9788891802682PaperbackDESIGN / ProductOn Sale Date: April 11, 2017
$55.00 CAD6.9 x 9.4 x 0.9 in | 272 pagesCarton Quantity: 14Canadian Rights: YElecta
An accessible introduction to the design of Italian food branding, packaging, advertising, and marketing, covering all of the most iconic Italian foods, from Nutella to Illy coffee.
This fascinating book delves into the innovative and visually stimulating world of top Italian foods. As the renowned designer Ettore Sottsass once said, “Eating necessarily involves a creative process. In this sense it lies within the realm of the design profession.”
Eighty well-known Italian food products from the nineteenth century to the present day have been chosen and placed in broad historical contexts. The book tells the story of all the design phases of each item—from the initial conception of the idea to its shape, packaging, communication, and advertising. A range of visuals, including original projects drawings, posters, and magazine and television advertisements accompany informative text discussing the role of each brand and its impact on consumers’ personal habits.
Featuring a broad selection of products, such as as Parmiggiano Reggiano cheese, Illy coffee, Panettone Motta, Cirio tomatoes, Barilla pasta, San Pellegrino water, and Nutella, this book is perfect for advertising professionals, graphic designers, brand managers, product designers, and anyone with an interest in Italian food and design.
Alberto Bassi is an expert on the history and criticism of design and is an associate professor and director of Industrial Design at the University IUAV in Venice and the University in San Marino. He is a member of the editorial staff of Casabella.
"...an impeccably detailed visual celebration of Italian food..." —Design Observer
"An accessible introduction to the design of Italian food branding, packaging, advertising, and marketing, covering all of the most iconic Italian foods, from Nutella to Illy coffee. This fascinating book delves into the innovative and visually stimulating world of top Italian foods. As the renowned designer Ettore Sottsass once said, “Eating necessarily involves a creative process. In this sense it lies within the realm of the design profession.” Eighty well-known Italian food products from the nineteenth century to the present day have been chosen and placed in broad historical contexts. The book tells the story of all the design phases of each item—from the initial conception of the idea to its shape, packaging, communication, and advertising. A range of visuals, including original projects drawings, posters, and magazine and television advertisements accompany informative text discussing the role of each brand and its impact on consumers’ personal habits. Featuring a broad selection of products, such as as Parmiggiano Reggiano cheese, Illy coffee, Panettone Motta, Cirio tomatoes, Barilla pasta, San Pellegrino water, and Nutella, this book is perfect for advertising professionals, graphic designers, brand managers, product designers, and anyone with an interest in Italian food and design" —GrainEdit.com
Gardens of Beauty
Italian Gardens of the Borromeo IslandsDario Fusaro, Paolo Pejrone, Lucia Impelluso
9788891810229HardcoverGARDENING / Garden DesignOn Sale Date: May 16, 2017
$60.00 CAD10.2 x 10.2 x 0.8 in | 176 pagesCarton Quantity: 8Canadian Rights: YElecta
A tribute to the beauty of the famed Italian gardens of Isola Bella and Isola Madre, two precious jewels of Italy’s Lake Maggiore.
The islands of Isola Bella and Isola Madre have belonged to the Borromeo family since the sixteenth century. From the very beginning, this noble Italian family aimed to transform these fishing islands into small earthly paradises boasting lush gardens.
With stunning photography and informative texts, this book explores the enchanting scenery of both islands. Named after Countess Isabella Borromeo, Isola Bella is an attractive terraced pyramid of formal gardens with baroque scenery of monumental stairs, statue-topped balustrades, and obelisks. Isola Madre, the largest of the lake islands, has a beautiful Renaissance palace surrounded by a botanical garden, famous for its variety of flowers and plants due to the mild climate. The exquisite flora includes azaleas, rhododendrons, magnolias, ancient camellias, water lilies, lotus flowers, and Mediterranean citrus plants.
