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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.

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.

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