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Bob Dylan: NYC 1961-1964
Back in 1961, photographer Ted Russell started capturing a relatively unknown Bob Dylan when the young artist had just moved to NYC. Russell shot the 20-year-old songwriter, recently signed to Columbia Records at the time, hanging out in his Greenwich...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Demythologizing Kurt Cobain Named for a mixtape Kurt Cobain made in 1988, Brett Morgen's "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" promises to be insightful and dramatic. Morgen initially thought the film (the first authorized documentary since Cobain's...
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The Weegee Guide to New York
For press photographer Weegee (born Usher Fellig), New York City was his muse; he spent his lifetime documenting urban life without prejudice, from spectators at gruesome crime scenes to elevator operator strikes to the crowds at Coney Island. In the...
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10 Corso Como Bookshop
10 Corso Como needs no introduction—Carla Sozzani's brain-child was born more than 20 years ago and is considered to be the very first concept store in the world. A passionate art collector and fashion enthusiast, Sozzani has created a unique place...
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Halsband Portraits
The publication of "Halsband Portraits," Michael Halsband's first book dedicated exclusively to portraiture, debuts alongside a tightly edited selection of his work, on view at New York's National Arts Club. For the photographer—who toured with the...
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Andy Warhol: The Complete Commissioned Record Covers
Charting the influence and legacy of Andy Warhol, it's clear there's no area of pop culture he didn't dabble in or leave an indelible mark on. Music was a major area of exploration for the late artist, acting as a producer and art director for The...
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The Fisherman's Son
One fateful day, a surfer visiting the small Chilean town of Punta de Lobos gave a broken surfboard to one of the local kids playing in the shore break. This child was Ramón Navarro, the son of a subsistence fisherman born and raised on the ocean...
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Manufacturing Renaissance Pop-Up Book
Once upon a time, there was young tailor who decided to move from Naples to Soragna, a small town in the north of Italy. Thanks to his skill and passion, the tailor's little workshop grew and eventually became a factory capable of making beautiful...
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Photography Visionaries
There's no shortage of beautiful, high-quality photography books on offer, but it's always a pleasure to leaf through a tome and be transported to the time and place each photo represents. It's rare for a photography book to consider the larger place...
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550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs
To demonstrate the sheer creativity and vision of over 150 designers across the globe, Kristi O'Meara and Audrey Victoria Keiffer—founders of Chicago's The Patternbase design studio and online archive—have partnered with publisher Thames and Hudson...
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Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break
Sweden consistently ranks near the top in coffee consumption per capita and that's largely thanks to (along with long hours of darkness in the winter) the fika: a once or twice-daily coffee break with a snack that's something of a cultural institution...
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The Good Copy, Melbourne
Born out of a love of words and a desire to support emerging and freelance writers, Melbourne's The Good Copy is a writing studio, publisher, grammar school, shop and community library. From offering creative services for corporate clients to publishing...
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Traveling + Art = The Jaunt Book
Few things are as inspiring as discovering new places, and few people need constant inspiration as much as artists. That’s the idea behind art and travel concept The Jaunt, which was launched by Jeroen Smeets in 2013 and has already resulted in some...
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Going Out is Going In: Photography for a Cause
When Ansel Adams received his first camera at the age of 14, there was no telling the artistic legacy the American wilderness photographer would leave. Creativity aside, Adams' extensive portfolio was—and remains—an instrumental force in building momentum...
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The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings
Following his enthralling 2014 TED Talk, Marc Kushner of Architizer has crafted the latest addition to the TED Books library. To explore how media influences architecture around the world Kushner focuses on 100 high-concept structures, ranging from...
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Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work
Since 2006, Behance has been the platform for emerging creators with vision and desire. More than a place to store one's work, it's a tool for discovery employed by agencies and organizations the world around. An acquisition by Adobe in 2012 only...
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BIG. HOT TO COLD Book
As anyone in NYC can attest, new construction in the city has tended toward the unimaginative, with boxy glass and steel condos popping up where elegant, conscious architecture once existed. Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of the eponymous Bjarke...
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Singularity&Co's Campaign to Save Sci Fi
Brooklyn-based bookstore and publishing fixture Singularity&Co has expanded its commitment to rescuing pulp fiction from the past with a Kickstarter campaign called Save the Sci Fi: The Next Generation. In the campaign to resurrect rare, forgotten...
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Kin: Pieter Hugo
South African photographer Pieter Hugo has released "Kin," a stunning book of images that are deeply personal; featuring photos of friends, family members and of himself in the backdrop of his native country—"a place defined by centuries of political...
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Cycling Climbs: Twenty Art Prints
Since the Tour de France route changes every year, the announcement of where the ride will take the peloton is a highly anticipated event. For riders and fans alike, a tour doesn't quite have the "je ne sais quoi" without a visit to the Alpe d'Huez...
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The Aftermath of 40 Days of Dating: The Book
While NYC-based designers and friends Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman completed their experiment "40 Days of Dating" last summer, devoted readers (into the millions) who followed every bit of documentation are all dying to know: what happened next...
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Tokyo Camera Style
Though smartphones might take the bulk of our daily point-and-shoot photography, street shooting with film is alive and well—especially in Tokyo. Throughout the '90s and early aughts, Japanese camera-makers from Contax to Nikon produced a range of...
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Huck Magazine: Paddle Against The Flow
Drawing on its decade-long history covering a broad range of counterculture, London-based Huck Magazine recently took stock of the greatest nuggets of wisdom from leading wave-makers who have graced the publication's pages. The result is "Paddle...
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