Every week we pile our rubbish out on the pavement. We go to work and when we return it's gone. Like magic!
The reality is anything but, of course. Trashed, Derf Backderf's follow-up to the critically acclaimed, award-winning national bestseller My Friend Dahmer, is a working man's epic. An ode to the crap job of all crap jobs-but anyone who has ever been trapped in a soul-sucking gig can relate to this tale. Trashed takes place after Derf graduates high school, when he and his childhood pals find themselves working as garbagemen in their Midwestern hometown. Together they clean the streets of pile after pile of stinking garbage, overcoming the unique difficulties of each season and battling small-town bureaucrats and nuisances, all while trying to decide what they want to do with their lives.
Interspersed are non-fiction pages that detail the history of trash, the staggering volume of garbage that is produced every day, the nuts and bolts of how our trash is disposed of beyond curbside recycling and what happens to it once it's removed from our houses, our streets and our office buildings.
Inspired by Derf's own experiences, Trashed (like My Friend Dahmer) is a hilarious, stomach-churning, in-depth examination of this vast, unknown world, taking readers to a place they have never been before, in a way that only Derf, and comics, can.
Musician, novelist, poet, actor: Nick Cave is a Renaissance man. His wide-ranging artistic output is defined by an extraordinary gift for storytelling. Reinhard Kleist employs a cast of characters drawn from Caves music and writing to tell the story of a formidable artist and influencer.
S'enforester est né de la rencontre d'une photographe, Andrea Olga Mantovani, et d'un philosophe, Baptiste Morizot, avec la forêt primaire de Bialowieza, en Pologne. Bialowieza est la dernière forêt des premiers âges. Une forêt avec son monde, ses habitants, ses luttes, son histoire. Captée par cette forêt mystique, Andrea Olga Mantovani nous offre une série de photographies aussi bien lyriques qu'attentives à la réalité. Baptiste Morizot nous livre ses réflexions philosophiques et politiques nourries de son expérience sur le terrain
The turbulent life of Vincent van Gogh is a constant source of inspiration and intrigue for artists and art lovers. In this beautiful graphic biography, artist and writer Barbara Stok documents the brief and intense period of creativity Van Gogh spent in Arles, Provence. Away from Paris, Van Gogh falls in love with the landscape and light of the south of France. He dreams of setting up an artists'' studio in Arles - somewhere for him and his friends to paint together. But attacks of mental illness leave the painter confused and disorientated. When his friend and fellow artist Paul Gauguin refuses to reside permanently at the Yellow House, Van Gogh cuts off part of his ear. The most notorious event of art history has happened - and Van Gogh''s dreams are left in tatters. However, throughout this period of intense emotion and hardship, Vincent''s brother Theo stands by him, offering constant and unconditional support. Stok has succeeded in breathing new life into one of the most fascinating episodes of art history.
Pensé comme un résumé de mon cheminement en photographie, Lueurs cendrées tourne autour de petites choses, souvent anodines, mais dans lesquelles je pressens toujours un fond magique, et tragique à la fois." 129 photographies noir et blanc argentiques, prises au gré de voyages en France, en Espagne, en Turquie, à New-York ou ailleurs, entre 2004 et 2018, qui donnent des airs de monographie à un ouvrage qui traverse et relie l'ensemble des séries du photographe. Imprimé en bichromie par Escourbiac, le livre de 144 pages offre un format intérieur de 21x26 cm, avec un habillage de couverture rembordé sur carton, gardes vierges, reliure cartonnée, cahiers cousus et dos droit repincé.
Little Book of Yves Saint Laurent est l'histoire de poche et superbement illustrée de 60 ans de création de mode innovante. Créateur énigmatique, audacieux et étonnamment créatif, Yves Saint Laurent est crédité de l'élévation de la haute couture aux beaux-arts, transformant le défilé de mode en un spectacle aux proportions époustouflantes et révolutionnant les normes genrées de la mode féminine. Décrivant les débuts de Saint Laurent en Algérie comme un garçon précoce fabriquant des vêtements miniatures à partir de chutes de tissu, le Petit livre d'Yves Saint Laurent décrit l'ascension du créateur d'étudiant en mode à la main droite de Christian Dior. Fondant sa propre maison de couture en 1961, Saint Laurent crée son célèbre tailleur-pantalon "le smoking", fait entrer la veste en cuir dans le grand public et étonne le monde de la mode avec son mélange d'élégance et de drame artistique. Le petit livre d'Yves Saint Laurent documente le talent d'un créateur visionnaire dans un cadeau parfait pour tout amateur de mode. Ayant étudié la mode au Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design et l'histoire de l'art à l'Université de Bristol, Emma Baxter-Wright a enseigné au London College of Fashion. Elle a contribué à de nombreuses publications, telles que The Face, Cosmopolitan et Marie Claire.
'Haute couture is like an orchestra, whose conductor is Balenciaga. We other couturiers are the musicians and we follow the direction he gives' - Christian Dior The godfather of conceptual design, a master of shape, a true fashion game changer - all are accolades bestowed upon one of the most interesting, venerated and iconic couturiers of the twentieth century: Cristobal Balenciaga. His pureness of line, the comfort of his garments and innovative work with textiles, colour and volume made a huge impact on twentieth-century fashion, with creations such as the babydoll, balloon and sack dresses still influencing fashion today.
Through stunning images and captivating text, Little Book of Balenciaga depicts the work and life of Balenciaga the couturier. Fashion historian Emmanuelle Dirix examines his legacy both through tracing the Maison's artistic direction after his death, and the generations of designers influenced by the master himself.
A groundbreaking introduction to the photographic work of an iconic modern artist.
