Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

American Style Icon: C.Z. Guest (the real thing)

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This month, Rizzoli releases a sumptuous tribute to the legendary social icon C.Z. Guest, who romped through the 20th-century beau monde with unending vivacity and style. From her birth in 1920 into an upper-crust Boston family to her 1947 marriage to Winston Guest (a Churchill relation) to her years ping-ponging between swank parties and rustic gardens, she […]

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Rizzoli Publishes a New Book of Photos by Miles Aldridge

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Society’s rigid rules can often cause most of us, in the words of Norman Bates, “to go a little mad sometimes.” And in the surreally stark, hyper-glamorous world of photographer Miles Aldridge, his models seem to be on the verge of cracking under the pressure of perfection. These women are suffering from an exquisite emotional […]

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Steve Rubell’s Studio 54 Auction: everything must blow!

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Quick! What do a sterling-silver Bulgari postcard, an invitation to the premiere of the 1978 film The Wiz, an Andy Warhol Polaroid of Grace Jones, and a diploma from Syracuse University have in common? Well, they’re all going on the block tomorrow in West Palm Beach, when Palm Beach Modern Auctions sells a collection of rare memorabilia from […]

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Collector’s Alert: Tim Walker’s “Story Teller” in London and in Print

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The hallucinatory, wildly creative images of British photographer Tim Walker are being doubly celebrated this fall with an exhibition at London’s Somerset House and an accompanying book published by Thames & Hudson. Both called Story Teller, they showcase the artist’s narrative flair, evoking a fairytale world of baguette biplanes, demonic dolls and cult celebrities on the […]

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New Looks for Vintage Books: Beshart Creates a Fresh Sell for Literacy Day

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  In honor of International Literacy Day—a 47-year-old initiative that shines an international spotlight on reading—Belgian design studio  Beshart , premiered a poster project creating new, eye-catching covers for the 100 Greatest Novels of All Time (according to the London Observer). Titled  “DoeDeMee ,” the collection features contemporary work by 100 artists from 28 countries, using fresh trends […]

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