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New York Times Bestseller
 
Named one of the Best Gift Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, House Beautiful, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Luxe Interiors + Design, People StyleWatch, Garden & Gun, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, New York Magazine, and more

 
John Derian’s home goods empire reaches far and wide—in addition to the four John Derian stores he owns in New York and Massachussetts, his products are sold by more than 600 retailers worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, ABC, and Gump’s in the United States; Conran and Liberty in the UK; and Astier de Villatte in Paris. It all started with his now-iconic collectible plates decoupaged with 19th-century artwork sourced from old and rare books, a process that credited him with elevating the decoupage technique into fine art. Over the past 25 years, the brand has expanded greatly to include home and general design gifts and products.

Now, for the first time ever, comes the book John Derian fans have been waiting for. Culled from the thousands of images that have appeared in his biannual collections, here is an astoundingly beautiful assortment of nearly 300 full-bleed images in their original form. From intensely colored flowers and birds to curious portraits, hand-drawn letters, and breathtaking landscapes, the best of John Derian is here. The result is an oversized object of desire, a work of art in and of itself, that brilliantly walks the line between commerce and art, and that is destined to become the gift book of the season.

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“Thick, satisfying . . . gloriously oversize. . . . A treasure trove of inspiration, the artist’s first book is an object to covet.”
—The Wall Street Journal

“Big lush pages.”
—The New York Times
 
“A feast for the eyes. . . . The book brims with untold stories.”
—Wallpaper
 
“Joyfully nostalgic. . . . An eye-popping tour of [Derian’s] archives.”
—Elle Decor
 
“Destined to become a collector’s item.”
—Better Homes & Gardens

“The quality of paper and ink used in making the book makes you feel like you’re flipping through a collection of prints.”
—The Houston Chronicle

“This simple, beautiful book filled with nearly 300 images from the 18th and 19th centuries, defies categorization. . . . All of the oversize pages are frame-worthy.”
The Los Angeles Times
 
“If you could bring yourself to rip out the pages and frame them, you would be able to decorate an entire apartment with this book. But having all the exotic and vintage illustrations in one place—fantastic creatures (mostly dogs), seafaring vessels (and men), far-flung gardens (and the things that grow in them)—is a warm comfort on a cold winter day.”
T: The New York Times Style Magazine

“John Derian’s ultimate paperweight.”
—Vanity Fair
 
“A picture book for adults: John Derian’s dreamlike world fascinates. . . . We bet we’ll see framed pages from this book on many walls.”
—PaperCity

“Gorgeously wordless.”
—The Boston Globe

“No words. Doesn’t need ’em.”
—New York Magazine
 
“An enchanting miscellany of marvels.”
—Harper’s Bazaar (U.K.)

“Set to triumph in this season’s top coffee table book competition. . . . John Derian Picture Book contains beguiling images drawn from old prints and lithographs. . . . We suspect that some people may buy two copies, one to display and another to cut up for pictures and to decorate the walls.”
The Times (London)

“Truly a must-read.”
—Vogue.com

“If there’s one coffee-table book that’s the must-have gift book of the season, this one is it. . . . Arresting, odd, and lovely images.”
Kirkus Reviews
 

About the Author

John Derian is an artist and designer who transforms printed images from the past, and in doing so transports the viewer to another world. He established John Derian Company Inc. in 1989, and his decoupage plates, platters, paperweights, coasters, and bowls are still entirely handmade in his studio in New York City, where he employs a small staff of artisans to assist with production. His designs are sold at upscale home stores, in catalogs, and at gift shops worldwide, and he has designed exclusive collections for Cisco Brothers, Astier de Villatte, Target, and more. His retail shops, studio, and homes have been featured in Vogue, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The World of Interiors, Elle Decor, and Vanity Fair, among others.

