Thursday, July 23, 2009

“We go to a book as Narcissus went to the fountain, see ourselves therein, and are enamored”

It's been ages since I've done a full-on book wish list, and my birthday is creeping up, so I figured it was time! As Belle and Sebastian say, "Our aspirations are wrapped up in books..." Or, at least mine are at the moment. Here are some beauties I'm dying to add to my already-crowded coffee table:

The Sartorialist [#1 on my list right now!] by Scott Schuman

Sharp Suits by Eric Musgrave

Japanese Fashion by Toby Slade

The Swimsuit by Sarah Kennedy

Symbolism by Norbert Wolf

20th Century Fashion Ads by Heimann and Nieder



I am a huge fan of Belle & Sebastian! They are the best for me!!! About books, I am so into this Sartorialist one! Perfection!!

Anonymous said...

Scott Schuman has published his photos in a BOOK? *drooling all over poor little MacBook* Thank you for the tip!

Sam said...

All very enticing! The swimsuit book and the Sartorialist are particularly desirable!!

Maggie said...

They all look wonderful! Sharp Suits is my first pick. I so wish that fedoras were still a requirement with business suits. *Sigh*

Anonymous said...

I'd go for the swimsuit book ;)

ambika said...

They all look tempting but that fashion ad one is definitely going on my wish list.

Anonymous said...

Love the The Swimsuit cover, amazing!

AcerJay said...

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[Tara] said...

Kira -- B&S are one of my favorite bands of all time!

Airam -- YES! Wouldn't it be wonderful to just sit and leisurely flip through a whole book of his photos!?

Sam -- I love looking at old swimsuit designs!

Maggie -- Me too! I just watched "Public Enemies" and now I want my boyfriend to dress like they do in the film!

Mothersvea -- It looks wonderful, doesn't it?

Ambika -- I have a bit of a weakness for vintage ads, so that one is at the top of my birthday wish-list.

Ithunter -- A really amazing photo; I agree!

AcerJay -- Thanks! I'm flattered. I will check out your blog, as well...