THE IMAGIST Search Archives Contact   

books

CURRENT READING: NOSTALGIA IN VOGUE: RIZZOLI

"Nostalgia In Vogue" hits stores in early Nov  and that  makes it a quintessential Christmas item"Nostalgia In Vogue" hits stores in early Nov and that makes it a quintessential Christmas item

“I had read too many stories about magazines losing image troves, whether because they were poorly maintained, thrown out by accident, or deemed unimportant to posterity. But you need only visit any designer’s studio and see the vintage portraits and fashion photographs pinned to the wall to understand that these pictures carry weight; that they are points of reference and inspiration, not simply commercial images made to sell dresses.”

Anna Wintour in the foreword to Nostalgia In Vogue.

I recall a brilliant writer , (I believe it was Hilton Als) expressing the discouraging sentiment that in fashion, people are suspicious of words and the people who ply too heavily in them.

CURRENT READING: Marisa Berenson: A Life in Pictures: Steven Meisel (Editor), Jason Duzansky (Design): Rizzoli

Fashion’s Night Out : Donna Karan store : 819 Madison Avenue from 5:30-8PM:  Marisa Berenson Book Event: Serious New York GlamFashion’s Night Out : Donna Karan store : 819 Madison Avenue from 5:30-8PM: Marisa Berenson Book Event: Serious New York Glam

CURRENT READING: MANUAL OF TYPOGRAPHY: GIAMBATTISTA BODINI: TASCHEN

Bodini's four  self-declared principles: uniformity of design, sharpness and neatness, good taste, and charmBodini's four self-declared principles: uniformity of design, sharpness and neatness, good taste, and charm

Anybody who designs

CURRENT READING: AS LITTLE DESIGN AS POSSIBLE: DIETER RAMS: PHAIDON

If you design anything, clothes, pages, websites, rooms, industrial objects, you will find inspiration in this monographIf you design anything, clothes, pages, websites, rooms, industrial objects, you will find inspiration in this monograph

"Why on earth do we need another book about me?"
Dietar Rams' initial response to the proposition of "As Little Design As Possible"

EAGERLY ANTICIPATING: Michael Dweck: Habana Libre (Damiani editore, Italy)

"A socially connected group of keenly observant artists, glamorous models, filmmakers, musicians and writers ""A socially connected group of keenly observant artists, glamorous models, filmmakers, musicians and writers "

"Behind the clichéd press images of vintage cars, crumbling buildings, peeling paint and a struggling unhappy people held back from progress, lays a hidden society of Cuba's most influential people - the creative class. It is a socially connected group of keenly observant artists, glamorous models, filmmakers, musicians and writers captured in an elaborate dance of survival and success. Their lives are a constant play of appearances; they are the privileged class in a classless society."

Michael Dweck: Habana Libre

CURRENT READING: THE BOOMBOX PROJECT: LYLE OWERKO

this vital book explores its subject with a respect and gravitas that vindicates as much as it veneratesthis vital book explores its subject with a respect and gravitas that vindicates as much as it venerates

"Turn up the volume on your boombox, whatever the size, and let the capstan wheels of the tape deck drive a favorite mix tape to life. As the defiant voice of punk rock legend Joe strummer said "This is Radio Clash using audio ammunition..."

Lyle Owerko, December 12 2009, New York.

CURRENT READING: History of Beauty and On Ugliness : Umberto Eco

When Eco moves to the dark side he serves up a deep meditation on depictions of  evil, depravity, and darknessWhen Eco moves to the dark side he serves up a deep meditation on depictions of evil, depravity, and darkness

A treatise on beauty you expect. That's a great tradition.

Syndicate content
Taste is a dictatorship.

Syndicate

Syndicate content

Who's online