Book Club #21: Tom House: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles
#MustHave! It is a pleasure to announce the Rizzoli release of Tom House: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles. The book is edited by Michael Reynolds, and offers an immersive glimpse into the private, domestic world of Tom of Finland, one of the twentieth century’s most revolutionary artists.
Nestled in a leafy, residential section of Los Angeles is the house were Tom of Finland lived and worked during the last decade of his life. Part shrine, part haven, part art-historical archive and part utopian collective, the house serves as a living tribute to the the artists’s astonishing oeuvre and his radical vision of unapologetic homoerotic sexuality. Offered to the reader as an intimate view of the man behind the hyper masculine imagery, the book moves from art-filled room to art-filled room, dining room to dungeon. Almost every surface of the house is covered in work made by Tom himself, or by those he influenced and inspired.
For additional insight, the book includes rarely seen preparatory sketches and unfinished drawings by the artist.
About the Author
Michael Reynolds is a New York–based creative director, editorial stylist, exhibition and set designer, advertising director, curator, and visual brand consultant. He helped to create Wallpaper* Magazine, for which he currently serves as U.S. editor.
TOM HOUSE: TOM OF FINLAND IN LOS ANGELES By Michael Reynolds
Essay by Mayer Rus / Photography by Martyn Thompson
Hardcover / 256 pages / 8” x 11” / 200 color & b/w photographs and images
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4811-9 // Publication date: March 2016