Plant Magick: The Library of Esoterica

Part of Taschen’s Library of Esoterica, Plant Magick—written by Jessica Hundley and designed by Thunderwing studio—is the fourth volume in the series that chronicles mystic traditions. Featuring interviews, essays and 400+ images (including ancient Egyptian stonework), Plant Magick explores how plants and the natural world have been intrinsically connected with countless stories, myths, medicine, religions and cultural practices throughout history. Also in the series are …

Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History

By Vikki Tobak (who has written for Paper, Vibe, i-D and more), Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History is a photo-heavy, historically comprehensive compendium of hip-hop jewelry over 40 years. Starting in the ’80s, the book features icons like Grandmaster Flash and Run DMC, and photographs by Lisa Leone and Jamel Shabazz. There’s information on specific pieces—like Radio Raheem’s rings in Do The Right Thing (which …

Divine Decks: A Visual History of Tarot

From TASCHEN’s new Library of Esoterica (a series of books that traces the ways artists have explored mysticism for centuries) comes the first title, Divine Decks: A Visual History of Tarot. Author Jessica Hundley delves into the meanings behind 500+ cards, analyzes artworks and explores tarot’s immense and enduring influence—from medieval era to contemporary culture. Beautifully designed by LA-based studio Thunderwing, and with an essay by artist, tarot …