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11/29/2021 - 6:00pm

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29 AT 6 PM ET

Let us entertain you! Come meet Jim Colucci, author of All in the Family: The Show That Changed Television and Frank DeCaro, author of Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business.

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RIZZOLI IN-PERSON EVENT COVID POLICIES:

In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated audience at full capacity. All attendees are required to wear masks. All patrons over the age of sixteen will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. 

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass. 

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About the Books:

All in the Family creator Norman Lear and author Jim Colucci take fans behind the scenes of the groundbreaking sitcom on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

The face of television was changed forever in 1971 with the premiere of All in the Family. The working-class Bunker family of Queens, New York—lovable bigot Archie (Carroll O'Connor), his long-suffering “dingbat” wife Edith (Jean Stapleton), their liberal daughter Gloria (Sally Struthers), and son-in-law Mike "Meathead" Stivic (Rob Reiner)—instantly became, and half a century later still are, four of the most iconic characters in television.

In All in the Family: The Show that Changed Television, Norman Lear shares his take on fifty essential episodes that exemplify why the show remains as funny and relevant as ever. Its boundary-pushing approach to hot-button topics is examined with commentary from co-stars O’ Connor, Stapleton, Reiner, and Struthers, as well as writers, directors, and guest stars from the show.

With previously unseen notes from Lear, script pages, production designs, and a foreword by super-fan Jimmy Kimmel, this book is the ultimate companion to the seminal series and a must for fans of Lear’s shows and television comedy.

“Norman Lear,” said New Yorker critic Michael Arlen, “has a feel for what people want to see before they know they want to see it.” All in the Family, like all of the Lear shows that followed, was a turning point in television’s handling of taboo subjects such as race relations, feminism, homosexuality, war, religion, gun control, social inequity, and other controversial subjects, all of which remain in the news today.

 

Drag celebrates the fabulous current and historical influence of drag, and its talented and inspiring performers.

Since man first walked the Earth...in heels, no other art form has wielded as unique an influence on pop culture as Drag. Drag artists have now sashayed their way to snatch the crowns as the Queens of mainstream entertainment.

Through informative and witty essays chronicling over 100 years of drag, readers will embark on a Priscilla-like journey through pop culture, from television shows like The Milton Berle Show, Bosom Buddies, and RuPaul's Drag Race, films like Some Like It Hot, To Wong Foo..., and Tootsie, and Broadway shows like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, La Cage aux Folles, and Kinky Boots.

With stops in cities around the globe, and packed with interviews and commentaries on the dramas, joys, and love that "make-up" a life in wigs and heels, Drag features contributions from today's most groundbreaking and popular artists, including Bianca del Rio, Miss Coco Peru, Hedda Lettuce, Lypsinka, and Varla Jean Merman, as well as notable performers as Harvey Fierstein and Charles Busch. It includes more than 100 photos—many from performers' personal collections, and a comprehensive timeline of drag "herstory."

 

About the Authors:

Veteran television historian Jim Colucci covers television and other entertainment media on his blog Must Hear TV. He is the author of the authorized companion book Will & Grace: Fabulously Uncensored (2004), The Q Guide to the Golden Girls (2006), and the New York Times best-seller Golden Girls Forever (2016).

 

Frank DeCaro hosted his own live national talk show The Frank DeCaro Show every weekday on Sirius Satellite Radio for over 10 years. For nearly seven years, he co-wrote and hosted the popular Out at the Movies segments on the Emmy Award-winning Daily Show with Jon Stewart. A much sought-after pop culture pundit, he has appeared on numerous programs including TV Land's Tickled Pink, Logo's The Evolution Will Be Televised, CNN's Showbiz Tonight, NBC's Dateline, VH1's The List, E! Entertainment Television's The E! True Hollywood Story: The Sopranos, and Bravo's Bravo Profiles: RuPaul. As a journalist and fashion editor, he wrote the funny-but-chic biweekly column "Style Over Substance" for The New York Times. His work has appeared in myriad publications including The New York Times Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Vogue, USA Weekend, Metropolitan Home, In Style, Time Out New York, and The Advocate.

