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About Artisan Books

Artisan publishes illustrated books to inspire and instruct, produced with great intention and quality. Artisan was founded by Peter Workman in 1994 with the idea that many subjects can be best expressed visually, and today Artisan is as committed as ever to applying that visual mandate—whether through photography, illustration, or graphic design—to strong and meaningful editorial content. 

Artisan’s first significant bestseller was The French Laundry Cookbook, by Thomas Keller, and recent New York Times bestsellers include In the Company of WomenJohn Derian Picture BookThe DogistThe Kinfolk Home, and many more. Artisan specializes in cooking, design, crafts and hobbies, and expanding the boundaries of general nonfiction. It seeks authors who are thought leaders and tastemakers, working hand in hand with them to capture their voice, hone their message, and bring their unique ideas and insights to a wide group of readers. The physical book is Artisan’s great passion: finding the form, conceiving the package, digging deep into the details, until this concerted effort results in an object that is a singular pleasure to hold, to use, to read, and to give.

In the Garden of My Dreams

The Art of Nathalie Lété

For the first time, artist Nathalie Lété has gathered a selection of her most beloved paintings—a whimsical wonderland of images rooted in pop art and folklore—into a lavish new book. In richly saturated, full-page paintings inspired by vintage toys, antique engravings of flora and fauna, and her travels around the world, the magical, peculiar world of Nathalie Lété unfolds on every page. Filled with 200 of her favorite paintings, peppered with personal musings on art and life, and enrobed in a special silk cover, In the Garden of My Dreams is a covetable object perfect for the gift-giving season.

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