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'Tis The Season

We've found luxe coffee-table photo collections, illustrated novels, and sumptuous histories for this year's batch of holiday gift books

Pop Culture
The CG Story
Christopher Finch
(bn.com, $56)
Finch traces computer-generated imagery from Lucas and Spielberg to the Pixar revolution and beyond.

Movie Storyboards
Fionnuala Halligan
(amazon.com, $31)
This collection of sketches celebrates the artists whose early illustrations helped turn the dreams of visionaries like Hitchcock and Kubrick into reality.

The Noble Approach
Tod Polson
(amazon.com, $30)
A detailed survey of the animation genius of Maurice Noble (Snow White, The Phantom Tollbooth) is as enlightening as any text on the art form.

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge
The Onion
(bn.com, $12)
Everyone’s favorite satirists tackle subjects ranging from Cat Person to Catherine the Great with their trademark snark in encyclopedic form.

Star Trek: The Original Topps Trading Card Series
Paula M. Block & Terry J. Erdmann
(amazon.com, $16)
The series’ 88 trading cards and 22 stickers are reprinted for the first time since their debut in 1976.

The Superman Files
Matthew K. Manning
(amazon.com, $47)
This illustrated pastiche of all things Kal-El and Clark Kent is perfect for any real Man of Steel enthusiast.

The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion
Jay Scarfone & William Stillman
(amazon.com, $21)
Jump over the rainbow with inside stories from the classic film.

Damien Hirst
(bn.com, $16)
H is for Hirst, whose fans can flip through his works in this meant-for-grown-ups board book.

Art Deco
Norbert Wolf
(amazon.com, $57)
A rich exploration of the art form’s history and cultural influence.