12/01/2021 - 6:00pm

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 AT 6 PM ET

Rizzoli New York and Rizzoli Bookstore invite you to celebrate the launch of Collected Interiors: Rooms That Tell a Story, with Philip Mitchell and Bunny Williams in conversation.

Please join us for this lively, in-person discussion between two of the most acclaimed names in interior design: Philip Mitchell and Bunny Williams. The event is sure to be a treat for anyone who appreciates interior design and would like to glean advice from two of the industry's noted authorities.

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RIZZOLI IN-PERSON EVENT COVID POLICIES:

In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated audience at full capacity. All attendees are required to wear masks. All patrons over the age of sixteen will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. 

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass. 

 Registration will be required.

 

About the Book: 

The elegant, clean classicism of Philip Mitchell’s style is on full display in these homes, where he masterfully incorporates a wide-ranging mix of antiques, vintage collectibles, and contemporary pieces—everything from inherited furniture collections to modern art—in rooms that are filled with memories and warmth. As a master of what he calls modern maximalism, Mitchell embraces the challenge of taking wonderful things that a homeowner already has and making more of them. Once Mitchell has established a connecting thread among a variety of disparate pieces—whether through finish, material, scale, color, texture, or line—he starts the process of building the relationships that bring a space to life.

About the Authors:

Since 2002, Philip Mitchell has been designing homes around the world, and his work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Veranda, House Beautiful, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal 

Bunny Williams is an interior designer and author, is a member of AD Hall of Fame and Elle Decor’s A-List, and has received House Beautiful’s Giants of Design award.

12/05/2021 - 5:00pm

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 AT 5 PM EASTERN
Doors open at 4:45 pm and the concert starts at 5 pm.

THE MICHAEL LEONHART FOURTET


RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO
A music series at Rizzoli Bookstore

Announcing the world premiere of Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer, and arranger Michael Leonhart's newest project: the Michael Leonhart Fourtet.

The Michael Leonhart Orchestra annual concerts have been a highlight of the Rizzoli Music Aperitivo series. It is therefore with great anticipation that Rizzoli Bookstore hosts the world premier of Michael Leonhart’s latest project: The Michael Leonhart Fourtet feat. Donny McCaslin, Pat Bianchi, and E.J. Strickland.

This event is ticketed. Tickets are $20 and include a complimentary glass of wine.

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RIZZOLI IN-PERSON EVENT COVID POLICIES:

In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated audience at full capacity. All attendees are required to wear masks. All patrons over the age of sixteen will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. 

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass. 

 Registration will be required. 

 

ABOUT THE BAND

Michael Leonhart is a Grammy-winning multi-hyphenate: trumpeter, composer, producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. As a trumpeter, Michael has performed with rock legends Steely Dan since 1996, recording several albums with them, including 2000's four-time Grammy winning Album of the Year, “Two Against Nature”, on which he was a featured soloist, arranger and conductor. He also appears on Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Grammy-winning 2016 Record of the Year, “Uptown Funk.” Michael has composed music for stage and screen, including a song for Meryl Streep, whose performance he directed on the Decca soundtrack album Songs of Lahore. Most recently Michael has collaborated with Elvis Costello on his latest album “Hey Clockface”

Donny McCaslin is perhaps best known for his association with David Bowie, a collaboration that culminates in Bowie’s last album, Blackstar. It was McCaslin’s artistic vision, honed over a remarkable career, that captured Bowie’s attention. A fixture of the New York scene for three decades, McCaslin has led countless bands, recorded over a dozen albums, and collaborated with the likes of the Gil Evans Orchestra, Maria Schneider, the Dave Douglas Quintet, and Danilo Pérez, among many others.

Pat Bianchi is a Grammy-nominated organist and a strong contributor to the legacy of the Hammond B3. Bianchi, who has been described by his peers as virtuosic, has performed with many musical icons including: Pat Martino, Lou Donaldson, Chuck Loeb, Red Holloway, Joe Locke, and Mark Whitfield.

