Hardcover. 4to. Abbeville Press. 1996. 269 pgs. First edition/First printing. Some light shelfwear to the DJ spine at the top and bottom edges. Dot on the bottom edge of the pages. Book is free of ownership marks. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. No wear present to the boards. Bx-161; 1.07 x 13.26 x 9.94 Inches; 269 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Gianni Versace's unbridled enthusiasm for the baroque finds new expression in Do Not Disturb, his playful peek behind the closed doors of the Versace homes. Versace's Garden of Eden is found at home - be that a stuccoed Ottocento pavilion fronting the Lago di Como, a sumptuous home office in the center of the fashion capital, or an Art Deco pile in South Beach. Versace's Adam and Eve might well be Sylvester Stallone and Claudia Schiffer, modestly shielding themselves from our view with a Gorgon-headed dinner plate.
His vision is translated through the lens of the world's most accomplished photographers - Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, and Massimo Listri - and illustrated with a cornucopia of drawings and pastels by Karl Lagerfeld and Gladys Perint Palmer. Sir Roy Strong, a former Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, contributes a stunning text to match the visual feast.
Review: Ah, naughty Gianni! The front cover of Do Not Disturb shows Versace himself in a Renaissance pose, wrapped in a sumptuous silk quilt; what you can't see on this page is the back cover, on which a nude Claudia Schiffer, hair snaking around her beautiful shoulders like a Teutonic Medusa's, gives you a come-hither stare as she toys with the same strategically placed quilt. Versace, before his untimely death in 1997, had perfected the art of living voluptuously, and these photographs--about half of which include perfect, mostly naked people romping gleefully through the sybaritic surroundings of Versace's various homes (in Milan, Miami, and Lago di Como)--are a testament to his great ability to elevate the beautiful to icon status. For its sheer, amazing gorgeousness, this may be the most wonderful (and one of the most poignant) lifestyle books of the last few years.
Title: Do Not Disturb
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Abbeville Press Publishers, New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Avedon, Richard: Newton, Helmet and Weber, Bruce (illustrator). First U.S.Hardback Edition.. 340 x 255mm. pp. 269. English text. Lavish photobook celebrating the life and work of Gianni Versace. Colour and black and white illustrations throughout (mostly colour). Bound in original black boards. Housed in pictorial dust jacket. Some light wear to book and some moderate buming to top edge of dust jacket. No ownership inscription or underlining. Dust jacket protected with removable mylar cover. 2.2kg. Extra postage. Seller Inventory # 034768
Book Description Abbeville Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Acceptable. Good text body, spine is shaken, detached from binding glue, hinges still intact. A few minor chips to dust jacket edges. ABE estimates international rates, actual rate charged may decrease or increase based on size of item. Buyers will receive an approval request if shipping is greater than the default amount. Seller Inventory # 1803110035
Book Description Abbeville Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0789201135
Book Description Abbeville Press 1996-06-01, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: good. 1St Edition. 0789201135. Seller Inventory # 559575
Book Description Abbeville Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020789201135
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Book Description Abbeville Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st U.S. Ed. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0789201135