Author: Petra Collins
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Category: Photography, Artistic
The first monograph by photographer Petra Collins presents the world of a thoroughly modern creative. Since bursting into the zeitgeist, the precocious Petra Collins has captured the hearts of the art and fashion worlds alike. Collins champions an inclusive mode of representation that inspires young women to celebrate how they live now and their agency in creating their image. When Collins shoots--in series ranging from controversial self-portraits to emotionally charged and intensely colored works--she operates on the joys, excitement, tedium, and madness of growing up in today's interconnected kingdom of images. Revealing personal essays, Polaroids, and contributions by the women who inspire her unveil the unassuming grace at the center of campaigns for Gucci and Adidas, films for the Tate, and countless editorials as photographer and subject. Collins embodies the best qualities of the emerging creative community she fosters in curatorial projects like The Ardorous: generous, collaborative, and open.
Author: Petra Collins
Curated by one of today's most sought-after photographers, this collection of work by young female artists captures the voices and visions that are shaping a generation of women. 21-year-old Canadian photographer Petra Collins is leading the way in a contemporary girl power revolution that proves feminism and sexuality aren't mutually exclusive. Babe includes work by Collins as well as over 30 artists who have been part of her online collective The Ardorous. Though their work is aesthetically varied, it all represents a current zeitgeist characterized by explorations of female identity, scrutinization of the role of the Internet and social media, and a penchant for pastel colors. The artists in the book, such as Arvida Bystrom, Sandy Kim, Harley Weir, Jeanette Hayes, and Kristie Muller, hail from a variety of places, including New York, London, Moscow, Stockholm, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Toronto. Together they reflect an all-accepting, affirming, distinctly female point of view that teens and young women everywhere can respond to. With a Foreword by Tavi Gevinson, writer, actress, fashion blogger, and creator of the online magazine Rookie, this is an inspiring collection for a new generation of creative, forward thinking women.
Author: John Tranter
Publisher: Black Inc.
In this book, the editor selects the most vigorous, varied and interesting poems of the last year. This sparkling collection shines a light on the phantasmagorial nature of poetry, evoking images, transformations and events that range from the playful to the melancholy by way of exuberance and satire.
Images Banned from Instagram
Author: Arvida Byström,Chris Kraus,Molly Soda
Featuring photographs that have been banned from Instagram, this generously illustrated book explores modern censorship. Instagram's user guidelines prohibit posting "violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic, or sexually suggestive photos." Unsurprisingly, these policies have been a source of tension and debate for many creatives who use the social media platform as a means of self-expression. Having received many takedown notices themselves, artists Arvida Byström and Molly Soda put out an open call asking avid Instagrammers to submit their own censored images. The result is this collection of pictures from well-known and emerging IG users including Petra Collins, Rupi Kaur, Amalia Ulman, Lina Scheynius, Harley Weir, and dozens more. The book features a wide range of subject matter, from body image and sexual relationships to menstruation and nude selfies. Pushing the boundaries of social media guidelines and social mores, this book reveals a fascinating picture of 21st century society's complex views on the image of the human body and censorship.
Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze
Author: Charlotte Jansen
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
A new generation of female artists is emerging who have grown up in a culture saturated with social media and selfies. This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art. Forty artists are featured, all of whose principal subject matter is either themselves or other women. Each is accompanied by a short profile based on personal interviews with the author, giving a fascinating insight into this exciting shift in female creativity.
Author: Thomas Ryba
This book explores the nature and implications of positive, creative, and loving mimesis and brings together the interdisciplinary fields of Girardian studies and creativity studies. Scientists, philosophers, psychologists, theologians and ancient thinkers are brought into dialog with conceptions of mimetic desire, scapegoating, and hominization.
Author: Will McBride
A chronicle of the struggles, bravado, and irrepressible sexuality of young men. Will McBride, an American who has spent his adult life in Germany, has made one of the great extended photographic portraits of male adolescence, created over the course of his forty-year career as a photographer. In his studio work and in his reportage for such magazines as Twen, McBride has focused on young men as they come to terms with their inner and outer development. McBride creates a portrait of the young male that is more revealing than those available in countless books, plays, movies, and television shows. In his work, young men discover the power of their own sexuality, fall in love, suffer the imposition of the regimentation of study and religion, seek comfort, flaunt their courage, and play with the unfettered, goofy energy of boys. Clearly made in collaboration with his subjects, McBride's photographs are as telling and sensual as they are unforgettable.