So magical that they even once fascinated the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, the Borromeo Gardens are breathtakingly represented in this lavishly illustrated tome.
Paolo Pejorne is one of the most famous Italian garden designers. Since the 1970s he has designed over two hundred gardens around the world for clients including the Agnelli family, the Rothschild family, and the Agha Khan Karim. He is the current designer of the Borromeo Gardens. Dario Fusaro specializes in photography of gardens, architecture, and landscapes both natural and urban.
Author Residence:Venice - Italy
Author Hometown:Venice - Italy
Marketing & Promotion
Publicity:Garden/shelter press in Garden Design, Garden Compass, Garden Deck and Landscape, Garden Style, Garden’s West, ELLE Decor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, BH&G, Veranda, Martha Stewart Living, etc.
Women’s press to include Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, O the Oprah Magazine.
Features in home sections of daily papers and wire services to include Content That Works, AP, NY Times, LA Times, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribine, etc.
Online:Gardendesign.com, the Martha Stewart gardening blog, the Gardening with Confidence blog, etc. Lonny, Rue, Matchbook, eBay/The Inside Source, All the Best, Habitually Chic, Skirted Roundtable Podcast, 1st Dibs.
This volume presents the most important and beautiful pieces of the Riva collection, the most famous Italian brand of speedboat.
In 1842, Pietro Riva, a skilled caulker, settled in Sarnico on Lake Iseo. This was the start of the Riva adventure. First he built fishing boats, then steamboats, followed by his first speedboats and pleasure boats. The peak of his company’s success came in the 1950s and 1960s, when the Riva boatyards were producing vessels in prestige mahogany, which have since become sought-after collector’s pieces. It was an era of timeless glamour, when clients included such film stars as Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Brigitte Bardot, and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Since then, the company has maintained its reputation for attention to detail, quality of materials, and engineering skill.
This book explores Riva’s fascinating history and its most celebrated boats, such as the latest model, the RIVAMARE, which combines classic mahogany wood with modern high-tech fiberglass materials—a perfect example of the company’s tradition of combining heritage with innovation. These have always been the winning elements of Riva’s boats, timeless objects of desire whose high-profile collectors include the likes of George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Echoing the luxurious atmosphere of Riva’s boats, the Riva Lounges— outdoor bars located in such places as the Gritti Palace in Venice and the recently-opened Miami location—are also represented.
This is the story of over one hundred and sixty years of passion, dreams, and achievements from the world’s oldest and most long-lived boatyard.
Decio Carugati is a writer and journalist who contributes to several newspapers on current events, culture, art, and design. Since 2004 he has been the scientific director of the Electa series Industria and Design.
Author Residence:Milan - Italy
Author Hometown:Milan - Italy
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Publicity: We will target towards the luxury publications such as Angeleno, Departures, Forbes, Quest, Town & Country, Hamptons, Cigar Aficionado, Robb Report, etc. as well as photography outlets like American Photo, American Profile, Range Finder, PDN, etc.
We will also pitch to yacht and sailing magazines including American Sailing, Blue Water Sailing, Sailing Magazine, Sailing World, Classic Yacht, International Yachtsman, Yachting, etc. and high end men’s publications like GQ and Esquire.
ONLINE: 1stdibs.com, newyorksocialdiary.com, saltwatersportsman.com, outdoorlife.com, Popular Photography, Simply Luxurious Life, Planet Magazine, La Lettre de la Photographie.com, Forbes.com, flavorpill.com, etc.
9782080203113HardcoverHOUSE & HOME / DecoratingOn Sale Date: February 07, 2017
$26.98 CAD9.8 x 12.5 x 1.35 in | 352 pagesCarton Quantity: 5Canadian Rights: YFlammarion
This lavishly illustrated volume is a tribute to the designers who have made a lasting contribution to the history of interior design around the world, elevating the interior to an art form.