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LWD01915
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Beautiful Book of Beautiful "Objets D''Art" (stuff)
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2019
I don''t normally (if ever) buy books like this-books that I call "cocktail table" books that have no purpose than to display art or decorative ideas. While there''s certainly nothing wrong with this "genre," it''s just not me. UNTIL I was given (as a gift) a beautiful small... See more
I don''t normally (if ever) buy books like this-books that I call "cocktail table" books that have no purpose than to display art or decorative ideas. While there''s certainly nothing wrong with this "genre," it''s just not me. UNTIL I was given (as a gift) a beautiful small dish. When I turned it over, I saw the name "John Derian" inscribed on it. I love the dish and went to John Derian''s website and loved nearly everything. But don''t have the $$ to buy most of them so I bought the book instead. It''s really a beautiful book and has inspired me to look further for interesting decor items. What I didn''t know was that John Derian either started his interest in collecting or was inspired in some way by looking in vintage, antique, "flea" market type shops in Salem, MA-the town right next to mine! I would consider buying it again as a gift for a couple of women friends (and my sister) because I know that they would really like the unusual (but so unique and interesting) items. I''m glad I bought it for myself!
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P.McGivern
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Incredible Picture Book!
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2016
John Derian is incredibly talented & I have been admiring his beautiful decopodge plates for years! When I saw his book in my favorite home decor store recently I couldn''t resist ordering it for less on Amazon! In fact I ordered 2, one as a gift. The book is full of... See more
John Derian is incredibly talented & I have been admiring his beautiful decopodge plates for years! When I saw his book in my favorite home decor store recently I couldn''t resist ordering it for less on Amazon! In fact I ordered 2, one as a gift. The book is full of gorgeous prints one after the other of animals, insects, floral images, a ship, people, ... So vibrant & colorful! It''s inspiring to examine the fine detail of each print. Have a magnifying glass next to this fantastic large book on my coffee table! Love love love this book!!!
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Barbara F. Snyder
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Huge disappointment! Definitely NOT what expected.
Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2021
This book was a huge disappointment. The first is the quality of the paper. I expected a quality, glossy paper rather than the wallpaper-like quality. Second, the size of the images are too large! In order to get any kind of perspective on the images, you need to hold the... See more
This book was a huge disappointment. The first is the quality of the paper. I expected a quality, glossy paper rather than the wallpaper-like quality. Second, the size of the images are too large! In order to get any kind of perspective on the images, you need to hold the book some distance away from you...which is not feasible given that the book is so large. Third, the images themselves are o.k. but there''s nothing partuculary special that I haven''t seen coutless times before. Overall, I am stunned by predominately glowing reviews of this book! And, I concur with the few dissenting reviews completely. From now on, I will make a point of looking at the negative reviews no matter how overwhelmingly positive product reviews are. In summary, the size of the images, the paper quality, and the images selection contribute to an overall disappointing experience. If at all possible, I will return this book.
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For any artist whether you use watercolor, pencil, ...
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2017
For any artist whether you use watercolor, pencil, decoupage especially, design ideas, this book is pure gold. Plus, it''s absolutely gorgeous! John
Derian was very very generous to share his archival stash with all of us; thanks John!
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The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2020
This is, by far, the most beautiful book I have ever seen, and I have a pretty serious collection. I’m completely taken aback by the illustrations, the colors, the size of the book, and even the cover- its all incredible. Seriously, thank you John Derain, for putting this... See more
This is, by far, the most beautiful book I have ever seen, and I have a pretty serious collection. I’m completely taken aback by the illustrations, the colors, the size of the book, and even the cover- its all incredible. Seriously, thank you John Derain, for putting this out into the world.
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Josef Erik
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Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2018
This is a really interesting, beautiful book. The quality of it is exceptional. I highly recommend it.
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Pam
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Daily inspiration!
Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2016
Its always open. I turn to a new page each day.
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Beth Erika
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Beautiful
Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2018
This picture book is lovely. I recommend it for anyone who like to collage or decoupage. Also, it is a nice coffee table book.
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Visual heaven
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 24, 2020
Lovely! Arrived a bit banged up but nothing too bad.
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Hustlemum
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The most wonderful coffee table book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 7, 2017
This is the most beautiful coffee table book. Full of beautiful prints from pre-photography days. A really interesting selection of pictures to look through. I leave a new page open every day so that I can really appreciate it. Highly recommend this lovely book. A great...See more
This is the most beautiful coffee table book. Full of beautiful prints from pre-photography days. A really interesting selection of pictures to look through. I leave a new page open every day so that I can really appreciate it. Highly recommend this lovely book. A great present for people who are difficult to buy for (i.e. have everything) as it''s truly original and beautifully presented.
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Martin
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Nice book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 2, 2021
Bought this for my wife and she loves. Had a sneak peek myself and I quite liked it.
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Maya
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Wonderful
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 27, 2019
Big, bold, beautiful. It is a real joy to turn the pages. Don''t buy it only as a gift, you also have to own one.
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John Derian Picture Book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 28, 2018
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From the Publisher

In 1983, while combing through a flea market in Salem, Massachusetts, a young artist named John Derian happened upon a box of nineteenth-century books. Inside were two remarkable, intensely colored loose prints that unleashed an obsessive curiosity. Had these prints come from other books? How could the color be so vivid when the prints were so old? That curiosity led him to what would become a lifelong search for centuries-old prints of flowers, fruits; animals; calligraphy; and other beautiful memorabilia. A few years after finding those first prints, Derian discovered the forgotten craft of decoupage—the art of cutting and gluing images under glass—and realized that this art form was the ideal way to share his passion for the printed image.

Fast-forward to today: John Derian designs and oversees the handcrafting of more than six hundred one-of-a-kind plates, paperweights, platters, and trays, which are carried by hundreds of gift shops worldwide. A John Derian piece inspires a timeless fascination. You hold it. You turn it over. And you’re compelled to look again.

Nearly thirty years after he began his journey, Derian offers for the first time a highly curated collection of his most coveted images—removed from under the glass, shown with all their imperfections. The iconic human eye. An eighteenth-century illustration of a sea fan. A wistful note written in elegant script. The pages capture the unmediated pleasure of image meeting eye and everything else that comes with it: the layers of meaning, the mystery of its origins, the silence of a work frozen in time. I can’t wait for you to experience it.

- Lia Ronnen, Publisher, Artisan Books.

'Tulips'; Variegated Tulips; W. Mallinson, from The Universal Herbal by Thomas Green; England; c. 1819.

'Bantam Cock'; The Bantam Cock; Eleazar Albin, from his A Supplement to the Natural History of Birds; England; 1737.

'Things I Like'; scrapbook collage detail; artist unknown; USA; c. 1930.

'Ornamental Flower Bed'; Ornamental Flower Bed; engraved by Alfred Adlard; England; 19th century.

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