Most expensive new book arrives in NY from Italy

Most expensive new book arrives in NY from Italy

December 2nd, 2008 | Books, Italy

The Associated Press: “Valued at well over $100,000, a 62-pound handmade tome depicting the life and work of Michelangelo has arrived at the New York Public Library, fresh from publication in Italy. The velvet- and marble-bound book will go on public display next Tuesday. It… Read More

Designers Review of Books

Designers Review of Books

November 19th, 2008 | Blogs, Books, Design

Interesting new blog! Designers Review of Books: “Design books are often expensive and contrary – sometimes the book is worth having for the physical production values alone, sometimes for the images, sometimes for the words and, occasionally, for all three. We wanted to cover those… Read More

DEFinition – The Art And Design Of Hip-Hop

DEFinition – The Art And Design Of Hip-Hop

November 17th, 2008 | Books, Design, Fashion, Music, Street Art, USA

Hip-Hop has done more to shape popular culture at large than any other genre of music. From the clothing we wear, to the cars we drive and even the way we speak, Hip-Hop’s influence has spread to nearly every aspect of our daily lives. What… Read More

Book Review – 'Loot – The Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World,' by Sharon Waxman

Book Review – 'Loot – The Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World,' by Sharon Waxman

November 12th, 2008 | Art Theft, Books

NYTimes.com: “Loot is an ugly word. Derived from Hindi and Sanskrit, it emerged in British India, where it no doubt proved useful in describing some of the more sordid transactions of empire. In the 20th century, it was applied to Jewish art collections systematically plundered… Read More

Benya Krik – The King of Odessa

Benya Krik – The King of Odessa

November 12th, 2008 | Books, Film, Literature, Ukraine

Wikipedia: “Benya Krik (Russian: Беня Крик) is a fictional Russian gangster of Jewish descent, whose gang of thugs is the main subject of Isaak Babel‘s collection of short stories The Odessa Tales. He also plays a prominent role in Babel’s play Sunset. Krik, who is… Read More

Brion Gysin and William Burroughs

Brion Gysin and William Burroughs

November 12th, 2008 | Books, Videos

Excerpt of rare footage of Brion Gysin and William Burroughs, Burroughs talking about his next novel “The Wild Boys”

Book: Ken Adam Designs the Movies: James Bond and Beyond

Book: Ken Adam Designs the Movies: James Bond and Beyond

November 11th, 2008 | Architecture, Books, Design, Film

Thames & Hudson: “This book takes us from design sketches for his earliest films, including Around the World in Eighty Days, through his Oscar-winning work with Stanley Kubrick, to production designs for what are probably his most celebrated films – seven James Bond movies, which… Read More

Sam Ita's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Sam Ita's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

November 4th, 2008 | Books, Graphic Art, Kids, Videos

Sam Ita shows us how he paper engineered the pop-up book “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” Video is accompanied by music from Pegasus XL of Athens, GA.

Book: Seven Days in the Art World

Book: Seven Days in the Art World

October 31st, 2008 | Art Market, Books

Artworld Salon : “Sarah Thornton’s book Seven Days in the Art World, which documents the frenzied peak of the recent art boom, arrives next week in American bookstores, just as that boom appears to be sputtering out. Some would call this bad timing. In fact,… Read More

Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair Returns

Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair Returns

October 31st, 2008 | Art Fairs, Books, USA

PAPERMAG: “Printed Matter, which specializes in rare art publications, sits in the heart of Chelsea, among the galleries and at the center of the New York art world. A. A. Bronson, the store’s executive director, says they have been able to stay afloat because the… Read More