John Saladino and Jacques Garcia are renowned contemporary designers; the clean lines and light-filled interiors of the former contrast with the luxurious, richly colored spaces created by the latter. But who were the leading designers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and which elements of their legacy remain relevant in interior design today? Respected interiors specialists Barbara and René Stoeltie chart the evolution of interior design from the seventeenth century to the present day and share their selection of significant designers from the last four hundred years. Arranged chronologically, the text places the designers in their historical context and details the primary elements that characterized their style or revolutionized taste in their day. The photographs provide a visually evocative overview of the designers’ key works, illustrating the overall impact of the room and the details that make each space memorable. These portraits of the designers and their chefs d’oeuvres demonstrate the aesthetic principles and creativity that shaped the history of interior design.
Since 1984, Barbara and René Stoeltie, writer and photographer respectively, have collaborated on over forty art, lifestyle, and interiors books including Parisian Interiors and New York Interiors.
“This book is beyond. The Art of the Interior gives a view of the greatest interior styles of the past 400 years…” ~PaperCity
“The volume’s rich, seductive photographs prove that details like ornate upholstery, gilding, and tufting may go in and out of style, but a well-executed room transcends any fad.” ~Architectural Digest
“…a fascinating historical study and tribute to the contribution of the world’s most important designers.” -Array
9782080203120HardcoverGARDENING / Garden DesignOn Sale Date: February 07, 2017
$24.98 CAD9.71 x 12.5 x 1.06 in | 240 pagesCarton Quantity: 5Canadian Rights: YFlammarion
A horticultural tour of Marie-Antoinette’s domain, the lavishly constructed gardens at Versailles, accompanied by eighteenth-century archival illustrations.
Plants, flowers, and trees were Marie-Antoinette’s passion; she transformed the Petit Trianon’s gardens into an enchanted escape from the oppressive shackles of Versailles. Based on archival documents, this book meanders through Marie-Antoinette’s estate as the queen herself would have walked it: traversing hyacinths, buttercups, and anemones in the French Gardens, via winding paths in the Anglo-Chinese Gardens, through the conifers of the Belvedere Gardens—where fabulous nocturnal parties were hosted—past the entrancing aromas of the shrubs surrounding the Temple of Love, to the wildflowers of the Garden of Solitude.
Historian and perfume specialist Élisabeth de Feydeau has published several books on perfume.
Catherine Pégard is the president of the Établissement Public du Château, du Musée, et du Domaine National de Versailles.
"Charming archival illustrations of those and other favorites, from carnations to bell heathers, decorate Élisabeth de Feydeau’s From Marie Antoinette’s Garden, a detailed horticultural tour of the queen’s cherished retreat. While some blooms there served a practical purpose—for a royal headache, try lavender—many more were imported at exorbitant costs, which did little to help the queen’s image problem. Modern gardeners need not worry about cultivating quite so much controversy." ~Vogue.com
“..impressively researched book…we get an idea of how the grounds were laid out, and some of the plants and flowers the Queen saw on a daily basis, thanks in part to illustrations of the herbarium..” ~Flavorwire
“Full of historical and botanical information as well as entertaining anecdotes about the royal court, this lovely herbarium includes illustrations by renowned botanist Pierre Joseph Redoute.” ~France Magazine
“..a new historical account explores the teen queen’s passion for nature.” ~Stylecourt.com
“From Marie Antoinette’s Garden takes readers on an imaginary stroll through the ever-charming, delightful and beautiful world of Marie Antoinette’s gardens…a well-crafted, delightful look at one of the grandest gardens of the 18th century. I highly recommend this book for anyone with an interest in Marie Antoinette, gardens and flowers, or French history.” ~Vivelaqueen Blog
“..a compilation of the plants and flowers…as if she herself recorded in an herbarium each specimen and each seed that she collected from all over the world…each revealing different glimpses into the woman who lived a charming and at the end, courageous and tragic life. From Marie-Antoinette’s Garden, you’ll discover the very many plants and flowers she collected, how she enjoyed them and perhaps a bit of the woman herself. I think this intriguing volume filled with botanical plates of the very many plants that fulfilled Marie-Antoinette’s passion for gardening would be one that you will come to enjoy and to explore.” ~A Delightsome Life
“From Marie Antoinette’s Garden, offering a fascinating look into the favorite pastime of one of history’s greatest figures.” ~Dujour
History, Landscape, and TraditionsStephane Bern, Guillaume De Laubier
9782080203045HardcoverTRAVEL / PictorialsOn Sale Date: May 02, 2017
$55.00 CAD9 x 12.1 x 0.8 in | 160 pagesCarton Quantity: 10Canadian Rights: YFlammarion
Discover the magic of Luxembourg with this homage to the country’s rich history, diverse culture, and beautiful landscapes.
