We just stumbled upon this, but The Cult of LEGO by John Baichtal and Joe Meno was released this past November and seems right up our alley. The book provides both a history and commentary on the ubiquitous LEGO bricks. Read a review of it here.
Here’s a taste from the publisher:
The Cult of LEGO introduces us to fans and builders from all walks of life. People like professional LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya; enigmatic Dutch painter Ego Leonard (who maintains that he is, in fact, a LEGO minifig); Angus MacLane, a Pixar animator who builds CubeDudes, instantly recognizable likenesses of fictional characters; Brick Testament creator Brendan Powell Smith, who uses LEGO to illustrate biblical stories; and Henry Lim, whose work includes a series of models recreating M.C. Escher lithographs and a full-scale, functioning LEGO harpsichord.