a major exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.

HarperCollins, 2003
by Frédéric Brenner
512 pages (volume 1: 344 pages; volume 2: 168 pages)
12" x 11.25"



  Fully illustrated with 200 black-and-white photographs and over 1000 entries, THE DICTIONARY OF 20TH CENTURY DESIGN is the definitive single-volume reference to the field of interior and industrial design.

Facts on File, 1990
DaCapo Press, 1994

by John Pile
312 pages, 8.5" x 11"