January 25, 2022

Fine books: our 2022 selection to slip under the tree – Lifestyle – Le Vif Weekend

If your hood is not quite full a few days before Christmas Eve, don’t panic, here are ten favorites from the beautiful books section.

Studio KO Yves Saint Laurent Museum Marrakech, Phaidon. 45 euros.

In 2014, Pierre Bergé entrusted the French architectural firm Studio KO, founded by Olivier Marty and Karl Fournier, with the creation of the Yves Saint Laurent museum in Marrakech. This book in the form of a logbook retraces the 1,423 days leading up to the inauguration of this building dedicated to the work of the couturier, which also hosts temporary exhibitions. With testimonials from the creative team in particular, sketches, technical drawings and photos of the garden and the collections. Enough to take another look at this temple dedicated to fashion.

Wonderland – Annie Leibovitz, Phaidon. 79,95 euros.

Annie Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time. Among his favorite fields: fashion. This collection of more than 350 images, prefaced by the editor-in-chief of Vogue US, Anna Wintour herself, shows her work on shoots in the company of personalities from all walks of life: Serena Williams, Nicole Kidman, Pina Bausch, Cate Blanchett, Lady Gaga, Matthew Barney, Kate Moss, Natalia Vodianova, Rihanna, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Karl Lagerfeld, among others. A must have for people who love celebrity photos.

Piano. Complete Works 1966-Today, Taschen. 50 euros.

At 81, Renzo Piano still has several projects in the works, including the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles and the Pediatric Emergency Surgery Center in Entebbe, Uganda. Also on his record is the Palais de Justice in Paris, which he has just completed. This monograph, enriched with 200 unpublished pages of photos, plans and sketches covers the entire career of the Italian architect until today, who is best known for the Pompidou center in the French capital, The Shard in London and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Perfect for lovers of the art of building.

Versace Parades, by Tim Blanks, Noémie Segol, Georges Palet, Editions de La Martinière. 59 euros.

After Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Prada and Vivienne Westwood, it is the daring fashion of Versace that is highlighted in the Parades collection of the editions of La Martinière. This is the first complete presentation of the house’s women’s collections since 1978. We (re) discover 1,200 emblematic photos of the brand, a symbol of glamor and luxury throughout the world. Fashionistas will be delighted.

Voyages, by Benoît Feron, Prisme éditions. 49.50 euros.

At the second confinement, in November 2020, the Brussels photographer Benoît Feron decides to share fifteen years of peregrinations around the world, by posting a photo every day on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. All registers are summoned: nature, humans, animals, cities … 39 countries visited, for 2000 dazzling images … An epic that can now be found in this book, a real invitation to travel .

Paris, capital of Guerlain, by Laurence Benaïm, Flammarion. 75 euros.

The documented and illustrated history of Guerlain, since the opening of its first boutique in 1828, in the rue de Rivoli, in Paris. Very attached to the City of Light, the luxury house has maintained close links with the world of art, theater, cinema, literature and entertainment. The proof is her legendary perfumes (Mitsouko, L’Heure Bleue, Shalimar, Jicky) or her cosmetic creations (Secret de Bonne Femme, Terracotta, Rouge G). A monograph rich in unpublished archives.

The taste of the family, by Mauro Colagreco, Practical Hachette. 45 euros.

the Test kitchen Shelf Love by the famous chef Yotam Ottolenghi who appeared recently had won over us, here is another big name in gastronomy who reveals his secrets to us: Mauro Colagreco, at the head of the 3-star Mirazur in Menton, also voted best restaurant in the world in 2019. L’Argentin , passed through the kitchens of Bernard Loiseau, Alain Passard or even Alain Ducasse, was inspired by his parents, grandparents and aunts to share his family recipes full of tenderness and history. To be enjoyed without moderation.

We are family. Indian recipes from my family, by Manish Arora, First. 30 euros.

Known for his colorful universe, Parisian fashion designer Manish Arora transmits here, through his family recipes, the taste of India where his roots lie. We thus discover with delight more than 80 vegetarian preparations: chutneys, masalas, curries, dals, bhajis, byrianis … A book that gives pride of place to colorful flavors and textures.

Small cooking lessons with truffles, Racine. 25 euros.

It takes little to be happy. With small touches, the one we nickname the black diamond sublimates all dishes, from appetizers to desserts, including cheeses. The least secrets of the truffle are revealed in this volume signed by Bénédicte De Kerchove, formed in particular by starred chefs, and highlighted in superb photos by Mireille Roobaert. What to bluff his guests.

March, by François Schuiten and Sylvain Tesson, Louis Vuitton Travel Book. 45 euros.

Between a travel guide and a sketchbook, Louis Vuitton’s Travel Book collection invites renowned artists or emerging talents to illustrate countries or cities across the globe. Yet it is another planet that comic book designer François Schuiten and writer-traveler Sylvain Tesson have chosen to explore. On paper, their vision of an incredible epic on Mars, which would take place in the near future, gives full place to color. A splendid graphic novel not to be missed.

