Paolo Roversi. Storie. Ediz. italiana e inglese


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788857237633

Category: Art

Page: 150

View: 6043

First began in 2016 thanks to the synergy between Vogue magazine and leading businesses operating in the sector, Photo Vogue Festival is a fashion photography exhibition of the highest artistic quality. This second edition of the Photo Vogue Festival is devoted to the photography of Paolo Roversi. His pictures stand out for the uniqueness of the line connecting artistic research and the valorization of fashion. Roversi is a leading photographer in the fashion world, an artist mindful of the exploration of photography's creative language. In his artistic output, contemplation of and experimentation with the photographic language of the Polaroid is accompanied by the fragility or the dreamlike visionary nature of the various subjects presented. Born in Ravenna in 1947, it was in Paris - in the early 1970s - that Paolo Roversi first fell in love with fashion photography. As a result, he began contributing on a regular basis to some of the most authoritative trade magazines, such as Marie-Claire , Harper's Bazaar Italia and, most importantly, Vogue Italia . Elected by the critics as a "painter of images", from the 1980s Roversi began working with large-format Polaroid film, taking pictures solely in his studio, with diffused and suffused lighting. This particular type of film would allow him to create and bring to life ethereal and melancholy colours that have always been a trademark of his style.

Dior Images: Paolo Roversi


Author: Paolo Roversi

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847862658


Page: 168

View: 2335

A stunning visual tribute to Italian photographer Paolo Roversi's celebrated images for the house of Dior. A fashion house beloved for designs evoking modern Parisian elegance. A photographer renowned for hauntingly delicate portraits. This definitive volume, Dior Images: Paolo Roversi, is an ode to their legendary rapport. Presenting photographs from British Vogue, Vogue Paris, and W, this tome spotlights creations by Dior's artistic directors Gianfranco Ferr�, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. It also contains exclusive pictures from a photoshoot supervised by Grace Coddington featuring designs by Christian Dior himself. Equal parts fashion monograph and photographic portfolio, this exquisite volume will enthrall photography, style, and art lovers.


The Diamond


Author: Paolo Roversi

Publisher: Marsilio Editori Spa

ISBN: 9788895836126

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 2091

Discover the secrets behind the city of fashion and opera. The mysteries and legends of Milan are unveiled through the interactive pages of the WhaiWhai guidebook: an unconventional guide for tourists and travelers who are looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience. In the WhaiWhai guidebook series, readers will experience an interactive treasure hunt through six cities, unlocking their mysteries and discovering their most charming corners. To play, all you need is the WhaiWhai guide and a mobile phone. Send a text message to WhaiWhai that includes a special code and immediately receive your first clue. As you travel to each new location throughout the city, a new clue is revealed. Each city has a different treasure, and finding it will be an exciting experience. WhaiWhai combines history and fantasy, allowing readers to step into a story that plays out inside the city, sparking their curiosity and making them the hero of an adventure. In Milan: The Diamond--before starting his campaign against the French, Ludovico il Moro, lord of Milan, entrusts his treasure into the hands of his brother Ascanio and of some friends of his. Ludovico gives orders to pawn his jewels to gather the money necessary to support the war. The fabulous diamond called Lupo, worth twelve-thousand ducats, is pawned with the moneylender Giovanni Beolco together with the other jewels. Presently the diamond exhibited in a private collection, is stolen by a cunning robber. Milan police are after him. Here begins a sort of challenge between the robber and the policemen in and around the streets and the most renown places in town, haunted by the dark lady who dwells among the Cathedral spires and by the night ghosts of the Castello Sforzesco, by the Porta Venezia dragon and by the mysteries flourishing around the arch of the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery.

Irving Penn

Beyond Beauty


Author: Merry Foresta

Publisher: Other Distribution

ISBN: 9780300214901


Page: 240

View: 2290

An accessible overview of the work of legendary American photographer Irving Penn

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics


Author: Carlo Rovelli

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399184430

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 1452

Look out for Carlo Rovelli's next book, Reality Is Not What It Seems. Instant New York Times Bestseller “One of the year’s most entrancing books about science.”—The Wall Street Journal “Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics.”—The New York Times Book Review This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics briskly explains Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. Carlo Rovelli, a renowned theoretical physicist, is a delightfully poetic and philosophical scientific guide. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. The book celebrates the joy of discovery. “Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,” Rovelli writes. “And it’s breathtaking.”


Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue


Author: Grace Coddington

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714876795

Category: Design

Page: 408

View: 8478

A chronicle of Grace Coddington's formative years at Vogue, now available as a jacketed paperback Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue showcases some of the most memorable photographs published in British and American Vogue from 1972 to 2002, stories created by the iconic fashion editor Grace Coddington. Both monograph and memoir, the book shows how Coddington transformed static studio portraiture into modern vivid tableaux and turned location shoots into cinematic narratives. Grace's commentary gives behind-the-scenes insight into many famous images and fashion personalities, from the iconic shoot of a bikinied Naomi Campbell in Irving Penn's studio to Steven Meisel's boundary-pushing grunge aesthetic in nineties Vogue. This volume features photography by Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Cecil Beaton, Guy Bourdin, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, among others. First published in 2002 and reissued by Phaidon in 2015 to great success, this paperback, midi-sized edition includes forewords by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Paolo Roversi


Author: Paolo Roversi,Gilles de Bure

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500411049

Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 2666

The newest title in this affordable photography series highlights the work of Paolo Roversi.

