Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable: Fifty Years of New York Magazine


Simon & Schuster - From its early days publishing writers like tom wolfe, and Gloria Steinem to its modern incarnation as a laboratory of inventive magazine-making, Jimmy Breslin, New York has had an extraordinary knack for catching the Zeitgeist and getting it on the page. It again became the capital of wealth and innovation, an engine of cultural vibrancy, a magnet for immigrants, and a city of endless possibility.

On “the approval matrix, ” the magazine’s beloved back-page feature, New York itself would fall at the crossroads of highbrow and lowbrow, and more brilliant than despicable. Magazine, branded a group of up-and-coming teen stars “the Brat Pack, ” and effectively ended the career of Roger Ailes.

It was among the originators of the new journalism, publishing legendary stories whose authors infiltrated a Black Panther party in Leonard Bernstein’s apartment, introduced us to the mother-daughter hermits living in the dilapidated estate known as Grey Gardens, launched Ms. Through stories and images of power and money, movies and food, it constitutes an unparalleled history of that city’s transformation, crises and family life, and of a New York City institution as well.

Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable: Fifty Years of New York Magazine - It’s a big book for a big town. Along the way, from the godfather to girls—in ways that were knowing, sometimes weird, from the Wall Street crashes to the hedge-fund spoils, those writers and their colleagues revealed what was most interesting at the forward edge of American culture—from the old Brooklyn of Saturday Night Fever to the new Brooklyn of artisanal food trucks, occasionally vulgar, witty, and often unforgettable.

It was the place to be—if you could afford it. Covering culture high and low, the magazine has hit readers where they live, through jubilant moments and immense tragedies, the drama and scandal of politics and finance, with a sensibility as fast and funny and urbane as New York itself.

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Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age


Harry N. Abrams - Praise for vanity fair 100 years: “the book is a stunning artifact that begets staring, less for the words and publishing industry than as an exercise in visual storytelling reflected through the prism of society and celebrity. The best photographers, the best illustrators all came together over Vanity Fair’s contents, the best designers, and the book unfolds in page after page of stunningly rendered images, some iconic and some that never even ran.

New york times book review   Vanity fair 100 Years. Vanity fair 100 years showcases a century of personality and power, art and commerce, crisis and culture―both highbrow and low. From its inception in 1913, to the image-saturated information age, imagination, artists, peerless literary narrative, groundbreaking imagery from the greatest photographers, using wit, and bold, through the Jazz Age and the Depression, Vanity Fair has presented the modern era as it has unfolded, to its reincarnation in the boom-boom Reagan years, and illustrators of the day.

Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age - . With its exhaustive sweep, visual impact, and time-capsule format, Vanity Fair 100 Years is the book everyone will want in 2013. This sumptuous book takes a decade-by-decade look at the world as seen by the magazine, the magazine’s controversial rebirth in 1983, stopping to describe the incomparable editor Frank Crowninshield and the birth of the Jazz Age Vanity Fair, and the history of the glamorous Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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I See a City: Todd Webb's New York


Thames & Hudson - His work is in many museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Published on the occasion of the exhibition todd webb’s new York at the Museum of the City of New York, where Webb had his first solo exhibition in 1946, this book helps restore the reputation and legacy of a forgotten American artist.

Thames hudson. Webb’s work is clear, layered with light and shadow, direct, focused, and captures the soul of these places shaped by the friction and frisson of humanity. A native of detroit, served as a navy photographer during world War II, Webb studied photography in the 1930s under the guidance of Ansel Adams at the Detroit Camera Club, and then went on to become a successful postwar photographer.

I See a City: Todd Webb's New York - Buildings, and downtown, uptown, signage, isolated figures, the passing throngs, doorways, vehicles, storefronts, alleyways, windows, avenues, curious eccentrics, odd corners, squares, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Harlem. The book is a rich portrait of the everyday life and architecture of New York. An evocative portrait of new york city in the 1940s and 1950s by master documentary photographer Todd WebbI See a City: Todd Webb’s New York focuses on the work of photographer Todd Webb produced in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s.

150 back-and-white illustrations Vanity fair 100 Years. Webb photographed the city day and night, in all seasons and in all weather.

