Every home should contain a few good books on art, design, and photography. To get inspired by or acquainted with something completely new. Of course, they also look great on a coffee table. Scroll down and check out one of our recent suggestions of the books we can’t live without.
Trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort traveled across the southern parts of the world and saw a new consciousness. Proud South brings together works by young artists from Latin America, Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. “A southern generation of creatives is rising, expressing local craftsmanship, embracing regional materials, acknowledging ancestral practices, and cherishing indigenous values,” explains Edelkoort.
The book features these creative powers through the colorful and expressive lenses of contemporary fashion, photography, styling, and art. Edelkoort explores multiple themes that represent talents from the Global South. There is a sense of excitement in this unique book, something that Edelkoort describes as like being in a pressure cooker, creating local flavors with a sense of urgency.
Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh
This is the first book to be published after Virgil Abloh’s death. Louis Vuitton is honoring the visionary designer with a coffee table book by publisher Assouline: Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh.
Abloh was the men’s artistic director for Louis Vuitton from 2018 to 2021. From the moment he took his first bow, his groundbreaking creativity on and off the catwalk was noticed immediately. The book features over 320 iconic images, some of which are from the eight Louis Vuitton collections Abloh designed.
We read what Abloh changed at the iconic French fashion house, not just in the literal sense, but also in terms of diversity, empowerment, and inclusivity. The book has personal reflections from Abloh’s inner circle, including Nigo, Naomi Campbell, Luka Sabbat, Kendall Jenner, and Kid Cudi. A definitive chronicle of a partnership that ended much too soon.