The Aesthete

The Aesthete is the serious art lover with a more contemporary bent; wants books that are visually stunning or made with unusual production techniques; is into fashion and all things beautiful 

33 Artists in 3 Acts By Sarah Thornton Cover Image
Unavailable from Brazos Bookstore
ISBN: 9780393240979
Availability: OUT OF PRINT - Not Available for Order
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 3rd, 2014

3 ARTISTS IN 3 ACTS is a fascinating "behind-the-scenes" look into the creative lives of a diverse array of contemporary artists. It's less about artworks than the work of art, how these individuals cultivate their public personas and how that affects their artistic output and its reception. Koons, Ai, Orozco, Sherman, and others make appearances. A perfect gift idea for anyone enamored by the intersection of life and art.


Eames: Beautiful Details By Eames Demetrios, Charles Eames, Ray Eames Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9781623260316
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Ammo Books - November 1st, 2014

This eyecatching slip-cased mongraph of everyone's favorite husband/wife design team, EAMES: BEAUTIFUL DETAILS, explores the intersection of the Eames' professional and private lives. It's filled with candid snapshots recounting their creative processes and unique personalities, not to mention stunning photographs of their varied works--art, furniture, product design--it's all here. EAMES: BEAUTIFUL DETAILS will make a great gift for design buffs and anyone looking to, as Charles would say, "take their pleasure seriously."


Art in Time: A World History of Styles and Movements By Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Alistair Rider, Matthew McKelway Cover Image
$69.95
ISBN: 9780714867373
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Phaidon Press - September 22nd, 2014

ART IN TIME is an incredible historical overview of artistic movements with a twist! Organized in reverse-chronological order, it allows the reader to trace the connections between varied styles from around the world all the way back to the Classical era. Including timelines, expert essays and representational works from each movement all presented in Phaidon quality, ART IN TIME is an indespinable addition for any reader of art history.


Women in Clothes By Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399166563
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Riverhead Books - September 4th, 2014

An incredible collection of conversations between hundreds of women on the subject of clothes and how they define their lives. WOMEN IN CLOTHES is a beautiful and very hip compendium of thoughts, photos and collections that will please any fashion lover on your list this year. 


French Art Deco By Jared Goss Cover Image
Unavailable from Brazos Bookstore
ISBN: 9780300204308
Availability: OUT OF PRINT - Not Available for Order
Published: Metropolitan Museum of Art - November 4th, 2014

Early in the 20th century, the French invented Art Deco. The design aesthetics of the modern world have never been the same since. Collecting examples of all facets from furniture to fashion, FRENCH ART DECO is the definitive survey of this iconic style. The book is a work of art in itself and sure to make anyone interested in design and art history smile this holiday season.


Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People By Hamish Bowles, Chloe Malle (Editor), Anna Wintour (Introduction by), Thomas P. Campbell (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Hamish Bowles, Chloe Malle (Editor), Anna Wintour (Introduction by), Thomas P. Campbell (Foreword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9781419714245
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Abrams - September 23rd, 2014

Every year, Vogue and the Met collaborate for the annual Costume Institute exhibit, featuring astonishing combinations of fashion and art. Covering the past fourteen years of exhibits in sumptuous photographs, this beautiful volume features now classic shows centering on Coco Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Punk Couture and more! It's total decadent beauty and will make a stunning gift for those interested in fashion, art and how the two interact.


Men In This Town: London, Tokyo, Sydney, Milan and New York By Giuseppe Santamaria Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781742707815
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Hardie Grant - September 2nd, 2014

A candid lookbook of men's fashion! MEN IN THIS TOWN collects photos of stylish men in everyday urban settings, including London, Tokyo, Sydney, New York, and Milan, dahlin' Milan! These are not models, just well-groomed dudes who capture the fashion sense of these diverse cities. A beautiful book at a great pricepoint, it's sure to please the menswear aficionado in your life.


Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems By Louise Glück Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374152017
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 9th, 2014

FAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT is a new collection from one of the most renowned poets working today. Louise Gluck provides the reader with a guided journey into the nocturnal life of the mind. Written in numerous voices and forms, these poems create a single, dreamlike narrative arch that is sure to appeal to all poetry lovers. A luminous volume!


Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent By Mandy Aftel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594631412
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Riverhead Books - October 16th, 2014

FRAGRANT provides an expert's insight into the history of scent and how it affects our lives. Focusing on five of the world's most popular scents--cinnamon, mint, frankincense, ambergris, and jasmine, renowned artisan perfumer Mandy Aftel explores the history behind these fragrances and the psychology of scent that makes them so appealing to us. Includes recipes! FRAGRANT is a terrific gift idea those enamored with beauty of all kinds.


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