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Book Bust: McQueen’s Machines


McQueen’s Machines $26.95 is a look at Hollywood-legend Steve McQueen’s love of motorcycles and cars. McQueen made movies best remembered for their car chases, motorcycle dashes, and hair-raising races. Throughout the years, no one forgets the man at the wheel, Steve McQueen, aka the King of Cool. No other Hollywood star has been so closely linked with cars and bikes. This 176 page book features cars, motorcycles, and even airplanes that McQueen owned over the years. Written by Matt Stone; with foreward from Steve McQueen’s son, Chad McQueen.

If your dad happens to own 2 Harley Davidsons, 1 car, 2 trucks, 1 para-plane, 1 cigarette boat, 1 pontoon, 3 ATVs, and 3 snowmobiles, like my dad, then this book might be a perfect Holiday gift for him! And dad, now that I’ve written down all the toy’s you own (and maybe even missed a few), I understand why living in rural Minnesota works out so well for you!

Playboy: Helmut Newton’s Photography Book


Following Playboy’s celebrated fiftieth anniversary comes the retrospective Playboy: Helmut Newton. Newton is one of the 20th century’s most influential photographers. Renowned for his carefully composed, almost cinematic shots, Newton’s signature style makes for a dramatic counterpoint to the Playboy nudes known the world over. Collected between the book covers are more than 150 photographs. With a foreword by Hugh M. Hefner, an introduction by celebrated writer Walter Abish, and an afterword by Playboy’s director of photography for the past 30 years, Gary Cole, Playboy: Helmut Newton is the definitive book of Newton nudes.

Burned Books by Scott Campbell


Scott Campbell is a Brooklyn based artists who is known for his intricate, sought-after tattoos. He’s now entering the home decor industry with laser-cut books.

Campbell burns vintage hardcovers (the titles vary) with the image of an elaborate skull or flowering rose, both common themes in his tattoo art. The result is an exotic accent for your coffee table or bookshelf.

Book Bust: Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture


The French Fashion House Louis Vuitton has entered the publishing world with this anthology of collaborations with elite artists, architects, designers, and photographers, including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Takashi Murakami (whose updated LV monogram is featured on the cover), Richard Prince and Stephen Sprouse.

The book is divided alphabetically so as to serve as a sort of encyclopedia of the many collaborations, commissions and sponsorships Vuitton, a cornerstone of the LVMH luxury goods empire, has engaged in. For sale on Amazon ($85)

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