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Impossible Wardrobes

While it may be impossible to get your hands on the ephemeral wardrobe as imagined by Olivier Saillard and interpreted by Tilda Swinton, this tome—part exhibition catalog and part art object—is yours for the taking. Relive Swinton’s sold-out performances from the 2012 Autumn Festival in Paris and Saillard’s expertly curated exhibitions in this exploration of fashion’s conceptual reach. (Rizzoli)

Pirelli – The Calendar. 50 Years And More
The fashion calendar with a cult following is back in a retrospective volume capturing five decades of top models shot by the industry’s best photographers. Iconic images of Sophia Loren, Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford and more—captured by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Herb Ritts, Mario Testino and Bruce Weber—make this edition the ultimate collector’s item.  (Taschen)

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Long Never
As if a special-edition book containing 65 artworks by Hiroshi Sugimoto wasn’t enough, Jonathan Safran Foer has written an original story to accompany the striking black-and-white photographs of “The Long Never,” which arrives wrapped in silk cloth and housed in a custom-made brushed aluminum slipcase. Limited to 360 copies, each editioned book is signed by the artist. (Damiani/Matsumoto Editions)

 

Sibylle Bergemann
Famed German photographer Sibylle Bergemann was born and raised in Berlin, where she explored an interest in portraiture by capturing the mundane with a sense of intimacy. In the first English-language monograph of Bergemann’s work from the 1970s and ‘80s, international journalists, editors, curators and art historians reflect on the far-reaching influence of the visionary photographer. (Osmos Books)

 

Matthew Brookes: Les Danseurs
In his first book, photographer Matthew Brookes continues the long affair between fashion and dance, documenting the top male ballet dancers of Paris. Over the course of one year, Brookes photographed the men in a raw space in which they were allowed to explore the physicality of dance in its purest form. Brookes asked the dancers to interpret birds falling from the sky with the raw material of their bodies; their interpretations will astound you. (Damiani)

 

All titles available at Books & Books Bal Harbour.

Images courtesy of Rizzoli; Taschen, Osmos; Damiani.

 

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