The Monocle Guide to Good Business


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'


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


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


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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Patagonia Simple Fly Fishing Book & Kit


Looking to pump some life back to what he fears is a dying sport, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard hopes to bring some attention back to Fly Fishing with the book "Simple Fly Fishing." Available alone or in a kit that includes a Tenkara fly rod:

"The book covers all common techniques for wet fly fishing, nymphing and dry fly fishing. The Simple Fly Fishing kit contains a tenkara-style fly fishing rod, box of flies, line and leader, quick set up guide. The wisdom behind the book and kit includes a belief that the way towards mastery of any endeavor is to work towards simplicity, and to replace complex technology with knowledge. Patagonia's Simple Fly Fishing kit aims to achieve just that. The tenkara fly rod contained in the kit - which has no reel - comes from a centuries-old Japanese fly fishing technique, which has been all but lost in modern-day fly fishing."

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Aston Martin 100


Aston Martin looks back on its rich history and celebrates its centenary in Aston Martin 100:

The official book devoted to Aston Martin on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. Over the last century, 1913-2013, British automotive legend Aston Martin has come to represent many achievements: sporting prowess, technical innovation, striking design, fine craftsmanship, and superior performance. This large-format volume, with over 200 beautiful color images, brilliantly evokes Aston Martin's unique combination of tradition and innovation.

On January 15, 1913, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford founded a new automotive venture called Bamford & Martin. Renamed Aston Martin in 1914, it began its extraordinary journey to becoming an iconic world brand, synonymous with British luxury and elegance. Since the company moved its headquarters to Gaydon, Warwickshire, in 2003, it has produced more than 45,000 cars to huge critical and commercial acclaim. Aston Martin has once again played a key role in one of 2012's hottest films, with its inimitable DB5 stealing the limelight in the latest James Bond blockbuster, 'Skyfall'.

$65 (May), Amazon

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Keith Haring


Artist and activist Keith Haring finally gets a monograph worthy of his iconic works:

"Closely based on Haring's own concept for the monograph he wanted to publish before his untimely death, this volume represents more than a decade of research and contains a wealth of unpublished photographic and written material including drawings, studio photographs, and journal entries. From chalk drawings deep in the New York City subways to murals in Pisa and Berlin; collaborations with William Burroughs and the famous body painting of Grace Jones, this book follows the incredible trajectory of Keith Haring's artistic career: how a young man from a small town in rural Pennsylvania came to revolutionize the art world--and the course of art history--within little more than a decade. An incredibly prolific artist, Keith Haring created countless bold, provocative, endearing, and unforgettable images that continue to inspire artists--and delight children--worldwide. Tracing the arc from his early subway "tags" to his poignant work on social issues as diverse as AIDS, illiteracy and apartheid, this visually stunning book is the definitive work on Keith Haring."

$45 (May), Amazon

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Maserati - A Century of History


The storied Italian carmaker celebrates its one hundredth year in "Maserati - A Century of History":

"A project of high level meant to commemorate 100 years of Maserati, this work covers the history of the marque in all its aspects and is divided into three large sections. The first chapter signed by Luca Dal Monte, deals with the company history and the marque's industrial matters: from the early years, when production was concentrated on racing cars, to the advent of the first GT of the immediate post-war period through to the great classics of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies. The 'Road cars and design' section by Lorenzo Ramaciotti, is specifically devoted to the Trident's road cars: from the A6 1500 to current production, including the extraordinary expressions of design offered by models like the 3500 and 5000 GT, the various Quattroportes, the Mistral, Ghibli, Indy to then approach the present day, touching on the 3200 GT and the current Quattroporte, Granturismo and GranCabrio.


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Annie Leibovitz


Taschen celebrates the work of famed photographer Annie Leibovitz with her own massive SUMO-sized book featuring a selection of over 40 years of photos:

"When Benedikt Taschen asked the most important portrait photographer working today to collect her pictures in a SUMO-sized book, she was intrigued and challenged. The project took several years to develop and proved to be revelatory. Leibovitz drew from over 40 years of work, starting with the viscerally intimate reportage she created for Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s and extending through the more stylized portraiture of her work for Vanity Fair and Vogue. Celebrated images such as John and Yoko entwined in a last embrace are printed alongside portraits that have rarely, and sometimes never before, been seen. Leibovitz was able to present some of her famous group portraits in a format that proves that she is the master of the genre. Her pictures are at once intimate and iconic, wide-ranging stylistically and also uniquely hers. Leibovitz is often imitated, particularly by younger photographers, but her work is somehow immediately recognizable.


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The Outsiders


Gestalten takes a look at the new set of entrepreneurs and creatives who are changingthe outdoor industry in the new book, The Outsiders:

"More and more of us are turning to the great outdoors when seeking peace, balance, and a touch of adventure to offset our daily grind. The Outsiders showcases the outlook and passions of the new creative scene that has emerged and draws inspiration from this development along with its original products, brands, and ideas...


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