March 27, 2018

THIS IS NOT A BOOK

A retrospective of Annie Leibovitz’s work

“This is not a book,” says manager of the Taschen Library at The Joule, Erin Johnson, flipping through Annie Leibovitz with white gloves. “At this massive scale, with the variety of photography, and the fact that it’s signed… This is art.”

Art indeed. Limited to just 9,000 copies, the limited-edition, SUMO-sized work showcases highlights from one of this generation’s most influential photographers. The project took several years to develop for Taschen—a thoughtful compilation of Leibovitz’s most iconic images, celebrity portraiture, and photographs that’ve rarely (and sometimes never before) been seen.

“Some other books devoted to Leibovitz only cover her portraits, or her more recent work,” says Johnson. “This covers the full span of her career—over 40 years of images, beginning with what she shot in the ’70s for Rolling Stone magazine.”

This collector’s edition is available with one of four covers— Whoopi Goldberg, Keith Haring, David Byrne, Patti Smith—and comes with a display stand by the acclaimed industrial designer Marc Newson.

As with any good work of art, Annie Leibovitz is best displayed with an expert’s touch. The Taschen team offers white-glove delivery and installation for local clients. (Complimentary shipping for hotel guests from out of town.) And in celebration of Dallas Arts Month, any purchase of Annie Leibovitz will also come with a complimentary night’s stay at The Joule.

The Details: Taschen Library at The Joule, 1530 Main Street. Complimentary valet parking. Room must be booked May 1–July 31, 2018. Dates based on availability.