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Julia Restoin-Roitfeld's Library

Muito obrigada to my friend Sil for when I visited her blog Li em Algum Lugar, or in English "I read somewhere," I remembered that we have yet to explore the library of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. As you can see in the photographs of her apartment taken by Todd Selby last year, Julia has an admirable collection of books but an aversion to shelves. Instead she stacks her books neatly against one wall of her living room, ever so chic and minimalist.

Clearly her brother Vladimir is not the only one in the family with a taste for photography and art, along with film these topics are the focus in most of the volumes seen here with chronologically archived issues of Vogue Paris comprising the remainder. Following is a list of les livres de Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. A few of the titles are out of print but I have linked to more information about the books if available. What are your thoughts on Mademoiselle Restoin-Roitfeld's library?

Portraits Richard Avedon

Small Wars An-My Lê

Woman in the Mirror: 1945-2004 Richard Avedon

Nudes Thomas Ruff

Tempo, Tempo! The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt Elizabeth Otto

Chanel

Collection Privée Benno Graziani

Let Me In! Mario Testino

Self Service Spring/Summer 2008

Basic Forms of Industrial Buildings

Field Trips Robert Smithson/Bernd & Hilla Becher

Saul Leiter: Early Color

Peter Beard, Volumes I and II

Brigitte Bardot

Marilyn: A Biography Norman Mailer

The Rolling Stones: The First Twenty Years David Dalton

Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph

Christian Dior

Close Up Martin Schoeller

The Polaroid Book

Photographs of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and her library © 2009 Todd Selby. All Rights Reserved.

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Reader Comments (8)

The simplicity of image one is magnificent! More over, I love that her floor is polished so well that one can read the book titles off it! My type of woman - tidy, has a great book collection and loves a LBD.

15 avril 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMilla

Hi, Milla! I am so glad that you noted the detail of the reflecting floors, isn't it gorgeous?!

15 avril 2010 | Registered Commenterkellina

I love the Roitfeld, the mother and the daughter. Julia is so sexy but manages to keep a chic and clean touch. When I see her library, I understand the origin of her fabulous style.

15 avril 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMadame M

Bonjour, Madame M! Thank you so much for visiting. May I add, however, that her mother as well as her library may have influenced that fabulous style?

; )

15 avril 2010 | Registered Commenterkellina

I loved the surprise! That's the reason why we want to be a Roitfeld or Battaglia. Books and magazines help to turn us better persons. I hope that now you understand the post. Muito obrigada e beijos do Brazil! www.liemalgumlugar.blogspot.com

15 avril 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSil Nascimento

Sil, I am so glad you liked it! I am thrilled that you took the time to make such a long translation for me, muito obrigada! Thank you also for making the wonderful point in the comment above, books give us dreams and ways to make them happen, they are quite magical.

Beijos!

15 avril 2010 | Registered Commenterkellina

She only keeps that many books in her flat? I'd die of boredom if my books weren't at least waist-high in a pile- and I'm only a poor college student, haha. But then, the lady has easy access to Vogue Paris- and as reading/looking-at material, that is pretty fantastic. And lucky her, having big books that are easy to stack.

Love the shiny floor, though. Whoever cleans it deserves a medal.

18 avril 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDru

Hi, Dru! Interesting observation, between the number of books and the lack of shelves, i interpret this as she is not planning to stay.

; )

The floors are gorgeous, I concur.

18 avril 2010 | Registered Commenterkellina

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