Things To Look At While in the Loo

For my birthday I asked for books to look at when I was on the loo. Here is my reading material.

In the American West by Richard Avedon is my favorite photography book.

Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Icon Images has some really cool portraits by Annie Leibovitz, like this one of Jack Nicholson and Hunter S. Thompson.

Native Land Native People Form The Edward S. Curtis Collection needs no introduction.

Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska by photographer/writer Seth Kantner. This memoir describes his rural upbringings in Northern Alaska and his quest to find acceptance in modern society.


Books: As Seen In Vogue

A large library at your finger tips is major plus of attending college. A couple weeks ago, I stumbled across "As Seen in Vogue: A Century of American Fashion In Advertising" while procrastinating on Thursday night. As stated in the title, the book discuses the history of fashion advertising, but also offers an interesting overview of the origins of periodicals and print advertising. Even if you're not interested in female fashion, I recommend this book as background study of the role of advertising in subsidizing periodicals. Here are some original ads from the Vogues from the forties and earlier.