Book of the Day: 8 Women by Collier Schorr

Great Book Brand new only opened to be signed and to take few pics for this ad Collier Schorr’s latest book 8 Women presents work which spans from the mid-nineties to the present. Schorr’s earliest works utilised appropriated adverts from fashion magazines to address issues of authorship and desire; the works introduced a female gaze into the debate about female representation. Appropriation was Schorr’s first medium and in some sense she returns to it, taking her own commissioned fashion images and folding them into a dialogue with other works. The works in 8 Women propose a variety of subjects, all of whom are involved in performance, be it as artists, models or musicians. Schorr, who has been working in fashion for the last 10 years, created sets that doubled as her studio, teasing out images that could only be made with a subject that could travel between the object of desire and the enforcer of an identity crafted in that very moment. Working between out-takes and manipulations of tear sheets, Schorr questions who the women that desire to be looked at are, as well as what power exists in acknowledging that as a post-feminist position. 72 pages 34 colour plates 24 cm x 31 cm Hardcover with acetate dust jacket

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Book of the Day: The New Gypsies by Iain McKell

The long awaited return of this beautiful series - Now in paperback!

Photographer Iain McKell offers an extraordinary and breathtakingly beautiful glimpse into the lives of a real and raw group of present-day nomads whose culture is built around ideals of freedom, nature, and simplicity. Historically despised the new Gypsies are there by choice, not heritage. Unrelated to the Roma, the movement began in 1986 when a group of Post-Punk Anti-Thatcher protesters headed out of London into the English countryside. McKell followed these New Age Travellers to the West Country and over the years he watched them become a hybrid tribe - the new gypsies - present-day rural anarchists, living the subversive lifestyle in elaborately decorated horse-drawn caravans. Known as ‘Horse-drawn’, the new gypsies share a desire for sustainability, a love of self-reliance and a disdain for the trappings of contemporary life. For more than a decade McKell has focused his lens on travellers of all ages: parents, children, couples and loners. With sensitivity and honesty he captures a way of life that seems at once romantic, strange, beautiful and simple. The result is a deeply insightful portrayal of a culture that eschews the traditional creature comforts of urban life in favour of the simplicity and freedom of the natural world.

Iain McKell is an international photographer whose work has appeared in numerous major publications such as V, Sunday Times, i-D and Italian Vogue.

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Show and Opening: a la MODE presented by CLIC, sponsored by Peroni

Show and Opening: a la MODE presented by CLIC, sponsored by Peroni

Book of the Day: Woodstock by James Dagon, Baron Wolman

"I ended up spending most of my time out in the wild with the crowd because what was happening out there was just too interesting not to explore."

Baron Wolman’s stunning black and white photographs of Woodstock are published here for the first time. The majority of images are completely unseen. With accompanying text featuring an interview with Wolman and Woodstock creator, Michael Lang, and a foreword by musician Carlos Santana.

Wolman captured the experience and atmosphere of Woodstock like no other photographer. More interested in the crowd than the performers, his photographs are hugely evocative and offer an insight into this legendary event that is rarely seen. “The thing to remember about the 60s, even near the end in 69 was that everything was totally different, the behavior was new and unexpected. Plus, the 1960s were simply wildly photogenic in every way imaginable … the changes that were taking place in the heads of the people were visually manifested. I mean, how could you not take pictures?” This exceptional volume is not to be missed.

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Photo of the Day / Meditate Pipeline Oahu, Hi / JEFF DIVINE

Photo of the Day / Meditate Pipeline Oahu, Hi / JEFF DIVINE

Book of the Day: Restaurant & Bar Design by Julius Wiedemann

Feast your eyes: The art of hospitality design
 

Restaurants and bars offer architects and interior designers the opportunity to design for both style and entertainment; aesthetics and function must come together to create ambiance and conviviality in a way that both makes a statement and keeps clients wanting to come back. The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards—the world’s only awards dedicated to hospitality design—recognizes the importance of this particular field, and is dedicated to singling out the world’s most exceptional settings for eating and drinking. Each year, entries are submitted from all types of sectors, including hotels, offices, transport, industry, fine dining, education, sports and leisure, healthcare, government, aviation, cruise, and retail. A panel of top design, lifestyle, and hospitality professionals judges the entries.

Divided into five chapters by continent—Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Oceania—the book features the 100 establishments worldwide that were selected by the panel. Texts include chapter introductions by experts and judges such as Tony Chambers (editor-in-chief of Wallpaper) and designer Karim Rashid, and a preface by the author and founder of the awards, Marco Rebora.

Entries include:

Numerous photographs A fact sheet including location, number of seats, price range, architect/designer, cost of project, and size of build A text describing the briefing, the challenge, and the solution Information about the architect and designer The location, the operator, specialties, and interesting facts

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Book of the Day: The Cape Cod Cottage by William Morgan

The Cape Cod cottage has been one of America’s most popular home styles for almost four hundred years. While a perennial domestic favorite, historians have long ignored the modest Cape Cod, relegating it to a vernacular footnote along with barns and mills. In The Cape Cod Cottage architectural historian and photographer William Morgan places this uniquely American housea remarkable combination of necessity and traditionin its historical context and makes a compelling argument for the reassessment of its place in the history of American architecture.

The Cape Cod Cottage follows the uniquely American house type from its earliest beginnings in the colonial period, through its spread across New England, to its embrace as a suburban ideal in the twentieth century, and its reinterpretation by contemporary architects. Historical images oflost Capes augment beautiful new photographs taken specifically for the book. As a tribute to a special house,The Cape Cod Cottage is an appeal to preserve the Cape’s legacy and an essential document of this unique architectural icon.

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