"Barbie: The Icon" Publisher's Weekly
"This brightly colored, fully illustrated book by fashion historian Capella celebrates the Barbie doll as a legendary fashionista and inspiration for girls. The doll has been meticulously redefined to stay relevant since its debut in 1959. Color photographs illustrate Barbie’s evolution decade by decade through her clothing and career choices, as well as the more technical changes to her posture, facial expression, body proportion, makeup, and hairstyle."
"Barbie: The Icon" Edge Media Network
"The production value of this glossy pictorial is exceptional and makes it a required item for Barbie aficionados. Inside, the snippets and factoids on the iconic doll, her history, evolution, and influence on domestic and international culture appear on just about every page, beginning with Barbie's creation in 1959 by Barbara Millicent Roberts, greatly inspired by Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Sandra Dee in "a combination of femininity and beauty.""
"Book Spotlight: The Hamptons: The Snap Series" From a Yellow House
"All of the gorgeous pictures bring thoughts of past summers at the beach to mind. Even if you've never visited the Hamptons like myself, I think you'll find that Clinton does an excellent job of making readers feel a familiarity in recalling past trips to the shore everywhere. This book is definitely a celebration of the Hamptons though and the character of the place truly comes through. The Hamptons: The Snaps Series is great for anyone who loves art, photography, or indeed the Hamptons."
The president of marketing and the publishing director of Hearst Magazines is about to release his seventh photography book, “The Hamptons.” The book, which hit shelves Monday, July 4, is the first in “The Snap Series,” which will chronicle Mr. Clinton’s trips all around the world. “The Hamptons” features more than 250 pages of photos and descriptions of eye-catching settings and events from Shinnecock to Montauk.
“Crème de la Femme” Supervistarama Colorscope
“Throughout the 144 lavish glossy pages are 75 of Salvaterra’s prime addictive creations (some accessible via deluxe foldouts), each boldly, merrily skipping along the Plath to inspired insanity...
Some of my favorites are included below, and comprise Sheila’s Leap of Faith, wherein the author’s model of choice dances with glee through a tsunami of Jacqueline Susann dolls; Sheila’s shielding herself with an umbrella at last brilliantly draws the fine line between Gene Kelly and Judy Garland. Sheila Goes to Market fastidiously captures the housewife grocery experience in all its Stepford glory (and in early/mid-1960s garb). And Mother Two chronicles that undeniable special bond between mater and daughter."
“Photographic Artist Marjorie Salvaterra h as created a unique recipe for the perfect visual cocktail. One part Fellini, one part Mom, one part Actress, a splash of Hollywood, a twist of irony, rimmed with a salty sense of humor, definitely shaken, not stirred and poured into an icy glass of self-awareness. This delicious concoction is being celebrated in a new monograph, HER: Meditations on Being Female, published by Glitterati Incorporated.”
“Marjorie Salvaterr: HER, Meditations on Being Female” L’Oeil de la Photographie
“In chaotically stunning portraits, HER captures the essence of the inner struggles of every woman. The stunning black-and-white images truly allows rage, encourages body acceptance, explores creativity, and essentially breaks the façade of female perfection and provides insights into the pressures that women face every day. Many of the portraits are quite humorous, whimsical, and highlight the universal experience of being a woman.
HER strips away the pretense of flawlessness picture by picture, displaying dark whimsy using simple yet evocative props such as wigs, umbrellas, and straitjackets, revealing the raw intimacy of women struggling against their senses of self and societal expectations.”
“When does a photograph become a sculpture on paper? How does something as beautiful as a horse with muscles rippling and mane and tail flying become something so stunning? In this book, Bob Tabor, an extraordinary photographer, creates images in a minimalistic style that will take your breath away. Whether it is the arch of the neck, a single eye peeking out from under the mane or the entire animal galloping across the page, the images are unbelievable.
Tabor understands photography and has a connection with horses that is unmistakable and obviously quite personal. Whether you are a horse fan or not, you have to look at these photographs and sit back and say “Wow!””
“The Malkovich Sessions by Sandro Miller” L’Oeil de la Photographie
“Over the course of 17 years, award-winning photographer Sandro Miller and inimitable actor John Malkovich combined their larger-than-life personas and talents to produce a series of portraits and films, most notably those that reconstruct the most iconic images in photographic history, in their Homage series. Others in the collection here capture the genius and range of Malkovich’s acting ability in distinctive portraits as well as in film works.”
