Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Books
Heavy, tangible, and unencumbered by electricity, real-world books have enduring appeal: Books are art, books can be left in the bathroom for future reading, and great books never become obsolete. Below, we've identified new works for every type of personality.
For Star Gazers
Icons: The Celebrity Exposures of Markus and Indrani, by Markus and Indrani
In their first full-length book, the tandem photographers famous for their David Bowie album covers and Lady Gaga photo spreads (not to mention the Bravo reality series Double Exposure) have collected more than 250 images. The hefty full-color paperback showcases not just their covers but also their advertising campaigns, as well as a slew of playfully postmodern star portraits (Britney Spears, Will Smith).