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Pirelli Calendar Retrospective Volume Reproducing the Complete Calendars

Pirelli Calendar Retrospective Volume

$ 69.99
Availability: July 2015


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the now-legendary institution that is the Pirelli Calendar, TASCHEN brings you a retrospective volume reproducing the complete calendars, photographed by Richard Avedon, Peter Beard, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld, Inez van lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Sarah Moon, Terry Richardson, Herb Ritts, Mario Sorrenti, Bert Stern, Mario Testino, Bruce Weber, and many more.

Bonus features include rarely and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes images of the shoots, the unpublished 1963 calendar, and a selection of "censored" images deemed too risqué by the editors of the time. With an introduction by Philippe Daverio and an interview with art directors Derek Forsyth and Martyn Walsh.

Sally Mann’s New Book 'Hold Still'

Sally Mann’s New Book 'Hold Still'


In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her.

Sorting through boxes of family papers and yellowed photographs she finds more than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land . . . racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder."

In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing photographs, she crafts a totally original form of personal history that has the page-turning drama of a great novel but is firmly rooted in the fertile soil of her own life.


To read an adapted excerpt of her memoir, visit The New York Times’s Sunday Magazine.

Chloë Sevigny Book

Chloë Sevigny Book

Chloë Sevigny
Foreword by Kim Gordon, Afterword by Natasha Lyonne

Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Format: Hardcover
Category: Photography - Subjects & Themes - Celebrity
Publisher: Rizzoli
Trim Size: 8 x 10
US Price: $35.00

A celebration of the eclectic and daring personal style of the actress and contemporary fashion icon Chloë Sevigny—famous for looking cool without looking like she’s trying. Chloë Sevigny has been a muse in the downtown creative scene for over three decades, beginning in the early ’90s when she modeled for Sassy, appeared in a Sonic Youth music video, and then starred in the controversial independent movie Kids (1995). Her quirky and avant-garde fashion sense was quickly noticed by indie magazines and the world’s top photographers. Since then, she has starred in dozens of films and television series, in addition to starting a fashion label with the trendy global boutique Opening Ceremony. This volume is a deeply personal illustrated chronicle of the evolution of Sevigny’s unique style throughout her career: from a teenage skater girl to award-winning film actress and fashion designer. The book includes early personal photos of Chloë taken by her high school friends; film stills; modeling appearances for brands such as Miu Miu and Chloé; magazine editorials for Purple, i-D, and The Face by top photographers such as Mark Borthwick, Terry Richardson, and Juergen Teller; and homages by artists such as Elizabeth Peyton and Karen Kilimnik. Additionally, Sevigny shares some of her treasured personal memorabilia, such as casting fliers, Polaroids, zines, and pages from her day planners. This volume will appeal to the legions of global Chloë fans and fashion industry followers, as well as a mainstream audience who will find this book an inspirational style bible.

Premier's Carole White Releases a Book


The book is titled: Have I Said Too Much?: My Life In and Out of The Model Agency


Now White has poured her years of experience into a book, Have I Said Too Much?, which traces the start of her career through to the age of the supermodels, the scandals and controversies that rocked the industry around the turn of the millennium and the girls defining it today. To celebrate its release, White kicks off our new series of industry insider guides with everything you wanted to know about being a model agent, and shares her top tips for life in the business.


Now we’re in a social media era. The whole business has changed so much in the last five years. It’s changing how advertising is done; it’s changing how we evaluate how much a job is worth. Before it used to be how many posters and billboards are there, but that’s not the crucial element anymore. Followers have become a currency and agents around the world have been slow to click onto that. Everything has to be looked at in a different way now.

New Dr. Seuss Book Discovered & Being Released

What Pet Should I Get

What Pet Should I Get?


Geisel's widow, Audrey Geisel, found the manuscripts and illustrations in their La Jolla, California, home soon after her husband died. She set the materials aside, only to rediscover them in 2013 while cleaning out his office.

"While undeniably special, it is not surprising to me that we found this because Ted always worked on multiple projects and started new things all the time," Audrey Geisel said in the release.

The publisher said it expects to release two additional books from the materials that were found.

Cathy Goldsmith, Dr. Seuss' former art director, said she believes Geisel wrote "What Pet Should I Get?" between 1958 and 1962.

kim Kardashian's 'Selfish' Book Cover

Kim Kardashian's 'Selfish' Book Cover


So proud to share the cover of my book Selfish, out in May! Thank you Rizzoli for making this happen & being the best partner. A big thank you to the Donda team & Kanye for inspiring this idea & helping to design this book so I can share a decade of selfies in such an intimate & artistic way! Can't wait for you to all see this book! X [Rizzoli]

Ann Demeulemeester [Books]


“The book shows my work in pictures,” Demeulemeester told “I wanted to show everything as it was seen in its time, and to show the evolution of my collections from the beginning. Every collection is represented in the book.” It also features an introduction by her longtime friend Patti Smith. Both Demeulemeester and Smith will be at Barneys this Wednesday night, the former signing books and the latter performing. Like we said, Demeulemeester has a personal touch. She answered our questions about the book via e-mail.

[Amazon | Rizzoli]

Refinery29: Style Stalking [Books]

Refinery29 Style Stalking

Fashionista: Refinery29’s Founders on Their New Book and Having Fun With Fashion

If you've ever tried to DIY your own Yasmin Sewell look or assemble a crop-top ensemble worthy of Shiona Turini, you're probably in the target audience for Refinery29's new street-style-inspired book, Style Stalking. The coffee-table tome, out today, features all your favorite street-style stars showing off their most snap-worthy looks. Christene Barberich, Refinery29's editor-in-chief, and Piera Gelardi, the site's executive creative director —  the book's co-authors — sat down for a chat, in a manner of speaking: The jet-setting Barberich was at the airport en route back from a fashion week, while Gelardi, who logs plenty of miles on her own, was in New York, recovering from the previous night's Alex Wang x H&M spectacular.


Hair: Guido

Hair Guido Palau

T Style:

Their latest endeavor, “Hair” (Rizzoli, out today) [Amazon], is a book of 70 images that represents something of a departure from those street-focused days of yore, and instead depicts models with dressed hair and slightly fixed gazes set against whitewashed backgrounds.

[David] Sims and [Guido] Palau sat down with T to discuss this new aesthetic, style codes from their youth and what drives their work forward.

'Asylum of the Birds' by Roger Ballen [Books]

Roger Ballen 'Asylum of the Birds'

Asylum of the Birds
Roger Ballen
Release Date: 22 April 2014
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson



Asylum of the Birds showcases his iconic photographs, which were all taken entirely within the confines of a house in a Johannesburg suburb, the location of which remains a tightly guarded secret. The inhabitants of the house, both people and animals, and most notably the ever-present birds, are the cast who perform within a sculptural and decorated theatrical interior that the author creates and orchestrates.

The resulting images are compelling and dynamic, existing somewhere between still life and portrait. They are richly layered with graffiti, drawings, animals, and found objects. In a world where photographers seek to avoid definition, Roger Ballen is a true original who not only defies genres, but has defined his own artistic space as well. 90 duotone illustrations

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