STILE DUCATI: The Anatomy of a Speed Aesthetic

Surface-lust is very much the subject of Stile Ducati, a 240-page ode to the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer. With detailed photographs of 19 of the company’s iconic bikes, the book gently combs through a shiny and curved topology of polished and lacquered metal.
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Sex and Nothingness: SIBERIAN MODERNISM in the Great Eurasian Steppe

Although Stain established Novokuznetsk, the title-location of Nikolay Bakharev’s monograph, established the city as a coal-mining and industrial center, Bakharev asserts that its inhabitants retain the a-historical quality of nomads. “Nothing changes in their world,” the photographer once said about his subjects in a 1991 interview, “No matter how many years pass by, things never change.
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Open House: A Look Into STUDIO OLAFUR ELIASSON

The title of Olafur Eliasson's latest book Open House suggests an invitation into the Danish-Icelandic artist's storied Berlin studio and delivers on this tantalizing proposition. But it also serves to float Eliasson’s own mythology as a frontiersman in the hazy boundaries between contemporary art-making and start-up culture.  
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Pre-Teen Modernists: THE PLAYGROUND PROJECT

When we imagine Utopia, it often looks like a playground. Yet play is not the end point of idealistic futurism, it is the push towards it. Experimentation is limited to what is physically tangible, whereas play allows things as banal as a tire-swing and monkey bars to become truly infinite in their potential. Playgrounds advocate…
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True West: KAROLIINA PAATOS’s American Cowboy

The camp fantasy of the cowboy is so entangled with the reality of its actual occupation that the difference is hard to spot. Even real herders captured in harsh HD, like those of Finnish photographer Karoliina Paatos, reek of Billy the Kid. In her latest publication, American Cowboy, one expects the screen to drop with the turn of every page.
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Don’t Call It Ephemeral: GUCCI’s “Blind for Love”

This summer, the Italian designer Alessandro Michele commissioned the British photographer Nick Waplington to document the backstage bustle of Gucci’s Cruise 2017 collection presentation. Blind for Love, the book that captures all of the hidden action and, well, non-action, was just released as a limited edition of 2,000.
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