Hachette, 288 pages, $40 GIVEN that this book is hardcover, it’s pretty hard to bend it like Beckham. Englishman David Beckham was never the best soccer player in the world — far from it — but has any footballer ever marketed himself as a celebrity so well? Here you’ll find dozens of action photos of Beckham from a wee lad to his final days with Paris St. Germain, mostly in the kit of England and Manchester United, but also such clubs as Real Madrid and L.A. Galaxy, which paid him huge bucks for his uncanny ability to put a 40-yard free kick precisely where he wanted. Many are arty black-and-white photos with one patch of red, or whatever colour was favoured by his club of the moment. Lots of pix, too, of Beckham with wife Posh Spice, and of him posing as a model with his shirt off, displaying his abs and tattoos. like little soldiers in formation. And there’s a typewriter and an iPad, an accordion and a full upright piano. Disassembling is what Canadian Todd McLellan has been doing since childhood. First it was his toys, taken apart with a hammer, but by high school, he was disassembling entire cars. For Things Come Apart, he has disassembled and photographed 50 design classics. Is there a point? Well, it’s clear older objects were better built and worth repairing when they broke, unlike the items we have now in the throwaway age. But, mainly, the stuff just looks really cool in the photos.