A 71-person group book celebrating Pomegranate Press—a Richmond, Virginia-based independent publishing house for contemporary photography, writing and more—Nothing Left but Healing features a plethora of different pieces across its 150 pages. Within the smyth-sewn book are alluring portraits, microphotography, landscapes and more enchanting works.
From pink foam buildings to couches that resemble jester hats, off-kilter chairs made of resin and wobbly vases, beloved Italian architect, designer and artist Gaetano Pesce expanded the world of design over his 50-year career to include unexpected materials and political and social commentary. Vibrant and inventive, Out in the World With Gaetano Pesce compiles the 82-year-old pioneer’s iconic and never-before-seen work with an essay and interview by critic Sophie Haigney and new portraits by Duane Michals.
London-born photographer Nadine Ijewere, the first Black woman photographer to shoot a cover for Vogue, explores beauty (while subverting traditional notions surrounding it) in her enchanting monograph Our Own Selves. Dreamy backgrounds, compelling compositions and vibrant hues suffuse this collection of her work, attesting to the vivid ways Ijewere celebrates people of color and breaks barriers.
Moog Music recently updated their Theremin while paying homage to Bob Moog’s iconic 1996 design. Featuring improved portability and bass response, the Etherwave Theremin provides an accurate five-pitch octave range, an adjustable antennae to adapt to any environment and direct connection to (and control of) other modular, semi-modular and Eurorack synthesizer systems via CV inputs. Retro yet refined, the Etherwave is a modern upgrade for Moog enthusiasts and music makers.
Written by environmental scientist Jessica Hernandez—founder of environmental agency Piña Soul and Maya Ch’orti’ and Zapotec woman—Fresh Banana Leaves not only unpacks the failings of Western conservationism, but within the author introduces, explains and contextualizes Indigenous environmental knowledge that proposes a vision for land management that’s sustainable and healing. These practices, born from several millennia of knowledge, have been long ignored because of racism and colonization—which are intrinsically linked to climate change. In this book, Hernadez educates through case studies and historical happenings, as well as contemporary experiences of Indigenous Latin American people.
VFILES: Style, Fashion, Music looks back at the last 10 years of the now-cult followed organization. From looks to sound, hair, makeup and beyond, this book by VFILES founder and CEO, Australian native and former V Magazine executive editor, Julie Anne Quay, and author and illustrator Greg Foley honors the prolific brand as a propeller of trends, supporter of emerging talent and provider of inspiration. Aligned with the brand’s mission, the book is also for the kids “who are always pushing culture forward.”
Renowned American artist Lorna Simpson collates and embellishes advertising photographs of Black women from vintage issues of Ebony and Jet magazines to place hair, gender and race in a different context. In the book Lorna Simpson Collages, 160 of these surprising and powerful artworks, layered with found photography and ink swirls, attest to Simpson’s distinct eye. With an introduction by poet, author and scholar Elizabeth Alexander and an artist statement, this volume is a mesmerizing celebration of Black women.
LA-based artist Cali Thornhill Dewitt juxtaposes wordplay and photos by Koji Ueda and Yosuke Torii for bold and thought-provoking collages. For the zine Tokyo Olympics, Dewitt collaborated with Carhartt WIP to collate his clever works across 36 pages in color offset print.
Previously only on streaming services, 19 remixes of iconic electronic group Kraftwerk are now available on a set of three limited edition neon records. The aptly titled Remixes features reimagined tracks by DJs, producers and artists including Hot Chip, William Orbit, Étienne de Crécy, Orbital, Underground Resistance and others. The tracks (originally released from 1991 to 2021) include William Orbit’s hardcore mix of “Radioactivity,” Hot Chip’s extended mix of “La Forme” and Kraftwerk’s own remix of “Robotnik.”
Including reproductions of Faith Ringgold’s artworks from 1967 to 1981, Faith Ringgold: Politics / Power traces the Black, Harlem-born painter, sculptor, quilt artist, writer, feminist, educator and activist’s remarkable career and evolution. With quotes on each artwork from Ringgold herself, as well as essays by Michele Wallace and Kirsten Weiss, the images are supported by plenty of context, providing even more information about race relations in the US at the time. The book covers Ringgold’s seminal Black Light (for which she used no white paints or pigments), protest posters (including those from the Committee to Defend the Panthers), soft sculptures (like her Portrait Mask series) and more. This 104-page hardcover is more than an art book, it’s a significant historical and cultural chronicle.
Taiwanese American writer Elaine Hsieh Chou’s debut novel, Disorientation, is a sharp, nuanced portrait of navigating relationships and institutions as an Asian American woman. Told through a quick-witted, satirical whodunnit, the novel follows the journey of PhD student Ingrid Yang when she uncovers a secret related to her thesis that quickly unravels her life. With gripping surrealism and pertinent characterizations, Chou captures the specific experiences plaguing those at the intersection of racism and sexism in a way that’s never been done before.
In The Future City: Visionary Urban Architecture and Design, journalist Alyn Griffiths delves into the thought-provoking concepts influencing the development of cities and the structures therein, from the present day onward. To illustrate these, Griffiths highlights 40 pioneering projects that touch upon subjects ranging from climate change to digital culture and population density. This 192-page hardcover book is an insightful, well researched glimpse into the future of cities. Price is in Euros.
From journalist and beloved cultural critic Evan Ross Katz comes Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born: How Buffy Staked Our Hearts, a celebration of fandom and a study of one TV show’s continued influence on popular culture. Katz, an avowed Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanatic, speaks to influential figures from the program—including the cast (from Sarah Michelle Gellar to Seth Green), creators and crew. It’s entertaining, impassioned and carries Katz’s acute critical eye.
With the right blend of guidance and humor, the interactive paperback Good Sh*t: Your Holistic Guide to the Best Poop of Your Life aims to gauge and improve each reader’s overall well-being by focusing on their gut health. Written by (full-time yoga teachers) Julia Blohberger and Roos Neeter, the 128-page conversational manual even includes an easy-to-use journal to include your own experience.
Amidst an ever-expanding interest in the Irish whiskey category, few individuals are as qualified to craft a cocktail book around the beloved spirit as the team at NYC’s The Dead Rabbit, an establishment consistently ranked among the best bars in the world. Penned by The Dead Rabbit’s beverage director, Jillian Vose; cofounder and managing partner, Sean Muldoon; and bar manager, Jack McGarry, the 288 page hardcover guide features tasty, inventive and unexpected recipes (including The Dead Rabbit’s highly sought after Irish coffee), along with tasting notes, thoughtful illustrations and helpful history.
Esteemed photographer Annie Leibovitz’s first fashion book, Wonderland, transports viewers into the artist’s otherworldly, dramatic and intimate world of imagery. The book, a collection of works she shot mostly for Vogue, features a foreword by Anna Wintour as well as 350 photos, including many that have never been published and depict an array of notable figures like Serena Williams, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and more. More than a collection of fashion or photography, Wonderland captures Leibovitz’s ability as a compelling, visual storyteller.