History taught us that locking the mentally ill up in prison-like asylums didn’t really work. And This Way Madness Lies is an illustrated exploration of how the treatment of madness has evolved from the 17th century to today. It highlights some of the scariest & most infamous asylums, like Bethlem Royal Hospital, London, also known as Bedlam.
The latest addition to the Assouline Ultimate Collection series, The Impossible Collection Of Wine was assembled with the expertise of Enrico Bernardo, the world’s best sommelier. In it, Bernardo imagines the perfect cellar filled with the most exceptional wines of the twentieth century by balancing the virtues of rarity, terroir, taste, and historical mystique. With over 150 illustrations, this hardcover comes in a limited edition wooden crate.
Unemployable is a photo-driven history of 3 Australian brothers —Stephen, Peter, and Matt Hill—who built one of the world’s biggest surf, skate, & streetwear brands: Globe International. This book follows the bros from their early beginnings as outcast skaters in the 70s through decades of infamous industry parties, tours, movies, & competitions to promote the surf, skate, & fashion scene that fueled their passions.
From New York Times best-selling author Jeff Pearlman comes an intimate and extensive look at the remarkable, improbable, & iconic life of Green Bay QB Brett Favre. Over two decades he led the Packers to two Super Bowl wins & a Championship. Drawing on more than 500 interviews with the people who know him best, this book goes beyond the highlights, headlines, & stats to reveal the man behind the facemask.
Working hand in hand with George Lucas to create the visual aesthetic of the Star Wars saga, Ralph McQuarrie is the most important & iconic artist in the history of the franchise. He designed Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, as well as producing hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork: paintings, costume designs, storyboards, posters, book covers, and album covers. This 800-page hardcover is the definitive collection of McQuarrie’s Star Wars output.
Covering 400 years of immigrant influx & influence in the Big Apple, City Of Dreams shares significant stories of a variety of characters who came to NYC & achieved the American dream: bodybuilder Charles Atlas, fashion designer Oscar De La Renta, and many more who define the immigrant experience and its significance in American life.
¡Buenos Nachos! is a modern-day tribute to Mexico’s most popular edible export and features more than 75 recipes collected from celebrities and top culinary talents. It features mouthwatering photos of gourmet ’chos that range from the traditional and minimalist to a nacho volcano that erupts with molten cheese.
Back in 2010 the world was chanting “Free Weezy” while the multi-platinum rap superstar Lil’ Wayne served a 8-month bid in New York’s infamous Rikers Island jail on a weapon’s charge. While he was locked up he worked as a suicide prevention aid & also kept a detailed journal of his days on the cellblock. Now that journal is being published. Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island has been named a 2016 “Must Read” by Rolling Stone.
When world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston was found dead in his Las Vegas home of an apparent heroin overdose in 1971, few believed it could be true. But there were some signs, so the story has always been clouded with mystery & conflict. In this new book, investigative journalist Shaun Assael treats the boxer’s death as a cold case, with revelations that make this an unbelievable whodunit & absolute page-turner.
OMG Posters launched back in 2007. For the last decade they’ve been featuring some of the most creative band & concert artwork in the music industry. In addition, the OMG blog has become a popular hub for artists & a global community of printmakers & designers. This book compiles a decade’s worth of greatest hits from more than 40 artists & your favorite acts.