Enoch Jamal "E.J." Strickland’s sound on the drums instrument has been described as “fields of cumulative energy, clouds of feather-touch and heavy-handed syncopations, latent with power like an oncoming storm” by Thomas Conrad of Downbeat Magazine. He has established himself as a successful composer, bandleader, educator, and sideman, having collaborated with, among others, Cassandra Wilson, Terence Blanchard, Lizz Wright, and Wynton Marsalis.

 

ABOUT THE SERIES

RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO

From Francis Scott Fitzgerald to Jack Kerouac, from Toni Morrison to James Baldwin, from Philip Michael Ondaatje to Geoff Dyer, from Julio Cortazar to Boris Vian, from Amiri Baraka and Ishmael Reed to Jayne Cortez, the list of international writers and poets inspired or intrigued by jazz and other musical genres goes on. Since New York City’s Rizzoli Bookstore has a long tradition of building bridges between arts genres, international scenes, and creative people, we wanted to turn our gorgeous space in NoMad into an experimental living room where live jazz and other music can be enjoyed. The Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Field Blend Selections and is curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

MONDO JAZZ

Mondo Jazz is a weekly program on Radio Free Brooklyn dedicated to the proposition that jazz is an international language. It is hosted every Wednesday night from 8 to 10 PM by Ludovico Granvassu, the founder and editor in chief of All About Jazz Italia. All archived episodes are available here.

FIELD BLEND SELECTIONS

Founded in January, 2017, Field Blend Selections is a new wine importing and distribution company based in New York City, serving the New York and New Jersey markets.

In both name and practice, Field Blend Selections celebrates agricultural traditions and diversity. The name is an homage to the nineteenth-century immigrants who co-planted an assortment of grape varieties in vineyards throughout the United States, many of which survive today. Alongside their vines, they often co-planted other crops, including fruits, grains, and legumes. This approach of co-mingling various plantings to achieve balance in the vineyards is now referred to as polyculture, and it is widely recognized as one of the best methods for naturally enriching soils and reducing disease. Polyculture, by replicating nature’s diverse ecosystems, produces healthier fruit without the necessity of artificial herbicides or pesticides.


12/07/2021 - 6:00pm


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7 at 6 PM ET

Images Publishing and Rizzoli Bookstore invite you to meet one of the world's foremost experts on classical architecture and interiors. Phillip James Dodd will be in conversation with radio host Rob Taub about An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture in New York City, which details the fascinating stories behind New York's Beaux-Arts buildings and the lives of those who commissioned, designed, and built them.

Please register here.

RIZZOLI IN-PERSON EVENT COVID POLICIES:

In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated audience at full capacity. All attendees are required to wear masks. All patrons over the age of sixteen will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. 

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass. 

 Registration will be required. 

About the Book

This book, which has been painstakingly researched and beautifully photographed over many years, takes a close look at 20 of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in New York City. While showing public exteriors, its focus is on the lavish interiors that are associated with the opulence of the Gilded Age—often providing a glimpse inside buildings not otherwise viewable to the public. While some of the buildings and monuments featured are world-renowned landmarks recognizable and accessible to all, others are obscure buildings that history has forgotten.

Set amid the magnificent achievements of an American Renaissance, this book recounts not only the fascinating stories of some of New York’s most famous and significant Beaux-Arts landmarks, it also recalls the lives of those who commissioned, designed, and built them. These are some of the most acclaimed architects, artists, and artisans of the day—Daniel Chester French, Cass Gilbert, Charles McKim, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Stanford White—and some of the most prominent millionaires in American history—Henry Clay Frick, Jay Gould, Otto Kahn, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and the ubiquitous Astor and Vanderbilt families.

