Visual Revolutionaries, Design Game Changers From the 60s Until Today

Visual Revolutionaries, Design Game Changers From the 60s Until Today – Through the turbulent passage of time, graphic design—with its...

Architecture Under the Microscope: Rem Koolhaas’s Essential Toolkit 

Architecture Under the Microscope: Rem Koolhaas’s Essential Toolkit – Elements of Architecture focuses on the fragments of the rich...

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Visual Revolutionaries, Design Game Changers From the 60s Until Today
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A 15-year Anthology of Cult Magazine Sneaker Freaker
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Stan Lee: the Most Legendary Man in Comics

Stan Lee: the Most Legendary Man in Comics – This is the big one, True Believers! The mostly true tale of Stan Lee: an unparalleled, Giant-Size extravaganza, eight years in the making, about the one and only Godfather of Comics. From his childhood in Depression-era New York, to making Marvel into the number one comics publisher in the world, to his modern-day reinvention as Chief Creative Officer of global entertainment company POW! Entertainment, Stan “the Man” Lee stands the test of time as the most legendary name in comicbook history.   Stanley Lieber began working at Timely Comics in 1940 at the age of 17 and found himself at the helm of the bullpen as its top editor just two years later. As an editor and writer he guided the company through good times and bad—World War II and the Korean War, the threat of government censorship, and changing readership tastes—until 1961 when he ignited a revolution in comics, helped rebrand the publishing house as Marvel, and revitalized a dying industry with the “Marvel Age of Comics.” With a legendary stable of art partners including Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, and Jim Steranko, Lee unleashed a dizzying cascade of…

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Françoise Gilot’s Travel Sketchbooks: Venice, India, Senegal

Françoise Gilot’s Travel Sketchbooks Venice, India, Senegal – French artist Françoise Gilot, born in 1921, can look back on a long history. As a painter of the Nouvelle École de Paris after the war, her work hovers between abstraction and figuration, drawing as much on nature and everyday life as on moods and imagination. She has published a number of books, not just her famous Life with Picasso, in which she recounts her experiences of 10 years at the side of the most famous artist of the 20th century, but also poetry and stories with her own illustrations.   This fold-out box set presents a hardback facsimile edition of three sketchbooks made on Gilot’s travels between 1974 and 1981. Collecting direct impressions and abstract reflections, they are suffused with the distinct atmosphere of these places: Venice, India, and Senegal. Gilot travels to Venice in the summer of 1974. Her regular visits to the floating city as a child have made a lasting impression, and she feels a deep, continued connection. Her sketchbook drawings are made with a subtle palette, centered on different shades of a watery blue. Views of the city are mixed with reimaginations of the canals and cityscape,…

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Design and Fashion at Ryan Korban’s New Book

Design and Fashion at Ryan Korban’s New Book – Ryan Korban’s new book with Rizzoli looks at what “modern” design really means—and always puts fashion first. Working on everything from high-end retail stores like Balenciaga and Aquazzura, to the apartment of Alexander Wang and a Sotheby’s showhouse, Ryan Korban has risen as an interior designer the style set flocks to. With a penchant for luxe textures and modern elements, Korban achieves an understated elegance mixed with an inherent cool that never strays from putting fashion first. In his newly-released book from Rizzoli, Ryan Korban: Interiors, he looks at what “modern” design really means all through the lens of his own spin on contemporary spaces in the twenty-first century. Delving into topics such as color in unexpected places, the power of sumptuous materials, and tips on how to edit any space, Korban’s new book gives readers insight into his fashion-driven approach to design, and shows them tools to achieve it for themselves. Below, peruse some highlights from the book along with tips from Korban, and glean stylish inspiration for your own space.   Source: harpersbazaar   Best Design Books brings a genuine and inspirational thinking about the best design books in the…

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Must-Have Interior Design Book: Dior and His Decorators

Must-Have Interior Design Book: Dior and His Decorators – “Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look” is one of the newest and most thrilling interior design books that will be released tomorrow by Vendôme. This exceptional publication was written by the renowned historian Maureen Footer.   In this unique publication, Footer narrates the story of how three individuals completely change the narrative of French classicism and the way of life in Paris in the late 1940s: Christian Dior, Victor Grandpierre and George Geoffrey. In this phenomenal book, the historian Maureen Footer narrates the work of the trio while also showcasing vintage photographs that help illustrate their journey. Dior made its debut into the Haute Couture world in 1947 becoming one of the most sought-after and appealing brands in the world. Interior designers, Grandpierre and Geffory offered a new aesthetic to the world after such a trying period of time, combining refined traditions of the past with the elegant trends of the modern time. The first couture house of Dior was actually designed by Grandpierre who created the elegant and restrained look of the salons as well as the template for the Dior brand. Both designers who worked independently also designed…

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Bella Italia, a Journey Back to early 20th-Century Italy

