An absolute masterpiece. Biting satire at its best.
Price: 20 euros.
A book of slightly incongruous photographs that perfectly captures the love/hate sense of attraction and rejection so many of us feel about the places we live.
Price: 30 dollars.
Documenting Vasya Bykov's trip through the Belgian beer circuit and his reaction, in words and images, to each beer he tried. Cheers!
Belgian beer from Sergey Novikov on Vimeo.
Price: 1000 yen
Cute cartoon characters, bright colors and bold graphic design. What's not to like?
Parts of this come across as a plastic version of Bellmer's surrealist classic Die Puppe. In early 2012 photographers Marco van Duyvendijk and Xiaoxiao Xu visited the Ya Mei Plastic Factory; a small factory in Zhejiang province China that produces love dolls. Meant as a tribute to the factory and its workers, Love Doll Factory is a delightful little book, made in loveable pink colours and with a highly enjoyable soft touch cover.
And for those of you who think The Pigs should be on the list, a book with that much press coverage is not "overlooked."