New Lady Gaga Photo Book: "One of the most … provocative … and coveted books of the holiday season"?
Gaga for Lady Gaga? Well, now, thanks to Hachette Book Group imprint Grand Central Publishing, you will be able to buy "a book of never-before-seen photographs of Lady Gaga taken by renowned photographer Terry Richardson. Lady Gaga will write the foreword to the book," according to a press release issued today by Grand Central Publishing.
The book, which Grand Central is billing as "a visual dialogue between Lady Gaga and Terry Richardson," is scheduled for release on Nov. 22.
Jamie Raab, executive vice president and publisher of Grand Central Publishing, said in the press release, "We are proud to be publishing this remarkable collaboration between Lady Gaga and Terry Richardson, and anticipate that it will be one of the most stunning, provocative and coveted books of the 2011 holiday season."
Raab acquired world rights to the book from William Morris Endeavor Entertainment in association with Atom Factory. Taschen Books will publish a very limited edition of the book to be released the following year.
The book will showcase more than 350 (of the 100,000 taken) color and black-and-white photographs shot during a 10-month period during which Richardson trailed Lady Gaga and was given "complete access to her everyday life, with nothing being off limits," according to Grand Central. "Beginning with Lollapalooza in August 2010 to the February 2011 Grammy Awards ... to the final shows of her Monster Ball tour ..., Richardson brilliantly captures the intimate, random, behind-the-scenes moments of Lady Gaga in both her professional and personal life."
Richardson is a world-famous photographer, whose editorial work has appeared in magazines such as French Vogue, British Vogue, GQ, and Harper's Bazaar.