Dec 17, 2009

Mario Testino's book on Rio: still time to order for X-mas!

I pretty much love any book by Taschen, but there's a new one out by them that is the perfect Xmas gift for anyone planning a trip to Brazil: Mario de Janeiro Testino.

Peruvian by birth, Testino has been fascinated by Rio de Janeiro since his earliest summer vacations. "When I was 14, on holiday, and going from my house to the beach and seeing everyone walk everywhere in their tiny bathing suits—the girls and boys were so sexy and carefree and wild—I just could not believe it."

Rio has been his muse ever since and he's used the city as backdrop for countless photo shoots (he is a regular contributor to Vanity Fair and several Vogues). 
MaRIO DE JANEIRO Testino, like the city itself, is sensual, colourful, naughty, life-loving.
Here are two photos featured in the book:

The book includes:
• Foreword by bossa nova legend Caetano Veloso
• Introduction by actress/TV personality Regina Casé
• Essay by supermodel Gisele Bündchen
• Softcover with plastic jacket—for beach reading—available in yellow, orange or red, inspired by Rio's sunsets

And click here to read about Taschen's other new book on Brazil: Bahia Style.

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