Text by Maya Boyd, produced by Renu Kashyap Assouline
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.