Filthy Rich Clients by Chet Haase and Romain Guy (Prentice Hall)
This book is a good guide for those that need to enhance the look and feel of desktop Java applications by adding graphical and animated effects. Some of the most interesting aspects of this book are the discussions on aspects of the Java Advanced Imaging API. These classes offer the user easy manipulation of images which can really help to enhance a desktop application. There is also discussions on performance considerations that are very valuable.