Six new photo books with a fashionable edge.
Davies + Starr Fashionable Edge
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From images of peruvian musicians to Italian gangsters in black and white, here are six stylish new photography books vying for space on your coffee table. In Funkytown (Damiani, $50), photographer Dean Freeman documents some 25 years of global rock and roll–celebrity bohemia, underground and after hours.
Art photographer Hans Eijkelboom's obsessive catalogue of hundreds of people on city streets—their clothes and body language—in Paris, New York, Shanghai (Aperture, $49.95) is subtle and revealing.
A social history of a classic New York hotel, The Carlyle (Assouline, $75) overflows with archival photos of prominent guests, from Marilyn Monroe to Princess Diana.
In a tribute to his hometown, fashion lensman Mario Testino collects the work of Peruvian artists and photographers in Lima Peru (Damiani, $65), which has an introduction by novelist Mario Vargas Llosa.
Fashion editor and photographer Michael Roberts's Shot in Sicily (7L, $55) is a 20-year retrospective of his dramatic pictures of the island and its people.
And Parisiennes (Flammarion, $49.95) celebrates the women of the City of Light throughout the 20th century—paragons of style in every decade.