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A History of Men's Fashion
Traces the development of men's clothing from the eighteenth century to the present, and describes fashion trends. Out of print book in excellent condition. rare.
A House by the Sea by Bunny Williams
Tastemaker, author, and renowned designer, Bunny Williams has been at the top of the interior design world for more than 40 years. This book is something of a sequel to her acclaimed and much-beloved interior design book, An Affair with a House, this time taking Williams's Punta Cana retreat, La Colina, as its subject. Designed and custom-built by Williams and noted antiques collector and dealer John Rosselli, La Colina is a colonial villa tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the Carribean sea. The book explores and celebrates every facet of the property; from outdoor rooms, garden plantings and design, to the glorious...
A House is not a Home by Bruce Weber
This is an insight into the idiosyncratic flourishes which make a house into a home. Photographer Bruce Weber takes the reader around the world, looking at how creative individuals' homes reflect their own particular personalities. Here are interiors and exteriors, panoramas and details: Siegfried and Roy's tiger-striped (and tiger-filled) Las Vegas suite; Georgia O'Keefe's ghost ranch in New Mexico; Chris Isaak's childhood home in suburban California; the Duchess of Devonshire's stately home in England; Andrew Wyeth's Maine lighthouse retreat; and Weber's own Montana ranch, among others.
Alexander McQueen
Fashion is a big bubble, and sometimes I feel like popping it.' Alexander McQueen, 2009 This definitive publication on Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) invites you into the creative mind and world of one of Britain's most brilliant, daring and provocative designers, and the many themes and references that shaped his visionary fashion collections. Accompanying the V&A's landmark exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, and taking the key themes of the exhibition of tailoring, gothic, primitivism, naturalism and futurism, this comprehensive catalogue features previously unseen material as well as groundbreaking essays ...
Architectural Digest: Autobiography of a Magazine 1920-2010
The first and authoritative story of the rise of interior design from an intimate trade industry to celebrity decorators of today, as seen through the eyes of Architectural Digest and intimately told by Paige Rense--the magazine's iconic former editor-in-chief for over four decades. Respected as the international authority on architecture and design, Architectural Digest magazine gives readers an exclusive look into the most spectacular properties and private homes of celebrities and cultural figures, highlighting the work of the world's top architects, designers, and interior decorators. This volume celebrates the ev...
Balearic Retreats
This book, superbly illustrated, provides some of the Balearic Islands most luxurious residences. The sun-drenched Mediterranean Islands offer a beautiful natural landscape which has made them famous throughout the world. Mallorca, the largest island, has a long coastline which makes it a paradise for beach lovers. Ibiza is without doubt the destination for international rich and famous. Less well-known, the inland areas of Ibiza are much more tranquil and present a great location for anyone looking for total relaxation. Less visited and more unspoiled are the islands of Formentera and Menorca which are a haven for th...
Balenciaga
The book contains page after page of Balenciaga's most fabulous creations. The photos are wonderful and pictorially tell a story of how Balenciaga evolved both as a designer and as a businessman, - and the book isn't shy about his faults and shortcomings, either, which is refreshing. Text in French. Out of print hardback book with dustwrapper and slipcase
Balenciaga and his legacy by Myra Walker
Born in 1895 in a remote fishing village in Spain, Cristobal Balenciaga learned sewing and tailoring at his mother's knee. By 1937, the talented and persistent young man had opened his own design salon in Paris, and in the years following World War II he emerged as a designer to be reckoned with in the world of haute couture. The House of Balenciaga grew to serve an international clientele from locations in Paris, Madrid, and Barcelona, and from 1937 to its closing in 1968 created some of the most outstanding and innovative examples of French and Spanish haute couture of the era. This beautifully illustrated book presen...
Bals: Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century
From the twilight of the Romanov dynasty through les années folles of Art Deco Paris to the jet-set seventies, Bals explores the nine grandest private costume parties of the twentieth century, in the most beautiful book ever produced on the subject.