Studio KO Yves Saint Laurent Museum Marrakech, Phaidon. 45 euros. In 2014, Pierre Bergé entrusted the French architectural firm Studio KO, founded by Olivier Marty and Karl Fournier, with the creation of the Yves Saint Laurent museum in Marrakech. This book in the form of a logbook retraces the 1,423 days leading up to the inauguration of this building dedicated to the work of the couturier, which also hosts temporary exhibitions. With testimonials from the creative team in particular, sketches, technical drawings and photos of the garden and the collections. Enough to take another look at this temple devoted to fashion.Wonderland – Annie Leibovitz, Phaidon. 79.95 euros. Annie Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time. Among his favorite fields: fashion. This collection of more than 350 images, prefaced by the editor-in-chief of Vogue US, Anna Wintour herself, shows her work on shoots in the company of personalities from all walks of life: Serena Williams, Nicole Kidman, Pina Bausch, Cate Blanchett, Lady Gaga, Matthew Barney, Kate Moss, Natalia Vodianova, Rihanna, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Karl Lagerfeld, among others. A must have for people who love celebrity photos. Piano. Complete Works 1966-Today, Taschen. At the age of 81, Renzo Piano still has several projects in the works, including the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles and the Pediatric Emergency Surgery Center in Entebbe, Uganda. Also on his record is the Palais de Justice in Paris, which he has just completed. This monograph, enriched with 200 unpublished pages of photos, plans and sketches covers the entire career of the Italian architect until today, who is best known for the Pompidou center in the French capital, The Shard in London and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Perfect for lovers of the art of building. Versace Parades, by Tim Blanks, Noémie Segol, Georges Palet, Editions de La Martinière. 59 euros.After Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Prada and Vivienne Westwood, it is Versace’s daring fashion that is highlighted in the Parades collection of La Martinière editions. This is the first complete presentation of the house’s women’s collections since 1978. We (re) discover 1,200 emblematic photos of the brand, a symbol of glamor and luxury throughout the world. Fashionistas will be delighted. Voyages, by Benoît Feron, Prisme éditions. At the second confinement, in November 2020, the Brussels photographer Benoît Feron decides to share fifteen years of peregrinations around the world, by posting a photo every day on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. All registers are summoned: nature, humans, animals, cities … 39 countries visited, for 2000 dazzling images … An epic that can now be found in this book, a real invitation to travel . Paris, capital of Guerlain, by Laurence Benaïm, Flammarion. 75 euros The documented and illustrated history of Guerlain, since the opening of its first boutique in 1828, in the rue de Rivoli, in Paris. Very attached to the City of Light, the luxury house has maintained close links with the world of art, theater, cinema, literature and entertainment. The proof is her legendary perfumes (Mitsouko, L’Heure Bleue, Shalimar, Jicky) or her cosmetic creations (Secret de Bonne Femme, Terracotta, Rouge G). A monograph rich in unpublished archives: The taste of the family, by Mauro Colagreco, Practical Hachette. 45 euros The recently published Test Kitchen Shelf Love by famous chef Yotam Ottolenghi won over us, here is another big name in gastronomy that reveals its secrets to us: Mauro Colagreco, at the head of the 3-star Mirazur in Menton, also voted best restaurant in the world in 2019. The Argentinian, passed through the kitchens of Bernard Loiseau, Alain Passard or even Alain Ducasse, was inspired by his parents, grandparents and aunts to share his family recipes loaded with tenderness and history. To savor without moderation. Indian recipes from my family, by Manish Arora, First. 30 euros Known for his colorful universe, Parisian fashion designer Manish Arora transmits here, through his family recipes, the taste of India where his roots lie. We discover with delight more than 80 vegetarian preparations: chutneys, masalas, curries, dals, bhajis, byrianis … A book that gives pride of place to variegated flavors and textures. Small cooking lessons with truffle, Root. 25 euros. It doesn’t take much to be happy. With small touches, the one we nickname the black diamond sublimates all dishes, from appetizers to desserts, including cheeses. The least secrets of the truffle are revealed in this volume signed by Bénédicte De Kerchove, formed in particular by starred chefs, and highlighted in superb photos by Mireille Roobaert. Something to amaze his guests. March, by François Schuiten and Sylvain Tesson, Louis Vuitton Travel Book. 45 euros. Between a travel guide and a sketchbook, the Louis Vuitton Travel Book collection invites renowned artists or emerging talents to illustrate countries or cities across the globe. Yet it is another planet that comic book designer François Schuiten and writer-traveler Sylvain Tesson have chosen to explore. On paper, their vision of an incredible epic on Mars, which would take place in the near future, gives full place to color. A splendid graphic novel not to be missed.

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