A Century of Fashion Photography
Author: Paul Martineau
Publisher: Getty Publications
In 1911 the French publisher Lucien Vogel challenged Edward Steichen to create the first artistic, rather than merely documentary, fashion photographs, a moment that is now considered to be a turning point in the history of fashion photography. As fashion changed over the next century, so did the photography of fashion. Steichen’s modernist approach was forthright and visually arresting. In the 1930s the photographer Martin Munkácsi pioneered a gritty, photojournalistic style. In the 1960s Richard Avedon encouraged his models to express their personalities by smiling and laughing, which had often been discouraged previously. Helmut Newton brought an explosion of sexuality into fashion images and turned the tables on traditional gender stereotypes in the 1970s, and in the 1980s Bruce Weber and Herb Ritts made male sexuality an important part of fashion photography. Today, following the integration of digital technology, teams like Inez & Vinoodh and Mert & Marcus are reshaping our notion of what is acceptable—not just aesthetically but also technically and conceptually—in a fashion photograph. This lavishly illustrated survey of one hundred years of fashion photography updates and reevaluates this history in five chronological chapters by experts in photography and fashion history. It includes more than three hundred photographs by the genre’s most famous practitioners as well as important but lesser-known figures, alongside a selection of costumes, fashion illustrations, magazine covers, and advertisements.
Author: Lauren Greenfield
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Revealing and insightful, Lauren Greenfield's classic monograph on the lives of American girls is back in print. Greenfield's award-winning photographs capture the ways in which girls are affected by American popular culture. With an eye for both the common and the eccentric, she visits girls of all ages, discussing issues ranging from eating disorders and self-mutilation to spring break and prom. With more than 100 mesmerizing photographs, 18 interviews, and an introduction by social and cultural historian Joan Jacobs Brumberg, this book is as vital and relevant now as when it was first published.
Author: Omar Sosa,Nacho Alegre,Marco Velardi
Apartamento is widely recognized as today's most influential interiors magazine. International, well-designed, and simply written since 2008, it is an indispensable resource for individuals who are passionate about the way they live. Apartamento breaks the traditional magazine boundaries that separate home design from homeowner, and offers readers a glimpse inside the lived-in, often cluttered homes of celebrities and industry legends such as REM frontman Michael Stipe and indie screen queen Chloë Sevigny. The World of Apartamento is a celebration of the magazine's 10th anniversary and features the best and most inspirational interiors from the publication's pages. Like the magazine itself, the book is a carefully developed editorial mix--high-quality writing and beautiful photography--that communicates genuine stories and intimate moments. With more than 300 photographs and an eclectic mix of subjects like François Halard, Glenn O'Brien, Florence Welch, Paz de la Huerta, and more, the book is an inspiring look at individual design choices.
Author: Tavi Gevinson
Publisher: Penguin Books
David Dyer's astonishing novel The Midnight Watchis based on the true story of the SS Californian, the ship that sawtheTitanic'sdistress rockets and yet, unfathomably, did nothing. A psychological thriller. Sometimes the smallest of human failings can lead to the greatest of disasters On a wretchedly cold night in the North Atlantic, a steamer stopped in an icefield sees the glow of another ship on the horizon. Just after midnight the first of eight distress rockets is fired. Why did theCalifornian look on while theTitanicsank? As soon as Boston Americanreporter John Steadman lays eyes on the man who stood the midnight watch on the Californian, he knows there's another story lurking behind the official one. Herbert Stone must have seen something, and yet his ship did nothing while the calamity took place. Now Stone, under his captain's orders, must carry his secret in silence, while Steadman is determined to find it out. So begins a strange dance around the truth by these three men. Haunted by the fifteen hundred who went to their deaths in those icy waters, and by the loss of his own baby son years earlier, Steadman must either find redemption in the Titanic's tragedy or lose himself. Based on true events, The Midnight Watchis at once a heart-stopping mystery and a deeply knowing novel - about the frailty of men, the strength of women, the capriciousness of fate and the price of loyalty.
How Girls See the World
Author: Amanda de Cadenet
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Category: Documentary photography
Collection of photographs from social media movement #girlgaze.