About the Author

Phillip James Dodd is one of today’s foremost experts on classical architecture and interiors. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, he is an alumnus of the prestigious Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture in London. He moved to America more than twenty years ago, and after training with some of the most recognized classical architecture firms in the country founded his eponymous design firm Phillip James Dodd: Bespoke Residential Design LLC. Since then he has become one of the most sought-after young residential designers practicing today, with designs that can be found in Manhattan, Greenwich, Palm Beach, and as far away as Bangalore, India. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States on the subject of classical architecture, and is the author of two best-selling books, The Art of Classical Details: Theory Design & Craftsmanship (2013) and An Ideal Collaboration (2015).

Rob Taub has enjoyed an eclectic career on television, radio and in movies. He has interviewed everyone from pop stars to presidents, and has written for The Huffington Post, People Magazine, SI/Cauldron, and Newsmax. Rob appeared as Weatherman Russell Carlson on the Onion News Network, was a Fox News Contributor and has hosted numerous radio shows and podcasts. He serves on the board of Foreign Press USA and is a licensed Broker with Douglas Elliman and an Ambassador for Know Diabetes by Heart. He is currently the host of Broadway at The Russian Tea Room on AM970 The Answer.

12/08/2021 - 6:00pm

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 6 PM EASTERN

Rizzoli is pleased to invite you to celebrate the publication of Architecture Unbound: A Century of the Disruptive Avant-Garde, with author Joseph Giovannini in conversation with Elizabeth Diller, principal of the firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and architect Bernard Tschumi.

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RIZZOLI IN-PERSON EVENT COVID POLICIES:

In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated audience at full capacity. All attendees are required to wear masks. All patrons over the age of sixteen will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. 

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass. 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

In Architecture Unbound, noted architecture critic Joseph Giovannini takes us to architecture’s wilder shores as he traces a century of the avant-garde to transgressive and progressive art movements that roiled Europe before and after World War I, and to the social unrest and cultural disruption of the 1960s. Manifestos produced during this pivotal and fertile period opened the way to tentative forays into an inventive, anti-authoritarian architecture in the next decade. Built projects broke onto the front pages and into public awareness in the 1980s, and took digital form in the 1990s, with large-scale international projects landing on the far side of the millennium.

As Giovannini writes in the Prologue, "With strategies of explosion, collision, and fragmentation, architects were introducing forces that dislocated architecture’s system of thought and construction predicated on gravity. Architects produced fresh astonishments, some fantastical. The buildings worked, and they worked well, but perhaps their highest and best function was to fascinate.”

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joseph Giovannini is a practicing architect who has written on architecture and design for four decades for such publications as the New York Times, Architectural Record, Art in America, and Art Forum, and he has served as the architecture critic for New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He has also taught widely in graduate architecture programs.

12/10/2021 - 8:00pm


A Virtual Evening with Annie Leibovitz on Wonderland

 Friday, December 10 at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern

 

Join Leibovitz, one of the most influential photographers of our time, for an exclusive public, virtual event to mark the publication of Wonderland (Phaidon, November 2021) 

Fashion has been both the subject of, and the vehicle for, many of Leibovitz’s images, which have graced the covers and interiors of countless publications and magazines around the world. In conversation with her longtime editor at Phaidon, Deb Aaronson, Leibovitz will share stories from her ambitious fashion shoots—including looks by designers such Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Rei Kawakubo—alongside tales of her encounters with a wide and diverse range of icons: from fashion designers such as Stella McCartney and Karl Lagerfeld to Kate Moss, Serena Williams, politicians Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi, and cultural figures—Queen Elizabeth II, Lady Gaga, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—to name a few.

Starting in 1970, when Leibovitz began creating what became her ground-breaking work for Rolling Stone, to her work at Vogue and Vanity Fair in the 1980s, and through to present day, Leibovitz will reflect on her career, the individuals she has photographed, the editors she has worked with, and how her distinctive approach has developed and evolved over the last half century.

On Friday, December 10, spend an evening with the legendary photographer as she grants you a passport to Wonderland, a world where fashion is revealed in unexpected subjects and places, and photography is celebrated in its highest form.

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Pre-order your copy of Wonderland HERE.

