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The History and Art of COMME des GARCONS in TASCHEN’s Rei Kawakubo Archive

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 15, 2012
Another new TASCHEN addition, this fashion hardcover examines the history and art behind Rei Kawakubo’s brand. Japanese fashion house COMME des GARCONS has a special vision when it comes to design that extends beyond clothing to furniture, arch...

TASCHEN Chronicles 30 Years of Yohji Yamamoto

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 15, 2012
New to TASCHEN’s fashion titles, this 120-page hardcover chronicles 30 artful years of anti-fashion history in the life of Yohji Yamamoto. Packed with biographical and personal information, images from over three decades of i-D history by photo...

Italian Furniture Icon Kartell Documented in TASCHEN’s The Culture of Plastics

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 13, 2012
German art book publisher TASCHEN documents the story of Italian plastic contemporary furniture icon Kartell in this new title Kartell: The Culture of Plastics. Founded in 1949 by chemical engineer Giulio Castelli at a time when the material applicat...

Pharrell Williams Talks About his Book ‘Places and Spaces I’ve Been’ and Attends His First Book Signing

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 2, 2012
The aim of Pharrell Williams’ book Places and Spaces I’ve Been wasn’t to celebrate his achievements, but rather his moments of enlightenment. Watch as Williams attends his first book signing at BOOKMARC in Los Angeles where adoring...

M.I.A. The Book Video Trailer

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 30, 2012
A groundbreaking and always controversial musician, M.I.A. is as influential as any other artist during the last decade. Joining publisher Rizzoli, the songstress presents the trailer for her widely-available book that tells her story in collages, ph...

ATELIER by NIGO

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 22, 2012
Providing the most in-depth look yet at NIGO’s vast personal collection of rarities and relics is the upcoming ATELIER by NIGO book from Casa Books and Magazinehouse. Due out later this year, the book will span 192 pages and highlight the 42-ye...

Pharrell Williams and Zaha Hadid ‘Places and Spaces I’ve Been’ Excerpt

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 18, 2012
In support of his recently released book Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been with Rizzoli, NOWNESS has dug up an excerpt that illustrates just how many artistic mediums the book covers. Sitting down with Pritzker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid...

Fifty Years of 007 in TASCHEN’s The James Bond Archives

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 17, 2012
It’s been 50 years since James Bond first hit the silver screen and to commemorate, TASCHEN has released The James Bond Archives. First penned by British author Ian Fleming while living in Jamaica, James Bond has gone on to become one of the mo...

100 Years of Menswear Book by Cally Blackman

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 16, 2012
Dress historian, instructor at London’s Central Saint Martins and author Cally Blackman is back with her latest work titled 100 Years of Menswear. Chronicling the ever changing landscape of menswear from the 1900s onwards, Blackman dissects the...

How Book Publishers Survive: Charles Miers of Rizzoli

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 11, 2012
Despite our positioning as an online website, our interest and admiration towards print is unanimous. HYPEBEAST Magazine is a testament to our belief and understanding of print’s unique disposition in media. Upon a visit to the offices of book...

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story – A Book Revealing Behind the Scenes Personalities

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 10, 2012
Just released is the new title Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe. Billing itself as “an unvarnished, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes account of one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America,” the book rev...

Instant: The Story of Polaroid

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 28, 2012
Polaroid is a quintessential example of a company that rose to supreme cult status, only to fall to a near non-existence save for THE IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT’s swift and timely revival. Such a story of business is worth noting down for future refere...

Edison Chen Heads Up the Disney & CLOT ‘Man Is In The Forest’ Retrospect Book

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 5, 2012
CLOT has been an integral part in putting a distinct lifestyle context to the Disney franchise. While the Hong Kong brand’s efforts have mostly been regionally-based, nevertheless their reappropriation has provided an interesting medium for Mic...

Thomas Campbell – Slide Your Brains Out Book

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 3, 2012
Southern California artist and filmmaker Thomas Campbell has spent innumerable hours at the beach as both a surfer, and also as a historian of sorts, photographing and documenting the sport and the water that he so dearly loves. The self-taught photo...

Louis Vuitton to Publish ‘WORLD TOUR’ Book of Vintage Hotel Labels

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 2, 2012
This September marks the release of Louis Vuitton’s WORLD TOUR travel book by Francisca Mattéoli. The book encompasses a unique collection of vintage hotel labels collected by Louis Vuitton’s own grandson, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, set to tel...