The almost-endless column of books on your desk is a promise to the future, a compendium of things that someday you’ll look at and learn about. You want to know it all! But who has time to read books anymore, save for lucky students and book professionals? You’re reduced to the literary equivalent of a lick and a promise, courtesy of Artnet Magazine -- an intense though brief survey of new titles, just in time for the holiday season. Remember, nothing in the art world gives value for money like an art book!