Steeped in history, the small baroque country of Luxembourg is one of the few remaining hidden treasures of Europe. With a 1,000-year-old heritage, including the old city fortifications and ruins that are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this landlocked nation—best known as a center for banking and telecommunications—offers a surprisingly rich diversity of natural wonders.
This volume leads the reader through Luxembourg’s picturesque countryside, unveiling the nation’s fascinating history, culture, and geography, and includes a detailed guide to the best cultural, gastronomic, and historical experiences, along with an agenda of annual events and festivities.
Stéphane Bern is a popular journalist in France. He has published numerous books, including Highland Living and The Best Loved Villages of France.
Guillaume de Laubier’s photographs have appeared in many books, including Highland Living and A Home in Paris.
"This luscious look at a too often unheralded landscape reveals the holdovers of a heritage 1,000 years in the making, including UNESCO World Heritage Site ruins and ramparts. The landlocked Luxembourg, which shares a border with Germany, Belgium and France, is also one of the most picturesque places in Western Europe, where history, culture and nature form a fascinating pictorial of a country celebrating centuries of tradition through a variety of riches today." —bask Magazine
9782080203137PaperbackART / Graffiti & Street ArtOn Sale Date: February 07, 2017
$12.98 CAD7.58 x 9.06 x 0.64 in | 256 pagesCarton Quantity: 10Canadian Rights: YFlammarion
From the OBEY Giant posters to Banksy’s stencils and from iconic bubble letter tags to mosaic space invaders, street art is omnipresent.
This book covers all aspects of an art form that is often underappreciated, ephemeral, and illegal. Street art is found on every continent, and the book gives focus to each country and its own modes of expression and specificities.
Élisabeth Couturier is a journalist, art critic, and artistic producer for television, is the editorial director of the Talk About series. Jérôme Catz is director of Space-Junk, a network of French art centers.
“Part of an ongoing series edited by art journalist Elisabeth Couturier, Talk About Street Art is a sort of primer on the phenomenon. Each book answers basic questions about a style, like explaining its origins, techniques, commercial possibilities, how it differs from north to south, and short biographies of key artists in the field. This one, by Jerome Catz, is full of images from around the world and kissed with the art form's promise.” –The Star Ledger
Draw inspiration from the country’s rich floral diversity in this vibrant tour through France’s private gardens—from the rustic hamlets of Burgundy to the mountainous Alps to the island paradise of Corsica.
From the verdant farmlands of Normandy to the tropical oasis of the Mediterranean coast, or from the rolling fields of poppies in Provence to the azalea bushes of the Loire Valley, gardens abound in France. Featuring the full range of garden design styles— traditional French, English, Italian, and Japanese; botanical or romantic; rock or cactus; country or contemporary—this unique tour of France through forty-four private gardens draws upon the country’s extraordinarily rich biodiversity and offers manifold ideas for the home gardener. With their singular passion, the gardeners featured here share tips and visual inspiration—from the Postimpressionist painter who created his own Giverny-inspired water-lily garden to the couple who transformed an abandoned seventeenth-century farm into a garden wonderland with regal topiaries.