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1992 - The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983


Henry Holt and Co. - In the face of rampant skepticism, she triumphantly reinvents a failing magazine. Here are the inside stories of vanity fair scoops and covers that sold millions―the Reagan kiss, the meltdown of Princess Diana's marriage to Prince Charles, the sensational Annie Leibovitz cover of a gloriously pregnant, naked Demi Moore.

Named one of the best books of 2017 by Time, People, Amazon. Com, entertainment weekly, the guardian, the economist, Paste Magazine, & VogueTina Brown kept delicious daily diaries throughout her eight spectacular years as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair. Today they provide an incendiary portrait of the flash and dash and power brokering of the Excessive Eighties in New York and Hollywood.

The vanity fair diaries is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her twenties who arrives in New York City with a dream. Summoned from london in hopes that she can save condé nast's troubled new flagship Vanity Fair, Tina Brown is immediately plunged into the maelstrom of the competitive New York media world and the backstabbing rivalries at the court of the planet's slickest, most glamour-focused magazine company.

1992 - The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 - She survives the politics, the intrigue, and the attempts to derail her by a simple stratagem: succeeding. Brown's vanity fair diaries is also a woman's journey, of making a home in a new country and of the deep bonds with her husband, their prematurely born son, and their daughter. Astute, often riotously funny, open-hearted, Tina Brown's The Vanity Fair Diaries is a compulsively fascinating and intimate chronicle of a woman's life in a glittering era.

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Studio 54


Rizzoli - With hundreds of photographs, brooke shields, and diane von furstenberg, many of which have never been seen before, of the celebrities and beautiful people and engaging stories and quotes from such cultural luminaries as Liza Minelli, Pat Cleveland, David Geffen, this exciting volume depicts the wild energy and glittering creativity of the era.

There has never been—and will never be—another nightclub to rival the sheer glamour, energy, and wild creativity that was Studio 54. From the moment it opened in 1977, Studio 54 celebrated spectacle and promised a never-ending parade of anything goes. Thames hudson. This exhilarating volume is a must-have for style and fashion aficionados today.

It quickly became known for its celebrity guest list and uniquely chic clientele. Now, studio 54 explores this cultural zeitgeist and gives us Schrager’s personal firsthand account of what it was like to create and run the most famous nightclub of our age. Although it existed for only three years, it served as a catalyst that brought together some of the most famous and creative people in the world.

Studio 54 - Now, in the first official book on the legendary club, co-owner Ian Schrager presents a spectacular volume brimming with star-studded photographs and personal stories from the greatest party of all time. One of the most important cultural landmarks of the twentieth century, Studio 54 continues to inspire with its legendary glamour.

From the cutting-edge lighting displays to its elaborate sets, it was the beginning of nightclub as performance art.

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Mean Streets: NYC 1970-1985


powerHouse Books - The black and white photos in mean streets, collected here in print for the first time, offer a look at the infamously hardscrabble NYC in the 70s and 80s captured with the deliberate and elegant eye that propelled Grazda to further success. In the late 1970s and early 80s, the institutions of power in New York had failed.

A bankrupt city government had sold its power over to the banks, and the financiers' severe austerity programs gutted the city's support systems. Most of the city's traditional industries had already left, and those power brokers in charge of the new system retreated to their high rises and left the streets to the hustlers, preachers, and bums; the workers struggling to get by; and a new generation of artists who were squatting in the empty industrial buildings downtown and bearing witness to the urban decay and institutional abandonment all around them.

Mean Streets: NYC 1970-1985 - For the tough and determined, the prescient and the prolific, the quick and the gifted, a cheap living could be scratched out in the mean streets. Renowned photographer Edward Grazda began his career in that version of NYC. Thames hudson. The black and white photos in mean streets, collected here in print for the first time, offer a look at that desolate era captured with the deliberate and elegant eye that propelled Grazda to further success.

. Powerhouse. It's a version of new york that has been all but scrubbed clean in the financially solvent years that have followed, but the character of the city has been indelibly marked by the scars of those years.

