The latest Anish Kapoor monograph sports a shiny red jacket that invites the reader to reach for it immediately. This glossy cover then begs to be touched. How can one resist looking inside? The six pounds of visuals (and thoughtful essays) are too weighty to peruse standing up, so the reader must settle comfortably to travel through the range of this sculptor's work. The design itself of this comprehensive monograph (chock full of about 500 photos) provides a clever comparison to Kapoor's work. By David Anfam, with essays by Johanna Burton and Richard Deacon and an interview by Donna De Salvo.
Hardcover, 527 pages. Phaidon, 2009. $58.50 at Amazon.