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New York // Berlin // Paris

Dominque Nabokov's Living Room Books

are considered the holy trinity of interior photography books.

New York Living Rooms

New York Living Rooms is the first instalment of Dominique Nabokov’s interior photography works, re-issued by Apartamento Publishing more than two decades after it was first published in 1998. Originally commissioned as a photo essay for the New Yorker in 1995, it offers a frank and intimate study of the interior living spaces of some of the city’s most fabled cultural figures, including Susan Sontag, Norman Mailer, Louise Bourgeois, Francesco Clemente, Allen Ginsberg, and Joan Didion.

With nothing added and nothing altered, Nabokov calls these images her interior ‘portraits’. Some spaces are indulgent and ostentatious, others shelter the bare necessities, but Nabokov simply records them all for her fellow voyeurs and leaves us to decipher the rest. Long out of print, this updated edition brings back to life an era of New York City history, seen through Nabokov’s original Polaroid photos and the original introduction by English poet James Fenton.

$65 – In Stock
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Berlin Living Rooms

“When I received an invitation from the American Academy in Berlin to spend a few months in the German capital, I knew it would be my last chance to at last make Berlin Living Rooms. The Berlin of 2014 was a far cry from the divided and battered Berlin of the 1960s and 1970s I had known. It was now a glorious city where all the young people of the world wanted to move and where many famous artists had chosen to work. The Berliner Luft was still contagious. I embarked on my voyeuristic journey with the gusto and curiosity of a new visitor.”
—Dominique Nabokov

Berlin Living Rooms features original photography by Dominique Nabokov and texts by American novelist Darryl Pinckney and ZEIT magazine editor Christoph Amend.

$65 – In Stock
Text 416 556 6278 to schedule a pickup.

Paris Living Rooms

Apartamento is excited to re-release Paris Living Rooms almost two decades after it was first published in 2002. The second instalment in Dominique Nabokov’s interior photography trilogy. Nabokov calls these images her interior ‘portraits’ and across 132 pages we’re offered an intimate study of Parisian society from the early 2000s, with the living spaces of Yves Saint Laurent, Nan Goldin, Gérard Depardieu, Carine Roitfeld, Yvon Lambert, and Andrée Putman, plus many others, featured throughout.

With nothing added and nothing altered, Nabokov simply records these spaces for her fellow voyeurs and leaves us to decipher the rest. Long out of print, this updated edition brings back to life an era of the city’s history, seen through Nabokov’s original Polaroid photos, together with the original introduction by the late interior designer Andrée Putman.

$65 – In Stock
Text 416 556 6278 to schedule a pickup.

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