Phaidon is to publish a "visual autobiography" by Rihanna, a large-format 505-page volume with 1,000 photos, including never before seen images.
The publisher said Rihanna, out on 24th October, would cover everything from her Barbados childhood and private moments with friends to sold-out world tours.
Rihanna said: "I am so excited to share this collection of incredible images. 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.”
Phaidon c.e.o, Keith Fox, said: “We are excited and proud to publish this incredible book by this extremely talented and influential woman. Rihanna is such an important and groundbreaking artist, style icon, and entrepreneur and we are looking forward to sharing her fascinating life with a larger audience.”
The large-format trade edition book includes more than 1,000 photographs and 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.
In addition Phaidon and Rihanna have collaborated with The Haas Brothers on three limited editions, including one called This Sh*t is Heavy, incorporating a copy of 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.