All Blog Posts Tagged 'book' (79)

Annie Leibovitz's Stunningly Stylized Hollywood Portraits

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Sure it will cost you $2,500 but this gigantic book that's over two and a half feet tall and weighs an astounding 57 pounds isn't any ordinary book. Portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz draws from over 40 years of work to create this limited edition tome, joining only Helmut Newton and David LaChapelle in making a SUMO-sized book for publisher Taschen. The…


Added by alice on February 28, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways

It’s not everyday you see a book that can be read in six completely different ways, and this small book from the National Library of Sweden is definitely an anomaly. According to Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel, this 16th century text has a special sixfold dos-à-dos (or “back to back”) binding with strategically placed clasps that makes it possible for six books to be…


Added by Sara Barnes on January 28, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Stories Come Alive with 360 Degree Cut Book

In order to express a single scene of a story in a three dimensional way, Japanese artist and architect Yusuke Oono created this imaginative series of 360 degree books. Using 40 pages, Oono assembles scenes from stories like The Jungle Book and Snow White with elaborate layers of silhouettes cut from paper.

Oono designed each 360°Book digitally page by…


Added by Noel Kat on January 12, 2014 at 11:14am — No Comments

Book Hive: New Interactive Book Display in Bristol Central Library

A new living sculpture just went up in the Bristol Central Library called Book Hive that will ultimately consist of 400 "moving" books, one for each year of the library's history. To celebrate the library's 400th anniversary, Bristol's creative robotics collective Rusty Squid, with an award of £90,000 from Arts Council England, designed this interactive installation…


Added by alice on December 18, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Architecture Now: Dazzling Buildings of the 21st Century

Book publisher Taschen and author Philip Jodidio have just come out with the latest book in their Architecture Now series and it's sure to delight any architecture lover. From magnificent buildings by famous architects like Zaha Hadid to a lesser known but equally dazzling structure by Brazilian Carla Juaçaba, the 480-page hardcover book, called Architecture Now!…


Added by alice on December 18, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Steve McCurry's Most Beautiful and Powerful Photo Stories

A brand new book by acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry brings together the most beautiful and powerful photo stories he's shot in the last 30 years. For the first time ever, McCurry shares the stories behind his iconic images. Inside you'll find 14 of his most important assignments like rail travel in India (1983), the plight of the Tibetan people (2000–6),…


Added by alice on November 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Wild Art: Revealing Today's Most Eye-Popping Artworks

Though you probably won't see these artworks in your local art museum, you have seen a number of them right here on My Modern Met. Wild Art is a new book by authors David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro that takes a look at today's most offbeat and outrageous art. From…


Added by alice on November 8, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Shake: New Book Shows Hilarious Dogs in Motion

Our friend and photographer Carli Davidson has just released a brand new book that features her signature series Shake, a fun collection of images of dogs caught mid-shake. Using high-speed photography, Carli captures dogs as they're shaking off water, but it's their expressions that make this series truly priceless.…


Added by alice on October 22, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

80 Empowered Women Go Bare-Breasted in New York

While portrait photographer Jordan Matter may best be known for his uplifting series Dancers Among Us, a collection of photographs of dancers leaping on city streets, it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six…


Added by alice on October 16, 2013 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Extraordinary New Book Carvings of Mountains and Caves

Artist Guy Laramee is back with a new series of extraordinary book carvings and this time they pay tribute to Han Shan, a Chinese Hermit poet. For those unfamiliar with his work, Laramee meticulously sculpts landscapes, like oceans and hills, into encyclopedias and…


Added by alice on October 9, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Inside the Brand New Beautiful LEGO Book by Mike Doyle

We just received a beautiful gift from the kind people at No Starch Press. Beautiful LEGO is a brand new, full-color art book that shows what happens when some highly talented artists get a hold of plastic LEGO bricks. The author of the book, Mike Doyle, is an internationally acclaimed LEGO artist himself who's known for his…


Added by alice on October 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Coloring Book For Contemporary Art Lovers

A new coloring book has just been released called Outside the Lines that both kids and adults will enjoy. Over 100 of today's creatives including graphic artists, cartoonists, and street artists have come together to create some fun illustrations you can actually color! Contributors include artists you're…


Added by alice on September 22, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

First Look: New Photo Book of Two Adorable Baby Teeth

A brand new book is about to be released by artist Inhae Lee that features two nternet famous little teeth named ickle and Lardee. On Monday morning, September 23, Inhae will debut My Milk Toof: The Adventures of ickle and Lardee 2, a 176 page hardcover book that shows four brand new stories never before seen on her blog.

About two years ago,…


Added by alice on September 20, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Photos Show South Korea, Off the Beaten Path

While many people know about South Korea through Korean pop music (K-pop) or its spicy food, few have explored its lands especially beyond its capital, Seoul. Photographer Mark Edward Harris aims to change that with a new book titled South Korea.…


Added by alice on July 16, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Mysterious Book Sculpture Pops Up in Edinburgh

The mysterious book sculptor strikes again! Remember those amazing book sculptures that an anonymous artist sent to libraries, bookshops and museums across Edinburgh? A new one has just popped up and this one is as whimsical as can be. A…


Added by alice on June 19, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tiny People's Wonderful World of Food, The Book

Though many artists and photographers have tried to enter the world of miniature people, few have ever succeeded. Seattle-based photographer Christopher Boffoli seems to have found his way in, perhaps by offering them delicious peace offerings or food! For the past few years, the Boffoli has been taking…


Added by alice on June 4, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Ice Rider Crosses World's Oldest Lake

French photographer Matthieu Paley is the person behind this almost unbelievable photo called Ice Rider. It was taken in Siberia.

"A bird's eye view of Lake Baikal, the world's largest fresh water lake," writes Paley on his website. "During winter the ice is…


Added by alice on December 14, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Underlined Book Quotes Become Clever Illustration, Part II

Almost immediately after writing about Evan Robertson's literature inspired illustrations, thousands of you began sharing our post with your friends. Even Robertson was surprised by how quickly and passionately the public embraced his clever prints.…


Added by alice on December 11, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Sneak Peek: Adorable Flying Henry, the Book

Photographer Rachel Hulin just sent us never-before-seen images from her soon-to-be-released new book Flying Henry. If you've been following the adventures of Henry along with us, you'll remember him as the cute little baby that seems to have magical powers. Throughout the year, we've…


Added by alice on December 6, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

New Book Release: Dancers Among Us

Back in 2010, we came across the uplifting series Dancers Among Us where photographer Jordan Matter took pictures of dancers jumping, spinning, lifting, and kicking in the midst of everyday life. Matter does not use Photoshop, his fresh and original photos are all captured in…


Added by alice on November 8, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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