HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS
For starters, our sleeper bestseller from our French publishing partner: Curiosities of Paris. And the gorgeous Italianissimo, which will enlighten you on all things Italian and have an afterlife as the most bellissimo coffee table book ever. Exhausted by it all? Transport yourself to tranquility: Quiet Corners of Rome, Quiet Corners of Paris. Staycation? E. B. White’s Here is New York and Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir. And start out healthily and deliciously in 2019 using our cookbooks written by the chefs of the Rome Sustainable Food Project, a program founded by Alice Waters at the American Academy in Rome.
ANDY WARHOL’S NEW YORK CITY
Four Walks, Uptown to Downtown Thomas Kiedrowski Original illustrations by Vito Giallo •
The eighty sites in Andy Warhol’s New York City bring to life the electrifying world he created and include his Factories and residences, as well as clubs, museums, boutiques, restaurants, and dozens of glamorous and gritty places in between. New Yorkers will savor glimpses of the city’s icons—vanished (Schrafft’s), current (Serendipity 3), and never realized (the Andy-Mat); art lovers will appreciate the listing of Warhol’s many gallery shows; anyone interested in fashion and celebrity will be intrigued by the details of his stylish world.
Papberback 144 pages $14.95 • •
HERE IS NEW YORK
E.B. White Introduction by Roger Angell •
Chosen by The New York Times as one of the ten best books ever written about the city. The New Yorker calls it “the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.” In the summer of 1948, E.B. White sat in a New York City hotel room and, sweltering in the heat, wrote a remarkable pristine essay, “Here is New York.” Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author’s stroll around Manhattan—with the reader arm-in-arm— remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America’s foremost literary figures.
Hardcover 58 pages $16.95 • •
BROOKLYN: A PERSONAL MEMOIR
With the lost photographs of David Attie Truman Capote Introduction by George Plimpton Afterword by Eli Attie • • Capote’s stylish essay in praise of Brooklyn was published in 1959, but not until 2014—more than 50 years after they were taken—were the original photographs commissioned for the piece discovered by the late photographer’s son. Also found among the negatives were previously unknown portraits of Capote; none of the photos had ever been published. Now, in a new edition with a new title, the words and images are united for the first time. David Attie’s images provide an atmospheric parallel portrait of Brooklyn in 1959—its buildings, shops, lost moments—a city at once strangely familiar yet largely vanished. Hardcover 112 pages $29.95 • •
CURIOSITIES OF PARIS
Lavishly illustrated with 800 color photos, this fact-packed treasury leads the reader through Paris, pointing out overlooked architectural details and structures that once served a useful purpose but whose functions have been obscured by the passage of time. Organized by subject—fountains and wells; centuries-old shop signs; vestiges of wars and ancient Egypt; hotels of legend; civic measurement devices; traces of rites and superstitions; remarkable trees; sundials and meridians; equestrian Paris; romantic ruins; unusual tombs, stairways, and passageways; religious relics; mosaics; public barometers and thermometers; and more—this delightful guide deepens the reader’s knowledge and appreciation of Paris through the centuries. Paperback 240 pages $22.95 • •
LITERARY ST. PETERSBURG
Elaine Blair Much of Russian literature is St. Petersburg literature: set in the city, about the city, or written by writers living there. This unique guide profiles fifteen authors whose works and lives were intimately connected to this magnificent setting. Biographical sketches focus on the city as the writers knew it, a sense of their work, and the sites associated with them. Wander through the museum where the teenage Vladimir Nabokov romanced his girlfriend; see the prison where Anna Akhmatova was inspired to write her epic poem about the Great Terror; find the statue that comes to life in Pushkin’s poem The Bronze Horseman; and visit the square where Crime and Punishment’s murderer/hero kneels on the ground to ask God’s forgiveness. Paperback 140 pages $16.95 • •
JANE AUSTEN IN BATH
Walking Tours of the Writer’s City Katharine Reeve Four walking tours weave together the story of Jane Austen’s own life in Bath with the stories of the characters she created. With its perfectly preserved Georgian architecture and stunning surrounding countryside, Bath looks much as it did in Austen’s day and remains one of the loveliest cities in England, an hour away from London. Enter the famous Pump Rooms and Assembly Rooms; stroll the Georgian crescents and pleasure gardens; and see Austen’s homes, some of which are now open to the public.
Hardcover 144 pages $19.95 • •
The Rome Sustainable Food Project Cookbook Collection From the kitchen of the American Academy in Rome
Founded by Alice Waters in 2006, the Rome Sustainable Food Project’s renowned farm-to-table meals feed the artists and scholars of the American Academy in Rome with healthy and seasonal food, sustainably sourced. Home cooks who aspire to nourish friends and family in the same spirit will find a wealth of ideas in these recipes, based on the wise and gentle approach of the RSFP: “the beauty and delicious rewards of frugality” and the belief that even the humblest foods can be the most satisfying.
CARNE • Hardcover • $22.00 less 20% $17.60 VERDURE • Hardcover • $22.00 less 20% $17.60 PASTA • Hardcover • $22.00 less 20% $17.60 ZUPPE • Hardcover • $19.95 less 20% $15.96 BISCOTTI • Hardcover • $18.95 less 20% $15.16
Buy all five books at 30% off for $73.43 (regularly $104.90) and receive a FREE organic cotton apron printed with the Rome Sustainable Food Project logo. Supplies are limited; the first 35 orders received will be sent the free apron.
Louise Fili & Lise Apatoff Italianissimo profiles 50 Italian contributions to culture high and low, from the lofty realm of great ideas to the delicious realities of cuisine, fashion, cinema, and more—an eclectic mix of the customs, culture, and concepts that embody the essence of Italy. This intimate guide will enlighten and enrich all journeys to Italy, both real and imaginary, and holds a wealth of sophisticated information about such icons as: hand gestures, patron saints, pasta, parmesan, the piazza, the Fiat 500, ex votos, fashion, Neo-realist cinema, Pinocchio, the Italian male, the mezzaluna, opera, the Vespa, and more. Hardcover 112 pages $19.95 • •
QUIET CORNERS OF ROME
David Downie Photographs by Alison Harris •
This charming guidebook celebrates over fifty of the most beautiful, tranquil, and often hidden places in the Eternal City. You’ll find courtyards where mossy fountains splash; cool, quiet cloisters; exquisite gardens scented by boxwood and bay trees; pocket-sized piazzas filled with archaeological details dating to the days of Caesar. Some are secret enclaves that even the most sophisticated Romans haven’t wandered into. Historical anecdotes and quotations from antiquity to the present day are woven throughout the text. Hardcover 204 pages $16.95 • •
QUIET CORNERS OF PARIS
Jean-Christophe Napias Photographs by Christophe Lefébure • Sometimes it seems there isn’t a centimeter in Paris that hasn’t been discovered, described, and recommended. Yet even frequent visitors who know the city well can often get the feeling that the “real” city somehow remains elusive. First published in France, Quiet Corners of Paris describes more than 80 of the most tranquil, and sometimes hidden, places in Paris: winding lanes that lead nowhere in particular, but that are exquisitely lovely in themselves (one called “fog alley”); one of the city’s smallest streets is a mere staircase without a single numbered address; some have breathtaking views, others are filled with historic and architectural details.
Hardcover 176 pages $14.95 • •