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Fresh Ink

Enrich your coffee table with these notable new and upcoming tomes

Unexpected Creations Image: Assouline
Above the World: Earth Through A Drone's Eye Image: teNeues
The Pearl Necklace Image: Assouline
Cartier Magician: High Jewellery and Precious Objects Image: Flammarion
The Fight, Art Edition Image: Taschen
Beautiful People of the Café Society: Scrapbooks by the Baron de Cabrol Image: Flammarion


Unexpected Creations. Inspired by natural forms and tapping into Asian folklore and culture, the jewellery pieces by Lotus Arts de Vivre meld the metallic with the organic, incorporating woods, shells and other animalistic materials into its precious forms. Over 344 pages, writer Victoria Gomelsky explores the Thai brand’s distinctive aesthetics and their origins. Published by assouline.com

 

Above the World: Earth Through A Drone's Eye (September 2016). Tapping the burgeoning world of drone photography, Above the World gleans the unique perspectives made possibly by this new technology – abstract stills of both nature and human creations alike captured across 208 pages. Published by teneues.com

 

The Pearl Necklace (October 2016). A staple piece in the wardrobe of many a influencer, royal, starlet and more, the pearl necklace possesses a unique meaning, emblematic of both tradition and power. Explored across 300 pages by jewellery historian Vivienne Becker and enriched with photography and snapshots of pearl necklaces throughout historical artworks and contemporary publications. Published by assouline.com

 

Cartier Magician: High Jewellery and Precious Objects (October 2016). Decorative art historian François Chaille explores Cartier’s magical ability to bring life to the inanimate, in this 272-page tome embellished with 215 illustrations of the maison’s work. Published by flammarion.com

 

The Fight, Art Edition (October 2016). Some 40 years after its initial publication, American cultural commentator Norman Mailer’s The Fight – a comprehensive account of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman’s “rumble in the jungle” – is reprinted here as a limited edition Art Edition, replete with black and white and colour photography by photographers Howard L. Bingham and Neil Leifer. Published by taschen.com

 

Beautiful People of the Café Society: Scrapbooks by the Baron de Cabrol (November 2016). Elaborating a golden age of glamour through the personal clippings of aristocrats Daisy and Fred de Cabrol, author Thierry Coudert’s examination of the café society from within is brought to vivid life with collages, watercolours and archival documents, focusing the years 1938 through to the 1960s. Published by flammarion.com 

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