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March 28, 2018

First Look: April Books from Rizzoli

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“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” —William Shakespeare

We continue our spring releases with a new selection of books available in April. Travel from the interiors of Venice to the most beautiful gardens around the world, from the dive bars of New York City to the bistros of France, and from cities that are the canvas of street artist Shepard Fairey to 1973 New Jersey with the one and only Bruce Springsteen.


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Venice: The Art of Living
For centuries, millions have succumbed to the magic of Venice, but few have been able to venture into its sumptuous private spaces. This book invites us into the extravagant interiors and secret gardens via a tour of the grand apartments and private homes where Venetians have forged an inspiring approach to living and entertaining in grand Old World style.

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Making L.A. Modern: Craig Ellwood – Myth, Man, Designer
This book celebrates and explores the glamour of Craig Ellwood’s work, life, myth, and career. Through photographs, primarily of the iconic houses he designed in Southern California during the 1950s and ’60s, we see a life of refined decadence, expressed through gorgeous architecture, fast cars, Hollywood style, palm trees, swimming pools, and minimalist design—all in the context of the Southern California postwar building boom.

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Henri Samuel: Master of the French Interior
The first book dedicated to Henri Samuel, considered one of the best French interior designers of the twentieth century and acclaimed for his mastery of historic design, as well as his eye for contemporary presentation and furnishings—a high-point addition to Rizzoli’s continuing coverage of the masters of the field.


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Becoming Barbra
From the humble beginnings of Barbra Streisand’s career in 1963 to full-fledged stardom in 1966, renowned Life magazine photographer Bill Eppridge had full access to the young singer. Becoming Barbra presents a never-before-seen look at a star—an intimate photo album by a master photographer of one of the most talented performers of our time.

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Bruce Springsteen: From Asbury Park, to Born To Run, to Born In The USA
An unprecedented look at a very young Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, from the group’s creation and early New Jersey days to their meteoric rise and seminal Born in the USA tour, in photographs almost all not previously published.


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Charlotte Moss Entertains: Celebrations and Everyday Occasions
Renowned and beloved interior designer and tastemaker Charlotte Moss celebrates gracious hospitality—from assembling striking place settings and arranging the table to hosting a dinner party or simply serving an elegant afternoon tea.

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Bistro: Classic French Comfort Food
A relaxing, convivial alternative to haute cuisine, bistro cooking most closely approaches the British gastropub or Italian osteria tradition, with less formal dishes served with local wine. Iconic chef Alain Ducasse and his team of chefs have re-engineered these casual classics with a contemporary eye, giving them subtle twists and a lighter, healthier profile.


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OBEY: Supply and Demand
Rizzoli is pleased to bring back into print OBEY: Supply and Demand, Shepard Fairey’s first book originally published in 2006 and slightly updated in 2009, which showcases the artist’s career from his earliest art school years to the creation of his famous Obama HOPE and CHANGE posters and is the perfect pendant to Rizzoli’s first Shepard Fairey collaboration Covert to Overt.

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Please Do Not Touch: And Other Things You Couldn’t Do at Moss the Design Store That Changed Design
A witty and revealing memoir of the mid-1990s, when high design became art and there was no more exclusive club for high design than MOSS.

Industrial Design in the Modern Age
A survey of industrial design from 1900 to the present day from around the world, as told through selected objects from the George R. Kravis II Collection.

Head to Toe: The Nude in Graphic Design
This groundbreaking volume investigates a new generation of artists and the ways that they relate to one of art history’s most storied traditions: nude figure drawing and painting.


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The Coast of Maine
This book is a stunning tribute to America’s most popular coastline. Many of the images present a near-panoramic scope, placing the viewer in the middle of a wilderness splendor. The photographs capture the region’s famous sandy beaches, tree-covered mountains, and secluded harbors, as well as quaint villages, historic lighthouses, cranberry bogs, and lobster boats.

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Bars, Taverns, and Dives New Yorkers Love: Where to Go, What to Drink
With charming original illustrations, this book celebrates fifty of the Big Apple’s storied taverns, legendary dives, and bars and the drink recipes that will inspire you to become a regular.

Download this free excerpt to learn about Harry’s Cafe, a classic downtown New York steakhouse, made famous in the climactic murder confession scene in the movie American Psycho.

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The Great Smoky Mountains: Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park
Stunning photographs celebrate the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, iconic Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, and Shenandoah Valley and National Park.


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Gardens of Style: Private Hideaways of the Design World
Many fashion designers, from Christian Dior to Carolyne Roehm, have drawn on gardens and their beguiling botanicals to inspire and inform their collections. This beautifully photographed book shows where these tastemakers, such as Celerie Kemble, Bunny Williams, and Jeffrey Bilhuber, find much of their inspiration–within the serene horticultural havens of their homes.

