Hill of Content Summer Catalogue 2016/17 - Page 21

Alexander McQueen: Unseen Robert Fairer Bolshoi Confidential Simon Morrison Absolutely on Music Haruki Murakami HB $95.00 Robert Fairer—US Vogue’s exclusive backstage photographer for over a decade—opens up his archive for the first time, revealing stunning photographs that were, until now, one of fashion’s best-kept secrets. Tracing McQueen’s entire career from the 1990s to his final collection, Alexander McQueen: Unseen celebrates the singular beauty of the designer’s creations and the intense behind-thescenes work of McQueen’s trusted collaborators. PB $34.99 In 2013, an assailant threw acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin. The crime dragged one of Russia's most illustrious institutions into scandal. Under Vladimir Putin, the Bolshoi Theatre has been called on to preserve Russia's artistic legacy. As Simon Morrison shows in this tour-deforce account, the attack, and its aftermath, underscored the importance of the Bolshoi to the art of ballet, to Russia, and to the world. HB $45.00 Before turning his hand to writing, Haruki Murakami ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and the power of music permeates every one of his books. Now, in Absolutely on Music, Murakami fulfils a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk about their shared interest. Transcribed from conversations about the nature of music and writing, this book gives readers a glimpse into the minds of two maestros. Music for Life Fiona Maddocks Studio of the South Martin Bailey Clay Amber Creswell Bell HB $29.99 How does music reflect the key moments in our lives? How do we choose the works that inspire, delight, comfort or console? Fiona Maddocks selects 100 classical works from across nine centuries, arguing passionately, persuasively and at times obstinately for their inclusion, putting each work in its cultural and musical context, discussing omissions, suggesting alternatives and always putting the music first. HB $39.99 Studio of the South tells the story of Van Gogh's period in Arles, when his powers were at their height. This book reveals discoveries that throw new light on the legendary artist and give a definitive account of his fifteen months spent in Arles, including his collaboration with Gauguin. Unsold in his lifetime, many of the paintings Van Gogh made in Arles have since been recognised as some of the greatest works of art ever created. HB $60.