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Chris Ware (Monographics)
Chris Ware (Monographics)
by Daniel Raeburn
Staff Pick
Similar in sentiment to artist Joseph Cornell's three-dimensional work, Chris Ware's drawings and sculpture remind me of enchanting collections of objects lost and found. In this new monograph, Daniel Raeburn closely examine's Ware's work methods and... (read more)

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Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
by John M. Carrera
Staff Pick
This "visual dictionary of curiosities" is charming, quirky, and endlessly entertaining. (It's also very hard to put down.) Fascinating images reproduced from wood engravings illustrate words from albatross and abracadabra to zibeth and zodiac."... (read more)

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1000 Extra Ordinary Objects
1000 Extra Ordinary Objects
by Taschen
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Every culture on this earth is united by one thing (and it's not a desire for world peace): the manufacture and desire to possess useless crap. The editors of Colors magazine have scoured all ends of this stupid planet to document 1000 examples of... (read more)

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Postsecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
Postsecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
by Frank Warren
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In the movie, In the Mood for Love, Tony Leung whispers his most secret thoughts into a hole in the ruined temple of Angkor Wat. In Bethlehem, pilgrims write out their prayers and wishes and stuff them into tiny cracks between the bricks at the Western... (read more)

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Hong Kong Apothecary: A Visual History of Chinese Medicine Packaging
Hong Kong Apothecary: A Visual History of Chinese Medicine Packaging
by Simon Go
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With the art of medicine in China changing with advancements of modern technology, many of these traditional medicaments are long gone. Marketing & packaging these ointments and tinctures, from dog bites to kidney stones are now beautifully covered in... (read more)

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1000 Tattoos (Taschen 25)
1000 Tattoos (Taschen 25)
by Henk Schiffmacher
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If you're looking for the perfect tiny butterfly to grace your ankle, you won't find it here. Brimming with images that will inspire, impress, amuse, intrigue, and perhaps offend, 1000 Tattoos is not for the faint of heart. Then again, neither is getting... (read more)

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Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall
Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall
by Will Ellsworth-Jones
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Banksy, like graffiti and street art in general, often inspires impassioned reactions and fervent opinions. His artwork, speaking for itself as it so easily does, is seen either as mindless vandalism and wanton destruction of property or as creative... (read more)

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Reinventing the Wheel
Reinventing the Wheel
by Jessica Helfand
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From circular slide rules to Captain Marvel decoders, Helfand's collection exhibits the variety and remarkable usefulness of these ingenious and beautifully designed tools. Helfand writes, "these paper artifacts are somehow philosophically united in... (read more)

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Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings
Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings
by Yoko Ono
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Hand this book to any Yoko-hater and watch as the corners of their mouth tremble, resisting a disarmed smile. This work (originally published in 1970) is probably, properly, "Fluxist," though it takes that project even further from the gallery than any... (read more)

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Unfashion
Unfashion
by Tibor Kalman
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Whether you like the late Tibor Kalman's work or not, this book is a delightfully unconventional view of contemporary fashion, demonstrating the creative and similar ways that people around the world adorn their bodies at work and play. Done without text... (read more)

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Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion
Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion
by Paul Grushkin and Dennis King
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The follow-up to The Art of Rock, this striking collection of modern rock posters demonstrates the innovation of today's designers on an international scale. Showcasing the finest pieces from an array of artists with an eclectic mix of styles, this... (read more)

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
by Andrew Bolton
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"I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists. I have to force people to look at things." Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty offers a stunning retrospective of the late... (read more)

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The Designer's Lexicon: The Illustrated Dictionary of Design, Printing, and Computer Terms
The Designer's Lexicon: The Illustrated Dictionary of Design, Printing, and Computer Terms
by Alastair Campbell
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Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story
Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story
by Paul Shaw
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I think Paul Shaw is a genius, but perhaps you disagree. His website's marvelously pedantic Blue Pencil series can have a polarizing effect on readers, and I wouldn't blame those who are quickly overwhelmed with the point-by-point exploration of... (read more)

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The Designer's Guide to Color Combinations
The Designer's Guide to Color Combinations
by Leslie Cabarga
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What My Daughter Wore
What My Daughter Wore
by Jennifer Williams
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I do not have a daughter of my own, but as soon as I saw this, I instantly fell in love. The illustrations come from a Brooklyn mother who drew (and also documents on her blog of the same name) what her tween daughter and her daughter's friends were... (read more)

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Soak, Wash, Rinse, Spin: Tolleson Design
Soak, Wash, Rinse, Spin: Tolleson Design
by Steven Tolleson
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Judge This
Judge This
by Chip Kidd
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Fortune: The Art of Covering Business
Fortune: The Art of Covering Business
by Fortune
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Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris
Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris
by Leah Dickerman
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Born in the heart of Europe during World War I, the Dada movement was one of the most significant movements of the historical avant-garde. Displaying a skepticism about accepted values and artistic practices of the 1940s, artists questioned the surreal... (read more)

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