Damien Hirst
The Monacelli Press, New York, 2002; originally published 1997, English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
ISBN: 9781873968444

This dynamic and provocative collection of Hirst's ideas and obsessions is a powerful combination of text and visual elements. Each piece is set against a visual narrative of drawings, words, photography, typography, pop-ups, and other special effects. An essay by cult novelist Gordon Burn looks at Hirst's work and the breadth of its impact. Includes pop-ups and movable parts; die-cut components; some illustrations are tipped in. Edited by Robert Violette and designed by Jonathan Barnbrook.

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Karim Rashid

If you want to read, books are obsolete. A beautiful, engaging, interactive monograph, this 2003 book is indicative of the only way books will survive: each plate, each page, plays with material, printing methods, inks, and constant change, making the book an artwork.

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