Item #7943 Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors. Joseph Holtzman.
Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors

Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors. Fall 1998. #2

New York: Nest, 1998. Quarto, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps, edges diecut, upper wrap flocked.

Issue number 2 of trailblazing interiors magazine Nest. Founded by designer and painter Joseph Holtzman as a counter to traditional interior design magazines, the publication quickly achieved cult status for its features on unconventional "nests," as well as for its eccentric layouts (die-cut pages and covers, elaborate inserts), ornate typography, and striking photo editorials. Each issue of the magazine, which ran for a total of 26 issues from 1997 to 2004, was luxuriously produced and uniquely formatted. The quarterly famously scared off Condé Nast, which had plans to buy Nest until the Spring 2004 issue dropped, with its cover painting of Jesus and a feature on "The Ten Commandments of Decorating." The magazine soon folded, according to Holtzman "when it was still good." This issue features a profile on Rosemarie Trockel and describes the process of beating eggwhites she used to design the flocked cover of this issue, photos of Pierre et Gilles apartment, a story about igloos, Robert Gober's meditations on a mysterious house in Connecticut, an article on women's prisons, Muriel Spark on beds, and more. Illustrated throughout in color. Rubbing and wear to wraps, light fading to spine. A very good of an early issue. Item #7943

$50.00

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