Press

Fashion Photography Next

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“Works by 30 up-and-comers—from Daniel Jackson’s color-saturated, hyperreal images to Ruvan Wijesooriya documentary-like black and whites—you need to know.”

— Elle

“Any collection strong in either fashion or photography will welcome this avant garde collection.”

— Midwest Book Review

The Fashion Resource Book: Men

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“If you’re looking to learn more about menswear and its history, The Fashion Resource Book: Men is a great start.”

— The Cuff Link

“An insightful primer detailing the history of menswear and offering a guide to designing men’s fashion…Leach’s authority on fashion research and design permeates the book.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Firmly rooted in the here and now …a snapshot of early-21st-century men’s fashion companies and trends. Heavy on the illustrations, which are informative and attractive…Recommended.”

— Choice

Fashion Scandinavia: Contemporary Cool

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“Gundtoft’s thoughtfully edited collection of designers—from recently established ateliers like Beate Godager, to runway darling Peter Jensen—offer an engaging look at influential childhood experiences, brand development, and inspirational cues. …[An] impressive foray into the minds and souls of these artists.”

— Publishers Weekly

“The designers and houses here range from Finnish stalwart Merimekko to newcomers such as Louise Sigvardt of Denmark and Maris Nordstrom of Sweden.”

— Women's Wear Daily

“That the designers may present themselves visually here is significant, giving them the agency that so many critics, commentators, and fashion historians do not. Both approaches are useful, but this collaboration feels fresh [and] subtle.”

— Worn Through

The Fashion Swatch Book

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“Strik[es] a delicate balance between being a glossary and a pictorial delight… A panoply of patterns, colors, materials, and textures greets the eye, with key contemporary designs by the likes of Matthew Williamson, David Koma, Giles Deacon and Christopher Kane.”

— Schön Magazine

“The close-up photos of fabrics are marvelous; you feel as if you could touch them.”

— Women's Wear Daily

“Beautiful. The high-quality photography conveys not only the colors but the textures of the fabrics as well… Will serve as a very engaging resource for textile and fashion students and professionals…Recommended.”

— Choice

Fine Jewelry Couture: Contemporary Heirlooms

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“The designers chosen for this book push the boundaries of their imagination and experiment with a variety of materials yet always with attention to unparalleled craftsmanship, attention to detail and the type of jewels that are current and relevant and will be for the next generation.”

— Bejeweled Magazine

Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now

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“The book brings together the work of more than thirty of the most talented contemporary female photographers worldwide.”

— North Carolina Modernist Houses

“The collection includes photographs and profiles of 33 photographers from around the world… The result is a snapshot of global photographic practices, which drives home the diversity of female perspectives.”

— Photo District News

The First North Americans: An Archaeological Journey

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“A good introduction to the subject.”

— The Guardian

“A masterful tapestry of diverse pre-Columbian Native North American societies, life, and history…An extraordinarily enjoyable work for layperson and student alike.”

— Christopher Carr, Arizona State University

Flora: The Art of Jewelry

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“This is a charming little book that reveals how flowers have long been a source of inspiration for jewelers…The authors, well-known jewelry experts and historians, examine remarkable designs that celebrate flowers and nature in this book.”

— Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts

The Floral Patterns of India

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“Extraordinary… This volume pairs large, clear photographs with painstakingly rich illustrations, rendering a much more thorough understanding of floral patterns and ornament in Indian architectural design.”

— Library Journal

“Beautifully photographed by [Henry] Wilson himself, the publication is likely to provide plenty of decor inspiration.”

— Vogue.com

“The breathtaking compilation of whimsical and ornate floral designs proves both inspirational and informative….will pull you into the mystique of India.”

— UrbanAgendaMagazine.com

“Beautifully photographed by [Henry] Wilson himself, the publication is likely to provide plenty of decor inspiration.”

— Vogue.com

“The breathtaking compilation of whimsical and ornate floral designs proves both inspirational and informative….will pull you into the mystique of India.”

— UrbanAgendaMagazine.com

Fly by Night: The New Art of the Club Flyer

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“Visually engaging work to be enjoyed by anyone with an appreciation for the DIY aesthetic”

— Reference and Research Book News

“The quality is quite good, and the range interesting.”

— Sacramento Book Review

“A blast of youthful energy… perfect for perusing while gearing up for a night on the town or a hip trip to London.”

— Passport Magazine

“A gem not only for those nostalgic for their own club-hopping days, but also for those interested in the cast potential of guerilla marketing and design.”

— Zink Magazine

The Form Book: Creating Forms for Printed and Online Use

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“One of the designer’s roles is to turn disorder into order, particularly when it comes to everyday documents like forms for banks, insurance companies, utilities, the census and so much more. When they are logically, rationally and, yes, handsomely designed, it could mean the difference between minutes and hours of labor. This is why The Form Book: Creating Forms for Printed and Online Use, by Borries Schwesinger, is so necessary. Not only is this an invaluable handbook for designers, it should open the eyes of anyone who produces forms.”

— The New York Times Book Review

Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams

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“By ignoring the winds of fashion, Fornasetti often presaged it and eventually outlasted it…He invented a world that was simply too enchanting to be real.”

— Art & Antiques

“In an age of sleek, unadorned Modernism, Fornasetti ran counter to and took joyous delight in decorating anything and everything.”

— Maine Antique Digest

“[A book] we are fortunate to have back in print.”

— Interior Design

Forties Fashion: From Siren Suits to the New Look

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“Shows how fashion gave form to the anxieties and aspirations of the times…Engrossing.”

— Fiberarts

“Flipping through this book will provide endless hours of entertainment for swing dancers, retro-designers, and lovers of fashion history.”

— StyleList.com

Forties Fashion: From Siren Suits to the New Look

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“Flipping through this book will provide endless hours of entertainment for swing dancers, retro-designers, and lovers of fashion history.”

— StyleList.com

“Shows how fashion gave form to the anxieties and aspirations of the times…Engrossing.”

— Fiberarts

Found Photography

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“The photos range from “the sublime to the ridiculous” and beg the reader to imagine their history and context.”

— Protoview

Framing America: A Social History of American Art

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“Examines how cultural encounters of all kinds—between ethnic, religious, and regional groups; the natural world and technological developments; and individual and political ambitions—have shaped American history.”

— Kristin Schwain, University of Missouri, Columbia