Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On My Bookshelf: Girl on Fire

Edie Sedgwick's status as an icon is undeniable - her influence in style and beauty is still very apparent. The artist who rose above her rich family's stifling grasp into Andy Warhol's infamous muse is intertwined with tragedy for me, her downward spiral that eventually lead to her death never far from my mind.

In EDIE: GIRL ON FIRE, the author collects quotes and stories into a truly beautiful and poignant portrait of the star. But what really impresses me about the book is the design - filled to the brim with full-page, high quality, glossy pictures of Edie, and sprinkled with dashes of color and incredible typography.

This book is an absolute must have for fans of Edie, fashion, Andy Warhol, and the 1960s in general!











I am always on the lookout for great coffee table books, do you have any favorites?

♥, Kailey

55 comments:

  1. The book looks amazing! Sadly, I am too obsessed with books (have stacks and stacks of books along my bed which I have to read)...

    >'.'<

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  2. Oh this book looks lovely, I'm always interested with the bohemian 60s crowd of New York and this looks right up my street. I remember first learning about her from the film with Sienna Miller and though it wasn't amazingly reviewed I think it treats her sympathetically and emphasises her naivety. My favourite coffee books are probably ones by Taschen on art and fashion - can't beat them to be honest xxx

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  3. Ooooo I must get this! I love Edie and I really enjoyed watching Factory Girl. My favourite coffe table book is Dita von Teese, one side is the art of teese and the other side is all about Fetish. STUNNING photos. Great post I may have to ask for this for christmas.

    Jade

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  4. Ive seen this one in a bookshop which sells vintage books as well as "not used" ones and this Edie book was for 7 pounds! i think I will go for it though i am not obsessed with her anymore, as you said, it is a wonderful coffee table book with amazing photograph and overall design.

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  5. one of my favorite coffee table books is Moments: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs [Hardcover] it is quite a heavy book, not light reading, but there is some breath taking and dare i say, life changing photography contained within these covers.

    http://www.amazon.com/Moments-Pulitzer-Photographs-Hal-Buell/dp/1579120784

    <3 rae

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  6. Oh, this book looks amazing! The design of it definitely intrigues me.

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  7. I love love love Edie Sedgwick!! I must have this book asap!

    Wonderful post doll!

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  8. BEAUTIFUL BOOK HONEY! The spreads look fantastico!! :D

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  9. wow, this looks really interesting! I am fascinated by Edie, i love how she recreated herself!

    my favourite 'coffee table' book is probably this massive collection of Salvador Dali paintings that would probably break a coffee table. I also have a few books on erotic art or photography, and a few general art and photography books.

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  10. kailey, how did i NOT know about this book? you are totally right. edie is a style icon! i adored the movie factory girl. here's my blog post on it from february.

    http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/2011/02/factory-girl.html

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  11. Cute post!
    Great blog! Following! Follow back? <3

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  12. now I want that book so badly! love edie! this is definitely going on my wishlist.. one of my favorite coffee table books is "50 dresses that changed the world"
    cool post!

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  13. It's really interesting how you take your photo's. The one's you have taken are so inspiring. Edie reminds me of Twiggy, I guess it must be her eye make-up. The 60's is one of my favourite decades, even though I didn't live through it. I would have loved to. If you haven't already read it, I would recommend you read Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by Cherie Currie. It's such a good book, I ordered it off Amazon I think for £11. But that's because I'm such a big Runaways fan.
    It's nice to see your blog doing so well. Sorry I haven't commented in a while, I'm back now.

    Lydia xxx

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  14. Such beautiful spreads! I'm always a fan of great design work, so the look of the book alone has got me! I'll definitely check it out...I've needed some more Fashion-related books in my life :)

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  15. Ooh I'm reading an Edie book at the moment too, this book looks so great! x

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  16. thanks for your post/... never read her book before but now going to get one



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  17. Oh I love her - looks like an ace book, it will need to be promptly added to my Christmas list :) x

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  18. Any travel books with big, gorgeous color pictures always lure me in!! This Edie book is great though, I may just have to pick it up for my new apartment:) XO

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  19. Always good to find a new picture heavy book, I like anything 60's and also ones on vintage textiles. Currently browsing Sonia Delaunay : Colour in motion and getting inspired. Also I am amazed you did a post on Jem, I used to love it and had a Jem doll and everything.