Blumarine: Anna Molinari

The Queen of Roses


Author: Maria Luisa Frisa

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847849581


Page: 304

View: 9275

The story of Anna Molinari s beloved and successful fashion house, as told through a kaleidoscope of stunning images by famed photographers. Blumarine has become synonymous with fashion created for the modern woman, characterized by a sensual femininity and timeless romanticism, with a vibrant edge. Anna Molinari, known as "the queen of roses" because of her love for the flower, is the designer and creative force behind the label, which has since evolved into a range of successful lines, including Miss Blumarine, Blugirl, and Blumarine Home. With remarkable photos by legendary photographers, such as Helmut Newton, Tim Walker, Albert Watson, and Craig McDean, the story of Blumarine is told visually through the brilliant images conceived by fashion editors like Grace Coddington and Manuela Pavesi. The book also features top fashion models, such as Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Monica Bellucci. Lavish illustrations are accompanied by an introduction about the work of Molinari and texts that explore some of Blumarine s iconic elements: the rose; the Bluvi, a cashmere sweater with mink neckline; and animalier. At the center of the book is a fairy tale written by Elena Loewenthal, a writer and friend of Mrs. Anna Molinari."

Rome Noir


Author: Chiara Stangalino,Maxim Jakubowski

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 193335464X

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 7224

Looks beyond the tourist facade of Italy's capital. This is the real city of Fellini, Pasolini and countless other major artists who devoted their lives to depicting the grandeur and decadence of this ever fascinating metropolis.

The Widow Killer

A Novel


Author: Pavel Kohout

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429976428

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1159

In the downward spiral of the Third Reich's final days, a sadistic serial killer is stalking the streets of Prague. The unlikely pair of Jan Morava, a rookie Czech police detective, and Erwin Buback, a Gestapo agent questioning his own loyalty to the Nazi's, set out to stop the murderer. Weaving a delicate tale of human struggle underneath the surface of a thrilling murder story, Kohout has created a memorable work of fiction

When an Elephant Falls in Love


Author: Davide Cali

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452153094

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5390

From the bestselling author of I Didn't Do My Homework Because... comes an irresistible meditation on the quest for connection. When an elephant falls in love, he does many foolish things. He hides when the elephant-object of his affection is around. He writes dozens of letters that he will never send. And he tries to be healthy, but ends up finishing the cheesecake. This soulful book is at once relatable and revealing, a reminder that love is worth striving for, and that the very best things in life will come to those who wait. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.




Author: Sarah Moon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781892041463

Category: Photography

Page: 279

View: 3895

The images of fashion and commercial photographer Sarah Moon are often created around intensely personal scenarios which she refines into taut compositions, recalling stills from silent movies. This is a retrospective of her work spanning over three decades.

Forgotten Blitzes

France and Italy under Allied Air Attack, 1940-1945


Author: Claudia Baldoli,Andrew Knapp

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441159363

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 4267

France and Italy account for fully one third of all Allied bombs dropped on Europe between 1940 and 1945. Italy received some 370,000 tons of bombs, nearly five times the total dropped on Britain by the Luftwaffe; France, over 570,000, nearly eight times the British figure. In each country, over 55,000 civilians died. Until now, studies of bombing in World War 2 have focused largely on the British and German experiences; few cover France or Italy. Forgotten Blitzes aims to remedy this. It explains the reasons for the Allied offensives, and uses political, social and cultural approaches to explore the challenges faced by states and peoples as the bombs fell. Massive research in local and national archives across four countries, complemented by diaries and personal memoirs, has allowed the authors to build a detailed, comparative picture of the impact of bombing on states, local authorities and individuals.

Dolce & Gabbana Fashion Album


Author: Patrick Demarchelier,Mariuccia Casadio

Publisher: Skira - Berenice

ISBN: 9788876248498

Category: Design

Page: 432

View: 3769

Not merely a record of 20years of fashion and icons tied to the world of Dolce & Gabbana, but also a complete and exclusive photographic anthology and collection of articles and images that the worlds top fashion magazines have dedicated to Dolce & Gabbana. Focusing on Dolce & Gabbanas passion for fashion magazines and the styles, hallmarks and icons of contemporary fashion photography.

Unseen Vogue

The Secret History of Fashion Photography


Author: Robin Derrick,Robin Muir

Publisher: Little Brown GBR

ISBN: 9780316860239

Category: Photography

Page: 352

View: 5818

Drawn from the archives of "Vogue" magazine this survey of fashion photography aims to go beyond the cliches and "greatest hits" to tell a new story. It features the first attempts of many now famous photographers, pictures by forgotten masters, and out-takes from famous shoots.

