French artist Mirka Lugosi creates a surreal fetishist dreamworld in this collection of her paintings and drawings. The pocket-sized artist's book presents 50 icon-like, fantasy pictures of unsettling mysterious locations, erotic paraphernalia and women exposing themselves. The images are accompanied by poetic texts by Marie-Laure Dagoit. Sexually explicit.
A Portrait of Fashion
Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery
Featuring around 190 reproductions from the National Portrait Gallery’s collection, this richly illustrated history examines the significance of the clothing used in portraiture over 600 years. From Henry VII’s squirrel-fur-lined coat to Queen Elizabeth II’s collar of Arctic fox, the authors explore the purpose and original context of the styles, fabrics and accessories chosen by each sitter, and examine the ways in which clothes can reflect class, status, personality and power.