Chronicle Books LLC

Chronicle Books is one of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the U.S.

Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 & over the years has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books. The company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format, maintaining a list that includes fine art titles in design, art, architecture, and photography.

Titles of note include Martha Zamora's Frida Kahlo: The Brush of Anguish (1990), & Nick Bantock's Griffin & Sabine (1991). Originally slated for an edition of 10,000, this interactive book became the most talked-about title of the year and a New York Times best-seller for 50 weeks. The two subsequent volumes in the trilogy, Sabine's Notebook and The Golden Mean, were also Times best-sellers. The company brought the same innovative philosophy to cookbooks with its four-color release of Sushi (1981) which sold 90,000 copies and is still in print. Chronicle Books also publishes James McNair's eye-catching cookbooks, all perennial best-sellers having sold over one million copies. The Children's list was launched in 1988 and has published the best-selling Mama, Do You Love Me? (over one million copies in hardcover), Ten Little Rabbits (450,000 copies) and N.C. Wyeth's Pilgrims (100,000 copies). The list has grown to include not only traditional picture books but affordable paperbacks, board books, plush toys, and novelty merchandise. In 1992, Chronicle Books launched its Gift division to develop ancillary products such as the Griffin & Sabine address book and writing box, the best-selling 52 Deck series, and a motorcycle journal and address book based on the Harley-Davidson image archives.

Introducing selected titles:

Chronicle Books LLC - NeoPopRealism JournalR.E.M: HELLO - photographs by David Belisle with introduction by Michael Stipe - published by Chronicle Books in June 2008.
The publication of this book coincides with the release of R.E.M's 14th album Accelerate in April 2008. By Rolling Stones magazine R.E.M. has been named as "America's Best Rock and Roll Band." This band rose on the top from cult college radio status to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide. R.E.M. inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. David Belisle has been traveled with this band over the past 6 years photographing their tours, captured their lives on-stage and off-stage. This lavishly illustrated book contains 175 of his color and black-and-white photographs, which were collected with handwritten captions by the band. This unique and historical title contains previously unseen photos of the personal re-collectors of concerts, video shoots, travels...
R.E.M.'s fans can access exclusive book's content at where they will find their downloads, limited edition posters, a behind-the-scenes tour blog. David Belisle is a Seattle-based photographer and has worked with R.E.M., Tiny Vipers, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Mudhoney, and others.

The NASCAR Family AlbumThe NASCAR: Family Album by H.A. Branham published by Chronicle Books in 2007. Daytona Beach, Florida, became the Birthplace of NASCAR & of the SPEED. NASCAR is the fastest growing sport in the USA. This sport has evolved from a Southern curiosity to blockbuster national television deals. But one thing has remained the same: the significance of Frances family, first in the foundation, & then the growth, of NASCAR.
The Frances - Bill Sr. & his wife Anne, with son Bill Jr. & Jim - set the standard: God-fearing but fun-loving, tough but fair, close-knit & hard-working. The Frances built NASCAR from the ground up. Also they had help from the Flocks, the Pettys, the Pearsons, the Earnhardts, the Allisons, the Jarretts, the Labontes, the Wallaces & the Waltrips, & many more.
This unique title honors families who have contributed to the sport's success, who have lived the lifestyle, who are now legend.
H.A. Brandham was born in Indianapolis. He was an assistant sports editor, at the Tampa (FLA) Tribune, where he had covered auto racing for 15 years. He is a winner of the several writing awards. He is the author of the 1996 book Sampras: A Legend In The Works, & The NASCAR Vault (2004). He lives in Florida.

CartierCartier by Hans Nadelhoffer published in the United States in 2007 by Chronicle Books LLC. First published in the UK in 2007 by Thames & Hudson Ltd.
When Louis-Francois Cartier established his first business (1847), there were few indications that greatness lay ahead.
"It was in the service of consumer society that Cartier's scored its most triumphant successes. Between 1904 & 1939 the firm received 15 letters patent appointing it official supplier to various royal households, from that of King Edward VII of Great Britain & Ireland to those of King Paramindr Maha Chublongkorn of Siam & King Zog of Albania.
From a sociological point of view, one of Cartier's jewels might guarantee entry into a society which depend for its survival upon imitation & plagiarism..." Hans Hadelhoffer wrote in his introduction.
Fully illustrated (with more than 500 illustrations) this book chronicles the legend that is Cartier. Hans Hadelhoffer reveals the true stories behind each collection & item, from its current predominance over the world of high fashion to the jeweler's modest beginnings in mid-nineteenth-century Paris.
Hans Nadelhoffer is a Christie's jewelry expert. He spent 3 years analyzing the Cartier' archives in Paris, NY & London in preparation for compiling this fascinating & breathtaking book, which he dedicated to Ralf Esmerian...

ChihulyThe Art of Dale Chihuly by Timothy Anglin Burgard published by Chronicle Books in 2008. This book published on the occasion of a major exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco - Dale Chihuly's most important installation to date. For more than four decades, Dale Chihuly has dazzled viewers from all over the world with his unique glass sculptures and installations. He is one of the most famous artists working today. Chihuly create pioneering works , his ambition, scale, and quality have earned critical respect and popular acclaim. His work has transcended traditional art-world categories by elevating the medium of glass to a fine-art form.
The original essay by Timothy Anglin Burgard expands the discussion of Dale's work beyond the postwar American studio glass movement to a large art historical context, and describes technical and aesthetic innovations. The fabulous photographs in this account reproduce Chihuly's major thematic series and captured magic of his work.

Lobel\'s Meat Bible
Lobel’s Meat Bible: All You Need to Know About Meat And Poultry from America’s Master Butchers
by Stanley, Evan, Mark, and David Lobel with Mary Goodbody and David Whiteman published by Chronicle Books in 2009. Selecting and cooking meat is what authors do best and they want their readers and customers got the most from their purchases. They decided to write this book with hope that this will help both home cooks and professionals choose the right cut for a specific dish. For generations their family has been supplying New York customers with the highest quality meat and poultry. Over the years, they have become recognized experts in their field. Fully illustrated, this book is an invaluable guide into the world of selecting and cooking meat, and aim to make you a better meet cook.

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