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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:

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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.

September 24, 2013

Rizzoli and High Point Market: Fall 2013

Rizzoli New York is thrilled to be hosting our 3rd annual Trendsetters Book Signing at this year’s High Point Fall Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world held in western North Carolina. Our Trendsetters Book Event has become one of the most anticipated events on the fall market calendar, and this year it will feature Million Dollar Decorator Jeffrey Alan Marks, AD 100 designers Suzanne Kasler, Timothy Corrigan, and Thomas Pheasant, Hammertown’s Joan Osofsky, and stylist extraordinaire, Annette Joseph.

In advance of this Fall’s High Point Market gathering, we asked a few of the designers who are attending to share some of the design trends that have influenced them. Enjoy reading about what inspires them–in their own words below–followed by a note from our very own Jessica Napp, Associate Director of Publicity and the organizer of the annual event, to tell us how this event got started and why it is such a big draw year in and year out.


September 17, 2013

Win Rizzoli’s Fall 2013 Cooking & Entertaining Collection

We are giving away 3 sets of this Cooking & Entertaining book collection, featuring Picture Perfect Parties by Annette Joseph, Jenny McCoy’s Desserts for Every Season by Jenny McCoy, and Summerland by Anne Quatrano.

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

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Annette Joseph, Today Show entertaining expert, knows how to throw a party. Her motto: Make it simple and make it gorgeous! She is able to combine down-to-earth gusto with do-it-yourself brilliance to create an entertaining cookbook for people who want to entertain more and with panache. Picture Perfect Parties provides an arsenal of tricks for a year’s worth of get-togethers, holidays, and special occasions—including Easter brunch, Cinco de Mayo, summer grill-outs, picnics and barbecues, holiday cocktails, and the Super Bowl— guaranteed to make at-home entertaining easy. Learn more: http://bit.ly/15Alvvm


Jenny McCoy’s Desserts for Every Season features more than 100 delectable recipes enhanced by the flavor that only fresh fruit provides. An array of pies and tarts; cakes, cookies, and confections; ice cream and sorbet; and sweet drinks with a modernist twist are included in this user-friendly primer, which is divided into four sections showcasing each season’s bounty. Master recipes and a seasonal harvest calendar are useful components. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1a0KszT


Summerland makes each month’s harvest a reason to celebrate, in the refined yet relaxed style of the South. In this, her first and long-awaited cookbook, Anne Quatrano draws on her twenty-eight years’ experience as a chef to pull together more than 100 of her best recipes and entertaining ideas. Peppered throughout are stories of Summerland—the farm that’s been in Quatrano’s family for five generations and that supplies much of the produce for her restaurants—which also provides the idyllic backdrop for many of the outdoor parties in the book. Learn more: http://bit.ly/15qkzF6

This collection features a wide array of recipes and entertaining tips that can be enjoyed year round. Good luck to all who enter!

September 13, 2013

Fashion House: Illustrated Interiors from the Icons of Style

Fashion House: Illustrated Interiors from the Icons of Style, published by Hardie Grant and distributed in the US by Rizzoli, is a collection of beautifully illustrated interiors celebrating the fashionable people who inhabit them.

Within the pages of this book, you’ll find the inspiration to recreate the decadent and indulgent interiors of fashion icons—past and present—from around the world. Discover the type of furniture they choose, the style of clothes they wear, and how they style a space. Learn the benefits of the eclectic chair, the portrait piece, the striking rug, the signature wallpaper, and the resident pet.

Australian illustrator Megan Hess’ signature style of fashion illustration has made her a favorite with international fashion labels. In the video below, Hess—the illustrator behind Fashion House—discusses her inspirations as an artist and what drives her to create her beautifully illustrated worlds.

Take a look inside this excerpt of the book, or learn more by clicking here.


September 4, 2013

The Stories They Tell: Artifacts from the National September 11 Memorial Museum

A survivor’s shoes, worn while evacuating on September 11th.

The Stories They Tell, a new book published by Rizzoli, features a powerful collection of artifacts from the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. This poignant selection of artifacts—and their stories—from September 11 provides an official, lasting record of that day’s experience. In this video, take a behind-the-scenes look at these artifacts and their history from 9/11 family members, survivors, and first responders.

In both text and photography, the story of September 11 is told through a selection of powerfully moving artifacts from the 9/11 museum’s collection that serve as touchstones to the day and its aftermath. From crushed FDNY trucks to the steel that was pierced as planes struck the Twin Towers, (more…)

August 27, 2013

Colt: The Revolver of the American West

Look inside Colt: The Revolver of the American West, the new book featuring the 100 most significant Colt revolvers from the world’s finest collection.

The Colt Single Action Revolver “won the West” by being the gun of choice on the American frontier, used by everyone from settlers and Native Americans to law-enforcement officers and outlaws. As a result of their shared history, the Colt revolver and the American West will forever be connected. Over its twenty-five-year history, the Autry National Center has compiled the finest assemblage of more than 500 Colt revolvers in the world, including the Colt Industries corporate collection. In this book, the Autry’s curator has selected the 100 most important examples to document and celebrate the history of Samuel Colt’s revolutionary invention.

Click here to learn more about Colt.

August 22, 2013

The Dream of an Ideal Home

Architect Allan Greenberg, author of the new monograph Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect, discusses the dream of an ideal home and his role in helping his clients achieve that dream.

A leading exponent of classical architecture, Allan Greenberg’s work is renowned for its historically inspired façades, its classical detail, and the highest level of craftsmanship. Collaborating with leading sculptors, wood-carvers, mosaicists, metalworkers, and ornamental plasterers to create beautiful details that make his work unique, Greenberg has produced buildings that radiate a sense of classic beauty and artistic integrity.

Click here to learn more.

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