Hi guys ,how are you doing today ? I hope you are all doing well and today I want to share with you another little round up pf some of my favorites books. This in my mind would actually be a beautiful rubrica ,a little corner if you will where I sit down and we all gather around like cover didn’t exist and we all chat about book and I start talking like. crazy person of my favorites books but no one actually cares so here we are ,me sitting in my room with zero natural light trough my window writing about books. Enjoy.
Alexander McQueen ,Kristin Knox .
Packed with breathtaking photographs, this tribute to Alexander
McQueen (1969-2010) celebrates the incredible creations of an iconic, imaginative, and inspirational fashion designer
whose work turned heads and hearts all over the world. He was a major fashion figure, famous throughout the world, especially the US (where he is a celebrity-favourite with clients including Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman) and Japan. McQueen’s dramatic designs, also been worn by celebrities including Bjork, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, met with critical acclaim and earned him the British Designer of the Year award four times. This book is a must-have for fashion lovers everywhere.
Fashionistas and artlovers were devastated by the suicide of designer Alexander McQueen in 2010. Inarguably, he was gone too soon, but not before he blessed the design and fashion world with his incredible visions materialised. He was the Lewisham-born lad who was would have looked equally at home traipsing through the council estates with his pitbulls as he did on the catwalk. In fact, he would have looked much more comfortable on the street.
A 16-year old dropout, he managed to secure an apprenticeship in tailoring on Savile Row, followed by gigs with theatrical costume designers and Milanese fashion house, Romeo Gigli. His skill and uniqueness was embraced by Central St Martins when he returned to London to enrol in the early 90s.
His story, lushly illustrated with full page photographs, is told in Alexander McQueen: Genius Of A Generation by fashion blogger, Kristin Knox aka The Clothes Whisperer. Knox brilliantly and succinctly describes McQueen’s role to “compel the wearer or beholder to surrender to the fantastical and sinister world of which McQueen was the sole artificer…an enfant terrible.”
Fabulous photos include the bumsters in 2001, glass-boxed butterfly-laden models, the armadillo heels that famously adorned Lady Gaga. Whether antlered, red-eyed, covered in sequins and crystals, or toting the skeletons of foxes around their necks, his vision of women was as powerful, warrior like creatures that were part animal, part mystical goddess.
Knox recognises that there is no need for pages and pages of tightly packed text required to tell McQueen’s story. His life was his work and it best speaks for itself. The back cover image is bittersweet; McQueen gives his final wave on the catwalk and for us, it is the finale of a lifetime.
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! ,Richard Feynman.
Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets; accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums; painting a naked female toreador. In short, here is Feynman’s life in all its eccentric—a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah.
“You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.”
― Richard Feynman, Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!
Il sistema periodico ,Primo Levi.
Primo Levi was a chemist. The book is divided into real life stories, whose memories emerge from the elements of the periodic table. It is the first book I have read by Primo Levi, and perhaps it was the right way to enter the world of this writer. Being associated with Levi with the Auschwitz tales, I have always had the terror of reading his writings, since those on Nazism are by far the most atrocious true stories ever written. By chance I read the first few sentences of this book and yes, I am curious and I order it. The book includes stories from his early years, from student to young chemist who has to enter the world of work at a time when the racial laws were already in force. It should be considered that Primo Levi, who also became a partisan, was deported to the destruction camp when he was only twenty-five, and I find much injustice in all this; I cannot understand that in this world it was possible for the state to allow racial laws among its laws, for a state to allow its citizens to be suddenly captured and deported, with the tacit consent of all.
We are used to thinking that the laws of a civil state are just, indeed, they fully represent the dividing line between what is right and what is not; the fact that this is not the case must always remind us that the State and its laws must always be controlled, evaluated and, if found appropriate, modified or canceled, pursuing an ideal of justice we have not yet reached; we must keep in mind that true democracy is always in danger and we citizens must protect it, shouting whenever we observe or suffer injustices so that they do not repeat themselves, and above all we must eliminate any kind of belief that identifies anyone as the “different”, the “foreigner ”, The“ enemy ”, the“ other ”. This teaches the Primo Levi experience.
21 chemical elements for 21 short stories A journey through the early years of the writer’s life in the austere and timid Turin of the early twentieth century, a journey through the years of school, university studies and first work experiences . Yes, also the war years that are shown from afar, however, Levi writes that he has already spoken about it elsewhere, and therefore returns to focus on the chemical fusion between the city, the ever-changing changes and himself, his family. How nice to discover such an unprecedented side to me of ricca this human figure so rich, how nice to find intelligent irony, to discover that he was so happy as a boy, that nostalgia to return to the long tree-lined avenues of my city. pleasant reading, intriguing, fascinating under different aspects, which helped me to remember that Primo Levi was so much more than a very brave man, right up to the end, indeed perhaps that was the bravest gesture, a happy boy, an intrigued student. If this is a man? Yes, great.
Hope you enjoy this little article and maybe you can check out some of these .
I know I mix and match my books ,I love science and I love arts ,I love fashion and photography as we all do ,so I love to learn and read about these kinds of topics .
Let me know what you think and I will see you soon guys!