Eating at Hotel Il Pellicano.
Photographs by Juergen Teller.
248 pp., 135 color illustrations, 13½x9".
In this extraordinary cook book, Juergen Teller photographs extravagantly elegant food from the celebrated Hotel Il Pellicano in Tuscany. Known for subverting the conventions of fashion and photography, Teller here turns his eye to the complexity and originality of two-Michelin-starred food created by chef Antonio Guida. Eleven menus of five ambitiously inspirational courses encapsulate the unique, offhanded chic of the Hotel Il Pellicano, in Teller’s second photographic collaboration with this exclusive Italian retreat. One of the hippest and most beautiful destinations in the world, the Hotel Il Pellicano is a hangout for the design, fashion and art worlds. In 2011 an eponymous book-with photography by John Swope, Slim Aarons and Juergen Teller and an introduction by Bob Colacello-chronicled the glamour of this modern-day dolce vita, from the days when Emilio Pucci, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Britt Ekland and Susanna Agnelli could be found relaxing by the pool, to the carefree spirit preserved today. Edited and produced by Violette Editions and published by Rizzoli, this first book was reprinted within a year. Eating at Hotel Il Pellicano, published by Violette Editions, is a photography book whose subject is food, style and place. Each menu is named after one of today’s illustrious visitors-Missoni, Borghese, Noguchi, etc.-conjuring delicious fantasies of Italian holidays in days of endless sunshine. Writer Will Self sets the scene in a preface dispatched from his suite.