Advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself from the beloved Gilmore Girls actress and New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Talking as Fast as I Can and the novel Someday, Someday, Maybe.
Taxidermy elevated to fine art Aren´t we all speechless at the ultimate beauty that nature has to offer? Don´t we all want to capture it and indulge in these images forever? To capture animals in all their glory in such a way that it shows every flamboyant, scintillating detail is a delicate art. This book gives an overview of the history, the myths and the symbolism, the process, the most wonderful collections and interiors, decorated as true Wunderkammers, and the craftsmen and artists from past and present who elevated taxidermy to fine art. Weird and wonderful overview of the fine art of taxidermy, a world between reanimation and reincarnation. Responds to the growing interest in these cabinets of curiosity. In cooperation with the young talented Belgian, Jeroen Lemaitre.
- Published to coincide with the Metropolitan Museum of Art´s Chanel exhibition slated for April-August 2005 (to be confirmed) - Re-vamped version of a classic Vendome title-adored by fashion lovers! - Superb photographs, many by Horst, Avedon, Beaton, and Doisneau, as well as paintings and drawings by Cocteau, Picasso, Berard, Valloton, and Vuillard. - Shows, the true rags-to riches story of the 20th century´s most influential couturier and how she helped shape the evolution of fashion. - Written by a friend and intimate of Coco Chanel with unrivaled access to the personal letters and recollections of the designer´s friend and insiders.
WITH AN INTERVIEW WITH MARGARET KEANE The full screenplay by award-winning Ed Wood writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for acclaimed director Tim Burton´s film Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. A rare close-up look into a corner of the 1950s and ´60s art world and a perfectly observed account of a dysfunctional marriage, Big Eyes tells the true story of Margaret Keane, an artist who lived and worked in virtual slavery while her husband, Walter, gained fame and fortune passing himself off as the creator of his wife´s wildly popular paintings. The story of their toxic relationship would culminate in a Hawaiian courtroom, as Margaret ultimately fights to save her name and reclaim her art, during a heated public court battle. This edition, illustrated with photos throughout, contains the complete screenplay, an afterword by the screenwriters, and an interview with Margaret Keane, the real-life subject of Big Eyes, by Tyler Stallings.
The New York Times bestseller ´´[An] obscenely enjoyable romp.´´ -The New York Times Book Review The untold story of a New York City legend´s education in creativity and style For Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister´s dresses and spending his evenings after school in the city´s chicest boutiques, Bill dreamed of a life dedicated to fashion. But his desires were a source of shame for his family, and after dropping out of Harvard, he had to fight them tooth-and-nail to pursue his love. When he arrived in New York, he reveled in people-watching. He spent his nights at opera openings and gate-crashing extravagant balls, where he would take note of the styles, new and old, watching how the gowns moved, how the jewels hung, how the hair laid on each head. This was his education, and the birth of the democratic and exuberant taste that he came to be famous for as a photographer for The New York Times. After two style mavens took Bill under their wing, his creativity thrived and he made a name for himself as a designer. Taking on the alias William J.--because designing under his family´s name would have been a disgrace to his parents--Bill became one of the era´s most outlandish and celebrated hat designers, catering to movie stars, heiresses, and artists alike. Bill´s mission was to bring happiness to the world by making women an inspiration to themselves and everyone who saw them. These were halcyon days when fashion was all he ate and drank. When he was broke and hungry he´d stroll past the store windows on Fifth Avenue and feed himself on beautiful things. Fashion Climbing is the story of a young man striving to be the person he was born to be: a true original. But although he was one of the city´s most recognized and treasured figures, Bill was also one of its most guarded. Written with his infectious joy and one-of-a-kind voice, this memoir was polished, neatly typewritten, and safely stored away in his lifetime. He held off on sharing it--and himself--until his passing. Between these covers, is an education in style, an effervescent tale of a bohemian world as it once was, and a final gift to the readers of one of New York´s great characters.