Jennifer Baker of Bookmarc picks the best new reads out in December.
Back when an alternative vision was acceptable and exciting, Martine Sitbon offered new, strange, beautifully cut clothes. An homage to her as well as her tribe of collaborators including Marc Ascoli and Craig McDean. An homage to what was perhaps the last truly creative era of innovation and style.
Another Girl Another Planet by Valerie Phillips
A visceral celebration of girls being girls and all things girly. Unapologetic, edgy, happy.
Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers by Stephen Shames and Bobby Seale
Have we made no progress since the Panther Party was created in 1966 to confront violence and protect the community? Party founder Bobby Seale and photographer Stephen Shames offer a careful and moving history commemorating the Panthers’ 5oth anniversary.
Who knew? Shot in black and white when Shore was just 17, he captured the Factory gang at work (?) and play, smiling before danger and drugs changed everything. Brilliant text from Shore, Lynne Tillman and key players offer real insight into an over scrutinized party. A textbook of an era and the origins of a pioneer of American photography.
A sweet, romantic, honest love story. We love Terry and family!