In 1976 David Bowie played the role of humanoid alien Thomas Jerome Newton in the British sci-fi film The Man Who Fell To Earth. It was Bowie's first starring role on the silver screen, and this book captures stills and behind-the-scenes images by unit photographer David James. The hardbound book also includes a new introductory essay exploring the shooting of the science fiction cult classic that draws on an interview with James, who provides first-hand insights into the making of the film and his time alongside The Thin White Duke.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, began as a modest research team experimenting with small rockets and turned into one of the greatest technological enterprises ever known. This hardbound book is a visual celebration of NASA's history, with more than 400 historic photographs and rare concept renderings, which were scanned and remastered using the latest technology and reproduced in extra-large size. The book travels from the earliest days of NASA through their current attempt to discover new space systems in the future and is available just in time to celebrate one of NASA's biggest achievements: the 50th anniversary of man's first steps on the moon.
Originally released in 1999 weighing 66 pounds and limited to just 10,000 copies, Helmut Newton. SUMO. was the first in a line of oversized books, celebrating one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. Now you can add it to your own library. Offered in a still-large but less hernia-inducing size and revised by Newton's widow June, it contains high-quality reproductions of the artist's work, ranging from his celebrity portraits to his notorious nudes. It arrives with a perspex display stand, an indication of its importance among any well-curated collection. Sensitive images shown online are intentionally blacked out for the respect of our audience, however the book itself has no censorship.
10.5" x 14.7" / 464 Pages
When it comes to Pop Art or just art in general, few were more influential than Andy Warhol. He turned everyday objects like soup cans and Coke bottles into modern masterpieces and brought celebrity culture out of the Hollywood Hills and into the New York galleries. Even over 30 years after his death, his philosophies on consumerism and materialism are still relevant. In the book Warhol. author Klaus Honnef honors the artist's iconic career through an extensive exploration of his life and work. It's 96 pages feature over 100 quality images of his prints, sculptures, and paintings along with the advertisements, comic strips, and famous figures that inspired them.
Hardcover / 8.3" x 10.2" / 96 pages
Some of us have dreamed of living in a tree house since our youth, others have made that a reality. In this large-format version of his book Tree Houses, Philip Jodidio showcases those imaginative few that have taken the childhood hideouts to new levels. Its 352 pages highlight 50 structures around the world through details about each shelter, a series of whimsical illustrations by Patrick Hruby, and envy-inducing photographs that'll have you scouring the canopies for your own dwelling in the sky.
Hardcover / 10.2" x 13.4" / 352 Pages
Charles and Ray Eames were two of the most influential designers of the 20th Century. While best known for their furniture, they also made notable contributions to the fields of architecture, textile design, manufacturing, and film. Eames by Gloria Koenig and Peter Gössel provides an overview of their work in an easily-digestible format. Found within its 96 pages are over 100 illustrations, a list of all their major works in chronological order, a map showing the locations of their most important buildings, and an overview of their life and work. A terrific addition to the coffee table library of anyone interested in design, architecture, or art.
Hardcover / 8.3" x 10.2"
Though he rejected the label, Mark Rothko is known as one of the most influential artists in the Abstract Expressionism movement that began in the late 1940s. This hardbound book provides a detailed chronological summary of Rothko's life including his role in the first American art movement to have a worldwide influence. Part of Taschen's Basic Art series, Rothko includes 96 full-color pages filled with the artist's iconic canvases of bold color blocks that were meant to create an active relationship between the observer and each painting.
Hardcover / 8.3" x 10.2" / 96 pages
In his short life, Jean-Michel Basquiat went from a homeless graffiti artist to a neo-expressionist icon before he was 27. Author Leonhard Emmerling chronicles Basquiat's quick catapult to fame in this hardback book. Its 96 pages follow his beginnings in the street art duo SAMO, his relationship with mentor Andy Warhol, and the influences that developed his bold style that is coveted by collectors like Jay-Z and Leonardo DiCaprio while highlighting some of his most prolific pieces.
Hardcover / 8.3" x 10.2" / 96 Pages
The first woman to win the Pritzker Prize, Zaha Hadid left an indelible mark upon the world of architecture. Her curving, neo-futuristic buildings were once considered unbuildable, but are now undeniably important to the communities in which they sit. Hadid is a massive tome covering her complete works, from 1979-today, continuing even past her unexpected death in 2016. Sketches, drawings, and photographs provide a view on each building and/or piece of furniture or interior design, and make this a must-read for aspiring architects or anyone else interested in the subject.
9" x 11.4" / 612 Pages
As modern civilization expanded, the cabin went from being a staple of life on the frontier to a place of creative refuge. Cabins explores this architectural style in all its forms, using a mix of text — printed in English, French, and German — striking full-color photography, and contemporary illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi. From the rustic log cabins of Thoreau to sleek eco-huts, this book will have you scouting the perfect spot for your own hideaway.
Hardcover / 9.5" x 12.5" / 464 Pages