17 Cool Fashion & Art Books

17 Cool Fashion & Art Books

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Title: Undercover

The first comprehensive book on the work of Jun Takahashi of UNDERCOVER, an icon of Harajuku streetwear and the presumptive heir to the heavy mantle of Japanese deconstruction.
Author(s): Jun Takahashi
ISBN 13: 9780847848102
Pages: 256
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Title: Drive Time

"Drive Time is a stunning and thoughtfully curated collection of over 90 watches inspired by automobiles, motorcycles, racing, and racers, as well as related essays and photo essays.
Author(s): Aaron Sigmond
ISBN 13: 9780847848188
Pages: 240
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Title: Jewelry International Volume VI

The glamour and excitement of the world of haute jewelry is beautifully explored in Jewelry International. Jewelry International, the only book of its kind, features the world’s most exquisite jewels and the companies that craft them.
Author(s): Tourbillon International;Caroline Childers
ISBN 13: 9780847848423
Pages: 608
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Title: Jeweler

This stunning, glamorously designed survey highlights the artistry, expertise, and inspiration behind the work of today’s most fascinating and influential jewelry designers.
Author(s): Stellene Volandes
ISBN 13: 9780847848614
Pages: 256
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Title: Cecil Beaton at Home

Cecil Beaton at Home focuses on two homes dear to Beaton's heart--Ashcombe House, near the Wiltshire village of Tollard Royal, and Reddish House, located in Broad Chalke, another village in the same county--as well as London's Pelham Place ...
Author(s): Andrew Ginger
ISBN 13: 9780847848775
Pages: 368
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Title: Couture Conversations

In an exceptional compilation of the original words of these couturiers, Couture Confessions provides a unique and in-depth look at the lives and work of these fashion icons.
Author(s): Pamela Golbin
ISBN 13: 9780847849031
Pages: 240
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Title: Chanel and Her World: Friends, Fashion, and Fame

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (1883?1971) is a fashion icon unlike any other. She invented modern clothing for women: at the height of the Belle poque, she stripped women of their corsets and feathers, bobbed their hair, put them in bathing suits, and sent them out to get tanned in the sun. She introduced slacks, costume jewelry, and the exquisitely comfortable suit. She made the first couture perfumeNo. 5which remains the most popular scent ever created. In this beautiful volume, the glorious life of the incomparable Coco Chanel shines again through hundreds of illustrations and the lively prose of Edmonde Charles-Roux, her official biographer and close friend. Chanel knew and collaborated with the likes of Picasso, Diaghilev, Stravinsky, Cocteau, Jean Renoir, and Viscontieven as she matched their modernist innovations by liberating women from the prison of 19th-century fashion and introducing a whole new concept of elegance. The staggering collection of photographs amassed by the author over decades of friendship with Chanel sheds new light on one of the great stories of the modern age.

 

 A model pictorial biography. ~ New York Times
 
This Chanel biography is as elegantly turned out as its subject. ~ The Washington Post
 
This lavish photo tome brings depth to Chanels sleek faade while revealing the fascinating woman behind it. ~ W
 
Edmonde Charles-Roux (is) one of (Chanels) best biographers. ~ The New Yorker
 
There have been many books about Chanel, but this is the great classic. ~ Art of the Times
 
This beautiful volume contains hundreds of photographs and lively prose by its author, Edmonde Charles-Roux. ~ American Salon
 
Provides insight into the development of her sense of style and underscores the timelessness of her vision. ~ Veranda

Author(s): Edmonde Charles-Roux
ISBN 13: 9780865651593
Pages: 384
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Title: Rowing Blazers

Collects photographs and profiles on the official rowing blazers of universities, schools, colleges, and clubs from around the world.
Author(s): Jack Carlson
ISBN 13: 9780865653160
Pages: 256
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Title: The Haute Couture Atelier: The Artisans of Fashion

Close-up photographs of the ateliers and fashion shows, specially commissioned for this volume, allow readers to follow the progress of work from sketchbook designs to the finished creations on the runway." -- Publisher's description. "Haute Couture Ateliers" takes the reader on a tour of fashion's backstage, inhabited not only by exceptional designers but also by lace makers, weavers, textile finishers, pleaters, jewelers, feather workers, leather makers, embroiderers, and many other special-ized craftspeople. With painstaking attention to detail and exceptional workmanship, they can create anything and everything a designer can imagine. Exquisite photogra-phy captures this unchanged world of small workshops where artisans practice ancient trades--though a number have evolved with the times: while some weavers still use looms, others use high-speed precision machines, guided by proprietary software. Helene Farnault, France's leading authority on haute couture crafts, explains the rarefied hierarchies and mysteries of these extraordinary artisans, bringing talented milliners and trimming experts into the spotlight. "Through splashy runway shots, sketches and studies, and behind-the-scenes photos, Farnault familiarizes readers with the most powerful couturiers of our time and the skilled artisans creating their designs."--ArchitecturalDigest.com ..".The book offers a rare start-to-finish glimpse into a world where dreams become reality, for these artisans are the people to whom fashion's top designers turn to make the impossible possible. As Helene Farnault writes, 'Whether their creations are restrained or daring, traditional or revolutionary, simple or luxurious, couturiers could not exist without craftspeople...Equally the craftspeople could not exist without the designers. They are mutually dependent.' Put another away: It's the most beautifully successful codependent relationship we've ever seen." --Celebrated Living "This unfettered access to the best fashion artisans on the planet is a gift for any true fashion lover - and frankly, anyone remotely creative."--Franki Durbin
Author(s): Hilhne Farnault;
ISBN 13: 9780865653177
Pages: 288
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Title: Harper's Bazaar: Greatest Hits

Harpers Bazaar is Americas longest-running fashion magazine, revered for its style-setting contributions to fashion, photography, and graphic design. Under the direction of Glenda Bailey in this decade, the magazine has maintained its position as a prominent cultural icon. Bailey is known for commissioning dazzling visual features that frame fashion in the context of contemporary pop culture and aesthetics. Shot by well-known photographers and featuring supermodels and supercelebrities, Bazaars fashion photography is always beautifuland entertaining. Harpers Bazaar: Greatest Hits is a collection of more than 300 photographs that chronicle the best fashion of our time. A celebration of fashion, a romp through a riotous and eventful decade, and a banquet of contemporary imagery, Harpers Bazaar: Greatest Hits is also a glamorous object in itself.

