at Serindia Gallery, 2 February - 15 April 2012
In a unique collaboration with world-renowned publisher TASCHEN, Serindia Gallery presents ART & COLLECTOR'S EDITION by TASCHEN.
"The most exquisite books on the planet." Wallpaper, London
"The most beautiful, eccentric and sexy books around." GQ, New York
German publisher TASCHEN produces some of the world's most beautiful art books — books as art objects. Serindia Gallery presents a selection of Taschen's finest titles, including some of the most spellbinding Art and Collector's Editions. These exquisite art editions are shown at this exhibition, including signed prints by famous photographers, fashion designers, and film directors. Serindia Gallery brings them together to create this unique show which serves as a visual guide for the collectors to start his or her art library and for book enthusiasts to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of art books — one of the publishing world's greatest accomplishments. Some of TASCHEN's books are those you would "sneak a glance around the store to make sure nobody is looking." This exhibition is one of the few chances, especially in Asia, to see these amazing book productions.
Designer Philippe Starck designed TASCHEN's flagship stores. In this exhibition, the gallery also features Philippe Starck's latest venture with German furniture house DEDON. Wonderful chair creations PLAY with DEDON by Philippe Starck will be available, along with the DEDON movie campaign shot by renowned photographer Bruce Weber.
In addition, TASCHEN's forthcoming titles include PLEATS PLEASE by Issey Miyake and Advertising from the Mad Men Era to celebrate the new season of the Mad Men series. Here at the exhibition, be the first to have a sneak preview of these latest titles and to reserve copies of the soon-to-be-released titles.
HIGHLIGHTS: SIGNED by all three chefs – a most astounding cook book of our time: the Modernist Cuisine (6 Volumes), Jazz Life signed prints by William Claxton, Prints of Penelope Cruz signed by Pedro Almodóvar, and much more.
Serindia Gallery also features unique stationery and design products: featuring graphic designer TNop's typography and poster works, men's bags and accessories by CONTAINER, and more!
For Serindia’s own latest titles: Masterpieces of Mongolian Buddhist Art and Architecture of the Newars – the recent two seminal works in the academic world of Himalayan studies will be on display and available.
See you on Thursday, 2 February, OPENING RECEPTION STARTS 5:30 PM.
Exhibition runs until 15 April, 2012.