I’m spending most of my free time right now reading about Them and looking at Then.  Both books capture the incredible life of Alexander Liberman, the genius Editorial Director of CondĂ© Nast for many years.  The combination of these two books (plus The Artist in His Studio) provide an all encompassing insight into his life in a way that I’ve seen very few artists presented.

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  1. http://corridor47.com/?p=3040&preview=true

    October 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I need a new book. thanks

    http://corridor47.com/?p=3040&preview=true

  2. Margarita

    October 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    So interesting! Cause I have just posted a post in blog about Aleksander like 2 weeks or so ago:) He’s from Kiev, Ukraine, by the way:)

    http://www.greenteanosugar.com

  3. Nico

    October 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Wow, interesting!

    New post on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion blog

  4. CBC

    October 28, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    i went to a party at the Liberman townhouse….i was with Nicolas Nabokov a russian friend..who composed music for Balanchine …another friend….memorable

  5. Maggie { TheEditorialite }

    October 28, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    I’m don’t know much about Alexander Liberman, but I’m curious to learn more. These books look great. Heading on vacation next week, and I hope to pick Them up before I leave so I can enjoy it on the beach!
    http://www.editorialite.com

  6. Klára

    October 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Good tip! Thank you!!!

  7. milex

    October 28, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Exciting!

  8. Fashion Snag

    October 28, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Gonna get these!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  9. Carol Troy

    October 29, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Was just back in NYC meeting with Random House re. reissuing the book I did with Caterine Milinaire in 1975, CHEAP CHIC.
    Went to the publishing party at Rizzoli for Charles Churchward’s book on A. L. — IT’S MODERN: THE EYE AND VISUAL INFLUENCE OF ALEXANDER LIBERMAN.
    This is the must-have book!
    Here’s part of what Amazon says:
    It’s Modern is a vibrant volume that pairs Liberman’s professional efforts with his personal artwork and design. This juxtaposition, along with personal archival photographs and texts, artworks, and photographs by iconic friends and collaborators, builds a complete portrait….
    With works by Matisse, Beaton, Leibovitz, Newton, Ritts, BrassaĂŻ, Parks, Horst, Picasso, Avedon, and Penn, this engaging book is a must for lovers of fashion, art, magazines, graphic design, or photography.

  10. CayCay

    October 29, 2013 at 3:16 am

  11. mywhiteT

    October 29, 2013 at 3:29 am

    Thanks for the Tip. It sounds interesting. mywhiteT.com

  12. Charnele

    October 29, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Sounds like its a great book! Would love to read it

    xo,
    ChaCha
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com

  13. Denisa

    October 29, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Interesting information. Great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

  14. Sevan

    October 29, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I read “Them”, written by Francine Du Plessix-Gray that takes you in the fascinating world of the “power couple” of that era in New York. It’s part memoir, part biographie (heart wrenching at times) about Francine’s mother and stepfather. A must.

  15. James Pouliot

    October 29, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Hey Scott,

    I love your site and find the interviews and the insights you give into the ART world of photography to be amazing.

    It’s inspired me to set up a photography retreat in the South of France. If any of your followers love photography, they should check out my site. http://www.provencephotography.com

    All the best, James

  16. Politics and Shoes

    October 29, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Sounds like a good read! Thanks for the tip;)
    http://politicsandshoes.wordpress.com/

  17. Anna Z.

    October 29, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    “Them” is one of the best memoirs I’ve read. You know you’re in for an adventure when the opening sentence reads “My mother enjoyed claiming direct descent from Genghis Khan.”

  18. fashionsphinx

    October 31, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Thank you for the tip !

    I wrote on my blog about the Liberman book It’s Modern : The Eye and The Influence Of Alexander Liberman, by Charles Churchward . http://www.fashionsphinx.com/its-modern-the-eye-and-the-influence-of-alexander-liberman/
    Churchward is an editor, author, art director, and designer.

    Design Director at Vogue and Vanity Fair Churchward was with Condé Nast for nearly 30 years and was a protégé of former editorial director Alexander Liberman until his departure in 2008.

    This book and body of work will become a photographer’s reference , since it is edited and written through the POV of a serious player in the fashion editorial and creative business.

    The artist I represented in the 80′s : photographer and fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes was very inspired by the “rips” technique Liberman did in the 70′s with Churchward. You can see this technique used on the cover of the book. Tony’s best advertising campaign , the Genius Group , was in part an homage to that technique. You can read about it here:
    http://www.fashionsphinx.com/tony-viramontes-part-3/

    The book that just came out this month on Tony Viramontes by Dean Rhys Morgan : Bold Beautiful and Dammed is also a must get reference book .

    It is mouth-wateringly lush and gorgeous.

  19. Sara B

    November 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I read “Them” several years ago and loved it. It is one of my favorite books. So fascinating.

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