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November 23, 2010

Book Excerpt: Jay McInerney on Joy Division’s Heyday

“Thirty years after lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide at age 23, post-punk pioneers Joy Division remain one of their generation’s most influential bands. With a foreword by fan Jay McInerney, Rizzoli’s monograph Joy Division showcases the band’s few but potent years of existence, through Kevin Cummins’s stirring backstage photography.”

Click here to read an exclusive excerpt of Joy Division, courtesy of Vanity Fair.

Photograph by Kevin Cummins

November 17, 2010

Kenzo: In Bloom

“How often is a book really beautiful? Beautiful enough to form part of a room’s design aesthetics? Well, three versions of the floral clothbound hardcovers covering Kenzo’s new book look set to become just that. Fans of Kenzo, and of aesthetically appealing objects, will be pleased with just how lovely this book is.”

Click here to read more of this lovely review and to view a slideshow of images, courtesy of Glass Magazine.

To learn more about Rizzoli’s Kenzo, click here.

November 16, 2010

“Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece of Crap” at Art Basel Miami

“We recently showed you images of Shepard Fairey down in Miami installing his mural inside this year’s Wynwood Walls cafe (covered). Well, more images have just surfaced from the Wynwood Walls project, courtesy of legendary street photographer Martha Cooper. Apparently, right next to Shepard’s wall will be one organized by “Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece of Crap” authors DB Burkeman and Monica LoCascio.”

Click here to take an early look at what’s sure to be an amazing project, courtesy of arrestedmotion.com.

Image © Martha Cooper

November 12, 2010

Rizzoli Bookstore Holiday Catalog 2010

Click here to browse through a carefully curated selection of Rizzoli Bookstore’s finest books—a perfect gift for anyone on your holiday gift list.

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November 10, 2010

“Billy Baldwin: The Great American Decorator”: Narrated by author Adam Lewis

In this slideshow of images from Rizzoli’s “Billy Baldwin: The Great American Decorator”—the first fully illustrated account of the career of Billy Baldwin—author Adam Lewis offers his insight into one of the most important decorators of the twentieth century.

November 9, 2010

A Real American Hero: Billy Baldwin

“Billy Baldwin is one of the best-known names in the history of 20th-century interior design. And for good reason: He is the man who gave us the white slipper chair. He put wicker furniture in the living room. He used dark brown walls and white slipcovered sofas together with an assurance that still shows modernists the way, and his rooms for Cole Porter and style icons Babe Paley and Deeda Blair are some of the most-photographed and best-loved of American interiors.”

Click here to read more about Billy Baldwin: The Great American Decorator from the Wall Street Journal.

Image: Courtesy Howard Graff; F. Martin Ramin/WSJ

November 8, 2010

Mark Seliger: Listen

“In his new book, Listen, GQ photographer Mark Seliger sends the hair and makeup people packing and shoots stark, exquisite photos that have nothing to do with celebrity, but everything to do with photography.”

Click here to view a slideshow of images courtesy of GQ Magazine.

Photograph: Merce Cunningham, New York, New York, January 23, 2009

November 3, 2010

Assume Vivid Astro Focus

“Vibrantly documenting six years of sensational art projects, assume vivid astro focus’ first monograph captures the psychedelic spirit of an outrageous artist collective.”

View a full slideshow of images from the book, courtesy of Flavorwire.com.

You can also visit the assume vivid astro focus website, read an interview with the two core members, and watch avaf videos on their gallery’s site.

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