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By Alexandra Oshinsky

Misty Copeland
Misty Copeland changed the landscape of professional classical ballet, and photographer Gregg Delman was there to capture her meteoric rise. In his new book, Delman documents Copeland’s graceful athleticism over four years as she journeys towards becoming the first African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. (Rizzoli)


The Impossible Collection of Wine
Enrico Bernardo—who in 2004, at 27 years old, was the youngest to be named Best Sommelier of the World—brings together a collection of extraordinary wines that could only exist within the pages of a book. Enthusiasts will appreciate Bernardo’s vast knowledge of international vintages, and novices will learn much from his attention to the different facets of taste that distinguish wines throughout time. (Assouline)


Mariano Vivanco: Portraits Nudes Flowers
Photographer Mariano Vivanco has spent 10 years chasing beauty in natural forms. This new book brings together these works in a modern and symbiotic way, juxtaposing Technicolor flowers with portraits and nudes. (Artbook)


Fendi Roma
From its 1926 inception as a modest fur and leather workshop to the luxury powerhouse it is today, Fendi has remained rooted in its Roman heritage. In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Fendi releases this collectible tome, a visual journey of the house’s near century of unwavering style. (Assouline)


Donatella Versace brings readers into the house of Versace through a beautifully illustrated history. Following her brother Gianni’s death in 1997, Donatella took over the helm and continues to steer it through season after successful season. Including essays, iconic photography and archival images, this book captures Versace in all its glory. (Rizzoli)


Eataly: Contemporary Italian Cooking
Synonymous with modern Italian fare, the renowned marketplace Eataly lends its novel take to 300 dishes that are easy to make for an impressive dinner or cozy night in. With fresh ingredients and this clear instruction manual, all that’s missing to live la dolce vita is the Italian accent. (Phaidon)


John Currin
Reminiscent of Old Masters, John Currin’s paintings present complex images of women that walk the line between enticing and repellent. This new collection challenges the viewer to question idealized beauty. (Rizzoli)


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