A coffee table photo album - In this digital age we literally make the case for the classic photography. Print your memories and put them on display on your coffee table using our clean cut albums. Each album contains 30 pages.
A collection of stunning portraits of Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Charlize Theron, Samuel L. Jackson, and Angelina Jolie, captured by Davis Factor, the great-grandson of legendary cosmetics pioneer Max Factor.
Founded in 1990 by Davis and Dean Factor, the great-grandsons of Max Factor, Smashbox Studios and the Smashbox brand have become legendary in the world of glamour and makeup.
Born in a Los Angeles studio and put to the test by professional makeup artists and photographers, Smashbox is the heir to the most storied brand in American cosmetics. Known for makeup on and off the set, Smashbox draws from a legacy of over a century of Hollywood glamour, creating for today’s celebrities what the house of Factor had done for the likes of Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Judy Garland, and many other icons of the golden age of cinema.
Collected together for the very first time are more than three decades of portraits of women—and quite a few men—taken by Davis Factor at Smashbox Studios. Capturing some of the most important actors and celebrities of the era, the book is a snapshot of Hollywood glamour today, in the tradition of George Hurrell and other legends of the golden age of film.
Contributions by: Robert Downey Jr.
Dimensions: 9.9"W x 10.77"H x 1.18"D
Weight: 3.9 lb
The first major monograph on provocateur painter Peter Saul, featuring the largest collection of his work ever published, overseen by the artist himself.
Peter Saul is a trailblazing artist and masterful painter who is just now receiving his due after an extraordinary six decades of painting. A Pop Art predecessor, the artist’s brightly colored paintings feature contrarian depictions of popular culture and political history. Known for a satirical bent that exposes the ironies of every subject he takes up, Saul’s work has been profoundly influential to the generations of artists who have followed him.
In the 1950s and ’60s, reacting against Abstract Expressionism’s seriousness, Saul began to paint everyday objects such as refrigerators, often overflowing with food and other household items, which resulted in his important Icebox series. He later turned to more political subjects, such as his graphic, cartoonish “Vietnam” paintings. His interest in politcal figures and their hypocrises continues to this day with paintings of politicians from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump.
Freely incorporating a range of pop culture references with aplomb—from cartoon and comic book characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Superman, to real life figures including Ethel Rosenberg, Willem de Kooning, Fidel Castro, and John Wayne Gacy—his work also includes darkly humorous self-portraits. This landmark volume includes several important contributions, including essays by Los Angeles–based critic Bruce Hainley; Richard Shiff, renowned art historian; and Annabelle Ténèze, Chief Curator and Director of Les Abattoirs, in Toulouse, France. The book also features new commentary by the artist himself on his most important works from several periods of his career, and a 20-page booklet, also penned by the artist, called “My Life Story.”
Authors:Annabelle Ténèze, Richard Shiff, Bruce Hainley
Dimensions: 9.98"W x 11.76"H x 1.39"D
Page Count: 320
Weight: 5 lb
Nam June Paik: The Late Style
Pairing the video sculptures, paintings, and drawings produced during the last decade of Nam June Paik’s life with key works from the artist’s oeuvre, this book testifies to Paik’s lifelong exploration of the role of technology in culture. Paik is considered the founder of video art and was one of the first artists to bring television into the realm of art, treating it as a tactile and multisensory medium.
Text by: (art/photo books) John G. Hanhardt
Dimensions: 9.8"W x 12.3"H x 0.7"D
Weight: 2.5 lb
This new volume presents Katharina Grosse's first gallery exhibition in New York and at Gagosian in context with recent works including her in-situ paintings.
In her first exhibition with Gagosian, Katharina Grosse presents both works on canvas and cast-metal sculpture. This catalogue documents the exhibition and related recent works, and introduces readers to several of her important in-situ paintings including her installation at the 56th Venice Biennale and Rockaway! (2016), a site-specific outdoor installation that memorialized a building on the beach in Rockaway, Queens. This volume is presented in a slipcase with a stenciled cutout designed by Grosse.
Authors: Dan Cameron, Okwui Enwezor
Introduction by: Louise Neri
Contributions by: Isabelle Graw, Katharina Grosse
Dimensions: 9.5"W x 14"H x 1.38"D
Page Count: 296
One of the rising stars of interiors photography visits more than two dozen evocative spaces, offering endless interior design inspiration.
With a unique eye that recalls themes once explored by Slim Aarons and François Halard, Matthieu Salvaing's lens does more than transport the viewer to a specific interior. With his artful manipulation of light, he describes, with precision, the feeling that a particular room evokes.
Fueled by a mania for furniture and architectural details, Salvaing highlights the romantic elements of spaces that are often overlooked--a lush, overgrown corner in the luxurious Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan, a cluttered studio in Balthus's storybook "grand chalet" in the Swiss Alps, and a romantic Wong Kar-Wai film set of a Hong Kong that has long gone--offering endless inspiration for fans of interior design.
Voyages Intérieurs explores over two dozen of the most evocative homes of well-known creatives, from painters to filmmakers, alongside some of the most fantastic works of twentieth-century modernism, including works by Aalto, Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, and Barragán. Also included are iconic images of the house in Acapulco that Frank Sinatra shared with Mia Farrow, and new houses by Marcio Kogan, Isay Weinfeld, and Stéphane Ghestem.
Dimensions: 10.88"W x 13.37"H x 1.33"D
Page Count: 256
Weight: 5 lb
i-D: Wink And Smile
i-D began as a fanzine dedicated to the street style of punk-era London in 1980 and quickly earned its position at the vanguard of fashion and style, abiding by the premise of “originate—don’t imitate.” This anniversary volume is the ultimate tribute to the irreverent and forward-thinking magazine that revolutionized not only the world of fashion publishing but fashion itself.