A medieval garden still flourishes with medicinal, aromatic, and tinctorial plants. Wisteria-laden archways add romance while French boxwood plantings add charm with formal symmetry. The incredible diversity of plants that thrive in France—from honey-suckle to aloe, peonies to irises, maples to cedars, wild herbs to cacti, dahlias to rhododendrons, hydrangeas to roses—offer inspiration for gardeners everywhere.
Stéphane Bern is a journalist for Le Figaro and a popular radio and television personality in France. He is the author of The Best Loved Villages of France (Flammarion, 2014), Highland Living: Landscape, Style, and Traditions of Scotland (Flammarion, 2010), and several biographies of royal families and society figures.
Marketing & Promotion
Publicity: Outreach to travel publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Endless Vacation, Travel & Leisure, and top 20 travel editors at daily papers; travel editors at magazines including Town & Country, Departures, Vanity Fair, ELLE, O The Oprah Magazine, More, Modern Luxury Group Publications, and inflights.
French publication outreach to include France Magazine, France-Amerique, etc.
Online: To include Entree, Indagare, Luxist, AOL, FrenchCultureNow.com, etc.
9782080202857HardcoverART / Individual Artists On Sale Date: March 07, 2017
$67.50 CAD9.09 x 12.2 x 1.21 in | 334 pagesCarton Quantity: 6Canadian Rights: YFlammarion
A collection of essays, paintings, and personal correspondence celebrates the life and legacy of Frédéric Bazille, an instrumental but largely unsung iImpressionist talent.
The paintings of Frédéric Bazille (1841–1870) were rediscovered after the turn of the nineteenth-century by art critics and curators who credited the artist as an important pioneer in the development of Impressionism. Tracing his artistic career from its inception—including his links to Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Cézanne—this book unveils Bazille’s complete painted works.
Organized both thematically and chronologically, this monograph also features facsimiles of the artist’s personal letters interspersed throughout the book on special paper inserts, and it is completed with a comprehensive bibliography, a list of works, and maps detailing his life in Montpellier and Paris. The book accompanies an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. from April 9 to July 9, 2017.
Michel Hilaire, General Heritage Curator and Director of the Musée Fabre in Montpellier, edited this collective work. Featuring essays by Paul Perrin, Curator of Paintings at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, and Kimberly Jones, Associate Curator of French Paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
9782081330986HardcoverHISTORY / Europe On Sale Date: March 19, 2019
$85.00 CAD7 x 11 in | 264 pagesCarton Quantity: 12Flammarion
This book offers privileged access inside the heart of British democracy and government, detailing the momentous dramas that have been staged in the rarely seen interiors of Number 10.
For over three hundred years, the walls of Number 10 have witnessed frantic diplomacy, tense cabinet meetings, and decisions that have affected millions of people on every continent. And yet for much of the general public, the building remains a mystery.
This richly documented book charts the history of the headquarters of the British government and the official residence of the Prime Minister. It examines the dramatic events and the personalities that have marked the historic monument and provides rare access to the stately building that serves as a place of work as well as entertainment for foreign heads of state and dignitaries.
Anthony Seldon has written and edited more than thirty books on British politics. He is a cofounder of the Institute of Contemporary British History and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham. Jonathan Meakin, research assistant, contributed to Cameron at 10. Francis Hammond’s photographs have appeared in many books, including Historic Houses of Paris.
Marketing & Promotion
Publicity: This exclusive peek inside a storied landmark will appeal to publications from Elle Decor, Departures, Quest and Papercity to Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Town & Country and Veranda.
ONLINE: 1stdibs.com, Rue, Matchbook, Lonny, allthebest.com, cdecor.com, decorno.com, sfluxe.com, splendora.com, the devine life, flavorpill, culturekiosque, stylesaloniste.com etc. ARCH: archidose.com, architects & artisans, archinect, archdaily.com, remodlisita, etc.