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October 29, 2010

Rihanna book signing at Barnes & Noble

Rihanna signed copies of her new book, Rihanna, at Barnes & Noble on 5th Avenue in New York City.

Hundreds of people came out—forming lines around the block—to get their books signed and to meet the pop star and fashion icon. The signing was a frenzy of activity, with fan reactions ranging from adoration to tears (and including an impromptu dance routine). Rihanna graciously signed hundreds of copies of her book, took photographs with her fans, and looked as lovely as ever.

Click here to view an album of images from the event.

Photographs © Kevin Mazur

October 26, 2010

A Day in the Life of the Beatles

“The year was 1968, and the Beatles — deep into the heavy, divisive sessions for the self-titled record that would come to be called “The White Album” — were ready for anything that felt fresh and and provocative and different. And so when it came time to shoot a new cover for LIFE magazine, instead of calling on the celebrity and portrait photographers they had worked with many times before, the Beatles gave the gig to a guy they’d never met: Don McCullin, a Brit lensman best known for his war photography.”

Click here to visit Life.com to view an excerpt of A Day in the Life of the Beatles.

Photograph © Don McCullin

Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Mid-century Designers

“Seeing firsthand how the objects inside a designer’s home can imbue the viewer with a deeper understanding of his or her work, [Leslie] Williamson set out on a project that would take her to the homes of luminaries such as Albert Frey, Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, Wharton Esherick, and George Nakashima. What she found is bound to delight aficionados of those artists’ work.”

Click here to read more from The Curated Object blog, including a look at several images from the book.

Click here to learn more about Handcrafted Modern.

October 21, 2010

Jerry Schatzberg booksigning for “Women Then”

“A stiff wind was blowing through Chelsea, driving the cold rain sideways. It was last Thursday, early evening, just after quitting time. Seven in the evening is hardly a decent hour for a must-attend party, let alone one held outdoors in a space sheltered, though barely, by the elevated train tracks of the High Line. Still, New York being New York, there were already people lining up by a half-shuttered riot gate, umbrellas blown inside-out, waiting to get in.”

Click here to read more from Guy Trebay’s article in The New York Times.

Image © Evan Sung for The New York Times

October 18, 2010

Tour British West Indies homes with Michael Connors, author of “British West Indies Style”

Tour the British West Indies with author Michael Connors—an expert in West Indies antiques—as he narrates these breathtaking photographs that capture the history and unique design of the English island’s great houses.

October 14, 2010

Profile in Style: Barnaba Fornasetti

‘‘If you wanted to,’’ says Barnaba Fornasetti, ‘‘you could easily live in a Fornasetti world.’’

Click here for a fantastic review and preview of Rizzoli’s new book Fornasetti: The Complete Universe from The New York Times Magazine.

To learn more about this forthcoming title, click here.

Image: Piero Fornasetti, fan of the trompe-l’oeil. Barnaba Fornasetti

October 12, 2010

Mary Randolph Carter on Lives Well Spent

“Mary Randolph Carter’s latest book,  A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life [is] a compilation of Carter’s beautifully written essays focused on the concept of home—as opposed to house—accompanied by her sensitive photographs.”

Click here for the full article and more images from Style Court blog.

Image © A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life by Mary Randolph Carter, Rizzoli New York, 2010

October 6, 2010

MTV Clutch Blog Q&A: DB Burkeman Is Stuck On Stickers

“For DB Burkeman, stickers are those little markers that document our culture. Whether it’s the first “Watch Out! Punk is Coming!” sticker slapped up on the Lower East Side in late 1970s or a 1930s R. Stanton Avery silk-screened political bumper sticker, they capture a point in time that somehow defined American culture. So it only makes sense that Burkeman, along with his partner, Monica LoCascio, got to researching the art of stickers and churned out Stickers: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art. The 300-page book traces the visual and social history of the medium, and explores the relationship artists have with their pieces and how they communicate with viewers.”

Click here to read the full interview over at MTV.com

For more on Stickers: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art, click here.

To learn about the limited-edition, deluxe version of Stickers—which includes die-cut, autographed stickers—click here.

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