The pathbreaking artist Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) is revered for her iconic paintings of flowers, skyscrapers, animal skulls, and Southwestern landscapes. Her photographic work, however, has not been explored in depth until now. After the death of her husband, the photographer Alfred Stieglitz, in 1946, photography indeed became an important part of O'Keeffe's artistic production. She trained alongside the photographer Todd Webb, revisiting subjects that she had painted years before-landforms of the Southwest, the black door in her courtyard, the road outside her window, and flowers. O'Keeffe's carefully composed photographs are not studies of detail or decisive moments; rather, they focus on the arrangement of forms.
This is the first major investigation of O'Keeffe's photography and traces the artist's thirty-year exploration of the medium, including a complete catalogue of her photographic work. Essays by leading scholars address O'Keeffe's photographic approach and style and situate photography within the artist's overall practice. This richly illustrated volume significantly broadens our understanding of one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century.
'A woman can carry a bag, but it is the shoe that carries the woman' - Christian Louboutin Among designers of luxury shoes, there is one whose designs are instantly recognizable: Christian Louboutin. His iconic red soles can be seen everywhere from the red carpet, the silver screen and the catwalk to city streets around the world.
From his early life in Paris to the founding of his first store in 1992, and from the red carpet to his global domination of the luxury shoe market, Little Book of Christian Louboutin charts the rise of the world's most celebrated shoe designer. Images of his designs past and present are accompanied by captivating text, describing the rise and rise of the king of shoe design.
From its founding in Florence in 1921 as luggage supplier to the elite to its modern standing as purveyor of cult accessories and couture, the house of Gucci is a titan of the luxury fashion world. Over the last century, Gucci's signature leather goods and decadent garments have elegantly combined the understated with the opulent, united under the covetable double G logo.
Little Book of Gucci tells the story of the brand's beginnings as a luxury luggage and equestrian outfitter, recounting how the family overcame rifts and wartime hardship to be reborn as a giant of 1990s haute couture and, under Alessandro Michele's current stewardship, made its mark on streetwear and a new generation of fans. Over 100 gorgeously curated images showcase Gucci's edgy yet sensual designs, confirming its place as the most influential label of our times.
Little Book of Chanel is the pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated story of the most celebrated fashion designer in history.
Chronicling the life and legacy of Coco Chanel, one of fashion's most influential couturiers, this gorgeous book offers a fascinating account of Chanel's evolution and innovation. From her early days of millinery, through her revolutionary inventions in sportswear and jersey fashions for women, to the classics that made her name, such as the Chanel cardigan jacket, little black dress and exquisite perfumes.
Detailed photographs and sketches of Chanel's designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it, making a striking gift for any lover of fashion.
Little Book of Louis Vuitton is the pocket-sized and fully illustrated story of one of the world's most luxurious fashion houses.
Louis Vuitton's monogrammed bags have been seen on the arms of celebrities and royals alike for over 150 years. From the young Louis seeking his fortune in Paris through to two world wars, the Great Depression, the Jazz Age and the Swinging Sixties, there is no era in which this most opulent of brands hasn't thrived.
Detailing the global expansion of Louis Vuitton in the 1980s, the creation of the powerful fashion conglomerate LVMH, and the appointment in 1997 of Marc Jacobs, this is the story of a transformation from luggage company to high-fashion label. Louis Vuitton's continued evolution under the creative direction of Nicolas Ghesquiere and Virgil Abloh is also depicted through fabulous images and captivating text.
To have a colour named after you is one of the highest accolades in fashion. Valentino Garavani is one such icon.
Since the founding of the House of Valentino in 1950s Rome, Garavani has been celebrated for the desirability of his designs. His stunning gowns in his signature Valentino Red have been sought after by the jet set for over half a century, and still signify the very epitome of red carpet glamour.
Little Book of Valentino tells the story of this most elegant of brands. Beginning with Garavani's initiation into the world of haute couture in 1950s Paris, progressing through the glittering social scene of 1970s New York and Valentino's domination of Hollywood from the 1980s to the present day, images of every dazzling era are beautifully reproduced alongside text exploring the significance of each stunning piece.
Little Book of Dior is the pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated story of 70 years of opulent fashion.
Christian Dior's spectacular rise to the upper echelons of the Parisian fashion world is one of the most compelling stories of twentieth-century fashion. Dior's debut collection in 1947 invented the New Look silhouette and revolutionized the way women dressed, shopped and saw themselves.
Recounting Christian Dior's early life, the brand's inception, the triumphs of the couture collections on the catwalk and the red carpet, and the fashion house's evolution under Christian Dior's creative direction successors - Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Bill Gaytten, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri - Little Book of Dior is a stylish gift for any lover of fashion.
This long-overdue, eponymous first monograph of India Mahdavi takes us on a retrospective journey through the most emblematic realizations of the world-renowned Paris-based interior designer, internationally praised for her unique sense of color.
Offering an unprecedented perspective on Mahdavi's creative process, this book highlights a comprehensive array of the inspirational images, drawings, sketches, and models that evolved into some of her most celebrated projects including The Gallery at Sketch in London, Laduree in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Geneva, as well as Hotel du Cloitre in Arles, and many others. Admired for her color sensibility, this book highlights the depth and breadth of Mahdavi's talent and the variety of her projects.
This deluxe tome, art directed by Studio Achermann, features the tactile, large format book in a bespoke, patterned slipcase, and includes an additional booklet featuring Mahdavi's photography that captures details, patterns, colors, and more from her travels around the world. Additionally, an extensive interview with Mahdavi by Dr. Javier F. Contreras, dean of the Department of Interior Architecture at HEAD in Geneva, Switzerland, contributes to make this volume an insightful celebration of the first twenty-one years of India Mahdavi's singular career.