A museum curator since she was 20, Dominique de Font-Réaulx came into her own surrounded by the world’s most celebrated works of art. Rembrandt, Cézanne, Ingres, Courbet – the glorious masters of canvas are her life’s work. No doubt influenced by the compelling presence of these paintings, the Parisian-based curator and historian began exploring the effect on painters of a new medium that exploded onto the 1800s art scene: photography.
The beauty of the book is that it has not changed its form. It remains as Gutenberg designed it, leaves bound between covers, handy enough to be held in our arms. A book comes alive when it is opened, and it is here that the magic and mystery begin, as we turn the page and discover a new world held together by concept, content, and the quality of production itself. We are fortunate to have this opportunity to speak with Gerhard Steidl about his life’s work, as a single force who continues to honor the art of book making through his exquisite publishing programme.
Born into a military family, McKeen grew up in several states and countries. He spent three childhood years on an Air Force base north of the Florida Keys during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Two stories in the anthology are his, drawn from that time in his life.
Beauty lends itself to more beauty for award-winning novelist Susan Vreeland. Art opens doors to new artwork, and life is a constant canvas for new perspective.
Vreeland’s passion for delving into the stories behind Old World art may have earned her a place in literary history, but she remains the starry-eyed high school English teacher standing on Pont Neuf 40 years ago.
Photograph by MANDERSSON & MASSAUX the Interview: At what point did you recognize that you were a visual artist? When I was told by an elementary school teacher that I was a “a fresh little boy” when during a word problem exercise, you know… a car is traveling to the nearest city […]
Above, the author autographing a book during London Launch Party Helen Jennings is at the helm of fashion’s next big wave—Africa. For the past three years, the editor of Arise magazine (the quarterly title dedicated to African style and culture) has had a front row seat to the African fashion scene, observing and documenting […]
Working from a cozy office in her sprawling Central Park West home, Marta Hallett has established Glitterati Incorporated as one of the leading boutique illustrated book publishers in the country, providing a sophisticated mix of stylish titles, which enjoy a vibrant life outside the crumbling book industry.
The latest generation of Americans may one day hold the record for being the most conservative, smug and ignorant group of consumers in the history of this country—at least since the one my parents belonged to.
Monica Bellucci Venus of Umbria The book, Monica Bellucci, published by Rizzoli, is a savory volume of photographs celebrating the varying modes of the international actress and sex symbol. The book really begins on page 10 with her image, at age thirteen, taken by a local goldsmith named Lino. One sees a very young and […]
Today most Americans are still unwilling to recognize the existence of pubic hair. Hence the proliferation of hair removal salons that help to turn the naked human (usually female) body into the nude.