by Adrian Favell
Favell examines the rise and fall of Superflat, the art movement created by Takashi Murakami. Besides highlighting the business and marketing genius of Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara, he looks at the cultural climate that led to the rise of Superflat and Japan's arrival on the world art scene.
by Louise Neri, Takaya Goto, RoseLee Goldberg, Chris Kraus and Laura Hoptman
Now in her 80s, Yayoi Kusama is recognized globally for her collaborative work with the fashion house Louis Vuitton. This is the most comprehensive collection of the iconic artist's works and highlights her contribution to contemporary art.
by Michele Heuze and Victoire de Castellane
This book represents a celebration of the craftsmanship of Dior’s jewelry design. Since establishing Dior’s Fine Jewelry range in 1998, de Castellane has been creating jewelry collections that are as innovative as they are beautiful.
Speaking from Among the Bones
by Alan Bradley
Bradley’s 11-year-old amateur detective and keen chemist, Flavia de Luche, is used to digging up clues but not bodies. When a village opens the tomb of its patron saint, the only body inside is that of Mr Collicutt, the church organist.
Big Breasts and Wide Hips
by Mo Yan
In this epic novel about women, the central character, Mother, is born in 1900 and married at 17. Of her nine children, only one is a boy, the story’s narrator. A spoilt child, he stands in stark contrast to his strong-willed siblings.
A largely forgotten president, Calvin Coolidge has for a long time been portrayed negatively in schools and colleges. In this well-written biography, Shlaes sets the record straight and restores the reputation of America’s 30th president.
Member: Georgia LaMacchia
by Veronica Roth
What’s the book about?
Divergent is about a girl who lives in a dystopian society where people are separated into groups based on their personalities.
What did you like about it?
It was a very gripping book.
Why did you choose it?
I chose it because I really enjoy reading about the different ways authors create futuristic societies.
What other book(s) would you recommend?
Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.