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Saturday, June 23, 2007

5 Big Books I love

Every Saturday I post a list of 5 of my favorite books on any given subject, sometimes it has to do with something I have been focused on during the week, for instance last weeks list on Florida. Today, I am feeling in somewhat of a lazy mood, and have been browsing through some of the big books that sit on my coffee table, and I thought that it might be an interesting list.
The idea of Cabinets of Curiosities have always fascinated me, as I love to collect things. So this book quickly has become one of my favorites, it's like a trip to the Natural History Museum, in the comfort of your own home.

Warhol's work presented in a large format like this seems to do it more justice. This 15lb book covers Warhol's whole life and includes not just great reproductions of his work, but copies of letters and photo's of friends and acquaintances. Even for people who have Warhol books, this is a fresh look, that will hold something new for everyone.

Well it's no surprise this made my list, Candida Hoffer is one of my favorite photographers and when the lens is turned to Libraries, the result is extraordinary. This is one of my favorite gifts for book lovers and is always well received.

This book has been on other lists of mine I know, but I think it is one of the best homages to a city I have ever seen. Aside from the great photography, the way the book has been put together it tells the story of the city through its often maligned architecture.

This is just a great piece of fantasy. The world of fashion photography at its shining best. I might not be able to find a thing to wear here, but it sure inspires you to look.


Fairfax said...

I want the Cabinet of Natural Curiosities, but can't quite justify the cost right now.

The Peak of Chic said...

I love my Curiosities book, but I don't have the others. Off to the bookstore!