Paradigm Vol. 1 - Genesis

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The folks behind Paradigm Magazine release a new book featuring essays, artwork, and interviews that focus on the central theme of creation:

"Paradigm Vol. I - Genesis is a tribute to the extraordinary people who have inspired our odyssey thus far. The anthology is an expression of vivid dreams, feelings, thoughts, and ideas conveyed from visionaries across the world, with each contribution to this volume offering an interpretation of the book's central theme, Genesis - an origin, creation, or beginning. The stories and visions shared seek to infiltrate a deep-rooted connection within each individual's journey and to illustrate the unified wonder of the human experience.

This timeless keepsake has been tactfully crafted from cover-to-cover in order to fulfill its unique conceptualization. In an uncompromising effort to keep our work genuine, we have resisted any sponsorships, advertisements, or such forms of commercial backing for the creation of this project. Only by an unyielding level of devotion, along with the help of remarkable friends, was the dream of conceiving this book realized."

$95, Paradigm

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The World of Departures

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One of the best reads in luxury gets a new book from Assouline covering the exclusive magazine's first 25 years in publication:

"Departures magazine believes that the best is defined not by its price tag but by quality, rarity, and one-of-a-kind discoveries. Explore the world through the eyes of this luxury lifestyle magazine--seen until now only by American Express Platinum and Centurion card members--the definitive source for travel, art, culture, and design. The World of Departures celebrates the magazine's first twenty-five years with the best of its award-winning articles, photography, and illustrations."

$75 (September), Assouline

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Kings of Pain

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Following up their Kings of Pain collection, Rapha secures the rights and republishes the very book that helped to inspire the popular cycling brand:

"From Fausto Coppi in his pyjamas to Bernard Hinault sulking on the train, as Rapha celebrates its 10-year anniversary, we're pleased to present a reissue of a book that helped define the original aesthetic of the Rapha brand.

Having secured exclusive rights to rework and reprint Philippe Brunel's original text, Rapha has brought the book up to date in this beautiful hardback edition."

$60, Rapha

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75 Years of Marvel: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen

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Taschen unveils 75 Years of Marvel, an absolutely massive XL edition worthy of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's larger than life creations:

"From the very first issue of pulp impresario Martin Goodman's Marvel Comics in 1939, the comic book creators of Marvel's Golden Age flipped the traditional fantasy script by placing the inhuman and the invincible into the real world. With the likes of the fiery android Human Torch, vengeful sea prince Sub-Mariner, and pip-squeak-turned-paragon Captain America, Marvel created a mythological universe grounded in a world that readers recognize as close to their own, brimming with humor and heartache.

In the early 1960s, this audacious approach launched the creation of heroes who have since become household names--Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Avengers, Thor, the X-Men--the list goes on. Fans still celebrate it as the Marvel Age of comics, an era populated by a pantheon of bickering heroes, misunderstood monsters, and noble villains.

In celebration of Marvel's 75th anniversary, TASCHEN presents a magnum opus of the most influential comic book publisher today, with an inside look not only at its celebrated characters, but also at the "bullpen" of architects whose names are almost as familiar as the protagonists they brought to life--Stan "the Man" Lee, Jack "King" Kirby, along with a roster of greats like Steve Ditko, John Romita, John Buscema, Marie Severin, and countless others. With essays by comics historian and former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, this book delves into the heart of thousands of costumed characters who continue to fight the good fight in comics, movies, and toy aisles of the world."

$200, Taschen

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Mexico the Cookbook

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Phaidon delivers what may be the definitive cookbook on a cuisine many of us (especially you Californians out there) can't get enough of, and that's a good plate of Mexican food:

"Mexico: The Cookbook is the definitive bible of home-cooking from Mexico. With a culinary history dating back 9,000 years, Mexican food draws influences from Aztec and Mayan Indians and is renowned for its use of fresh aromatic ingredients, colorful presentations and bold food combinations.

The book features more than 700 delicious and authentic recipes that can be easily recreated at home. From tamales, fajitas, and moles to cactus salad, blue crab soup, and melon seed juice, the recipes are a celebration of the fresh flavors and ingredients from a country whose cuisine is revered around the world.