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  20. I was so obsessed with this book when I was fourteen! I was like a full-on Edie Sedgwick fangirl back then. I even tried to run around in t-shirt dresses and tights but nobody really understood who I was attempting to channel. -_-

    Did your copy come with an audio cd too? I've got mine on my computer and I still listen to it from time to time. Edie had such a nice voice!

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  21. This looks great. I have a Chanel coffee table book which is a fave, but I'm also quite partial to street art books as well.

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  22. Ahh I got this book when it first came out, I LOVE Edie and it is amazing, most beautiful girl to ever walk the planet xxx

    #GOLLYGOSH

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  23. This looks really good! I'm a fan of the 60s in general too.
    x

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  24. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com

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  25. looks like a lovely book !
    nice blog :)


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  26. I love Edie! She's one of my favorite icon of the pop culture! I'm sure that's a great book :)

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  27. wow this book looks amazing... really great style

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  28. I can't say I've been very interested in Edie Sedgewick but it does look like pretty interesting.

    I do like a good coffee-table book; but I don't even have a coffee table, so I have no use for them, haha

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  29. I love Edie, but she and Andy had such a tragic falling-out!

    x. jill
    those ghosts

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  30. OH LA LAAA. Thanks for sharing photos! Looks way fantastic and I'll totally have to check it out in real life the next time I stumble into a bookstore, whoooop whooooop!

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  31. I love fashion books! And Edie is such an icon, that this one looks great.
    I'm obsessed with Lauren Conrad's Style book. It's great, with amazing advice.

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  32. What a gorgeous book! I am so fascinated by Edie and that whole era!

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  33. Edie had such an intriguing life and style, I loved her looks <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love Edie Sedgwick, this book looks amazing!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  35. Thank-you for the comment my lovely, amazing blog post as ever! This book looks incredible. There is nothing I love more then a coffee table book.. I'm dying for Fifi Lapin's book it's looks adorable!

    Lots of Love,
    Lily from Red Brick Lipstick

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  36. Not only do I love the book design, I agree her downward spiral is a tragedy, yet she is so influential. I would love this book!

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  37. looks like an incredible read! If you like Alexander McQueen and fashion coffee books -- you should get his book from the recent exhibit at the MET. I love it.

    Oh - Fancy That.

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  38. looks like a beaufitul book! if i were to recommend one it would probably have to be the marie antoinette film book, it's lovely. :)

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  39. hell yeah Edie! lovely photos in this one. I have a lovely book of vintage vogue photos that I am always leafing through, it's photos are calming!

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  40. Hi Kailey! You were so nice to leave that lovely comment on my blog! I've just had a look at yours, I am very impressed with your fashion in film posts! anything that combines both is something I'm guaranteed to love!

    I can't wait to read more!

    Emma x

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  41. This book looks amazing! <3

    xoxo,

    Bonnie

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  42. looks better than that awful biopic...jeez that movie was terrible

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  43. My favorite book for the coffee table is Alexander McQueen:Savage Beauty. It has great close ups of his work and shows a wide range of McQueen quotes.

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  44. This book really looks amazing, some of those photos are stunning. I really need some more coffee table books, so far I have my boyfriend's "Mozapedia" about Morrissey on it.. xx

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  45. ooh that does look good! Tim Walker's book I'd say is the most perfect coffee table read, well more of a look!

    http://daisychurchward.blogspot.com

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  46. What a crazy trip that girls life was. Incredible how much Sienna Miller looks like her huh? Another good coffee table book is Vogue: An illustrated history. Its got INCREDIBLE photographs right from the start of the magazine to its current issues. Gorgeous gorgeous book.

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  47. Ohh, Edie is so amazing! I haven't read this book - I always end up forgetting about it actually! I think it's time for a quick ebay search to see if I can find a copy : )

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  48. Wow! Thanks you so much for this post. I've been thinking about buying the book! I find Edie so fascinating.

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  49. i have this also... and it's definitely a favourite! xox

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