Rizzoli recently released SAVED by Diane Keaton. A visual autobiography of a kind as only Diane Keaton could tell it, via the celebrated star’s idiosyncratic and personal collections and ruminative texts, SAVED offers an unprecedented glimpse into the mind of Diane Keaton.
Rizzoli’s Pam Sommers sparked our interest with the following lines :
SAVED is impossible to pop into an easy category—it is a compendium of quixotic imagery that appeals to…Diane Keaton. She has asked who would care about what she cuts out and pastes into a scrapbook —it’s just what amuses her. But I care and you will too if your world is fed in any way by the visual and how it can be injected with new life in the hands of someone with such a keen appreciation for the beauty of the absurd.
There’s a chapter of images extracted from Clinical Diagnoses of Diseases of the Mouth—a vintage medical book she found at the Rose Bowl Flea Market that taps into her lifelong “horror of teeth”—a phobia shared by more than a few of us.
A trove of portrait transparencies that languished in storage so long that they deteriorated into even more fabulously weird and eerie images.
While many of the images are found, scrapbooked, saved, and collaged into enigmatic and compelling new visions, her own photos are also represented in a chapter titled The Ostentatious Flash—Weegee- and Arbus-esque portraits captured on Hollywood Boulevard, with her vintage Rolleiflex, over decades.
Images of dogs, statues, car crash victims, pigeons, fashion accessories, collages, houses—all gathered into enigmatic, intriguing scrapbooks her whole life and shared in these handsomely designed pages.
About the author: Diane Keaton is an Oscar-winning actress, director, and author whose books with Rizzoli include California Romantica, House, and The House That Pinterest Built. Follow her on Instagram: @Diane_Keaton.
By Diane Keaton
Hardcover / 208 pages / 10” x 12” / 200 photos
$55.00 U.S. / $75.00 CAN; £39.95 U.K.
Rizzoli New York / ISBN: 978-0-8478-7128-5