01/12/2022 - 6:00pm


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12TH, 6 PM EAST

Please join us for a lively sketching class leaded by artist Sarah Nisbett featuring her new book "Drawn on the Way: A Guide To Capturing The  Moment Through Live Sketching  " published by Quarto. Sarah will teach us how to create evocative and storied images using the simple tools of just a pen and paper. Focusing on drawing as a form of storytelling, you’ll learn how to see the infinite stories that surround you and how to quickly and easily translate them into expressive illustrations drawn in-the-moment. 

This event is TICKETED. Each ticket comes with a copy of Drawn on the Way. 

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RIZZOLI IN-PERSON EVENT COVID POLICIES:

In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated audience at full capacity. All attendees are required to wear masks. All patrons over the age of sixteen will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. 

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass. 

 Registration will be required. 


About the Class:

Draw More From Life: The Art Of Finding the Extraordinary in the Everyday

Whether you've been drawing for years, or never even picked up a pencil, this observational drawing class will be a warm invitation to engage creatively with your world. Without pressure to make a masterpiece, just encouragement and guidance to enjoy the process, we’ll explore some fun exercises to quickly translate the world around you into art using the accessible and easy technique of contour-line drawing.

Sarah will teach us how to create evocative and storied images using the simple tools of just a pen and paper. Focusing on drawing as a form of storytelling, you’ll learn how to see the infinite stories that surround you and how to quickly and easily translate them into expressive illustrations drawn in-the-moment. She’ll share her favorite tips and techniques she’s developed over 10 years of drawing in-the-moment to help you quickly capture what you see, overcome the inner critic, and take time to make art without taking time out of your day. We’ll also explore how this super accessible creative practice can have profound effects on our experience of the world, using our sketchbooks as a reminder to look for the extraordinary in the everyday as you turn the people, places and things you see "on the way" (or just sitting at home)  into works of art. 


About the Book:
Discover how drawing on the way--in-the-moment sketching on a train, in a café, at the laundromat--can improve your drawing skills and let you unplug and engage with the world. In Drawn on the Way, Sarah Nisbett shares her techniques for creating captivating line drawings that capture moments and moods: a young woman lost in thought, a pair of hands clasped on a lap, a peppy beagle, a pair of jeans-clad crossed legs. Sarah invites readers to see the people they draw with "compassionate curiosity--as more than a stranger, as someone with a story worth knowing or imagining." By learning how to create sketches from start to finish employing techniques such as contour drawing, using line work to add texture, and adding spot color, you'll see how each sketch tells a story. You'll begin to focus on important details that reveal something about the person you're drawing: the graceful drape of a hand over a purse, the shy way someone tucks their feet underneath them. In this book you'll discover: How to translate what you see into a compelling drawingHow to silence your inner critic and find joy in drawing what captures your interestTechniques for drawing figures and creating quick portraitsHow key details can take a sketch from plain to captivatingHow to draw scenes and backgrounds without becoming overwhelmedWays to find the extraordinary in the everydayHow to transform mistakes into likeable elementsTips for becoming a visual storytellerLife lessons learned from years of live drawing We spend most of our lives on the way, rushing and running from place to place, task to task. When we have a spare minute, we usually reach for our phones and shut everything else out. The techniques, projects, and ideas in Drawn on the Way are designed to help you be more mindful about drawing, to capture the people, places, and things you encounter each day. By doing that, you'll connect with humanity in a deeper, more meaningful way--and discover a lot about yourself.
 
About the Author:
A former opera singer and a self-taught live sketch artist and illustrator, Sarah Nisbett loves to draw the people, places, and things she encounters “on the way.” Her Drawn On The Way project is dedicated to helping people find the extraordinary in the everyday and to seeing themselves and others as works of art. Originally from Ann Arbor, MI, she moved to New York City to pursue music. After a successful career as a professional opera singer, it was literally on the way to her next career in advertising that she discovered a passion for drawing on her daily commute. This daily detour led her to a full-time career drawing and writing. Visit drawnontheway.com & @drawnontheway.


 

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