Rihanna releases first visual autobiography | The Music Universe

Bio features intimate moments from her life and creative journey to be published by Phaidon

Phaidon is publishing a first visual autobiography Rihanna, giving fans a stunning visual narrative from the international cultural icon. From her childhood in Barbados to her worldwide tours, from quintessential fashion moments to private time with friends and family, the book showcases intimate photographs her life as a musician, performer, designer, and entrepreneur. The book will be available October 24th.

“I am so excited to share this collection incredible images,” states Rihanna. “I’m very grateful to the talented photographers and artists who contributed. We’ve been working on the book for over five years and I’m really happy to be able to finally share it with everybody.”

The large-format trade edition book (12-5/8 x 16-1/2 inches) includes more than 1,000 photographs, many being published here for the first time. Impeccably produced, this sumptuous 504-page book also contains 11 special inserts, including a removable poster, and seven gatefolds. The cover features a stunning color photograph and wrap-around cloth binding. Weighing in at 15 pounds, the book comes in a printed black carrying case and is available wherever books are sold.

In addition to the large-format trade edition Rihanna, Phaidon and Rihanna have collaborated with The Haas Brothers on three limited editions. “This Sh*t is Heavy,” the Fenty x Phaidon edition, available October 10th, includes a copy the book that features a cover with two black and white photographs, a cloth binding, and a custom-designed tabletop bookstand inspired by Rihanna’s hands. The Luxury Supreme edition, available November 20th, is signed and numbered by Rihanna and The Haas Brothers. The book for this edition is bound in a custom-made black fabric with an inset, matte black, laser-cut steel grille, completed with the “Drippy + The Brain” stand, a gold toned, cast-resin tabletop bookstand covered with a bespoke black vermiculated fabric. The book and stand together weigh 126 pounds. These editions are exclusively available at TheRihannaBook.com. The three artists also collaborated on an Ultra Luxury Supreme edition, entitled “Stoner,” a custom-sculpted marble pedestal to showcase the Luxury Supreme book. Each pedestal, in the edition ten, is exclusively designed to cradle the book and is hand carved in Nazaré, Portugal from a unique piece solid Pele de Tigre marble, with a st eggshell finish.