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Word Play: Book Reviews
Word Play: Book Reviews

ReFashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing by Sass Brown (Laurence King) Sass Brown serves up her second book in the form of ReFashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials. This collection of reviews by Brown on dozens of global designers provides a window into the mind of the eco fashion expert, citing standouts such as Kondakis and Nudie Jeans. [...]

81 Reasons to Read
81 Reasons to Read

Any young poet who manages to publish a book in the current market has a reason to celebrate. Sam Riviere’s 81 Austerities, published in 2012, is a particularly inspiring debut. Winner of the 2012 Forward Prize for best first collection, the poems, originally posted on the internet, are a meditation on existence in the modern [...]

Pencil It In With Taschen
Pencil It In With Taschen

Book publisher, Taschen, continuously produces pieces of art in the form of coffee table books. From fashion and design, to photography and fine art, there is no shortage of visual inspiration in their massive library.  In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Gustav Klimt, Taschen has published Gustav Klimt: The [...]

Swiss Miss – Akris
Swiss Miss - Akris

Valerie Steele’s new designer bible, Akris, follows the Swiss fashion house from the day of its inception in 1922 to present. Steele, director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, seamlessly bounces between the design points that Akris is known for. Architectural elegance, embroidery, rich fabrics, and high-tech graphics are [...]

American Beauties
American Beauties

Assouline, publisher of beautiful, heavyweight coffee table books, focuses on the American woman for its latest title. American Beauty celebrates the fashionable spirit of the American woman through a series of stunning portraits. Photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank, a Vogue alumna, creates vignettes—accompanied by text from Genevieve Bahrenburg—for each of her subjects, styling them in their [...]

Zaha Hadid & Suprematism
Zaha Hadid & Suprematism

  Zaha Hadid is not only the most distinct, successful and influential architect of her generation, she is also among the most intellectual. Her works are often described as fluid, curvilinear and organic, featuring unique lines and shapes and oblique inspirations. In this mesmerizing volume, Hadid’s creative narrative achieves a new level of clarity. Previous [...]

Taken By Surprise
Taken By Surprise

Cutting-Edge Collaborations Between Designers, Artists and Brands Over the past decade, designer collaborations have become de rigueur for brands to simultaneously attract attention and outsource innovation. Taken by Surprise does not chronicle how designers became the new celebrities and celebrities became the new designers, but it does offer the most conceptually and visually interesting examples [...]


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