Vogue 100

A Century of Style


Author: Robin Muir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781855147614


Page: 304

View: 6797

In more than 2,000 issues, British Vogue magazine has acted as a cultural barometer, putting fashion in the context of the larger world in which we live - how we dress, how we entertain, what we eat, listen to, watch, who leads us, excites us and inspires us. The century's most talented photographers, illustrators and a rtists have contributed to it. In Lee Miller it had, unexpectedly, its own war photographer; in Norman Parkinson, Cecil Beaton, David Bailey, Snowdon and Mario Testino the greatest portrait and fashion photographers of their generation; and in Beaton and Irving Penn two giants of twentieth - century photography. From 1892, American Vogue chronicled the life of beautiful people - their clothes, parties, houses and habits - and the magazine was exported for intrigued British readers. In 1916, when the First Wo rld War made trans atlantic shipments impossible, its proprietor, Cond� Nast, authorised a British edition. It was an immediate success, and over the following ten decades of uninterrupted publication continued to mirror its times - the austerity and optimi sm that followed two world wars, the 'Swinging London' scene of the sixties, the radical seventies, the image - conscious eighties - and in its second century remains at the cutting edge of photography and design. Decade by decade, Vogue 100 : A Century of St yle celebrates the greatest moments in fashion, beauty and portrait photography. Illustrated throughout with well - known images, as well as th e less familiar and recently rediscovered, the book focuses on the faces that shaped the cultural landscape: from Matisse to Bacon, Freud and Hirst, from Dietrich to Paltrow, from Fred Astaire to David Beckham, from Lady Diana Cooper to Lady Diana Spencer. It features the fashion designers who defined the century - Dior , Galliano , Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, McQueen - and explores more broadly the changing form of the twentieth - century woman.

Guardian of Lies

A Paul Madriani Novel


Author: Steve Martini

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061230901

Category: Fiction

Page: 443

View: 7254

Paul Madriani investigates the case of a woman accused of murder and a million-dollar heist, a trial that will unravel a conspiracy involving rare coins, an ex-CIA agent, a former soviet scientist, and a missing nuclear device being prepared for a trip to the U.S., in the latest book in the best-selling series. 250,000 first printing.

Born to Dance

Celebrating the Wonder of Childhood


Author: Jordan Matter

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761189343

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 7766

A New York Times bestseller! “In Jordan Matter’s photos, dancers make all the world their stage.” —New York Times From Jordan Matter, YouTube star and New York Times–bestselling author of Dancers Among Us, a celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility, featuring gorgeous photographs of well-known dancers (including Tate McRae and Sofie Dossi) as well as stars in the making. Jordan Matter is known to millions for his 10 Minute Photo Challenge YouTube videos. Now, in one dazzling photograph after another, he portrays dancers—ages 2 through 18—in ordinary and extraordinary pursuits, from hanging with friends to taking selfies, from leaping for joy to feeling left out. The subjects include TV and internet stars like Chloé Lukasiak, Kalani Hilliker, Nia Sioux, and Kendall Vertes, as well as boys and girls from around the neighborhood. What they all share is the skill to elevate their hopes and dreams with beauty, humor, grace, and surprise. Paired with empowering words from the dancers themselves, the photographs convey each child’s declaration that they were born to dance. Bonus Features: Scan the QR code next to dozens of photos and watch behind-the-scenes videos documenting the shoots. “Breathtaking photos to free your imagination.” —Diane Sawyer, ABC World News “When you take the natural grace of dancers and put them in unexpected places, you get photos that really tell a story.” —Fox News


The Ruyi


Author: Alberto Toso Fei

Publisher: Marsilio Editori Spa

ISBN: 9788895836171

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 124

View: 6211

The mysteries and legends of the Eternal City are unveiled through the interactive pages of the WhaiWhai guidebook: an unconventional guide for tourists and travelers who are looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience. In the WhaiWhai guidebook series, readers will experience an interactive treasure hunt through six cities, unlocking their mysteries and discovering their most charming corners. To play, all you need is the WhaiWhai guide and a mobile phone. Send a text message to WhaiWhai that includes a special code and immediately receive your first clue. As you travel to each new location throughout the city, a new clue is revealed. Each city has a different treasure, and finding it will be an exciting experience. WhaiWhai combines history and fantasy, allowing readers to step into a story that plays out inside the city, sparking their curiosity and making them the hero of an adventure. In Rome: The Ruyi, discover what’s hiding behind the history of the Eternal City. The story of the magical sword Marco Polo stole from China continues in another city, a city at least as exceptional as Venice. It appears that over the centuries, the Ruyi changed hands many times, from popes to artists, from necromancers to prostitutes, from lords to commoners; each learned the history of this magical object and each hid it in a different place for a different reason. The Ruyi reached Rome centuries ago; the city now bears so many signs of its passage that traditional Roman legends can be read in light of this incredible story. Carlo Dolfin, the old professor who learned of the affair in Venice, believes that the scepter came to Rome, but can no longer be recognized in its original form. That's not all. Some documents he hastily recovered suggest that even the Roman Empire was rooted in the power of a magical object and that the strength of the Caesars declined when they lost track of it. He therefore suspects that the Chinese Ruyi could be a variation of that magical object from ancient Rome.