Posts Tagged ‘Word Play’
Otherworldly
Otherworldly

Otherworldly is one of the most eye-catching books to hit shelves this year. Each page is filled with colorful, out-of-this-world fashion that begs the question, what will designers create next. Featuring the work of Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Lucy McRae, Peter Popps and more, this book will have you wondering how such creations are even […]

Pretty Ugly
Pretty Ugly

Ugly can now be defined as beautiful thanks to Pretty Ugly, a book dedicated to rediscovering classically ugly art. Filled with commonly known unattractive art pieces Pretty Ugly posed the question, “what really is ugly?” Opposed to the minimal, monochromatic design style that is popular today Pretty Ugly is a collective of all the designs […]

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 […]

Word Play
Word Play

Periodic Browsing Today’s bookshops increasingly focus on their periodicals, stocking a curated selection of constantly changing contents that keep things fresh and inspire customers to return. Motto is one of the city’s newest and most comprehensive stops for periodic enticements. Opened in December 2008 in an old frame factory in Kreuzberg, the wood-paneled shop jams […]

Word Play
Word Play

100 Contemporary Fashion Designers Taschen Edited by i-D mastermind Terry Jones, this two-volume behemoth is a compendium of 100 contemporary fashion designers. Unlike Taschen’s multi-tome Fashion Now, which aims to represent the forefront of garment and textile design in the years it was published, this book is intended to be a more superficial catalogue of […]

WORD PLAY
WORD PLAY

David Drebin: Love and Other Stories (Daab, 160 pages, $70) The visual narrative of David Drebin’s, Love and Other Stories, needs no introduction—a good thing for the editors over at Daab, as the book doesn’t have one. And why go and muddle-up Drebin’s photographic images with text? Drebin (a Canadian turned New Yorker) has a […]

Standing Tall: Chloe Hooper
Standing Tall: Chloe Hooper

For some people creativity is akin to breathing—a seemingly effortless task without which they cease to exist. Australian writer, novelist and journalist, Chloe Hooper is one such person. Saturated with talent and a quest to engage with the world around her through the medium of words, the lithe Melbourne-based writer is on the cusp of […]

Word Play
Word Play

Words Fail Me By Teresa Monachino (Phaidon Press) What will you get for that distant cousin who publicly insulted your haircut at the last family gathering for Christmas? Or that office colleague who always drinks the last cup of coffee? When an occasion for compulsory gift-giving arises, Phaidon has published a little book that will […]


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