“John Malkovich Poses as Iconic Women” OUT Magazine
"Sandro Miller's The Malkovich Sessions (Glitterati Incorporated, $95) is an epic curio of a monograph that marks 17 years of collaboration. Miller captures Malkovich in dozens of portraits, from the classic to the candid, but the highlights are Malkovich's interpretations of iconic photographs, from Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother to Bert Stern's beloved shots of Marilyn Monroe...Miller's doorstopper offers a full-circle pop-culture moment, as we go from Being John Malkovich to John Malkovich...being everyone else."
“John Malkovich Interview: ‘I don’t see myself as a celebrity, more like a blank page” The London Evening Standard
"He loves undressing almost as much as dressing up, as is evident from The Malkovich Sessions, a lavish new book of photographs of Malkovich taken over 17 years by American photographer Sandro Miller. In the section titled Homage, Malko poses for Miller in a series of spookily familiar iconic portraits: Malko as Dali, Malko as Marilyn, Malko as Lennon, Malko as Diane Arbus’s Identical Twins. Malko, ever the chameleon. Even the portrait of Malko as Malko, dressed in a Chinese green silk suit, sees him blend into the green background."My Elizabeth
" By 40, Taylor was an icon. Still enchanting men, she was the first actress to shatter Hollywood’s notoriously thick glass ceiling: for Cleopatra—a film that, ironically, almost bankrupted 20th Century Fox—she was to be paid what was then the astronomical sum of $1 million dollars. Firooz Zahedi’s spectacular new book, My Elizabeth, has changed all that. Filled with dazzling images and a wealth of intimate detail, this revealing photographic memoir should be on every coffee table. "
“She was one of the most beautiful and glamorous women of all time but to Firooz Zahedi, his friend Elizabeth Taylor was just "low-key" Elizabeth, a "hippie," humanitarian – and hitchhiker.
Zahedi explores the legend's off-screen life in his intimate new photographic memoir, My Elizabeth, which contains many never-before-published pictures and fascinating glimpses into the woman behind the movie marquees, multiple husbands and precious jewels. “
“A Glimpse Into Elizabeth Taylor’s Personal World” Barney’s ‘The Window’
“Elizabeth Taylor was no stranger to the spotlight. With her violet-blue eyes and a life that was just as dramatic off the screen as it was in her films, her persona endures as one of the most iconic Hollywood stars of all time. But what about the woman behind that persona? The lighthearted, fun-loving, and down-to-earth spirit her friends knew when she stepped out of the limelight? Thanks to a new book by photographer Firooz Zahedi, we’re getting a firsthand look at the personal life of the friend known to him as My Elizabeth.”Rubbing Shoulders: My Life with Popes, Princes, Moguls, and Movie Stars
“A Special Life” Quest Magazine
"Rosen has also been fortunate enough to cross paths with many interesting people. So many, in fact, that he’s recently written a book about his encounters called Rubbing Shoulders. “It’s kind of a fun summer-reading book,” he says. “Most of the stories I just enjoyed reading out loud. The real challenge was to sustain my voice, but I tried to write it through the eyes of someone who had a bit of wonderment.”
“Rubbing Shoulders with Marc Rosen” Richard Skipper
“"It is a memoir called aptly Rubbing Shoulders. On Saturday afternoon, May 7th, Ned Kelly in Piermont is having a book signing to celebrate this great book. When I called to get the book, Ned said to me, "You won't be able to put it down!" He was right!"”
"Rubbing Shoulders is not a conventional memoir, it is a drive-by shooting—a smart and sassy compilation of insights into famous people we thought we knew."
“Featuring a foreword by New York nightlife legend Susanne Bartsch (who observes, “Buckmaster shows us that the public face of an entertainer is just one facet of an individual who is far more fascinating when we see them as a whole human being"), An Embarrassment of Riches lives up to its title, with 295 black-and-white and color photographs scattered across an epic 272 pages. It concludes with a series of wildly inventive pictures of the creations and cohorts of Muffinhead, an extraordinarily over-the-top costume artist whose work suggests Lewis Carroll as seen through intoxicated eyes. Says Muffinhead, “I think the photos catch what I am: a carousel of profundity and total stupidity. I hope what they ultimately do is to tell the truth.””