Over the 40 years since its launch, i-D has grown from a hand-stapled zine to one of the world’s leading international style titles with two million Instagram followers. Founded by Terry Jones in 1980, i-D began as a chronicle of style and attitude as much as a fashion bible, and over the years it has kept to that ethos, in the process becoming a nurturing ground for gener-ations of fashion talents, from David Sims to Juergen Teller, Edward Enninful to Wolfgang Tillmans, Tyler Mitchell to Harley Weir.
This celebratory volume commemorates the 40th anniversary of i-D through the prism of different cultural eras, with each chapter focusing on a decade of the magazine’s history and featuring a mix of original rephotographed spreads from the magazine, reprinted text pieces, archival imagery, covers, and new essays exploring both the history of i-D and the wider cultural contexts of the era it was created in. It’s a magazine that has given Greta Thunberg, Madonna, Naomi Campbell, and Sonic the Hedgehog their first covers; that invented the emoticon; and that, across 40 years and 500 cover winks, has had one defining message: that fashion should be inclusive, fun, diverse, and—always—original.
Text by: (art/photo books) i-D Magazine
Dimensions: 10"W x 12.9"H x 1.6"D
Page Count: 336
Weight: 5.9 lb
A love letter to a time before Instagram and the legendary party scenes of the 2000s that brought together the new millennium’s rising stars of pop culture.
Under the moniker the Cobrasnake, the photographer Mark Hunter captured the party scenes of Los Angeles and New York during the hipster-glam heyday of the 2000s—and in doing so defined the look of a generation. Armed with just a Polaroid and a primitive website, Cobrasnake captured pioneers of youth culture from Kanye West and Steve Aoki to Jeremy Scott, Katy Perry, and Virgil Abloh—icons of the indie pop world in the making. Intimately connected with the people around him and keyed-in to the edgier fringes of the fashion, music, and art worlds, Hunter photographed influencers before they were influencers, in the wild and at play from the streets of LA to NYC and beyond. Collected here for the first time are more than three hundred of Cobrasnake’s favorite images alongside ephemera, from concert tickets and backstage passes to outtakes and unseen photographs from his many adventures. These photographs are records of the last generation of partiers to predate the livestreaming of culture afforded by today’s social media—capturing the energy and vibrancy of a time before Instagram.
Author: Mark Hunter
Dimensions: 7.62"W x 10.56"H x 1.06"D
Page Count: 240
Weight: 2.7 lb
How To Unf*Ck The Planet
In this climate crisis, it's easy to feel helpless. This book offers practical choices and changes we can make to start unf*cking the climate.
Global warming, plastic pollution, deforestation, species loss, and rising inequality got you down? Then take your very valid concerns and channel them into action with this proactive guide to saving the planet, one day at a time.
Small changes in the way we eat, shop, recycle, and commute really can change the world. From planting bee-friendly blooms in your backyard, to making your own body scrub from coffee grounds, and investing your spare cash into clean energy programs, there are many ways to lessen your impact on the planet.
By incorporating small changes into your daily life, you - yes you! - can, and will, make the world a better place.
Author: Author Jo Stewart
Dimensions: 7"W x 8.53"H x 0.64"D
Page Count: 108
Weight: 1 lb
From social media to hipster menus, avocados are trending, and this utterly original cookbook from the avocado’s native Mexico celebrates the fruit that went from Aztec aphrodisiac to twenty-first-century clean-eating superfood.
Everything there is to know about avocados is here: ancient origins, amazing health properties, restorative cosmetic uses, and a recipe collection far beyond the tried and true. This book features a fresh visual design aesthetic that reflects the creative sensibility of Mexican contemporary art, graphic design, atmospheric photography, and street style.
Recipes cover everything from guacamole in many variations, salads, unusual sides, many permutations of avocado toast—even toastless avocado sandwiches—as well as less well-known and offbeat uses. The book also explores avocado butter and oil; detoxifying smoothies; rejuvenating cosmetic salves and masks, and much more. Practical matters are also addressed: an avocado overview by type; storage tips; preserving the brilliant green flesh from browning; ripening immature fruits; and safety tips for slicing and de-pitting.
Avocados are grown in Mediterranean climates globally and dominate social media, hip restaurant menus, and health-based diets, but this is the first book paying tribute to the superfruit’s deep roots as a native, Mexican heritage food.
WINNER OF THE 2022 GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS
Author: Déborah Holtz & Juan Carlos Mena
Dimensions: 8.56"W x 10.92"H x 0.96"D
Page Count: 288
Weight: 3 lb
A new reading of Warhol presents his life and work in the context of contemporary concerns, emphasizing his continued relevance in the digital age.
As an underground art star, Andy Warhol was the antidote to the prevalent Abstract Expressionist style of the 1950s. His work in advertising, fashion, film, and music videos featured popular everyday subjects, openly acknowledged wide-ranging influences, and had a fascination with popular culture.
Looking at his background in an immigrant family, ideas of death and religion, sexuality, and ambition to push traditional artistic boundaries, the book reveals Warhol as an artist who succeeded and failed in equal measure and who embraced the establishment while cavorting with the underground. It explores Warhol's flirtation with the commercial world of celebrity alongside his socially engaged collaborations and advocacy of alternative lifestyles. Including many iconic as well as lesser-known works, this book highlights Warhol's conceptual ambition within the shifting creative and political landscape, permitting a broad view of how Warhol, and his work, mark a period of cultural transformation.
Authors: Author Gregor Muir & Yilmaz Dziewior Contributions: Kenneth Brummel, Stephan Diederich & Olivia Laing
Dimensions: 8.75"W x 11.36"H x 0.88"D
Page Count: 224
Weight: 2.8 lb
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