Title: HOLLYWOOD SPLASH: PHOTOGRAPHS BY VERONIQUE ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: PowerHouse Books, 2003
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 270 pages. Published in 2003. Collection of color photographs on subject. This is Veronique Vial's third book on Hollywood, following the sensational success of "Women Before 10: 00 A. M. !" and its sequel, "Men Before 10: 00 A. M. !". The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Daniel Power: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Veronique Vial. Except for an Acknowledgment Page and Captions appended at the end, there is no text. Printed on thick coated stock paper by Grafiche in Milan, Italy to the highest standards. In matching pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Veronique Vial's "Hollywood Splash". A joyful celebration of the "swimming-pool" life. Roaming the homes of Hollywood celebrities who maintain homes in the Los Angeles area, where the sun is dazzling and the light is different, Veronique Vial shows some of the most Beautiful People taking a dip or dive into their swimming pools. Vial's book is deeply indebted to several great predecessor-books: Slim Aarons' "A Wonderful Time" and Kelly Klein's anthology, "Pools". Many of her images are also unmistakable homage-portraits to David Hockney's swimming-pool paintings. Aarons showed many images of the reclusive "Old Elite" relaxing by the pool. Their cumulative effect was such that the swimming pool became the concrete visual symbol of an affluence that was unprecedented in history and of American culture itself. David Hockney celebrated in his monumental paintings the inherent sensual and erotic possibilities of the pool. Kelly Klein devoted a whole volume to nothing but luxurious pools (there isn't a single person in most of the photographs). Veronique Vial populates her every image with people who are all clearly having a wonderful time in their luxurious pools. Vial is best-known for being the exclusive photographer of Le Cirque du Soleil, the innovative, cutting-edge circus company, for which she has done several collections. Many of the photographs in those books are "aerial", showing acrobatic stunts high up in the air. By contrast, "Hollywood Splash" plumbs the watery depths, and just as beautifully so. An absolute "must-have" title for Veronique Vial collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (number line ending in 1) still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online are subsequent printings and have major flaws. A scarce copy thus. 261 color plates, including four pages of miniature photographs assembled as a coda. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER VERONIQUE VIAL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1576871835. Bookseller Inventory # 14483
Synopsis: Integral to the image of Southern California glamour and success, the luxurious backyard pool symbolizes fun in the sun for those who have made it?vivid, aqueous proof of the American Dream hard at play. As much of an icon of prosperity as it is a decadent trophy for healthful living and social aspirations, the pool is one of America?s supreme status symbols dating back to the time of The Great Gatsby. More than an athletic accoutrement, the swimming pool is superbly designed for socializing, frolicking, sunbathing, skinny dipping?in short, for having loud, splashy fun.
In Hollywood Splash, famed photographer Véronique Vial, author of the blockbuster bestseller Women Before 10 A.M., takes a dip into the private pools of today?s top actors and models, and captures exclusive wet poses and staged aquatic antics from hundreds of famous and soon-to-be-famous stars, celebrities, and notable faces, featuring amusing and hilarious collaborative wet hijinks with Claudia Schiffer, Lisa Marie, Rosanna Arquette, Rachael Leigh Cook, Troy Garity, Julie Delpy, Shiva Rose, Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra, Norman Reedus, Erika Christensen, Tara Reid, Rachel Hunter, Brett Ratner, Daryl Hannah, Andy Garcia, Molly Sims, Heidi Klum, Djimon Hounsou, Michael York, Benjamin Bratt, Corey Feldman, Robin Tunney, Johnny Depp, Brooke Shields, Anastasia, Tatjana Patitz, Angie Everhart, Blair Underwood, Jeff Goldblum, Tia Carrere, Michael Chiklis, Diane Warren, Will Estes, Claire Forlani, Craig Kilborn, Neil Patrick Harris, Traci Bingham, Griffin Dunne, Gabriela Reece, Jennifer Grey, Seth Green, James Franco, Esai Morales, Lucy Lawless, Patrick Dempsey, Jenny Garth, William H. Macy, Shannon Tweed and Gene Simmons, Antonio Sabato, Jr., Daphne Zuniga, and a sea of others, all playfully cavorting and hamming it up in, with, on, around, beside, under, and over water and other aqueous substitutes for Vial?s camera.
About the Author: Véronique Vial was born in France and moved to Los Angeles in 1989. An exclusive backstage photographer for the famed Cirque du Soleil and recipient of a World Press Award, Vial has exhibited her work at the prestigious Visa Pour l'Image in Perpignan and at the renowned Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles. Vial is the author of numerous photo books including Women Before 10 A.M., Men Before 10 A.M. Too, and "O": Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio, all from powerHouse Books. Vial lives in Los Angeles, California.
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