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October 28, 2013

Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History App for iPhone and iPad

Play with the iconic City Bags of Louis Vuitton—Speedy, Alma, Lockit, Noé, Sac Plat, and Neverfull—for a surprising interactive experience.

This application invites you to delve deeper into the book Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History, which identifies for the first time the major families of City Bags: Speedy – Papillon, Alma – Lockit, Noé – Bucket, Sac Plat – Neverfull, and Pochettes – Minaudières. At the heart of Louis Vuitton, these City Bags date back to the turn of the twentieth century and have diversified into a dizzying array of handbags for the modern woman. From the earliest specimens to today’s most sought-after collectibles, these profoundly influential bags are known by millions and continue to be one of the most covetable line of accessories in the world.

You can download the app for iPhone and iPad here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id729549638

Explore Louis Vuitton’s iconic bags through these interactive games:

X-Ray: X-Ray and view a bag’s composition.
Shaker: Shake to discover the biodiversity of each bag.
Sliding Puzzle: Recreate an LV line.
Fill your bag: Fill your bag with accessories.
Bag machine: Line up 3 identical bags.
Photomontage: See yourself holding a Louis Vuitton bag and share pictures with friends.

You can learn more about each Louis Vuitton City Bag by selecting the information tab beneath the yellow triangles.





ICON NAME: CITY BAGS (LV à l’intérieur de l’icône)
APPLICATION NAME: Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History
LANGUAGES: French, English, Italian
Mobile application for iPhone and iPad
COPYRIGHT: © 2013, Rizzoli International, New York

October 10, 2013

Presenting the Rizzoli Ex Libris Fall 2013 List

Rizzoli is proud to present our newest imprint Rizzoli ex Libris, an imprint dedicated to publishing up-market literary fiction and nonfiction with a transatlantic character.

From Rizzoli Ex Libris Senior Editor, Alessandra Lusardi:

For years Rizzoli International has been proud to publish the very best in illustrated books devoted to art & design, fashion, food, travel, and culture, from homegrown American stars as well as standouts from our sister imprints in Europe. With Rizzoli Ex Libris we are thrilled to be able to deepen the reading aspect of the Rizzoli experience in these categories, with narratives from all over the world that do with words what our designed books do so wonderfully with images. Already home to titles from such distinguished literary and cultural figures as Oriana Fallaci, Beppe Severgnini, Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini, and Hermès perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, Rizzoli Ex Libris will expand to publish about ten titles per year, with our first full roster debuting this fall.


October 8, 2013

Win Rizzoli’s Fall 2013 Interior Design Collection

We are giving away 2 sets of this Interior Design book collection, featuring the beautiful designs of Thomas Pheasant: Simply Serene, Stephen Stills: Decoration, and Suzanne Kasler: Timeless Style.

You can enter via Facebook or Twitter at the following links:

Facebook entry: http://woobox.com/wfkdxk
Twitter entry: http://woobox.com/b5×4ws


Celebrated interior designer Thomas Pheasant is best known for his seamless melding of tradition and the contemporary. His spaces are fresh and of the age yet also enduringly timeless. Balancing classical elements, like recessed paneling, pilasters, crown moldings, and carved plaster garlands, Pheasant introduces modern details, sometimes including such flourishes and surprising complements as a scroll coffee table and a room screen of ribbed, translucent glass. Unafraid of combining pieces from various traditions, he achieves a sense of harmony and balance. Learn more here.


Simultaneously classical and modern, Stephen Sills’s design work is a dialogue between past and present. Filled with luxurious fabrics, furnishings from across centuries, and unusual finishes, his work is polished, seemingly effortless, and quietly rich, with a muted color palette that serves as a brilliant foil for modern art. Learn more here.


Suzanne Kasler brings Southern charm, European sensibility, and a respect for architectural details to her interiors. Her neutral palette, spiced with hits of color, creates warm spaces that are elegant yet inviting. Inspired by fashion, Kasler uses a scarf as a throw, adds grosgrain or satin banding to the bottom of a chair cover, accents draperies with Chanel-like piped borders, or embellishes a bed frame with delicate handpainted patterns. It is these exquisite haute couture details that drive her design aesthetic. Learn more here.

Good luck to all who enter!

October 3, 2013

Photographer Bill Eppridge (1938-2013)

We at Rizzoli are saddened by the death of famed photographer and Rizzoli author Bill Eppridge.

From Rizzoli editor Robb Pearlman:

“For the last year or so, I had the pleasure of working with my friend and colleague Daniel Melamud and photographer Bill Eppridge on his book chronicling the first six days of the Beatles’ trip to the USA. Very sadly, Bill passed away this morning. He was an amazing photographer, but more than that, a gentleman and a mensch. He told us amazing stories about his time at Life Magazine, sometimes several times over, but they never got old. Bill was one of those authors you admire and respect and truly appreciate having the opportunity to have known. His book is currently at the printer, and though I’m sad he’ll never see it published, I’m hopeful that we were able to provide him with some pleasure in knowing it would happen. He will be very missed.”

We are honored to present The Beatles: Six Days that Changed the World. February 1964, what we hope is a great tribute to work of this incomparable photographer.

Learn more about the life and work of Bill Eppridge courtesy of Time Magazine.

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