March 9, 2018

New Books from Rizzoli: February and March

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Spring Has Sprung at Rizzoli! We are excited to share with you our new list of books ranging in subjects, such as interiors, fashion, cooking, travel, and art. Check out some of the titles already on sale and those coming in March, and stayed tuned for future emails featuring titles on sale this April, March, and June.


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Palm Springs: A Modernist Paradise
Paying homage to the seminal mid-century modern architecture of Palm Springs, this luxurious book showcases historic jet-set homes designed by legendary talents such as Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, and Paul Williams, as well as private residences by today’s leading tastemakers.

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Small Innovative Houses
The most effective and appealing breakthroughs in houses built within the past five years-to make the most of every foot of space.

Creating Beauty: Interiors: Kathryn Scott
The first book from acclaimed Brooklyn-based interior designer Kathryn Scott, whose handcrafted interiors evoke a sense of serenity, harmony, and simplicity.

Your Home, Your Style: How to Find Your Look & Create Rooms You Love
The first book from the style director for the popular home decor site Joss & Main is a lively, chic road map to finding and implementing your style at home.

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Ray Booth: Evocative Interiors
Trained as an architect, designer Ray Booth’s distinctively elegant, strikingly evocative spaces exude modernism while reflecting a sense of place and history. Booth’s creativity is palpable in spectacular homes demonstrating his ability to harmonize open-plan interiors with the surrounding landscape.

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The California Missions
Magical spaces rich in history, the missions of California, featured here in all-new photography, invite reverie and hint of romance.

Interior Portraits
Acclaimed photographer, author, and Bay Area native Leslie Williamson returns to her roots with a tribute to the most fertile soil for creativity: California.

Diary of Your Home: Ideas, Tips, and Prompts for Recording and Organizing Everything
This stylish home journal, complete with practical tips, checklists, and list prompts, is an indispensable resource for running the home.

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India Hicks: A Slice of England
A follow-up to India Hicks’s New York Times bestselling book, India Hicks: Island Style, India Hicks: A Slice of England is the designer’s exploration of her British heritage and how she has expressed it in her newly finished English country house in Oxfordshire.


February 6, 2018

Black History Month

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In honor of Black History Month, Rizzoli would like to pay tribute to the icons and movements that are the backbone of African American history, as well as those that represent the future. Below, we celebrate just a few of the artists and cultural figures we have had the honor to publish.


Style shaped by African Americans and the African Diaspora is embedded in our popular culture, and Black style, always fertile and innovative, has become ubiquitous. Elements of the style, from hoodies to large hoop earrings to sneakers for every occasion, are staples in just about every wardrobe today. Icons of Black style and taste, past and present, such as Josephine Baker, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Michelle Obama, Russell Westbrook, and Pharrell Williams, inspire and influence the way we look and dress today.
LEFT: Actor Pam Grier shot to stardom in the early 1970s when she starred in such films as Foxy Brown, Coffy, and Sheba, Baby. Blaxploitation movies, as they are sometimes called, were virtual runways of extravagant Seventies style. RIGHT: A modern take on Bantu knots originating in the Bantu communities of southern Africa.
How to Slay: Inspiration from the Queens and Kings of Black Style


Redefining cool for a new generation, Pharrell Williams is a creative force. By playing off different disciplines—namely music, fashion, street art, and design—and using each as an element in the other, Pharrell has redefined the role of the contemporary recording artist, blazing a trail for other musicians and prominent cultural figures.
Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been


Known for his oversize paintings of contemporary African-Americans in heroic poses inspired by the great portrait painters of the past, Kehinde Wiley’s clever and ironic “reversals” have provided rich commentary on the nature of race and power in our society. His work began primarily from photographs he took of young men on the street in Harlem that he remixed with a fusion of historic painting styles, including elements of the French rococo. In the last decade, he has become one of the most important artists of the moment, with work as relevant and resonant to the hip-hop generation as it is to high-end collectors and major museums.
Kehinde Wiley

Misty Copeland

Beginning her ballet studies at the late age of thirteen, Misty Copeland was performing professionally in just over a year. Only 4 years later, she was invited to join American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company, becoming the company’s second ever African American female Soloist. When later promoted to principal dancer, she became the first African-American woman in this role in the company’s 75-year history. Copeland, who was often told her strongly-defined muscles did not fit the “ideal” ballerina body, is breaking down ballet’s racial and physical barriers, raising awareness for diversity in dance and for a more positive self-image.
Misty Copeland


October 5, 2017

New October Books from Rizzoli

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It’s officially autumn and our list of Fall releases is growing by the week.
This month brings books covering subjects as varied as master interior designers, celebrated fashion icons, and renowned artists and photographers. View October’s new titles below or view the complete list upcoming books here.


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Diane Keaton’s The House that Pinterest Built
When Diane Keaton decided that she wanted to build her own home from the ground up, she took the advice of her dear friend, film director Nancy Meyers, and took to the boards of Pinterest to find inspiration. The House that Pinterest Built defines what home and house mean to the celebrated movie star, who is known for her love affair with houses and design. Filled with ideas that reveal a personal yet engaging aesthetic, this volume includes compelling photos from Keaton’s past homes and those she admires.

