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The Amazing Photobook of Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll
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The Amazing Photobook of Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll

Alfred Wertheimer was born in Germany in 1929, emigrated to America and settled in Brooklyn as a young boy. He took an early interest in architecture and design, which led him to Cooper Union, from which he graduated in 1951. Wertheimer’s photographs, which first gained national attention after Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, capture the metamorphosis of pop music and the cultural transformation of America. Chris Murray has organized over 200 exhibitions of many of the leading artists of our time, from Andy Warhol in the 1970s to Annie Leibovitz’s first exhibition in 1984. He is co-curator of the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibition Elvis at 21 and is the author or editor of over a dozen books. Robert Santelli is the executive director of the Grammy Museum and former CEO/artistic director of the Experience Music Project. He is the author of nearly a dozen books and a contributor to magazines such as Rolling Stone. This incredible photobook published by TASCHEN feature 418 pages bringing together the beat photographs of Elvis Presley shot by Alfred Wertheimer. Wertheimer took nearly 3,000 photographs of Presley that year, creating a penetrating portrait of a man poised on the brink of superstardom. Extraordinary in its…

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Vintage Books

In the spirit of Las Vegas

Take a trip through the bright lights and blazing colours of Sin City with this coffee-table homage to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. Writer Jennifer Worthington explores its humble beginnings in the Mojave Desert, through to its rise to fame as the premier playground of the Rat Pack. Capturing the seductive allure of the legendary gambling paradise, it’s filled with sumptuous shots of the starlets, showgirls and scandal-makers that have helped propel it to international infamy. Initially a one-horse outpost in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas has become the symbol of entertainment of our twenty-first-century world. The history of this strange city is a fabulous mix between reality and dreams. Its heroes are Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Howard Hughes. Its scenes are casinos, extravagant hotels, gigantic boxing rings, or spectacular sets for cult films, like Casino, Ocean’s Eleven, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Sin City attracts millions of people each year, thousands of couples, and makes both fortunes and ruins. Frank Sinatra with Elvis Presley Ocean’s eleven This book chronicles the rise of this special desert oasis and the way it became the ultimate dream destination. A selected guide completes the volume with information…

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Lifestyle

Cadillac Limited Edition Book

The Cadillac has become a symbol of Americana, the ultimate achievement of the American Dream. The iconic American luxury brand, renowned for its high-performance and high style automobiles, celebrates its 110th anniversary with this beautifully illustrated volume. Cadillac takes readers on a visual journey through all the decades of its history. Here are presidents and Hollywood stars, closed-body cars and concept cars, the classic and the cutting-edge. Cadillac enthusiasts and car collectors alike will delight in an edition that brings to life the powerful and seductive energy of an American legend. Featuring over 200 full-colour photographs, the book chronicles the evolution of the Cadillac brand, from its first closed-body automobile in 1905 to the first electric car and the ubiquitous Escalade in 2009, to the brand-new 2013 ATS. Cadillac has also made a major impact on popular culture in music, film, art, and fashion, as illustrated in this collector’s item: from Elvis Presley, an avid Cadillac collector, to Bruce Springsteen’s hit song “Pink Cadillac,” to Prada, with its Cadillac design–inspired shoe, to Andy Warhol’s famed Twelve Cadillacs. In this both stylish and well-documented book, readers will discover why Cadillac truly is the Standard of the World.

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