Text by Maya Boyd, pro­duced by Renu Kashyap As­souline

Identity - - BOOKS -

A guilty plea­sure, Ibiza is home to the pro­duc­tive ten­sion be­tween quiet and chaos that of­ten fu­els cre­ative en­deav­ours. This new vol­ume paints a dy­namic por­trait of the in­fa­mous is­land that in­spires de­sign­ers, ar­chi­tects and cre­atives with its bo­hemian ethos.

The mon­u­men­tal tome fea­tures 300 pages with over 200 lush, dra­matic il­lus­tra­tions. Like the ex­pe­ri­ences of the in­fa­mous Mediter­ranean hotspot, it lacks any vis­i­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion. In­stead, its lush, vi­brant pho­tos bear their own in­ter­nal rhythm and ca­dence, and its text reads as an ex­tended journal en­try, re­cant­ing much of the is­land’s his­tory with anec­dotes and de­tails that frame its post-war emer­gence as a des­ti­na­tion of choice for he­do­nists of all per­sua­sions.

Along­side the main nar­ra­tive are quotes from those who’ve been be­sot­ted by the is­land, in­clud­ing in­te­rior de­sign­ers who have sought spa­ces — from con­tem­po­rary to eclec­tic — that speak the is­land’s lan­guage. A lav­ish sum­mer read, this vol­ume cap­tures mo­ments when trav­el­ling may ac­tu­ally have meant im­mers­ing one’s self in the plea­sure of es­cape — rather than merely func­tion­ing as an aid to creat­ing a dig­i­tal per­sona.

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