“Profile | Adrian Buckmaster” Crave Online
“Three hundred of his works have been selected for An Embarrassment of Riches (Glitterati Incorporated), Buckmaster’s first book. The photographs recall the work of great portrait artists of times long ago, of equal parts John Singer Sargent and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, revealing a painterly mastery of the medium. At the same time we see the world in which we live, where Victorian ruffles cover beautifully tattooed skin, providing a physically and psychologically intimate look at the underground New York burlesque scene.”
" This book from beginning to end is a celebration of individuality in its most beautiful form. We are being exposed to each personality; it opens up the mind to another world, one of costumes, dexterity, contortionists and the unconventional, while elegantly playing with the boundaries of masculinity, feminism and sexuality. Each photograph is unveiling it’s own individual and unique story, from the edgy to the classic with a high level of sophistication. "
“Bill Hayward: Chasing Dragons, An Uncommon Memoir in Photographs” L’Oeil de la Photographie
“Presented here is a stunning visual autobiography, chronicling more than five decades of artistic vision. In this impressive, autobiographical tour de force, artist Bill Hayward presents more than five decades of visual artwork alongside his own personal narrative—his musings on childhood experiences, moments of epiphany, and the fragments of literature that have inspired him along the way.”
“Chasing Dragons [Review]” Jeffery Saddoris
“Chasing Dragons is one of the more unique books in my library in that it challenges and inspires me on a number of levels. It’s not a traditional photo book per se, despite the fact that the work is deeply rooted in traditional photography. Nor is it what you would typically call an art book, though the work is, at least in my opinion, fine art. It’s more of a poetic expression, a chromatic equation of sorts, whose sum total is yet to be realized while so many variables are still in motion. Mr. Hayward is a poet, a photographer, a painter, and perhaps a shaman who has created a fantastic body of work—one that will capture the interest of artists and technicians alike.”
“Maïmouna Guerresi’s Mystical Portraiture” The New Yorker
“These photographs—which are collected in a new book, “Inner Constellations”—convey a feeling that is simultaneously disconcerting and serene. They are portraits that capture not individual personalities but the conjunction of the individual with something greater.”
“Mystical Portraits, From Africa to Italy” New York Magazine, The Cut
“Guerresi meticulously directs each element of her photos, starting with the sets. After scouting a location (shoots have taken place in Italy, Africa, and India), she finds a wall, paints it, and accents it with writing and iconography from the Quran. Then, she places her subjects, who are mostly family and friends, atop contraptions like iron structures and mini sets of stairs. "The idea is suspension," she told the Cut from her home in Northern Italy. Bodies should hope to one day float in the air, her translator explained, which is why another series of her photos has her subjects in sky-reaching hats in the form of minarets.”
“Books | Maïmouna Guerresi: Inner Constellations” Crave Online
" The cumulative effect of Guerresi’s photographs is a blurring of the boundaries between what the real and the fantastical. In her work we perceive a sense of being that extends beyond the limitations of the physical form, a place we visit when we dream and assume a new way of perceiving the Oneness of the world. Inner Constellations charts the path we all share, an internal landscape, a space that exists between the sacred and the profane, the passage between light and dark, between life and death. It is the mystery we carry within us every day we are on this earth."
“Traveling the globe to shoot fashion spreads, German-born photographer Anne Menke has captured beautiful people on almost every continent. In her new book, See the World Beautiful, out this month, Menke explores just how fashion and art collide by training her lens on indigenous cultures across the world. Complete with a forward by Tommy Hilfiger, Menke's tome displays joyous pilgrimages in India, festivals in Mongolia, and harvests in the Andes, capturing the interconnectedness of these seemingly disparate cultures.”
“From Peruvians in flamboyant cerise and gold skirts to Kenya's Samburu people in their crimson cloaks and beaded collars, the world has no shortage of natty dressers. One woman who knows exactly where to find them is Anne Menke, a Vogue photographer turned traveller who in 2012, scoured the world for stylish citizens… 'Between fashion shoots for Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler and other magazines, I was lucky enough to glimpse the beauty of indigenous cultures – their immensely differing, but each in its own way traditional, iconographies, architectural modes, and styles of dressing. 'Meeting people with such wildly dissimilar references and exploring new socio-cultural terrain is the source and inspiration of my life. To be able to share that with the world is an incredible gift.'”
