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Opening its doors in 1800, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has housed a wide range of historical artifacts and masterpieces from the Netherlands. Currently exhibited at the museum's famed Gallery of Honour, the works covered in this limited edition were crafted by celebrated artists of the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age. Featuring fine paper and colorful hand-written calligraphy, this volume is finished with passages from leading figures of contemporary industries, including Angela Missoni and Ferran Adrià. Limited edition. By Marcel Wanders. Published by Lannoo Publishers. (September, 2016.) Hardcover. 576 pages. 9.50" length x 2.00" width x 13.25" height (approximately). ISBN: 9789491525308.
Written by connoisseurs Erick Verdonck and Luc De Raedemaeker, this massive text is a definitive guide to Belgian beer culture. Organized by style, the chapters include everything from food pairing advice to a list of the best beer cafés across the globe. By Erick Verdonck and Luc De Raedemaeker. Published by Lannoo Publishers. (November 8, 2016.) Hardcover. 704 pages. 9.25" length x 2.50" width x 11.50" height (approximately). ISBN: 9789401435529.
With its stunning fringe-trimmed suede-inspired cover, this book provides an all-access pass to the personal life of the notorious Elvis Presley. Including gorgeous full-color visuals alongside personal anecdotes from 75 of Presley's friends, fellow musicians, and fans, this incredible read is a must-have for partisans of the beloved performer. By Thom Gilbert. Foreword by Kim Novak. Published by Glitterati Editions. (August 1, 2017.) Hardcover. 252 pages. 9.5" length x 1.3" width x 12.5" height (approximately). ISBN: 9781943876037.
New York Resized presents the Big Apple in a visually stunning bird's-eye view that creates the illusion of miniature people and cityscapes. Photographer Jasper Léonard utilizes inspiring quotes and a tilt-shift photo technique to showcase New York in a surprising new light. From the Resized Series. By Jasper Léonard. Published by Lannoo Publishers. (November 20, 2017.) Hardcover. 144 pages. 5.40" length x 0.70" width x 8.00" height (approximately). ISBN: 9789401443395.
Shining light on the collaborative history that music and visual art share, this exclusive monograph presents a never-before-seen compilation of 20th-century album covers gathered by Dutch graphic designer Jan van Toorn. Fans and collectors of vinyl records will delight in this impressive archive, featuring various designs, including work by Salvador Dalí and Roy Lichtenstein. By Heerlen Schunck. Published by Verlag Kettler. (May 11, 2017.) Hardcover. 232 pages. 9" length x 1" width x 9" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783862065790.
The work of fashion and celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene, this massive volume presents over 280 pictures of the beloved Marilyn Monroe at the height of her fame. Restored by his son Joshua Greene, also a photographer, these images present the iconic beauty in a wide spectrum of settings, from the intimate to playful. By Joshua Greene. Published by Antique Collectors' Club. (October 6, 2017.) Hardcover with jacket. 324 pages. 12.1" length x 1.6" width x 12.0" height (approximately). ISBN: 9781851498673.
At a young age, Mario Nievera was enchanted with lustrous gardens and vast backdrops of greenery. Now a renowned architect, Nievera runs his eponymous design firm that completes landscape projects around the globe, including residential properties, commercial spaces, and historic sites. Complete with gorgeous photographs and a guide to various plants, this volume offers an escape into Nievera's captivating environment. By Mario Nievera. Photographs by Michael Stavaridis. Published by Pointed Leaf Press. (November 3, 2016.) Hardcover with jacket. 233 pages. 11.25" length x 1.00" width x 12.00" height (approximately). ISBN: 9780983388999.
From 1997 to 2003, Belgian designer Martin Margiela created timeless styles for French luxury house Hermès, a highlight in his career. These iconic pieces are vibrantly showcased in this volume alongside essays and interviews with Margiela's closest collaborators. Accompanying an exhibition at Antwerp's fashion museum, Margiela: The Hermès Years is a must-read for any fashion enthusiast. By Kaat Debo, Sarah Mower, Rebecca Arnold, Vincent Wierink, Suzy Menkes. Published by Lannoo Publishers. (May 31, 2017.) Hardcover. 256 pages. 9.2" length x 1.1" width x 11.8" height (approximately). ISBN: 9789401440608.
Part of the Insta Grammar series, this whimsical edition features cats in witty and often unexpected settings. Gathered from various Instagram accounts, images within these pages vary from four-legged friends perusing the beach to posing for a selfie. Complete with quirky quotes about its furry subjects, this collection will bring a smile to all ages. Edited by Irene Schampaert. Published by Lannoo Publishers. (December 20, 2016.) Paperback. 128 pages. 6.00" length x 0.75" width x 8.25" height (approximately). ISBN: 9789401436953.