Photography Book: Afghanistan by Steve McCurry

Photography Book: Afghanistan by Steve McCurry – Afghanistan has long been a country overwhelmed by tribal rivalries, colonial wars,...

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Photography Book: Afghanistan by Steve McCurry
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Fashion and Lifestyle Book: Canada Goose, the Essence of True North
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Fashion Book: Celebrating 70 Years of Pierre Cardin
Interior Design
Interior Design Inspirations Book: The Hamptons, America’s Riviera
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Art Book: Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram
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Photography Book: Afghanistan by Steve McCurry

Photography Book: Afghanistan by Steve McCurry – Afghanistan has long been a country overwhelmed by tribal rivalries, colonial wars, and geo-political conflict. The Afghans have called their mountains “the land of rebellion,” a land that has not been successfully occupied since the times of Alexander the Great. These invaders — Persians, Arabs, Moguls, Sikhs, British, Russians — may have been thwarted, but wandering through the bazaars of Kabul will attest to their legacy. In the people of Afghanistan, the genes of countless races meet and intermingle. Deep are the fissures in Afghan society; the schism between Sunni and Shia, the endemic violence across clans and tribes, and the blood feuds and rivalries within lineages. Yet born of such chaos and entrenched conflict are these most breathtaking of images. In this definitive retrospective of his work in Afghanistan, Steve McCurry has curated over 140 gripping images to present a torn, proud people, from the desert of Kandahar to the streets of Kabul and remote rivers of Nuristan. For almost four decades, McCurry traveled to the country regularly, documenting its people with a rare and disarming humanity. His most striking portrait Afghan Girl (1984) has graced the covers of magazines around the…

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Fashion and Lifestyle Book: Canada Goose, the Essence of True North

Fashion and Lifestyle Book: Canada Goose, the Essence of True North – This book celebrates sixty years of a Made in Canada success story created at both Poles, on top of Everest, in icy urban canyons and on the catwalks of Tokyo, Paris and New York. Canada Goose is a brand that defies genres. It is an icon of adventure tested in the most extreme elements on Earth; it lives at the intersection of luxury and functionality. It is the essence of “True North”—which is as much a state of mind as it is a place. It is as much a feeling as it is shifting ice, hard rock, cold wind and sea. It’s a world of intense purity. Where polar bears can pick up scent kilometers away. There is magic in this cold. For sixty years it’s been guiding everything Canada Goose does. Started in 1957 by Sam Tick as Metro Sportswear Ltd., the Canada Goose story began with functional, quality outerwear designed to protect police and military forces. These real-world credentials earned in some of the most demanding conditions anywhere has made Canada Goose parkas trusted around the world by city dwellers, film crews, celebrities, and adventurers alike….

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Fashion Book: Celebrating 70 Years of Pierre Cardin

Fashion Book: Celebrating 70 Years of Pierre Cardin – Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin celebrates 70 years of creation. A global citizen, he remains a vital personality today, with an essential brand established in 110 countries around the world. This visionary couturier’s unique and futuristic creations, from the Bubble dress to the Cosmocorps line, testify to his fierce appetite for experimentation. The first couturier ever to transform his name into a global brand, Pierre Cardin’s varied and ambitious creative universe spills over to many other areas, from accessories, jewelry, and fragrance to home decor, fine restaurants, and an annual arts festival. Filled with fascinating images from the 1950s to today, this comprehensive anthology is the first to showcase the complete vision of Pierre Cardin from fashion to interior design, at a time when his creations are experiencing a resurgence. More than simply an album of compelling images, this impressive volume encapsulates Cardin’s entire oeuvre and portrays his daily life as a still-constant quest for new creative expression.   With a degree in history, Jean-Pascal Hesse has been director of communications at Pierre Cardin for over twenty years. He has written several books in close collaboration with Cardin and published…

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Interior Design Inspirations Book: The Hamptons, America’s Riviera

Interior Design Inspirations Book: The Hamptons, America’s Riviera – The Hamptons have long been a haven for the world’s elite. Its breathtaking vistas inspired Walt Whitman and Winslow Homer; its social forebears include the likes of Gerald and Sara Murphy entertaining greats such as Leger and Fitzgerald; Kurt Vonnegut, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol all found inspiration on America’s Riviera. Spectacular estates from the Gilded Age’s business barons, designed by legendary architects such as Stanford White, rival the sprawling mansions of today’s hedge fund managers and the myriad boldface names attracted to this beachfront strip on Long Island each summer season. The Big Book of the Hamptons celebrates the mystique and romance of one of the most iconic and extravagant neighborhoods in the world, exploring the architecture and gardens of these secluded retreats, brought to life with amazing imagery in a deluxe volume. Michael Shnayerson is a long time contributing editor to Vanity Fair whose features for the magazine encompass politics, the arts, society, the environment, publishing, and Hollywood. He is the author or coauthor of five books, most recently Coal River, a work of narrative nonfiction about the tragedy of mountaintop coal removal in Appalachia, published in 2008 by…

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Art Book Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram
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Art Book: Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram

