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Here are some of my favorites that I have not seen listed yet on this forum, all available at Amazon:

The The Il Fornaio Baking Book (1991) - yes it may be a bit informal and not too detailed, but I made some great bread from this book long before I knew what "artisan breads" were. Beautiful photographs too.

 Sweet and Savory Recipes from the Italian Kitchen

The Tassajara Bread Book (1970, rev 1995) - great for beginners and a pleasure to read, a sentimental favorite of mine as my Dad used it when I was a child.

The Tassajara Bread Book

I see Dan Leader's Bread Alone Bread Book is advertised on this site so I won't bother mentioning that one other than to say it has a lot of good recipes and good discussion of flours, although I find his emphasis on temperature to be too rigorous and impractical for the home baker, preferring Reinhart's methods in BBA instead.

I think I did see Maggie Glezer's Artisan Baking book (2005) mentioned somehwere here but I'll mention it again as it had some recipes I tried that came out very well, not to mention a lot of intersting annedotal chapters on various artisan bakers, millers, and such.

Artisan Baking