Bella Italia, a Journey Back to early 20th-Century Italy – “You may have the universe,” composer Giuseppe Verdi once said, “if I can have Italy.” Back in the mid-19th century, Verdi’s emotive language appealed to the patriotic sentiments of an emergent nation state. After decades of struggle and bloodshed, the movement known as Risorgimento triumphed with the 1861 proclamation of Italian Unity, assembling disparate kingdoms, territories, and borders that had hitherto been ruled by Austria, the Kingdom of Sardinia, and the Papal States.   Today, Verdi’s call to Italy resounds not only for its native patriots, but for the millions around the world who look upon this peninsula shaped like a boot and delight in a land of light, art, and sensuality. This collection is a fascinating visual document of Italy at the turn of the century, gathering photochromes and vintage colored prints. From coast to coast, through classical sites and Renaissance wonders, down beguiling Venetian waterways and along the dappled shores of the Amalfi coast, each evocative image impresses as much for its color clarity as for the vivid evocation of times gone by. As if in an enchanted dream, we walk an empty and dusklit St. Mark’s Square,…

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Bob Dylan, a Year and a Day by Daniel Kramer

Bob Dylan, a Year and a Day by Daniel Kramer – Daniel Kramer’s classic Bob Dylan portfolio captures the artist’s transformative “big bang” year of 1964–65. Over the course of a year and a day, Kramer’s extraordinary access to Bob Dylan on tour, in concert, and backstage, allowed for one of the most mesmerizing photographic portfolios of any recording artist and a stunning document of Dylan breaking through to superstardom.   Highlights include the Lincoln Center’s Philharmonic Hall concert with Joan Baez; the Bringing It All Back Home recording sessions; and the now-famous concert at Forest Hills, when Dylan’s controversial transition to electric guitar exemplified his constant, cryptic state of becoming. As much a document of a seminal period of rock ’n’ roll history as of Dylan himself, the pictures also feature such compelling friends and collaborators as Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Allen Ginsberg, and Albert Grossman.   Bob Dylan: A Year and a Day presents a curated selection of nearly 200 images, including outtakes from the Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited album cover shoots. Previously published by TASCHEN as a signed Collector’s Edition, this standard edition is the more affordable boon to any serious photography or…

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Art Edition: Vermeer Complete Works

Art Edition: Vermeer Complete Works – Despite numbering at just 35, his works have prompted a New York Times best seller; a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth; record visitor numbers at art institutions from Amsterdam to Washington, DC; and special crowd-control measures at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, where thousands flock to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic and enchanting Girl with a Pearl Earring, also known as the “Dutch Mona Lisa”. In his lifetime, however, the fame of Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) barely extended beyond his native Delft and a small circle of patrons. After his death, his name was largely forgotten, except by a few Dutch art collectors and dealers. Outside of Holland, his works were even misattributed to other artists. It was not until the mid-19th century that Vermeer came to the attention of the international art world, which suddenly looked upon his narrative minutiae, meticulous textural detail, and majestic planes of light, spotted a genius, and never looked back.   This edition brings our complete catalog of Vermeer’s work to the compact Bibliotheca Universalis format, presenting the calm yet compelling scenes so treasured in galleries across Europe and the United States into one monograph of utmost reproduction…

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Art Edition Photography Book: Music of the 1970s

Art Edition Photography Book: Music of the 1970s – Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, this young African-American photographer from Los Angeles found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of the music scene. He caught his first big break landing a position as a staff photographer at SOUL Newspaper in LA in the early 1970s, just as soul, R&B, and funk were becoming part of the mainstream. He captured the rehearsals and sound checks, recording sessions and costume fittings, the quiet reflective moments and life on the road, and, of course, the wild photo shoots and memorable performances. These photographs define an era famed for its glamor, fabulous fashions, and utter devotion to the groove.   Including nearly 300 photographs from 1972 to 1982, the extensive Talamon archives are presented in full detail for the first time. Whether you’re a diehard soul fan or a thrilled newcomer to the aesthetic magic of the 1970s, the collection exudes the infectious spirit of an exuberant age. Featuring icons such as Earth, Wind & Fire; Marvin Gaye; Diana Ross; Parliament-Funkadelic; Al Green; Gil Scott-Heron; James Brown; Barry White;…

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Il Fascino Ferrari: A Monument to Italy’s Driving Force

Il Fascino Ferrari: A Monument to Italy’s Driving Force – Few are the men and brands that have come to define a century. For seven decades and counting, the Italian powerhouse founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1947 has made an indelible red mark on popular culture and enraptured fans and collectors across the globe.   Synonymous with beauty, excellence, and unmatched desirability, the Cavallino Rampante lives on as the driving force in high-performance Gran Turismo, the conqueror of impossible challenges. A project conceived in close collaboration with Ferrari, this massive tome is a veritable collector’s piece. A production unparalleled in its scale, it features exclusive content from the Ferrari archives and private collections around the world, bringing together hundreds of unseen photographs and documents to reveal the unique story behind Ferrari’s victories, its protagonists, and its legacy. Limited to 1,947 signed and numbered copies, the handcrafted leather-bound and hand-stitched Collector’s Edition is enclosed in a Ferrari motor–inspired case designed by Marc Newson. Made of cast aluminum, the chrome has been sandblasted with powder to preserve the metal’s natural feel, while the top of the case has been finished using Ferrari’s own red varnish, the same as that used on their…

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