News Articles from March, 2016

March 30, 2016

Rizzoli Bookstore has always been a destination for theater buffs, but now our theatrical street cred is undeniable since moving to Broadway and 26th Street in NoMad. Not far from Manhattan's theater district, our performing arts section is one of our most popular in the store. For film buffs looking to brush up on their history, we have Taschen's 100 ALL-TIME FAVORITE MOVIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY and Andy Tuohy's A-Z FILM DIRECTORS. And our numerous theater scripts can appease even the harshest of critics. Here's a list of our best "performing" performing arts books.

1. RAZZLE DAZZLE: THE BATTLE FOR BROADWAY by Michael Riedel

Razzle Dazzle is a provocative, no-holds-barred narrative account of the people and the money and the power that re-invented an iconic quarter of New York City, turning its gritty back alleys and sex-shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way—and bringing a crippled New York from the brink of bankruptcy to its glittering glory.








2. SINATRA: THE CHAIRMAN by James Kaplan

Just in time for the Chairman's centennial, the endlessly absorbing sequel to James Kaplan's bestselling Frank: The Voice—finally the definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly termed "The Entertainer of the Century," deserves and requires. Like Peter Guralnick on Elvis, Kaplan goes behind the legend to give us the man in full, in his many guises and aspects: peerless singer, (sometimes) powerful actor, business mogul, tireless lover, and associate of the powerful and infamous. 







3. PATTI SMITH COLLECTED LYRICS, 1970-2015 by Patti Smith

This extraordinary collection from “rock and roll’s poet laureate” is a testimony to the fierce passion and uncompromising originality of Patti Smith’s music and writing. Building on the collection originally published in 1998, this new edition features more than thirty-five new songs, new artwork, and an introduction from Patti Smith herself.








4. WES ANDERSON COLLECTION by Matt Zoller Seitz

This New York Times bestselling overview of Wes Anderson's filmography features previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos, artwork, and ephemera, with an introduction by Michael Chabon.







5. FELLINI: THE SIXTIES by Manoah Bowman

Fellini: The Sixties is a stunning photographic journey through the director’s most iconic classics: La Dolce Vita, 8½, Juliet of the Spirits, and Fellini Satyricon. Carefully selected imagery from the Independent Visions photographic archive, many published here for the first time, illuminate these films as they have never been seen before, and reveal fascinating details of the director’s working style and ebullient personality. 









March 29, 2016

"Mr. Waplington and Mr. Mizrahi sit down with Paper Magazine editorial director Mickey Boardman, a.k.a. 'Mr. Mickey,' for what should be an amusing conversation about the new book and the lively times the pictures capture." Click here to read more.

March 28, 2016

"'Robert loved art books,' Smith said in her opening remarks at the book launch, held at the Rizzoli bookstore this week." Click here for the full story. 

March 15, 2016

"He took a cab down to Kiehl’s, then worked his way back uptown, stopping at various stores, including the newly relocated Rizzoli. At each place, he picked out presents to be wrapped and mailed directly to his list of nineteen friends," writes Ann Beatie in the New Yorker's fiction piece "For the Best." To read the whole story, click here

March 9, 2016

The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates its newest museum location opening March 18-The Met Breuer, dedicated to modern and contemporary art-with a Rizzoli window highlighting the catalogue for its inaugural exhibition Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible. Presenting masterpieces dating from the Renaissance to today, the exhibition asks: When is a work of art finished? The window will feature architectural elements inspired by Marcel Breuer's iconic, 1966 museum building located at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street. The public is invited to join the opening festivities and explore art of the 20th and 21st centuries through the lens of The Met's historic and global collection. 

March 3, 2016

Rizzoli Bookstore's commitment to art and artists has been ingrained since our very first store over half a century ago on Fifth Avenue. We're staying true to our roots by featuring our top five bestselling art titles since we opened the doors to our third incarnation, at 26th and Broadway in NoMad. From the street artist Shepard Fairey's most recent book, Covert to Overt, to an inside look at the House of Thurn und Taxis, this vivid list illustrates (pardon the pun) the diverse interests of our colorful clientele. Whether a professional artist, or simply a patron of the arts, we have something for you.

1. COVERT TO OVERT: THE UNDER/OVERGROUND ART OF SHEPARD FAIREY 

The seminal artist’s recent art and poster works, and his triumphant return to his street-art roots with murals, all in work never before published. This book showcases the significant amount of art he has created the last several years: street murals, mixed-media installations, art/music events, countless silk screens, and work from his extremely successful OBEY brand.






2. DALI by Gilles Neret 

This lively biography presents the infamous Surrealist Dalí in full colour and in his own words. His provocative ideas are all here, from the soft watches to the notorious burning giraffe. And the fantastic phenomenon that was Salvador Dalí is grasped entire and placed in its various contexts.






3. MY HERMITAGE: HOW THE HERMITAGE SURVIVED TSARS, WARS, AND REVOLUTIONS TO BECOME THE GREATEST MUSEUM IN THE WORLD by Dr. Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky

Now, in an unprecedented collection of illuminating essays, Piotrovsky explores the cultural history of a collection as rich in adventure as art. From fascinating intrigues to revelatory scholarship on the collection’s incredible art and artifacts, My Hermitage is a profound and captivating story of art’s timelessness and how it brings people together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. HOUSE OF THURN UND TAXIS by Todd Eberle

Adventure through the princely Thurn und Taxis estate, an enchanted palace where 1,000 years of history meets a thoroughly modern family. Complete with stately portraits and scenes of life at St. Emmeram, this monograph offers a glimpse into the world and glamour of one of the most important dynasties of the European aristocracy.






5. ERIC WHITE by Eric White

The first comprehensive and long-overdue monograph of visual artist Eric White, containing mostly previously unpublished work. White's work opens a window into an alternate universe, one that is distorted, dark, and extremely witty.

 











March 2, 2016

"A great example of NoMad’s creative assets will be on display this weekend at Rizzoli Bookstore, which is hosting the kickoff event for the Associated Chamber Music Players’ (ACMP) Worldwide Play-In Weekend. From noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday, March 6, the Rizzoli Salon (1133 Broadway at 26th Street in NoMad) will feature four different chamber music ensembles rotating each hour. The event is free to the public and would be a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon after brunch nearby." Read the full story here.

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