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JR's "Can Art Change the World?"
French street artist and activist JR posed a loaded question on stage in 2011, when he was awarded the $100,000 TED Prize: can art change the world? A book of the same name, published by Phaidon and made in close collaboration with JR, gives one of...
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Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, 1972–1973
During the The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars era of David Bowie's career, his official photographer was Mick Rock. Over the course of just a year or so, Rock took countless striking images of Ziggy/Bowie—all glitter, eye...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Bookworms
There might not be a better gift than a book. No matter your loved one's gender, race, age, job or obscure interests, there's a book for them somewhere in the world. And, at this late stage in the holiday season, a book is also one of the easier solutions...
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Brian Kanagaki’s Golden Persimmons
Brian Kanagaki’s exhibition was one of the highlights of the recent Independent Photography Festival in London. There, the US-based photographer and musician showed works from “Golden Persimmons,” his new book just out from Perryman Press. Kanagaki...
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Guy Bourdin's "Nature Magique" Book
Legendary French photographer and painter Guy Bourdin has a body of work that's taken on its own life since his passing in 1991. Bourdin's style of provocative, sensual and cheeky images are at once familiar and engrossing, and a new, highly covetable...
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Collecting Words
There's something about text found outside of screens and pages, in the "wild," that grabs our attention. It's the way they make a declaration in the public realm, trying to join our personal conversations. For the past five years—starting around...
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GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim
Berlin-born fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim had an innate knack for capturing images that were arresting, provocative and sexy. In Rizzoli's ultra-glam hardcover "GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim," readers can explore some of his most...
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700 Nimes Road: An "Indirect Portrait" of Elizabeth Taylor
Including 129 full-color photographs by fine artist Catherine Opie, "700 Nimes Road" is a thoughtful, yet poignant exploration of Elizabeth Taylor's home (her "private sanctuary") and possessions at her Bel Air, Los Angeles address. While the concept...
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Interview: Photographer Sophie Bramly on "Walk This Way"
Walking through Paramount Pictures Studios during the Paris Photo show in Los Angeles earlier this spring revealed photography both vintage and new, as well as literal and abstract. Tucked into a corner of "New York Street" backlot, specialty bookshop...
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2015 New York Art Book Fair
The 10th anniversary edition the New York Art Book Fair, hosted by Printed Matter at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, felt more focused and streamlined than ever, yet still featured over 370 booksellers, publishers, artists and institutions from 28 countries...
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700 Nimes Road: An "Indirect Portrait" of Elizabeth Taylor
Including 129 full-color photographs by fine artist Catherine Opie, "700 Nimes Road" is a thoughtful, yet poignant exploration of Elizabeth Taylor's home (her "private sanctuary") and possessions at her Bel Air, Los Angeles address. While the concept...
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Maison & Objet 2015: be-poles' L’Article Collection
Graphic design studio be-poles—founded in 2000 by architect Antoine Ricardou and with offices in Paris and New York—has worked with the likes of Colette, Diptyque and The Nomad Hotel, among many others. And, like many creative companies, the studio...
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Jutaku: Japanese Houses
With 400+ houses featured across its 500+ pages, Jutaku: Japanese Houses is pretty big—considering its physical size is quite compact. Showcasing the best, strangest and most daring of contemporary Japanese residential architecture with full-color...
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Living Under The Sun: Tropical Interiors and Architecture
Perhaps not a cure for the post-long-weekend blues, Gestalten's new hardcover tome "Living Under The Sun: Tropical Interiors and Architecture" showcases beautifully designed and decorated houses that happen to be located in the middle of tropical wonderlands...
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GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim
Berlin-born fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim had an innate knack for capturing images that were arresting, provocative and sexy. In Rizzoli's ultra-glam hardcover "GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim," readers can explore some of his most...
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Alma Haser’s “Cosmic Surgery” Pop-Up Book
German born, UK-based artist Alma Haser’s popular, mind-bending project “Cosmic Surgery” consists of portraits that have been enhanced—and made considerably stranger—by the addition of origami shapes. Haser initially made the origami masks to use...
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Peckham Loves Me
As cities evolve faster and faster and gentrification changes areas (for better or worse), it’s increasingly fascinating to see neighborhoods documented over a specific period of time. South London's Peckham, a former working class area that's now...
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Layflat Photo Album
Offering a beautiful way to remember this summer's adventures many years into the future is Artifact Uprising's Layflat Photo Album. Preserve your digital photos in timeless book form, made from professional quality papers and a minimalist fabric cover...
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Elliott Landy's Opening Night
Whether or not you know the name Elliott Landy, you've most certainly seen his work. The photographer has captured iconic rock and roll imagery for decades. From Woodstock (he was the official festival photographer in 1969) to intimate work with Bob...
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Polanski Vol. 04
In 2010, NYC-based Art Director Irwin Tobias Matutina started Polanski, a Tumblr dedicated to excellent found photography featuring equally attractive women. Needless to say, their collective sharp eye for high-quality images quickly gathered a large...
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Portraits of Canyon Life, LA
Few places have been portrayed in films and novels in as many different ways as Los Angeles. The city can be everything from a glamorous Hollywood dream to a hippie playground to a seedy, hardboiled noir. One place where Angelenos meet is Runyon Canyon...
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Bob Dylan: NYC 1961-1964
Back in 1961, photographer Ted Russell started capturing a relatively unknown Bob Dylan when the young artist had just moved to NYC. Russell shot the 20-year-old songwriter, recently signed to Columbia Records at the time, hanging out in his Greenwich...
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Chloë Sevigny Book
The term "It Girl" tends to be overused and is borderline meaningless at times, but when you're talking about Chloë Sevigny, it's an ideal descriptor. In her self-titled photo book—published by Rizzoli and boasting a foreword by Kim Gordon—Sevigny...
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Tokyo Camera Style
Though smartphones might take the bulk of our daily point-and-shoot photography, street shooting with film is alive and well—especially in Tokyo. Throughout the '90s and early aughts, Japanese camera-makers from Contax to Nikon produced a range of...
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