News Articles from November, 2015

November 30, 2015

"Acclaimed film historian and biographer James Curtis chronicles the life of William Cameron Menzies, Hollywood's first production designer, who many consider the greatest in his field. William Cameron Menzies: The Shape of Films to Come paints a portrait of the man who dramatically influenced the film industry." Listen to the whole show and join us on Friday, December 4th, to hear more!

November 25, 2015

The iconic imagery of Fornasetti has taken residence at Rizzoli Bookstore. While the Italian artist’s style is omnipresent here thanks to the enchanting one of a kind murals wrapping our walls, for a limited time the design of Fornasetti can also be viewed in our window display. The surrealist arrangement features designer plates from Barney’s New York and stacks of books, showcasing a holiday shopping selection so perfect, that you can even find something for that friend who has everything. 

November 17, 2015

"Dr. Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum, sits down with Philadelphia Museum of Art Director Timothy Rub to discuss the former’s newly published book—My Hermitage: How the Hermitage Survived Tsars, Wars, and Revolutions to become the Greatest Museum in the World—that explores the culture history of the collection." To read the full story, click here

November 13, 2015

"Photographer Harvey Stein has published Briefly Seen: New York Street Life... A book launch and signing takes place at Rizzoli's new store, 1133 Bway [25th/26th] 212.759.2424, on Monday, November 16, 5:30-7:30pm." To read more, click here.

November 13, 2015

Rizzoli Bookstore hosted several prominent international museum directors in November, offering a chance for us to examine the relationship between “art meets commerce.” Kicking off the month was British Museum Director, Neil MacGregor. His book GERMANY: Memories of a Nation, the launch of which coincided with an exhibit of the same name in London, was celebrated with a fascinating presentation about his book, followed by a reception featuring German beer. To make the whole occasion even more special, the Salon was decorated with numerous images from the book, highlighting Germanic achievements ranging from Kandinsky and the Bauhaus to the crown of Charlemagne. 

Later in the month, a politically relevant discussion unfolded between the director of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, Dr. Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, and the director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Timothy Rub.  A reception for Dr. Piotrovsky’s MY HERMITAGE: How the Hermitage Survived Tsars, Wars, and Revolutions to become the Greatest Museum in the World was the setting for a lively conversation, a highlight of which was when Dr. Piotrovsky mentioned that when he wants to enjoy art, he has to go to other museums, like the Metropolitan here in our own New York, to do so.

November 5, 2015

"Rizzoli Bookstore and Simon & Schuster will celebrate the 60th anniversary of "Eloise" with a conversation between 'Eloise' illustrator Hilary Knight and three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, who can be heard narrating the new 'Eloise' audiobooks," mentions Playbill.

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