Giambattista Valli

Italian designer Giambattista Valli proposes A10 as an essay on the topic “what is beauty?” with contributions from many contemporary artists, photographers and influential style icons including Louise Bourgeois, Nan Goldin, Chiara Clemente, Lucio Fontana, David Hicks, Richard Avedon, Slim Aarons, Iman and the late Corinne Day.

Join Valli on his inspiring journey through a raw underworld of beauty, juxtaposed by a glamorous and decadent bygone era.

“Take my hand and I will walk you through the fragments of my encounters with beauty, which time and time again have brought me to new doors, to unknown rooms and landscapes.”

Table of Contents

The Philosophy Of Yves Saint Laurent

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Lost Beauty

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Bodies as Landscapes

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La Questionnaire

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Structures & Textures

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Beauty Seen From The Front Row

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Gestures Of Movement

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A Dream You Dream Alone Is Only A Dream.

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We Do Not Remember Days

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Captured By Venus

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Opulence & Eclecticism

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La Questionnaire

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A Conscious Mind

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Timeless Influence

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Mattress

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Staged Beauty

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Fate Is Written In The Face

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Oh Dreammaker You Heart Breaker

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Art Mirrors Life

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Find Beauty Not Only In The Thing Itself

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La Questionnaire

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Sweet The Memory Is To Me

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Beauty

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Self-portraits

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Beauty Is A Trap

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La Beauté: Savoir la decouvrir

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George Lying on the bed
Corinne Day

Ralph McWilliams
George Platt Lynes

Sophia Loren
Richard Avedon

A Dream You Dream Alone Is Only A Dream.
Jack Pierson & François Halard

Eric Boman, Saint-Tropez
Peter Schlesinger

Still-life composition designed by Mrs. Enid Annenberg
Horst P. Horst

Fitting I
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Mattress
Robert Mapplethorpe

Jackie Onassis at an ‘April in Paris’ ball
Slim Aarons

Whispers of Memory and Beauty
Chiara Clemente & Nathaniel Kilcer

Saint Jerome in Meditation
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio