10/22/2011 08:30 am ET | Updated Dec 22, 2011

A Look At Brazilian Style From Assouline (PHOTOS)

A new book from Assouline, Brazilian Style, explores contemporary Brazil through photography of everything from tiny bikinis to musician Seu Jorge to the monumental architecture of the capital, Brasilia.

With an introduction and captions by Brazil aficionado Armand Limnander, the book "is organized like an informal encyclopedia," which makes it easy to dip in and out of pages, whether they're about the country's most famous movies -- see "City of God" -- or most famous aesthetic procedures -- see "Brazilian Wax". Apropos the latter, the amount of skin in the book is well-suited to the often sexy subject matter -- see "Dental Floss," an entry that's not about oral hygiene products.

Brazilian Style
is available for purchase at Assouline Boutiques worldwide and through

Brazilian Style from Assouline