Apartamento : Paris Living Rooms, Dominique Nabokov
The second instalment in Dominique Nabokov’s holy trinity of interior photography works, it also follows the re-release of New York Living Rooms earlier this year. 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 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. It also sets the stage for the following editions in Paris and Berlin, which Apartamento will be re-issuing later in 2021.