“The World Seen Through The Lens Of Anne Menke is Definitely Beautiful” Cause and Yvette
“Anne Menke’s approach to travel + fashion photography has always been with a careful eye for location, location, location. Sought after by industry heavies including Condé Nast Traveler + GQ to find exotic locations for fashion shoots, came naturally as an expert global explorer + anthropologist of sorts. Able to create narratives through her lens, in ‘See The World Beautiful’ by Anne Menke, published by Glitterati Incorporated, through Menke’s photography, you get to dive in, head first, into a world of faraway places punctuated by it’s people + surroundings, always with the feeling of being part of it all. Colleague Julia Chaplin, a New York based journalist + editor who covers contemporary art, fashion, design, lifestyle, + travel, refers to Anne’s work as, ’Nobody wants to be a tourist. It’s way better to be a spontaneous houseguest. And this is how Anne’s images made me feel.’”
“Paul Solberg – Ten Years in Pictures, Lifetimes in Print” Rooms Magazine
“From Vietnam to Cairo to Sicily to Jordan, the book reads as a world portrait where the parts make up the whole but each part stands alone with a poetic, poignant, potency. Solberg hones in on the intricacies in his anthropological portraits; choosing to capture the subtler details of expression of culture and humanity. Instead of cataloguing these subjects with a flat, documentary, objectivity, he infuses these details with a joy, a poignancy and a simple reflectiveness. Through his photographs, we see “a world in which Solberg lives, and wishes we could all live”. There is a sense of standing in the shoes of Solberg when looking at his photographs; seeing the subject through not only his lens, but his eyes; with a universal awe and wonder.”
“Ten Years of Photography by Paul Solberg” L’Oeil de la Photographie
“Ten Years in Pictures also includes artworks as diverse as soulful animal portraits, an intimate portrait of Ai Weiwei, and haunting faces of America’s Armed Forces from Solberg’s Service series. Each photograph takes the viewer on an escape into another world. The book is sequenced in a deliberate, thought-provoking way, often emphasizing the sculptural quality of many of Solberg’s photographs. This is Paul Solberg’s fifth book of photography, his first book being Bloom (Glitterati Incorporated 2005). Paul Solberg’s photography is geographically and topically varied, while remaining consistently captivating.”
"Spring 2015 Announcements: Art, Architecture, & Photography: In the Mind of the Artist" Publisher's Weekly
"Andrew Geller: Deconstructed by Jake Gorst (Mar. 15, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-0-9903808-9-1). Over the course of a career that lasted more than 50 years, Geller—architect, artist, and designer—quietly produced a large and culturally significant body of work, and in the process he touched a multitude of lives through the environments that he dreamed up and the works that he created."
"How a Modernist Architect Shook up the Hamptons with Funky, Low-Cost Vacation Houses" Architectural Digest
"Written by Geller’s grandson, Emmy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Jake Gorst, Andrew Geller: Deconstructed (Glitterati, $40) explores an outstanding if undersung residential oeuvre that The New York Times called “eccentrically free-form and eye-grabbing.” One Geller house in Westhampton Beach looked like a box kite precariously set on edge. Two neighboring residences on Fire Island resembled pieces of a puzzle, the peaked roofline of one being a perfect fit for the concave angled roof of the one next door. A curious construction in the Long Island hamlet of Sagaponack recalled a hybrid between a lighthouse and a Civil War–era submarine, while the main façade of another getaway in nearby Amagansett looked precisely like a stylized cat’s face."
"Coastal Cool" Elle Decor
"Andrew Geller: Deconstructed (Glitterati) takes a highly personal look at an architect who helped define the aesthetic of 20th century leisure. By day, Geller toiled in the offices of corporate firms. As vice president of Raymond Loewy’s groundbreaking industrial design company, he oversaw the production of modular prefab residences marketed as affordable second houses for the masses. But at the same time, working freelance, he designed a series of extraordinary one-off vacation and primary homes along the East Coast. Written by Geller’s grandson, the book mines family archives to present a rich visual biography of a complex and gifted man whose fascinating, quirky designs expanded the concept of modernism (glitteratiincorporated.com).
"Stephen Posen (Yes, Zac’s Dad) Finds Poetry in Paired Photos" Susan Kirschbaum, T Magazine
"The result is Ellipsis which consists of 174 paired, unedited images, culled from an archive of several thousand. Individually, the photos might seem ordinary; juxtaposed, they play with perception and negative space, transcending the dailiness of their subjects and approaching the realm of metaphor and optical illusion."