Author: Daniel Gaujac
This book celebrates Pernod Ricard's faithful restoration of Gustav Eiffel's iconic distillery built in Thuir in 1873, the origin of many of France's most distinguished aperitifs, including Pernod Absinthe, Byrrh, Lillet, Ricard and Suze.The first part of this book provides a photographic tour of the distillery, revealing rarely seen images of the antique oak casks, copper pots and bubbling laboratory equipment, against the backdrop of Eiffel's 19th-century stained glass windows and intricate ironwork. The Thuir distillery also boasts a recently refurbished bar, styled in the manner of the quintessential English club. Part two links the past with the present through a series of portraits and interviews with 25 of the world's most accomplished and renowned bartenders and mixologists, who reveal the secrets (together with a few shared recipes) behind some of the most delicious drinks invented since the creation of absinthe.
Author: Chloe Sevigny,Kim Gordon
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Category: Performing Arts
A celebration of the eclectic and daring personal style of the actress and contemporary fashion icon Chloë Sevigny--famous for looking cool without looking like she's trying. Chloë Sevigny has been a muse in the downtown creative scene for over three decades, beginning in the early '90s when she modelled for Sassy, appeared in a Sonic Youth music video, and then starred in the controversial independent movie Kids (1995). Her quirky and avant-garde fashion sense was quickly noticed by indie magazines and the world's top photographers. Since then, she has starred in dozens of films and television series, in addition to starting a fashion label with the trendy global boutique Opening Ceremony. This volume is a deeply personal illustrated chronicle of the evolution of Sevigny's unique style throughout her career: from a teenage skater girl to award-winning film actress and fashion designer. The book includes early personal photos of Chloë taken by her high school friends; film stills; modelling appearances for brands such as Miu Miu and Chloé; magazine editorials for Purple, i-D, and The Face by top photographers such as Mark Borthwick, Terry Richardson, and Juergen Teller; and homages by artists such as Elizabeth Peyton and Karen Kilimnik. Additionally, Sevigny shares some of her treasured personal memorabilia, such as casting fliers, Polaroids, zines, and pages from her day planners. This volume will appeal to the legions of global Chloë fans and fashion industry followers, as well as a mainstream audience who will find this book an inspirational style bible.
Author: Melissa Broder
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From acclaimed poet and creator of the popular twitter account @SoSadToday comes the darkly funny and brutally honest collection of essays that Roxane Gay called "sad and uncomfortable and their own kind of gorgeous." Melissa Broder always struggled with anxiety. In the fall of 2012, she went through a harrowing cycle of panic attacks and dread that wouldn't abate for months. So she began @sosadtoday, an anonymous Twitter feed that allowed her to express her darkest feelings, and which quickly gained a dedicated following. In SO SAD TODAY, Broder delves deeper into the existential themes she explores on Twitter, grappling with sex, death, love low self-esteem, addiction, and the drama of waiting for the universe to text you back. With insights as sharp as her humor, Broder explores--in prose that is both ballsy and beautiful, aggressively colloquial and achingly poetic--questions most of us are afraid to even acknowledge, let alone answer, in order to discover what it really means to be a person in this modern world.
Author: Tavi Gevinson
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
A single-subject anthology about the heart's most powerful emotion, edited by Tavi Gevinson. Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen essays, poems, comics, and interviews from contributors like Jenny Zhang, Emma Straub, Hilton Als, Janet Mock, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Gabourey Sidibe, Mitski, Alessia Cara, Etgar Keret, Margo Jefferson, Sarah Manguso, Durga Chew-Bose, and many more!
Author: Valerie Phillips
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Celebrating the unique fashion sensibility of fearless young women and the spirit of girl power.A generation of girls grew up with Valerie Phillips s work pinned on their bedroom walls. The self-confessed Peter Pan is famous for capturing the essence of female youth girls who boldly unravel their individual quirks before the camera, with loads of spark and beautifully unpredictable things going on in their heads. In this personally curated volume, Phillips has selected her best work from her limited-edition, self-published books, as well as images from editorials, advertising, and music albums, featuring It Girls such as Sienna Miller, Daisy Lowe, and Florence Welch." Another Girl Another Planet" gives a personal and instinctive view of the girl experience, with honest portraits of young women captured uninhibited in their unique universes. These images celebrate the exploration of personal style, the female spirit, the beauty found in idiosyncracy, and the fierceness that comes from the weird, crazy, cool day-to-day of being a girl. Produced with four unique covers, this empowering volume will be a treasured collector s item and serve as an indispensable and inspirational style guide for young women."
Female Photography Now
Author: Fiona Rogers,Max Houghton
Category: Photography, Artistic
A survey of the greatest female photographers working today, created as a platform to showcase important work that might otherwise be marginalized in the still male-dominated photography community