Article: 19980101037

Title: A Sackful of Holiday Books

19980101037
00074080
200050_19980101_074080.xml
A Sackful of Holiday Books
0032-1478
Playboy
HMH Publishing Co., Inc.
Review-Books
30
30
review
Santa has a beautiful book of black-and-white photos from Powerhouse Books: Soul: Photographs by Thierry Le Goués. Models of African descent, including Naomi Campbell, Iman and Karen Alexander, are celebrated in these images, with an introduction by Veronica Webb. There are great gams in Leg (General Publishing), co-edited by Diana Edkins and Betsy Jablow, with a foreword by Donna Karan. Don't miss the sexually stimulating history lesson of Eros in Pompeii: The Erotic Art Collection of the Museum of Naples (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), by Michael Grant and Antonia Mulas. For other sybaritic pleasures, try Jamie and Jack Davies' toasts to California bubbly wine in Sparkling Harvest (Abrams) or Stefan Gabányi's Whisk(e)y (Abbeville), a complete survey of the drinker's drink. For sheer exuberance, you can't top Still Life With Bottle: Whiskey According to Ralph Steadman (Harcourt Brace). For exuberance in food, Norman's New World Cuisine (Random House), by chef Norman Van Aken with John Harrisson, will dazzle you with Latin American, Caribbean, Asian and American flavors. As a musical accompaniment to the season, The Rhino History of Rock and Roll: The Seventies (Byron Preiss/Pocket), by Eric Lefcowitz (with a CD compilation of retro hits), will give you reason to dance around the fireplace. The Ultimate Guitar Book (Knopf), by Tony Bacon, lives up to its title with pictures of instruments from the 16th century to the present. If you remember the early rock scene, you'll love the posters from one of San Francisco's historic ballrooms in The Art of the Fillmore: 1966-1971 (Acid Test Productions), by Gayle Lemke. We recommend you make your way to Cleveland to see the psychedelic exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame between now and February. If you can't make it, the next best thing is I Want to Take You Higher: The Psychedelic Era 1965-1969 (Chronicle), edited by James Henke with Parke Puterbaugh. If diamonds are a girl's best friend and you can't afford them, buy her The Nature of Diamonds (Cambridge University Press), edited by George Harlow. It's the next best thing.
Digby Diehl
30

Santa has a beautiful book of black-and-white photos from Powerhouse Books: Soul: Photographs by Thierry Le Goués. Models of African descent, including Naomi Campbell, Iman and Karen Alexander, are celebrated in these images, with an introduction by Veronica Webb. There are great gams in Leg (General Publishing), co-edited by Diana Edkins and Betsy Jablow, with a foreword by Donna Karan. Don't miss the sexually stimulating history lesson of Eros in Pompeii: The Erotic Art Collection of the Museum of Naples (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), by Michael Grant and Antonia Mulas. For other sybaritic pleasures, try Jamie and Jack Davies' toasts to California bubbly wine in Sparkling Harvest (Abrams) or Stefan Gabányi's Whisk(e)y (Abbeville), a complete survey of the drinker's drink. For sheer exuberance, you can't top Still Life With Bottle: Whiskey According to Ralph Steadman (Harcourt Brace). For exuberance in food, Norman's New World Cuisine (Random House), by chef Norman Van Aken with John Harrisson, will dazzle you with Latin American, Caribbean, Asian and American flavors. As a musical accompaniment to the season, The Rhino History of Rock and Roll: The Seventies (Byron Preiss/Pocket), by Eric Lefcowitz (with a CD compilation of retro hits), will give you reason to dance around the fireplace. The Ultimate Guitar Book (Knopf), by Tony Bacon, lives up to its title with pictures of instruments from the 16th century to the present. If you remember the early rock scene, you'll love the posters from one of San Francisco's historic ballrooms in The Art of the Fillmore: 1966-1971 (Acid Test Productions), by Gayle Lemke. We recommend you make your way to Cleveland to see the psychedelic exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame between now and February. If you can't make it, the next best thing is I Want to Take You Higher: The Psychedelic Era 1965-1969 (Chronicle), edited by James Henke with Parke Puterbaugh. If diamonds are a girl's best friend and you can't afford them, buy her The Nature of Diamonds (Cambridge University Press), edited by George Harlow. It's the next best thing.

Media
Media
Media
Photo
Media