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August 20, 2012

Take a look inside Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom

“Though some will try to deny it, I believe that every woman, at some time in her life, has had or will have the desire to pose nude.” —Bunny Yeager

Snap, click, sizzle! Once the exclusive realm of the male, pin-up photography was invaded mid-century by a shapely young miss who could, and would, model for her own photographs.  Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom presents her story in her own words and, of course, her own photographs.  The only female pin-up photographer of her day, Bunny Yeager was also a model in her own right.  After winning several beauty pageants in Miami, Yeager went to photography school, and in 1955, she hit the jackpot with her shot of Bettie Page scantily clad in a Santa hat which sold instantly to the fledgling Playboy magazine.


August 14, 2012

Fashion Photographer Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex, and Disco

“I’m from the generation that came to New York to meet their idols. In my case it was Andy Warhol and Antonio Lopez.” —Anna Sui

Best known for dazzling illustrations in Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue, the New York Times, Interview, and for high fashion labels, Antonio Lopez (1943–1987) was a major force in the fashion world for three decades. In the ’60s, Lopez’s vibrant illustrations helped usher youth culture into the pages of magazines, setting a new, free-flowing, sexually liberated standard for fashion imagery. Living in Paris during the 70s with his creative partner Juan Ramos, Lopez launched the modeling careers of Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, and Jessica Lange among others, and worked with design royalty like Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. Returning to New York City in 1976, Antonio documented the sexy influence of athletic-wear, puffy, down coats, and break-dancing style, inspiring such designers as Norma Kamali and Anna Sui.

Lopez produced an incredible number of drawings, illustrations, paintings, photographs, and fantastic mixed-media journals, and the book Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex, and Disco showcases his most iconic works, as well as never-before-seen photos, behind-the-scenes Polaroids, letters, and ephemera which, together, provide an understanding of the career trajectory of an extraordinarily talented artist.

Click here to learn more about Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex, and Disco.

August 7, 2012

New York Originals: A Guide to the City’s Classic Shops & Mom-and-Pops

Jamie McDonald writes, directs, and hosts the Emmy award–winning television series New York Originals, a show that explores the mom-and-pop businesses of New York City that many locals and tourists do not even know exist. Now, for the first time ever, he has collected these gems into the book New York Originals: A Guide to the City’s Classic Shops & Mom-and-Pops.

This unique guide to the most interesting and useful shops in New York City presents surprising treasures that have resisted change and held on to their old-world ways. The people who run these businesses—often fourth- or fifth-generation offspring of the original owners—devote their entire lives to serving their loyal customers. With this unique tour through all five boroughs, readers can visit seventy-five of these classic shops, restaurants, and manufacturers.

Click here to learn more about this book.

August 6, 2012

See all 8 covers for KATE: THE KATE MOSS BOOK

Kate: The Kate Moss Book will be released with eight different covers shot by Mario Testino, Corinne Day, Inez & Vinoodh, Craig McDean, Mert & Marcus, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, and Juergen Teller.

Kate: The Kate Moss Book
Edited by Fabien Baron
With Jess Hallett and Jefferson Hack

Photography by Arthur Elgort, Corinne Day, Craig McDean, David Sims, Hedi Slimane, Inez & Vinoodh, Juergen Teller, Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino, Mert & Marcus, Nick Knight, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Roxanne Lowit, Steven Klein, Terry Richardson and others

Created by Kate Moss herself, in collaboration with creative director Fabien Baron, Jefferson Hack, and Jess Hallett, this book is a highly personal retrospective of Kate Moss’s career, tracing her evolution from “new girl with potential” to one of the most iconic models of all time.

July 18, 2012

Rizzoli Celebrates All Things London!

Can’t make it to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London? Then why not tour London from your couch while watching the Olympic games? Visit our Featured Titles page for a list of Rizzoli’s London-centric titles!

May 17, 2012

May Releases

We are well into our Spring 2012 list and the releases just keep on coming!

Take a look at our May releases on our Featured Titles page (or by clicking here) and check back soon for our June releases and Father’s Day gift recommendations.

April 6, 2012

The New Rizzoli Bookshop at Saks Fifth Avenue, NYC

Rizzoli is pleased to announce our newest retail space at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City. Opening on Friday, April 6th, Rizzoli Bookshop is one of seven new vendors to call the ninth floor of Saks Fifth Avenue home.

Saks Fifth Avenue’s home department has moved to the ninth floor of the New York flagship store. The new 7,500 square-foot space includes six shop-in-shops plus a designer gallery space. Giftables and homewares have been selected with the Saks customer in mind, whether they are New York sophisticates, bi-coastal Angelenos, or luxury-seekers from around the globe.

“We’re thrilled to open our new home and gift department,” said Eric Jennings, Vice President and Fashion Director Men’s and Home. “We’ve enhanced the offerings from our most popular lines and carefully handpicked several new collections that will make home and gift an even more desirable destination at our flagship store.”

Rizzoli’s carefully curated selection of books will appeal to all the interests of Saks Fifth Avenue’s customers, ranging from fashion, design, entertaining, interiors, special travel destinations and, of course, New York. Rizzoli will also host author events within the space later this spring with appearances by Milion Dollar Decorator Martyn Lawrence-Bullard in May and interior design icon Muriel Brandolini in June.

Rizzoli at Saks 5th Avenue

Rizzoli at Saks 5th Avenue

Rizzoli at Saks 5th Avenue

Rizzoli at Saks 5th Avenue

Rizzoli at Saks 5th Avenue

March 26, 2012

A garden picnic with the author of Salad for Dinner

Author Jeanne Kelly invites you to join her for a garden picnic featuring one of the many delicious salad recipes you can find in her new book Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for All Seasons.

A celebration of contrasts in color, flavor, and texture—an artfully prepared salad is one of the most appealing dishes to eat, engaging all the senses. We all know it is healthier to eat more vegetables and whole grains. But how do you do so on a daily basis? This book reframes the question: Why not make greens the foundation of the plate? Salad for Dinner helps us break out of the “meat-and-three” box, leading to a new way of thinking about dinner.

Click here to learn more about Salad for Dinner, or to take a look inside the book.

March 14, 2012

Look inside The Way We Live in the Country

This latest book in the The Way We Live… series celebrates country living, from the lavender fields of Provence and woodsy English cottages to Montana weekend ranches and Mexico’s traditional adobe haciendas. Among the interiors and homes depicted here, there is sure to be inspiration aplenty for anyone daydreaming of rustic, yet stylish, country living.

Click here to learn more about The Way We Live in the Country.

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March 13, 2012

Author Lizzie Garrett Mettler discusses Tomboy Style

Tomboys are confident, rebellious, and adventurous. They are bold, brazen, fierce—and sexy. They aren’t known for following rules, they are known for doing—and wearing—whatever they want. In this new book, Tomboy Style, Lizzie Garrett Mettler captures the tomboy’s style: her je ne sais quoi, her wardrobe, and most importantly, her spirit.

Click here to learn more about Tomboy Style or to take a look inside the book.


Top image: Susan Ford, 1976/ © Gerald R. Ford Presidental Library

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