Cologne: Taschen, 2009. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps, original yellow acetate dust jacket.
Peruvian fashion photographer Testino's ode to Rio de Janeiro. Celebrated for his campaigns for Gucci and Versace and his regular contributions to Vogue and Vanity Fair, Testino has said he is drawn to Rio's "magical qualities"; in 2007 he was awarded Rio's Medalha Tiradentes for services to the city. "Not only does Mario have Rio embedded in his name, he has Rio's urban landscapes – and the friendliness of its inhabitants – embedded within his soul" (from the foreword by famed Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso). Illustrated throughout with full-page color and black-and-white plates (several folding) of people, parties, interiors, streets, beaches, and landscapes. With texts in English, French and German by Brazilian actress Regina Casé and model Gisele Bündchen. Fragile acetate dust jacket with 6" split to spine. Near fine. Item #407