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Who will recognize a great book better than a bookstore? A bookstore run by graphic designers. Here’s why: at MENDO we get market feedback seven days a week, we are blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of talented, inspiring people – photographers, writers and publishers – and after being a bookstore for more than 15 years, we can easily say we know what book aficionados are looking for. Don’t you agree that initiating, creating and realizing jaw-dropping books now, only comes natural?
A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
Their slow process involved using 5x7 film, which lends the pictures in this book a unique otherworldliness
London-based photography duo Coppi Barbieri―established by Lucilla Barbieri and Fabrizio Coppi in 1991―have crafted meticulous still life photographs for such clients as Apple, Cartier, Chanel, Fendi, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, Van Cleef & Arpels. This book focuses on the duo’s early noncommercial work. Their first experiments involved images of flowers immersed in water, common household objects such as plastic bottles and glassware, and backlit dresses animated by fans.
Their inspiration was the work of historical photographers such as André Kertész, Baron Adolph de Meyer and Josef Sudek, and the painter Giorgio Morandi―but they also injected the sensibility of fashion photographers working at that time, such as Paolo Roversi and Javier Vallhonrat. Their slow process involved using 5x7 film, which lends the pictures in this book a unique otherworldliness.