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New York in the Snow


Ilex Press - She has been documenting them for more than a decade, rushing out to capture the city in snow. Powerhouse. At first a few flakes will fall, then more, and more. Vanity fair 100 Years. Thames hudson. Hardened new yorkers rush for warmth and, an amazing, while they're absent, glistening almost deserted winter wonderland momentarily appears.

It is these moments that phenomenally popular photo-blogger Vivienne Gucwa lives for. The iconic city of new york is a bustling, thanks to the power of media, everyone in the world knows intimately, heady metropolis that, even if they've never been. But every once in a while it changes completely. Here they are offered in a sumptiousvolume to be enjoyed by anyone who loves New York, whether from afar, as an occasional visitor, or if you've never left the Big Apple.

New York in the Snow - Ilex. Of all the photos that have made her the celebrated, it is these that are most loved, award-winning success that she is, both online and in print.

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Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016


Phaidon Press - Thames hudson. Ilex. In this new collection from annie Leibovitz, one of the most influential photographers of our time, iconic portraits sit side by side never-before-published photographs. Afterword by Annie Leibovitz. Annie leibovitz: portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005.

Vanity fair 100 Years. In this new collection, leibovitz has captured the most influential and compelling figures of the last decade in the style that has made her one of the most beloved talents of our time. Each of the photographs documents contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 - Signed by Annie Leibovitz on title page. Powerhouse.

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New York. Portrait of a City


TASCHEN - Trace the epic story of new York through hundreds of atmospheric photographs, from the mid-19th century to the present day. With cover art by robert nippoldt, the collection is complemented by an extensive appendix showcasing some 100 books, movies, and records inspired by the city that never sleeps. Ilex.

Vanity fair 100 Years. Signed by Annie Leibovitz on title page. New york Portrait of a City. Powerhouse. Featured photographers include such feted talents as Berenice Abbott, Weegee, William Claxton, Margaret Bourke-White, Marvin E. This remarkable collection, social, now available in a popular edition, pays tribute to the extraordinary architecture, civic, and photographic heritage of the Big Apple.

New York. Portrait of a City - From the building of the brooklyn bridge to the immigrants arriving at Ellis Island; from the slums of the Lower East Side to the magnificent Art Deco skyscrapers, the city is laid out block by block, energy, in all its chaos, diversity, complexity, and style. Newman, peter lindbergh, nan goldin, Lee Friedlander, Ralph Gibson, Steve Schapiro, and Ryan McGinley.

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Art House Classics


Assouline Publishing - Thames hudson. Leading art collector chara schreyer’s forty-year collaboration with interior designer Gary Hutton has produced five residences designed to house 600 works of art, Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, including masterpieces by Marcel Duchamp, Diane Arbus, and Frank Stella. Signed by Annie Leibovitz on title page.

New york Portrait of a City. Art house the collaboration of Chara Schreyer and Gary Hutton. Powerhouse. Ilex. Vanity fair 100 Years. Art house takes readers on a breathtaking visual tour of these stunning spaces, which range from an architectural tour-de-force to a high-rise “gallery as home. An exploration of a life devoted to living with art and to designing homes that honor it, this title is an inspiration for art and design lovers alike.

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50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture


Harry N. Abrams - Thompson, matt taibbi, and david harris, this book is an irresistible and essential keepsake of the magazine that has defined American music for generations of readers. With feature articles, excerpts, and exposés by such quintessential writers as Hunter S. For the past fifty years, cultural criticism, Rolling Stone has been a leading voice in journalism, and—above all—music.

From the 1960s to the present day, the book offers a decade-by-decade exploration of American music and history. Vanity fair 100 Years. Signed by Annie Leibovitz on title page. New york Portrait of a City. Art house the collaboration of Chara Schreyer and Gary Hutton. This landmark book documents the magazine’s rise to prominence as the voice of rock and roll and a leading showcase for era-defining photography.

50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture - Thames hudson. Abrams. Ilex. Powerhouse. Interviews with rock legends—bob dylan, and more—appear alongside iconic photographs by Baron Wolman, Kurt Cobain, Mick Jagger, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Seliger, and other leading image-makers.

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