The Scent of a Dream: Travels in the World of Coffee (Abrams, $75) is every coffee-table’s dream book. The gorgeous chrome-hued cover signals Sebastião Salgado’s rich black-and-white photography within,  and  through the course of three-hundred pages and two-hundred-plus images, Salgado sings a visual  love song to coffee plantations from Brazil to India to Tanzania to China, to name a few of these lush landscapes, and to the workers who harvest the fruit. The Scent of a Dream is brilliantly curated, edited, and designed by Salgado’s wife, Lélia Wanick Salgado. The collection testifies that this photographer’s heart and lens are steeped in their subject. Born in Brazil, Salgado grew up watching his father transport coffee to neighboring coastal ports, and eventually joined him in the family business. Later, Salgado  worked as an economist for the International Coffee Organization, then let his passion for photography find its muse among the plantation fields of his youth. Salgado began crafting this book in 2002, and with it he hopes to teach café aficionados that coffee beans begin cultivation in vibrant lands and cultured hands, far from the grind of baristas and espresso machines. Marc Powers

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$75.00
ISBN: 9781419719219
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 29th, 2015

Digital downloads and passive streaming revert to good old tactile analog lust in Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting (Ten Speed, $50), by Eilon Paz. This oversize volume’s boxed-set gravitas and dynamic layout immediately engages our senses in ways no e-book can. As Paz unveils a pantheon of record collectors and their treasured troves, the accompanying array of photos and crate-digging glory-stories stir our inner vinyl junkie. Throughout its 436 pages, Dust & Grooves features interviews with usual suspects including Gilles Peterson, Rich Medina, Sheila Burgel, and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson—all of whom have “record rooms,” wherein their collections occupy floor-to-ceiling shelves spanning the entire walls of loft apartments, basements, and/or two-story houses. (What’s a connoisseur to do with 80,000 records?) Along with colorful reproductions of iconic album covers, Paz showcases the unsung genius of the gatefold sleeve, seamlessly connecting three shots of a collector holding each of the foldout panels to form a panoramic image. Added bonuses in this voyage through vinylmania include glimpses of limited-edition blue platters, rare acetates of alternate takes, and a collectible 45 shaped like a buzz saw blade. Dust & Groove’s static celebration elicits the pop-hiss days of vinyl, those favorite sorted-record shops, and the times by the side of a rotating black sun platter within the gaze of its squared sleeve.

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By Eilon Paz, RZA (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781607748694
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - September 15th, 2015

The disparate styles of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera illuminate the pages of Mexican Modern Art. Stunning photos of this iconic couple, paired with reproductions of their feted paintings and lithographs, comprise this edition, serving as a visual commentary on their shared passion for artistic innovation.

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ISBN: 9780847845811
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Skira Rizzoli - February 24th, 2015

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