For the past four decades François Halard has had the most privileged view on the world of art, interior design, and culture. From his perch as the photographer of choice of Vogue to World of Interiors, he has captured many of the world’s most cherished spaces. Many of these have been catalogued in the first two volumes of his Rizzoli series. New Vision is the final of his three-volume magnum opus.
From film director Michelangelo Antonioni’s and actress Monica Vitti’s modernist hideaway in Sardenia to the painter Cy Twombly’s family retreat on the Italian coast, from Isamu Noguchi’s private studio in Japan to Luis Barragan’s lost masterpiece in Mexico, these are Halard’s most personal and intimate images yet published. Going beyond mere documentation, these photographs are the results of decades of a trained eye to see beyond the space into its essential soul. As the lover and collector of art and objects himself, each of Halard’s photo is a masterclass in acquiring by looking. Traversing between interior portraiture, authentication, and a cultural x-ray vision, the photographs collected here are a testament to a personal and unique visual imagination.
25 x 33 cm