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12.7.13

Books We Want


By Francheska N. Quiñones


Visionaries depict imagined scenarios from their water colored minds into breathable moments. Without any libretto to fathom the message centered around the idea, photographs were instilled in order for words to chameleon into clothes.  Leaving  observers with an open space for interpretation, this month’s hand-picked books are a kaleidoscope for the visual perception.  

Covers seem to give away the exemplary motif of the magazines contents.  With an effect to grasp immediate attention, covers endow a speechless yelp in order for hands to snatch the magazine and claim it as their own.  Vogue: The Covers is a dream for fanatics of the fashion bible since it contains images from their first edition (December 17, 1892) up to the more intricate years.  Being edited in a time-oriented manner, it is a true stroll down mode memory lane.  Photography is not what is seen from the outcome, whereas, it is the compilation of inventive minds emitting one idea into a moldable image.  Tim Walker has exuded the reign of masterful fabulist.  His book Tim Walker: Storyteller is a treasury exhibition of his works with an introduction by writer Robin Muir and Tim Walker constructing his very own afterword.  In 100 Years of Fashion Illustration, the camera is traded for a more humane touch.  What is charming about a hand drawn illustration is the artistic enhancement of it.  To make reality into a dream with a stroke of   the hand, focusing on details unseen by the average eye, it is truly a magnificent interpretation of what a camera can do.  Anne Deniau reminds us that Love Looks Not With The Eyes by building a book centered around the late Alexander McQueen.  She opens the hidden life of McQueen by baring 13 years of backstage exclusivity of the ingenious designer.  Bringing things to a celebrated culmination, this year’s Met Gala released a book granting access to the outlandish theme, Punk Chaos.  Filled with many images of couture, the book also contains snapshots from the original pioneers of the safety pin wearing clad.  To document movement into a still print is an aesthetic style to release the manner one views the fast paced world.  Let these books rouse the visionary senses into imaginative works of sight.