Organized by food type/style (Street Food, Starters, Drinks, Fish and Seafood, Meat and Poultry, Vegetables, Pulses and Rice, and Dessert), Mexico: The Cookbook also includes an extensive introduction to Mexican culinary history, ingredients, and techniques, while a Chef Menu section proffers inspirational recipes and menus by some of the world's most prominent Mexican chefs."

$50 (Oct), Phaidon

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The Age of Innocence. Football in the 1970s

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Long before football stars were running around in their skivvies for millions of dollars, Taschen brings the attention back to the pitch with a collection of photos of one most beautiful eras of the sport in The Age of Innocence. Football in the 1970s:

"It was Pelé who coined the phrase "the beautiful game", and in the 1970s the game was at its most beautiful, free-flowing and entertaining. Football became truly international thanks to extraordinarily talented teams and charismatic players who became the first generation of football superstars, long before David Beckham stripped down to his underwear.

This book tackles the global and cultural impact of the game, the memorable fashions, the girlfriends, the cars, the politics, the fans, the hooligans, the passion, the thrills and, of course, the sideburns. It's a joint celebration of the world's most popular sport and the sizzling 70s - including the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, the first football championship televised in colour, and won by the legendary Brazilian side led by Pelé; the 1974 World Cup, dominated by the intense rivalry between the powerful West German side and the "Total Football" of the Dutch team; the 1978 World Cup, hosted and won by Argentina; and the extraordinary club sides such as Ajax, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and the New York Cosmos.

The Age of Innocence features photography by Neil Leifer, Peter Robinson, Gerry Cranham, Terry O'Neill, Volker Hinz, Jerry Cooke, Harry Benson, Sven Simon, and many others, as well as images sourced from archives all over the world, and essays from award-winning football writers Rob Hughes, David Goldblatt, Brian Glanville and Barney Ronay."

$60, Taschen

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The Monocle Guide to Good Business

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Monocle follows up their first book, The Monocle Guide to Better Living, with a new book for the business-minded:

"The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a book for would-be business leaders, start-ups and established companies that feel it's time for some new ideas. It's a book to be used - write in the margins and turn over the corners of the pages.

But don't expect management speak, nor miracles for untold riches. It's not a book about staging a revolution. It's a book about doing things well (from how you run the show to the pens you buy). And even taking your dog to work.

The 300-page book features original photography and illustrations printed on a selection of the highest-quality papers; it's a handbook for those who want to make a company that will last."

$67 (Pre-Order), Monocle

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Taschen's The Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'

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Cinephiles and Kubrick fans alike are sure to have a field day with Taschen's massive "The Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey':

"In March 1964, Stanley Kubrick decided that his next project would be to make "the proverbial good science-fiction movie." Fifty years after the film's conception, TASCHEN looks back at the process of making the most important science-fiction film of all time. Though 2oo1 has arguably spawned more critical texts and scholarly analyses than any other film, this publication marks the first time that a truly exhaustive book has been devoted to it. TASCHEN readers enjoyed a sampling of previously unseen 2oo1 material in The Stanley Kubrick Archives; this four-volume set revisits the subject, exploring in great depth every aspect of the film and its making: the groundbreaking technical effects, the extraordinary set designs, and the fascinating collaboration between Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke.

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An American Odyssey

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If you're a photography nut or a sucker for American history, Taschen's new American Odyssey is a must:

"From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Rockies to the Tropic of Cancer, the North American landscape is as diverse as it is immense. Lakes as great as seas, forests towering to the sky, windswept plains, sweltering deserts, tumbling waterfalls, marshy swamps, rushing rivers, a legendary canyon... the list of the continent's natural features inspires both wonder and awe.

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Car Design Asia

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teNeues releases the third book in their "Car Design" series:

"Car Design Asia is the third volume in a series on automotive history. Learn how this continent rose to the top in car manufacturing. Starting with Japan in the 1950s, and in later decades Korea and China, Asian automotive technology has gradually become a presence to be reckoned with on the international stage. Initially a smaller player compared to Europe and the United States, Asia's automobile industry has consistently grown to its current status as one of the most dynamic global forces in terms of form and function. At the forefront of both technology and design, Asian cars include some of the most commercially successful automobiles ever built."

$65, teNeues

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