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One must first imagine a car, stated Enzo Ferrari. Nobody creates pictures worthy of the Commendatores imagination quite like Günther Raupp. - Not just a random flood of images, this internationally renowned automotive photographers artworks capture the seductive essence of these status symbols from Maranellomaintaining the legendary Ferrari luster. - Since 1984, Raupp has been the exclusive photographer for its official calendarsnow collectible cult objects. Recently, a major exhibition in the World Cultural Heritage Site of the Völklingen Ironworks was dedicated to his photographs, their almost surreal effects and striking use of backlighting. - In 2008 teNeues published Raupps successful Ferrari. 25 Years of Calendar Images. With The Ferrari Book Günther Raupp adds an exciting, exclusive collectors item to our line of high quality car books.
Berlin blends the old and new in a way matched by no other modern metropolis. Nowhere else in the world do so many diverse cultures and lifestyles meet and mingle. The process of internationalization sparked by the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago proceeds at a pace unmatched by any other city - Dagmar von Taube gives a face to this new Berlin, bringing together the personalities that shape the citys image. The result is a superb coffee-table book and a fascinating panorama, exclusively captured by internationally acclaimed photographers - The new Berlin and its society through some of the best photographers: Mario Testino, Oliver Mark, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh, Andreas Mühe, Karl Lagerfeld, Daniel Biskup, Frank Thiel, Karl Anton Koenigs, Will McBride, Martin Eberle, Harf Zimmermann, Elliott Erwitt, Thomas Billhardt, Robert Lebeck, Peter Hönnemann, Robert Polidori, Alexander Gnädinger, Michel Haddi, Hadley Hudson, Thomas Hoepker, Fabrizio Bensch, Philipp von Hessen, Russell James, Simon de Pury, Stefan Maria Rother und Jean Pigozzi
Starting in the late 1960s but especially in the 70s, the most innovative Italian coachbuilders from Bertone to Pininfarina followed a radical design path - With fantastical wedge-shaped speedsters, their goal was nothing less than reimagining the car. Many of their ideasas reflected in the concept vehicles in this bookended up on the scrap heap of design history, while other concepts have remained influential up to the present - Rainer W. Schlegelmilch, best known for his spectacular Formula 1 photography, captured all of this 70s explosion of automotive creativity with his unique photographic eye - With his artful staging, the angular concept car silhouettes took on the curvy and alluring forms of models - Through these futuristic design concepts from the 70s, we get even closer to the spirit of that decadeone that continues to hold us in its thrall
From the idealism of Moores Utopia to the ease of Gauguins Tahiti, islands fuel the imagination. Indeed, who hasnt day-dreamed of an unique slice of paradise? - Editor Farhad Vladi presents the many types of private islands in this compelling volume, featuring everything from Canadian lake isles to Pacific atolls. Within its chapters you will discover a world of islands with castles as well as properties owned by celebrities like Johnny Depp and Richard Branson. - However, islands are not just for the wealthy. they are as much affordable for those who want to spend less. Lovers of nature and adventure seekers will be intrigued by the independence remote islands offer, while more sociable types will appreciate the many beautiful resort isles. If you can dream it, its out there for you.
No other city has changed in the last twenty years as Berlin has. Entire neighborhoods have been reborn, and long-neglected buildings are once again gleaming brightly. But the renovation does not stop at the facades. - Berlin has also become a creative laboratory for living, leading trends in interior styles. However, there are a multiplicity of Berlin stylesnot just one. From the lakeside villa to the center-city townhouse, from the loft on the Spree to the penthouse on Potsdamer Platz, Living in Style Berlin shows the wide range of exclusive living options in this world metropolis. - After browsing through this book, youll see the city from an entirely different perspective!
This major, long out-of-print survey, widely regarded as the definitive overview of Mapplethorpes black-and-white photography, is once again available in a new, updated edition - It presents a comprehensive selection of Mapplethorpes nudes, portraits, self-portraits, floral still lifes and other works, including his best known and most controversial images - Mapplethorpes choices were both innovative and bold, and his work has continued to resonate since his early death in 1989. His cutting-edge use of homoerotic and other challenging themes has become embedded in our culture, with pervasive echoes not only in the work of other artists but in mainstream advertising as well - Robert Mapplethorpe was born in 1946 and raised in Long Island, New York. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. By the early 1980s, he challenged the definition of photography with new techniques and formats
A trained art restorer and self-taught photographer, Michel Comte sprung to prominence in 1979 with his first advertising commission for Karl Lagerfelds fashion label Chloé - One of the top names in fashion and magazine photography, his work has appeared in Vanity Fair and Vogue. His subjects from the realms of art, music and entertainment include Sharon Stone, Jeremy Irons, Mike Tyson, and Carla Bruni - With a selection of Comtes most iconic images, this massive volume spans his entire three-decade career - Chapters cover portraits, fashion spreads, nudes, candid paparazzi shots, as well as a series of photographs taken in Comtes favorite hotel room in the Paris Ritz! This versatile maestro has also focused his talents on documentary projects in Tibet, Afghanistan, Haiti, Cuba, and Bosnia
Luxury hotels have always held a certain fascination. Whether they are traditional buildings with elegant interiors, the finest fabrics, or select works of art - they are among the most exclusive properties in the world - This guide introduces you to hotels with a tradition of providing guests with the highest level of quality - Edited by Martin N. Kunz
Whichever direction you travel in the Americasnorth, south, east, or west, this volume offers an extensive array of cool hotel options. - When youre seeking just the right combination of sophisticated watering hole, deluxe private space, and cutting-edge design, these locales are for you. - This guide is packed full of both alluring images and useful information. Encompassing the continent as it stretches through the United States and Mexico, and into Central and South America, the hotels in this volume represent the astonishing diversity that is the very essence of the new world. - From impossibly chic urban escapes as found in New Yorks Crosby Street Hotel and Santa Monicas Shutters on the Beach, the unexpected rural luxury of The Wheatleigh in Lennox, Massachusetts and Big Sur, Californias legendary cliff top Post Ranch Inn, the American Southern charm of New Orleans International House, to the Mexican flair of Pueblas La Purificadora and the tropical luxury of Brazils La Maison. the hotels in this book represent experiences youll be hard pressed to find elsewhere in the world. - Browsing the pages, youll get an in-depth glimpse of the carefully curated furnishings, artwork, and fine design details which make each hotel a byword for chic sophistication. Along with fine service and precise attention to detail, they all offer the ambiance and amenities sure to please even the choosiest of hip travelers.
For many, spending the day lazing on the beach surpasses any other escape. Journey to the worlds coolest beach resorts with this completely up-to-date volume, giving you the chance to escape it all. - Set amongst an array of delightful waterside locations all across the globe, each of these hideaways offers a chance to paddle in the surf or bask in the suns rays, all the while enjoying the hippest surroundings and most exclusive amenities available. Just the right mix of décor, landscaping, and alluring design mean theres sure to be one youll want to make your own personal beach getaway. - Flipping through these inspiring photo-graphs, youll start to relax and plan your very own beach-bound interlude.