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
Collection Privée Benno Graziani
Let Me In! Mario Testino
Self Service Spring/Summer 2008
Field Trips Robert Smithson/Bernd & Hilla Becher
Marilyn: A Biography Norman Mailer
The Rolling Stones: The First Twenty Years David Dalton
Close Up Martin Schoeller
Photographs of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and her library © 2009 Todd Selby. All Rights Reserved.