Art Book: Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram – It is no coincidence that Donald Robertson, known as @drawbertson to his hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, has become the fashion world’s favorite art bomber of the Instagram era. Humorous and sharp, Robertson’s work is collected by stars such as Beyoncé and featured in collaborations with it-brands like Smashbox and retailers including Bergdorf Goodman. Earning himself the moniker “the Andy Warhol of Instagram,” Robertson is celebrated as an inspiration by members of the fashion and art worlds, in addition to almost anyone who sees his work. This father of five who has “written off the whole sleeping thing” is as prolific as he is talented, and this monograph will feature the very best of his artwork as well as original work created especially for this title. Featuring playful anecdotes and quotes from industry leaders, fashion designers, and his many collaborators and muses, Donald is already a collector’s item. Reversible Jacket – Donald Reversible Cover: Robertson‘s drawings and constructions cull from a deep understanding of color and fashion, as much as his cheeky sense of humor and sharp wit. A father of five, Robertson observes his youngest children’s…

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The Monocle Guide: How to Build a Better Life, Business, Home, Nation

The Monocle Guide: How to Build a Better Life, Business, Home, Nation – Monocle’s books with Gestalten have shown you how to build a better life, business, home, and nation. And now you can easily draw upon inspiration from all four volumes with the Monocle Guide bundle: four insightful collections that will add to your bookshelf and quality of life. The Monocle Guide to Better Living is an upbeat survey of products and ideas built to treasure and last. Multifaceted perspectives on the world of work today are extolled in The Monocle Guide to Good Business. The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes tells you how to turn a house into a home where lives unfold. How to Make a Nation: A Monocle Guide provides a global perspective on the distinct qualities of nations. Finally, The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining offers insight on how to make the most of your food. These five books are as indispensable as they are motivating. Based in London and acclaimed the world over, Monocle has delivered a unique briefing on global affairs, business, culture, and design since it was founded by Tyler Brûlé in 2007. Alongside the magazine, Monocle has created a 24-hour…

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Interior Design: Feel at Home in a Scandinavian Interior

Interior Design: Feel at Home in a Scandinavian Interior – Northern Delights reveals why hardly any other interior or product design is so timeless, so functional, so aesthetic, and of such high quality as that of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. The book’s stunning selection of Scandinavian design ranges from individual products to skillfully staged living spaces. Although it also presents iconic designs, the book focuses on the work of young talents who are consciously building upon local sustainable design traditions and further developing them in a way that is consistent, intelligent, and reflects an unerring sense of style. Northern Delights showcases classic, minimal, rustic, and pop styles that are united by their simplicity, functionality, and love of light. The included examples show how the grains of different woods, the clarity of colored glass, the cheery colors of fabrics and patterns, and the overall quality of craftsmanship contribute to creating simple, inviting, and very comfortable spaces. Whether the featured work was created for residences, offices, or any other rooms, in a Scandinavian interior, everyone feels at home. If the goal were to build a house in which everyone would like to live, the architect would likely be Italian, the engineer…

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Interior Design Books: Contemporary Countrystyle Interiors

Interior Design Books: Contemporary Countrystyle Interiors – The raw charm of rustic farmhouses, the inviting ease of country homes: New Romance presents romantic interiors inspired by modernity. Soft palettes, natural materials, and corresponding accessories create an atmosphere that produces both warmth and comfort. From country house to chalet, New Romance highlights the charm and grace of interiors. Soft classic tones and unfinished woods provide the look and feel of dreamy antiquity. Mudrooms and breezeways bring the bright airiness of rustic outdoor spaces within the walls of beautiful homes and residences. The classic lines and traditional textures nestled within a palette of pale greys and rosé tones add to the visual storyline: soft and sophisticated, nostalgic and contemporary. New Romance features the impeccably stylized and the casually comfortable whilst providing creative insight and inspiration for established interior designers, quixotic stylists, and those undertaking their own DIY projects. This romantic collection presents an array of desirable and divine dream homes. How to Create a Reading Nook: Keep following Best Design Books for the latest book reviews and the most amazing design books and magazines! Follow Best Design Books on Pinterest! You may also like these articles: Coveted Magazine Special Edition: Design Hotels Around…

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Fashion Icons: Ideas to Copy from Modern Royal Fashion

Fashion Icons: Ideas to Copy from Modern Royal Fashion – The Queen choice of outfit, and every modern royal in the public eye, is governed by an intricate set of ‘rules’ and numerous practical requirements that would defeat most women. Yet as the authors of this fascinating history reveal, ‘dressing for the job is a challenge that some royal individuals have developed to a high art’. Historic Royal Palaces’ senior dress curator Deirdre Murphy and former curator Cassie Davies-Strodder have picked seven prominent royal women who understood the intricacies of royal dressing, and with the help of brilliant designers and talented stylists, developed a unique style. Each elegant modern royal receives her own, lusciously-illustrated chapter: Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, The Queen, Princess Margaret, Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge, a young royal whose style influence is now so powerful that she only has to be photographed briefly in an off-the-peg dress for it to sell out across the country in seconds. Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises Ltd is the trading arm of the charity, and all profits from retail sales are gift-aided to the charity. Paperback 120 pages 210×250 mm Over 140 illustrations. How to…

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