Starting this fall, Rizzoli's New York office will begin publishing some titles in French. Although the publisher has a sister company, Flammarion, in Paris, which already publishes books in French, this marks the first time French-language editions of Rizzoli books will originate from the New York office.
The books will be sold in French-speaking Canada and France, though not in the U.S. The first six books to be published in French are Andrée Putman by Donald Albrecht; Frank Lloyd Wright: The Buildings by Alan Weintraub; Frank Gehry Houses by Mildred Friedman; Lives of Devotion by Fernando Moleres; The Velvet Underground by Lou Reed, edited by Johan Kugleberg; and Maison Martin Margiela. All the books are also on Rizzoli New York’s English-language list. Going forward, the house will release about 12 French-language titles per year.
Since all of Rizzoli’s French-language books will originate in the U.S., v-p and publisher Charles Miers is heading up the line. Flammarion will handle sales and marketing for the new imprint.