Rizzoli International Publications
Francois Halard: A Visual Education
This extravagant volume is the magnum opus of today’s most celebrated interiors photographer. One of François Halard’s first assignments, to photograph Yves Saint Laurent’s legendary Paris apartment when he was in his early twenties, cemented his reputation as one of the most original eyes of our era. His unique photographic sensibility—old-world elegant and bohemian, accessible and personal—is instantly recognizable. Thirty years later, Halard still captures our imagination with his breathtaking photographs. Included in this highly anticipated volume are Halard’s images of the glorious homes of the most important tastemakers, artists, and designers of the twentieth century: Axel Vervoordt, Loulou de la Falaise, Tina Chow, Roger Vivier, Richard Avedon, David Hicks, Jacques Grange, the Duchess of Devonshire, Carlo Mollino, Balthus, Jacob de Rothschild, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, and many more, including Halard’s own homes in New York, Paris, and Arles. Photographed in his inimitable 'grand manner,' often for Vogue, this book also shows for the first time the more intimate 'house portraits' that Halard would photograph for himself, where his personal vision shines through. François Halard will be a coveted, indispensable resource for all lovers of interior style and a master class in visual education.
* > François Halard has been a regular contributor to Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, and House & Garden for over thirty years. His work for these publications established him as the most prolific and well-known interior and architectural photographer of our time.
Text by Isabelle Dupuy Chavanat, Preface by Pierre Berge, Introduction by Mayer Rus
Veste editoriale: Cartonato con Sovraccoperta
Immagini a colori: 300
Immagini b/n: 50