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by Promila Shastri last modified May 30, 2013

Books as visual art—or visual art in the form of books—is not a particularly new concept; but in an increasingly digitized literary culture, the printed page takes on a greater sense of urgency. New York-based book publisher Farameh Media is doing more than most to keep alive the notion of — Continue reading …




 

 

Books as visual art—or visual art in the form of books—is not a particularly new concept; but in an increasingly digitized literary culture, the printed page takes on a greater sense of urgency. New York-based book publisher Farameh Media is doing more than most to keep alive the notion of the printed book as valuable commodity.

Founder Patrice Farameh’s publishing house specializes in creating, producing and publishing a line of limited edition books, labeled The Curated Collection, that can easily be classified as luxury items. Much like fellow art book publishers Phaidon and Taschen, Farameh taps into a niche market of art, design and literary enthusiasts for whom tactile experience still counts for something.

Farameh explores a highly specific, even quirky, range of topics—recent subjects have included a lavish photographic essay on modern speakeasy clubs; and a review of the human skull as design element in contemporary visual culture—and wraps them in extravagant, beguilingly beautiful bespoke packaging, catapulting each book from mere coffee table tome to full-fledged art piece.

The Curated Collection will be on view at Scope Basel, June 10-16.

Screen shot 2013-05-29 at 11.34.48 AMFor Which It Stands: Americana in Contemporary Art, edited by Carla Sakamoto.

 

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Rough Luxe, edited by Kahi Lee
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Secret Society: Modern Speakeasy Style and Design, edited by Christian Alexander

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Skull Style, curated by Patrice Farame

 

Images: Farameh Media


 

 

 
 
 

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