Lumitecture: Illuminating Interiors For Designers + Architects

Anna Yudina's visual survey of the most interesting lighting from around the globe

“Lumitecture,” a new book from Thames & Hudson, functions like an admission ticket to some of the most visually stunning lighting set-ups around the world. Author Anna Yudina not only pursues the question, “What is light?” but also offers insight on 200 projects that demonstrate its transformative power. Equal parts educational and inspirational, Yudina’s book delves into the work of Paul Cocksedge, Olafur Eliasson, Troika, …

Paul Koudounaris: Memento Mori

A global photographic exploration of the concept of death and how different cultures interact with it

Photographed across 250 sites in 30 different countries and incorporating ten years of work, “Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us,” by Paul Koudounaris reveals the cultural and historical relativity regarding the concept of death. With striking visuals and thoughtful text, Koudounaris explores the use of human remains worldwide—from devotional practices to decorative celebrations. What most of the Western World associates with the macabre or taboo …

Inventions that Didn’t Change the World

A book of eccentric Victorian inventions that never quite caught on

For every groundbreaking new idea that changes the world as we know it, there are thousands (if not more) that are entirely useless—whether or not they were inspired, clever or even ingenious at their moment of inception. In “Inventions that Didn’t Change the World,” author Julie Halls of the British National Archives chronicles the plentitudes proposed and even developed during the Victorian Era—a heyday of …