Art & Design

May 31, 2016

6 Art Books You Need Right Now

From Dash Snow's I Love You, Stupid to The Newsstand's Zine Anthology

  • Written by Samira Larouci
  1. 1. Dash Snow: I Love You, Stupid!

    I Love You, Stupid compiles Dash Snow's infamous Polaroids, which had previously only been published in expensive editions. With intimate photos of friends crashed on beds and couches, floors and even the street, it records hazily snatched glimpses of sex, hard drugs and hanging out in the early 00s; adventures in cars, baths, pools, subway cars, friends’ apartments, on boardwalks and rooftops. £48 thamesandhudson.com

  2. 2. Fanpages

    By the creators of cukt 00s fashion-magazine-cum-zine Cheap Date, Kira Jolliffe and Bay Garnett have created FANPAGES. Published by IDEA Books, the hardback magazine is 112 pages of fandom. From Chloë Sevigny, Louis Theroux and Nick Knight to Rita Ora, the pages are littered with fanboards and scrapbook imagery from the industry's finest. A definite collector's item. £35 ideanow.online

  3. 3. The Newsstand

    The Newsstand was a pop-up store in Brooklyn's Metropolitan Avenue L/G Stop in 2013, conceptualized and produced by Alldayeveryday and curated by Lele Saveri. The space was a huge anthology of contemporary zine culture in NY and beyond. The book features images of the zines, books, and ephemera sold; documentation of the events and exhibitions; images of the guest clerks and artists; essays by leading cultural figures; and interviews with the publishers, artists, commuters, MTA workers, and police officers influenced by The Newsstand. $45 rizzoliusa.com

  4. 4. The Brutal World

    This Brutal World is a curated collection of some of the world's most powerful and awe-inspiring Brutalist architecture ever built. Bringing to light virtually unknown Brutalist architectural treasures from across the former eastern bloc and other far flung parts of the world. The book also includes works by some of the best contemporary architects including Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield as well as by some of the master architects of the 20th century including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph and Marcel Breuer. £29.95 uk.phaidon.com

  5. 5. Art & Queer Culture

    Spanning 125 years, Art and Queer Culture is the first major historical survey to consider the ways in which the codes and cultures of homosexuality have provided a creative resource for visual artists from Oscar Wilde to Ryan Trecartin, from the molly houses of eighteenth-century London to the Harlem drag balls of the 1920s. £49.95 uk.phaidon.com

  6. 6. GOAT

    Mohammad Ali is one of the most remarkable personalities of our time and quite simply the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). The book, aptly named, is a collector's edition and us individually numbered and signed by both Mohammad Ali and Jeff Koons. With over 3,000 images, each copy comes in a silk-covered box illustrated with Neil Leifer's iconic 1966 photo, Ali vs Williams. Bound by the official bindery for the Vatican, in pink leather, the colour of Ali's first Cadillac. The bindery, specializing in the most elaborate and oversized editions of the Bible and Koran, enforces the strictest standards of quality control and only several hundred copies can be assembled per week. This is the ultimate book of books. $6,000 taschen.com

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