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Gisele’s Coffee Table Book Coming Soon – Expensive?

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Gisele Bundchen Limited Edition Coffee Table Book

The highest earning model in the world, Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen, is about to release a book about herself, celebrating 20 years of her career in the fashion industry. This limited Collector’s Edition is curated by the supermodel herself, all the over 300 photos were carefully chosen by Gisele, as well as the legendary nude, taken by Irvin Penn, which makes the cover of the book.

Inside the book’s pages are Gisele’s most inner thoughts, tributes from fashion figures, friends and family, accompanied by the work of titans like David LaChapelle, Juergen Teller, Inez & Vinoodh, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and Corinne Day.

Only 1000 copies will be available around the world, and each will sell for 700.00 $ for copy! Would you be willing to pay this price for Gisele’s coffee table book?

Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, May 15th, 1941

Legendary Editorial Director of Condé Nast Alexander Liberman

Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, May 15th, 1941
Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, May 15th, 1941

“My friend, it’s Modern,” Alexander Liberman, the legendary Editorial Director of Condé Nast, would say whenever someone challenged his judgment. In fact, his love affair with Modernism informed his twin vocations, as publishing kingmaker and as an artist. Surveying the protean accomplishments of this relentlessly charming man, It’s Modern.: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman (Rizzoli), by Charles Churchward (a former Design Director at Vogue and Vanity Fair), offers graphic proof of the consistency of his vision, which married the iconoclasm of Russian Constructivism with old-world savoir faire and American know-how. It is also a disciple’s affectionate tribute to an elusive master.

Photographed by Irving Penn, 1948
Photographed by Irving Penn, 1948

Born in Kiev in 1912, Liberman attended European boarding schools but learned more from his actress mother’s Parisian circle, which included Cocteau and Léger. After his studies, he landed a job at VU, where his collage-like covers grabbed the spotlight. On the Riviera, Liberman met fellow émigré Tatiana du Plessix. The story of their escape from war-torn Europe makes for compelling reading. But so does the reinvention of this couple in New York, where Tatiana designed hats for Saks, and Alex rose rapidly through the ranks at Condé Nast. Liberman went on to take a treasure trove of photographs of artists he admired, from Marlene Dietrich to Alexander Calder. That he also found time, while infusing Vogue with new talent (e.g., Irving Penn), relaunching Vanity Fair, and the like, to pursue a career as an artist is remarkable. Liberman’s paintings and monumental steel sculptures were collected by major museums. The critics, however, largely ignored him. Certainly his Circlist paintings are ripe for reevaluation. Visually enthralling, they are infused with an almost mystical authority—as smoothly ungraspable, in their way, as Liberman himself.

Here is a selection of Liberman’s covers and spread for Vogue:

Photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld, Vogue, November 1, 1944
Photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld, Vogue, November 1, 1944
Photographed by Irving Penn, Vogue, May 1, 1946
Photographed by Irving Penn, Vogue, May 1, 1946
Illustration by Rene Gruau, Vogue, September 15, 1949
Illustration by Rene Gruau, Vogue, September 15, 1949
Photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld, Vogue, January 1, 1950
Photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld, Vogue, January 1, 1950
Photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld, Vogue, March 1, 1951
Photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld, Vogue, March 1, 1951
Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, September 1, 1953
Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, September 1, 1953
Photographed by Clifford Coffin, Vogue, December 1, 1954
Photographed by Clifford Coffin, Vogue, December 1, 1954
Photographed by Gjon Mili, Vogue, January 1, 1944
Photographed by Gjon Mili, Vogue, January 1, 1944
Photographed by Clifford Coffin, Vogue, May 1, 1945
Photographed by Clifford Coffin, Vogue, May 1, 1945
Photographed by Irving Penn, Vogue, February 15, 1949
Photographed by Irving Penn, Vogue, February 15, 1949
Photographed by Clifford Coffin, Vogue, June 1, 1949
Photographed by Clifford Coffin, Vogue, June 1, 1949
Photographed by Cecil Beaton, Vogue, April 1, 1950
Photographed by Cecil Beaton, Vogue, April 1, 1950
Photographed by Clifford Coffin, Vogue, September 1, 1953
Photographed by Clifford Coffin, Vogue, September 1, 1953
Illustrations by Arno Sternglass, Vogue, November 15, 1959
Illustrations by Arno Sternglass, Vogue, November 15, 1959
Illustrations by Mary Suzuki, Vogue, November 15, 1960
Illustrations by Mary Suzuki, Vogue, November 15, 1960

 

 

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