This month at Underground we are reading…
The Contact Sheet:
From a self-professed photographer, this book is an unveiling of the work behind 40 of the world’s best international photographers, looking at the development and thought processes of the masters doing their day jobs. For those with no interest in the science of photography, this collection of contact sheets will still offer the same satisfaction with engaging subject matters and sights from behind the scenes.
Paris Street Style : a guide to effortless chic
Put together by Isabelle Thomas, a stylist and Frédérique Veysset, a fashion photographer, this book gives an insight into how the Parisians approach fashion on a day-to-day basis. To be read as contemporary look at street fashion, the book shows a broad spectrum of independent style, and more importantly gives a nod to Underground Wulfrun creepers.
Banksy: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat:
Described as something similar to Marmite – you either Love it or you Hate it – this book holds the best array of photographed Banksy pieces yet printed. If you are not a lover or advocate of art, then the least this book will give you is a dictionary and vocabulary for those dinner table debates at the pub about the mystery man himself.
Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division:
A heart felt story of the ins and outs of arguably one of pop’s most influential bands, Peter Hook (the bassist behind “Love Will Tear Us Apart”) tells us of struggles, the illness of loved ones, everyday friendships, domestics and the band antics, which were, Joy Division.
The Great Gatsby:
If you have not yet read this timeless classic, go out and buy it now, before you even think of heading to the cinema to see the Hollywood Blockbuster version. Although we sincerely hope a synopsis is not needed, set against the backdrop of the euphoria of the 1920s, the story centers on the scandalous lives of the social elite. With its entangled tale of trials and tribulations and one heck of a love triangle thrown in.