"Ellipsis: Dual Vision by Stephen Posen" Karena Albert, The Arts by Karena
"This tome shows his works in unique pairings of photographs where Posen uses color, form, content, or other interface, yet lets the viewer determine an association between them. Each of us may very well see something different in our minds view. There is an energy in these diptychs that is playful, poetic, and poignant."
"Mix and Match: Stephen Posen's Latest Book of Juxtaposing Photographs" Stephanie Murg, Wallpaper
"Strands of blonde hair over the shoulder of a cherry red sweater, the zig-zag of an airplane pillow wedged between woman and window: this is all we see of the passenger seated in the row ahead. Yet the photographer of this image, New York artist Stephen Posen, thickens the plot by pairing it with something completely different in his new book. This airplane shot was taken somewhere over the Atlantic in 2013 and he couples it with one he took a year earlier and thousands of miles away at a mosque in southern Turkey, where a chain-link curtain disappears behind a golden door. Juxtapositions such as these, at turns enchanting, amusing, enigmatic, and sobering, fill the pages of 'Ellipsis: Dual Vision,' Posen's first monograph." --Stephanie Murg, Wallpaper
"Brad Oliphant: From Fashion Photography to Flowers" The White List
"Oliphant’s collection is a treasure for lovers of botany and photography alike, along with anyone who has ever marveled at the elegant forms of the natural world. In Oliphant’s own words, 'We walk down a city block fixated on our problems and our work, and all the while there’s beauty passing by'” With true artistic and technical mastery, Oliphant encourages a deeper appreciation of the beauty that continuously surrounds us."
"By the Book: New Book Featured at Marder's in Bridgehampton" Dan's Papers
"The title refers to both Oliphant’s process of desaturation and solarization and to the final effects he achieves—images of the same flower, photos in reverse across a double page, the same image in different shades, colors, size, focus and mood, depending on amount of exposure to light.
Certainly paintings will come to mind—a series on a weeping cherry that resembles a Jackson Pollock, a calla lily and a red heart hibiscus that recall the anatomical erotica of Georgia O’Keeffe, flower patterns that look like medical pictures—IV drips in a bleeding heart, neurons in a spider orchid, cells in a rosa damascena, one kind of art teased into suggesting another."
"This New Book Is The Answer To All Your Astrology Questions" Logan Sykes, Town and Country
"Master astrologer (and author of T&C's horoscope page since 1989!) Katharine Merlin has turned her extensive knowledge of the stars and all that shines above into a debut book entitled The Private Lives of the Sun Signs. Available now, Merlin's work is an in-depth look at what one's sign says about the way they live, love, communicate, and beyond (essentially an all-of-the-above analysis of why Virgos, Sags, Cancers, etc. do what they do—something we and everyone else is constantly curious about). This book is less a glimpse into the future/your month in horoscope explanation, and more an opportunity to get in touch with both oneself as an individual as well as other people, with a stronger understanding of what makes people tick."
"Book Spotlight: The Private Lives of the Sun Signs"
"Katharine Merlin has four decades of experience in this field and you can sense her expertise due to the nicely detailed feel of her book. It's written in a style that is especially good for those like me who have limited knowledge of astrology, but an interest in learning. And yet I also think that this would be a good read for those who know way more than I do about astrology."
"Mother and Child: Wildlife Photography" Gerasimos Pagonis, Shoot Me Magazine, June 2015
“Mother and Child: Wildlife Photography is a breath-taking collection of photographs across boundaries of nations and species. A tribute to life and love in its purest form.”
"At Home With Michael A. Clinton of Hearst Magazines" Dan Shaw, The New York Times
"Mr. Clinton, whose sixth book of photographs, “Closer: Seeing the World in Details,” will be published this month by Glitterati ($25), describes photography as “an über-hobby.”The images in “Closer” allow him to focus on the little things that give a culture its character: the way eggs are displayed in cellophane bags in a market in Laos, the candles dripping wax in a candelabrum in Puglia, Italy."
"Closer: Seeing the World in Details by Michael Clinton" Karena Albert, The Arts by Karena
"Clinton's up close and personal images in this publication are thrilling to me. The view through a fine photographers lens brings us stunning beauty that is often overlooked in everyday life."