Victoria Hagan: Dream Spaces
In her much-anticipated second book, Victoria Hagan shares an exquisite selection of new interiors that embody the “soft modern” look that distinguishes her work. A major force in the design community, Hagan is the master of juxtaposing old and new, showing luxury through simplicity, and creating homes that reflect their owners’ lives.

Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now
Havana Living Today presents both stylish homes that survived the Cuban Revolution as well as innovative Havana interiors created in recent years amid the beginning of a new era and lifestyle. Far from the cliché images of dilapidated palazzos and 1950s-era cars, this book presents a vibrant, creative, and forward-looking city through the lens of an eclectic collection of domestic interiors.

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Authentic Design: Lauren Rottet and Rottet Studio
The work of this celebrated American designer and architect, known for creating spaces that balance modern simplicity and historic detail.

The Interiors and Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino: A Painterly Vision
A fresh look at the interiors of Renzo Mongiardino–considered one of the finest designers of the late twentieth century.

Fabulous!: The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt
The first book on the famed designer, renowned for rooms with bold color, strong graphic contrasts, and stylish innovations.

At Home with Dogs and Their Designers: Sharing a Stylish Life
In this new book, 22 A-List interior designers show readers how to live in style with their adorable dogs. The book includes an array of tips for keeping both your home and dogs attractive and chic as they romp through stunning interiors and gardens. It is as much an inspirational design book as it is a resource, packed with clever tips from the designers themselves.

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Home: The Best of The New York Times Home Section
With striking photographs and compelling stories from its vast home-design archive, the editors of the New York Times’s beloved Home section offer a look at how contemporary homeowners make the most of their living spaces-whether small or stately, rural or urban, historic or cutting-edge-and do it with style.

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Mosques: Splendors of Islam
This book is one of the most important and authoritative books to celebrate mosque architecture and Islamic design, featuring sixty of the most venerated mosques from historic monuments such as the Great Mosque of Córdoba and Istanbul’s Süleymaniye Mosque to today’s most dynamic new designs exemplified by the Sancaklar Mosque.

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Wedgwood: A Story of Creation and Innovation
The most comprehensive presentation to date of Wedgwood, English purveyor of fine china, porcelain, and luxury accessories known for its timeless, elegant, and classic designs.

Studio KO
A debut monograph on the highly sought-after French architecture duo renowned for a signature aesthetic infused with clean lines and raw minimalism.

Houses That We Dreamt Of: The Interiors of Delphine and Reed Krakoff
Combining luxury interiors, innovative period and contemporary furniture and art, and the glamour of fashion, the homes of Delphine and Reed Krakoff are unforgettable.


September 9, 2017

New September Books from Rizzoli

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September is here and you know what that means?
A new season of books from Rizzoli Publications.

There are a number of titles releasing this month, covering everything from the work of renowned interior designers and celebrated artists, to the style of fashionable celebrities and cookbooks from esteemed chefs. Check out the selection of new titles below or view the complete list upcoming books here.



Poetry of Place:
The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine

This volume features the recent projects of McAlpine, one of the country’s most highly respected architecture and interior design firms, renowned for its timeless houses exemplifying the charm and elegance of traditional and vernacular English, American, and European styles blended with a modern sensibility. LOOK INSIDE

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A Place to Call Home:
Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House

For award-winning architect Gil Schafer, the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate the small moments of life-houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and anchored in a distinct sense of place. Essentially, Schafer believes a house is truly successful when the people who live there consider it home. LOOK INSIDE


About Decorating:
The Remarkable Rooms of Richard Keith Langham

Richard Keith Langham’s all-American interiors unite a traditional approach with dashes of whimsy, beautiful tailoring, and an exuberant color palette. In this book, Langham charms and inspires with a selection of city and country projects, replete with tradition, saturated color, elegance, and Southern flair, that will inspire and delight readers. LOOK INSIDE

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Beth Webb: An Eye for Beauty:
Rooms That Speak to the Senses

Beth Webb believes that regardless of who we are or what kind of style we prefer, beauty and comfort are paramount for any home. Because each room is an environment, her design elevates the everyday by speaking to the five senses. In this lavishly illustrated book, Webb explores the fundamentals of creating a home in which every element we see and touch, and how the room makes us feel, enhance our ability to live well. LOOK INSIDE

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Joseph Dirand: Interior
The first monograph on one of today’s most celebrated architects, renowned for designing interiors that combine minimalism with Hollywood glamour and classic French style. LOOK INSIDE

Making House: Designers at Home
This book celebrates inventive and inspired homes that are at once original and the product of visionary designers at the height of their powers. LOOK INSIDE

City Living: Apartments, Lofts, Studios, and Townhouses
In an extensive but accessible format, City Living presents small-scale contemporary urban residences that prove domesticity can be compact and beautiful as well as green and urban. LOOK INSIDE


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