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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 Pr
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Abbeville Press, 1996. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0789201135-2-4
Book Description Abbeville Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0789201135
Book Description ABBEVILLE PRESS, USA, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Arts and Entertainment>Art>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978078920113317. Seller Inventory # 01978078920113317
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Book Description Abbeville Press, 1996. Oversized Hardcover. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # 115813
Book Description Abbeville Press 1996-06-01, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1St Edition. 0789201135. Seller Inventory # 559575
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
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Book Description Abbeville Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020789201135
Book Description Abbeville Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010789201135