The first comprehensive collection of Nest, the magazine that revolutionized the way we look at interior space and decoration
Published from 1997 to 2004 by artist Joe Holtzman, Nest magazine eschewed the conventionally beautiful luxury interiors of other magazines and instead featured non-traditional, exceptional, and unusual environments. The Best of Nest, created by master bookmaker and former fashion designer Todd Oldham, includes selections from all 26 issues in a series of portfolios featuring the work of iconic writers and photographers such as Michael Cunningham, Patti Smith, Nan Goldin, and Derry Moore.
The book includes an introduction by Oldham, as well as an extensive essay by Holtzman, filled with new observations and a behind-the-scenes look at each issue's creation. Arranged chronologically, The Best of Nest presents each issue in a 16-page portfolio. An edit of the best stories, the best photographs, and the best design treatments have been selected and amplified in this lavish volume.
Replicating many of the clever and singular design elements that endeared Nest to its passionate fans around the world, The Best of Nest including gatefolds, foldouts, diecuts, and covers with silver foil and glitter.
The Best of Nest includes visual and written contributions to the magazine by Tina Barney, Michael Cunningham, Lydia Davis, Barbara Gallucci, Nan Goldin, Matt Groening, Rem Koolhaas, Catherine Opie, Stephen Sondheim, Amy Sedaris, Matthew Stadler, and the legendary British interiors photographer Derry Moore. Photographs by Candida Höfer, David Seidner, Horst P. Horst, Martin Parr, Antoine Bootz, and Jason Schmidt are also highlighted throughout.
About the Author
Former fashion designer Todd Oldham has produced over 21 books, including bestselling monographs on Alexander Girard and Charley Harper. Oldham's craft and book series, Kid Made Modern and Hand Made Modern, sold millions of copies at Target as well as the Brooklyn, Getty, and Guggenheim museums, and the Museum of Modern Art, among other gift shops. As a photographer, Oldham was a frequent contributor to Nest.
"Phaidon hatches a book about Nest... Holtzman recounts the roots and evolution of each issue."—New York Times
"Sixteen years later, Holtzman and Oldam are publishing a book, The Best of Nest (Phaidon Press Limited), about the magazine, which today feels both like a time capsule and entirely fresh."—New York Magazine