Praise for Harper's Bazaar

So if you love pop culture and you love fashion, you'll want to pick up a copy of Harpers Bazaar: Greatest Hits, a new book thats packed with both.
Cosmopolitan.com

The images, taken by some of the worlds greatest photographers, are awe-inspiring.
ARTINFO

Its been 10 years since editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey took the reins at Harpers Bazaar, and the magazine is celebrating the milestone with a splashy coffee table book. Harpers Bazaar: Greatest Hits (Abrams) illustrates Bailey and creative director Stephen Gans tenure through more than 300 colorful images, organized chronologically. The mags memorable moments also include essays from luminaries like Patti Smith and our own Arianna Huffington, who wrote about the politics of fashion prior to the 2008 presidential election.
Stylelist.com

This book is a fashion lovers dream. 
WhoWhatWear.com

 

Author(s): Glenda Bailey
ISBN 13: 9781419700705
Pages: 320
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Title: Vogue: The Editor's Eye

Vogue: The Editors Eye celebrates the pivotal role the fashion editor has played in shaping Americas sense of style since the magazines launch 120 years ago. Drawing on Vogues exceptional archive, this book focuses on the work of eight of the magazines legendary fashion editors (including Polly Mellen, Babs Simpson, and Grace Coddington) who collaborated with photographers, stylists, and designers to create the images that have had an indelible impact on the fashion world and beyond. Featuring the work of world-renowned photographers such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Annie Leibovitz and model/muses, including Marilyn Monroe, Verushka, and Linda Evangelista, The Editors Eye is a lavishly illustrated look at the visionary editors whose works continue to reverberate in the culture today.

Praise for Vogue: The Editor's Eye:

Selected in Guide to coffee table books as holiday gifts. Associated Press

What makes a great fashion image? A new book, The Editors Eye, celebrates the work of Vogues boundary-pushing fashion editors. Vogue

Vogue: The Editors Eye is the perfect gift book for anyone with an interest in fashion or photography or brilliant book design. No electronic tablet yet created can duplicate the sheer visual pleasure of paging through this gorgeous book. Connecticut Post

Told via in-depth interviews with each of these visionaries, Vogue: The Editors Eye gives a glimpse into the process, proving that the magazines cutting-edge fashion spreads are as much about editorial point of view as they are about model-photographer-designer collaboration. BookPage.com

Vogue: The Editors Eye tells how the vision, creativity (and lets not forget lavish budgets) possessed by eight fashion editors from 1947 to the present have produced the striking layouts that are the magazine's signature. The Denver Post

Author(s): Conde Nast
ISBN 13: 9781419704406
Pages: 416
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Title: Tim Walker: Story Teller

A stunning photography collection from world-renowned fashion photographer Tim Walker, Story Teller showcases his signature fantastic style with some of the biggest names in fashion and contemporary culture. Walker is one of the most exciting photographers of our time, and his flamboyant styleoften tongue-in-cheek but always exquisitely executedplaces him in the line of brilliant eccentrics from Cecil Beaton to David LaChapelle. Showcasing 170 photographs through Walkers most recent work, the book features many A-listers in fashion and Hollywood, including Tilda Swinton, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alber Elbaz. The book includes a foreword by Kate Bush, an introduction by writer Robin Muir, and an afterword by Tim Walker.

Praise for Tim Walker: Story Teller:

A delight. The New York Times

Youll delight in the fashion photographers visual daydreams. DuJour magazine

Selected in Guide to coffee table books as holiday gifts. Associated Press

I cant wait to have his greatest hits in one book. W magazine

This book will make you stretch your own imagination as well. The Denver Post

Author(s): Robin Muir
ISBN 13: 9781419705083
Pages: 256
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Title: Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury Updated Edition

The first in depth portrait of one of the world's best known luxury brands, this elegant volume traces the remarkable history of the House of Vuitton, which has been making practical but stylish luggage, handbags and accessories for more ...
Author(s): Paul-Gerard Pasols;Pierre Leonforte
ISBN 13: 9781419705564
Pages: 560
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Title: Tory Burch

The fashion designer recounts her life and rise as a successful businesswoman, discussing the the sources of inspiration for her work, including her parents, children, fashion designers, artists, photographers, and interior designers.
Author(s): Tory Burch
ISBN 13: 9781419707476
Pages: 240
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Title: Vanity Fair 100 Years

Author(s): Graydon Carter
ISBN 13: 9781419708633
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Title: W: Stories

"W magazine is renowned for its avant-garde fashion stories ... This volume gathers [11] of the most remarkable stories, each in its entirety, along with never-before-seen outtakes.
Author(s): Stefano Tonchi
ISBN 13: 9781419714177
Pages: 256
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Title: Alexander McQueen

First published by V&A Publishing to accompany the exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in 2015 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London.
Author(s): Claire Wilcox
ISBN 13: 9781419717239
Pages: 352
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