Beauty at Home: Aerin Lauder
Extravagant and fun to be around, Estée Lauder, Aerin's grandmother, loved jewelry and chocolate-covered marshmallows. She adored flowers and rooms full of exuberant patterns. When Aerin was a child, weekend visits with Estée meant ice-cream-and-late-night-TV adventures and spending time together at her grandmother's dressing-room table with its intriguing lipsticks and creams. From an early age, Aerin understood that Estée's passion for family was equal to her love of beauty. Now, Aerin has made this legacy her own. For the first time, she shares memories of the family celebrations and world travel that formed he...
Blumenfeld: A Fetish for Beauty
By the mid-1950s, Erwin Blumenfeld's fame had spread throughout the USA and Europe to make him the world's most highly paid photographer. This study discusses the life and work of this extraordinary man. Highly inventive, he developed his own idiosyncratic language, using solarization and negative printing, double and multiple exposures and a host of hybrid techniques. The work also brings together a retrospective selection of Blumenfeld's diverse achievements including drawings, collages and photographs of all genres.
British Embassies: Their Diplomatic and Architectural History
British Embassies have a special role in our history. They represent our country in bricks and stone and have often expressed – at least in the eyes of foreigners – our national character. Whether they are Lutyens buildings in Washington, grand palaces in Europe, beautiful old colonial buildings in Asia, or secure compounds in the Middle East, they all have stories to tell and reveal the changing face of British diplomacy. A mixture of history, architectural description, diplomacy and anecdote, this large format picture book covers Residences and embassies in twenty-six countries to provide an authoritative tex...
Café Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists: 1920 to 1960
Exclusive, extravagant, and beautiful, these cosmopolitan socialites were the patrons who galvanized the phenomenal success of the greatest creators of the early twentieth century. It was a whirlwind of sumptuously-decorated villas and yachts, up-and-coming haute couture and jewelry designers, and elite evening parties, immortalized by fashion photographers like Cecil Beaton. Combining elegance and fantasy, the members of the Café Society enjoyed a sophisticated, avant-garde lifestyle. Some of the century’s most original talents―from Cole Porter to Yves Saint Laurent―stepped into the limelight via the Café Socie...
Capital Houses: Historic Residences of Washington D.C. and Its Environs, 1735-19...
Washington's history of domestic architecture offers a remarkable range of periods, styles, and types yet, unlike the city's great monuments and civic buildings, its documentation and in-depth studies have been scarce. Architectural and social historian James M. Goode and award-winning photographer Bruce White fill that void with their magnificent study of Washington's historic residences that will come as a revelation even to those who think they know the city. Capital Houses examines the history of Washington's domestic architecture over a period of nearly 250 years through an outstanding collection of 56 historic ...
Cecil Beaton at Home: An Interior Life
Cecil Beaton (1904 1980) was one of twentieth- century Britain s Renaissance men: photographer, costume designer, set designer, playwright, creator of fashion fabrics, and writer on raffine interiors and the personalities who inhabited them. He also happened to be a fine interior decorator. Cecil Beaton at Home focuses on two homes dear to Beaton s heart Ashcombe House, near the Wiltshire village of Tollard Royal, and Reddish House, located in Broad Chalke, another village in the same county as well as London's Pelham Place and Beaton s New York hotel suites. Simultaneously a retreat, an inspiration, a photographer s st...
Cecil Beaton: The Authorised Biography by Hugo Vickers
This superbly written and lively biography, illustrated with Beaton's own photographs and sketches, captures all the complex fragments of Beaton's kaleidoscopic personality, of the unique artist and photographer, and society man and friend of Garbo. This particular volume is inscribed by its author, Hugo Vickers to Cecil Beaton's personal secretary, Eileen Hose. Scarce.
Cecil Beaton: The New York Years
The definitive book on the legendary photographer's life in New York City, with many never-before-seen images and reminiscences by his closest friends and confidants. From the 1930s, when he helped revolutionize fashion journalism, through the 1960s, when he launched headlong into the Pop art era, London-based photographer Cecil Beaton brought to New York City his own perspective--aristocratic, sexually ambiguous, and theatrical. At the same time, New York offered Beaton innumerable opportunities to reinvent himself and his career. "Cecil Beaton: The New York Years" features sketches, costumes, set designs, previously u...
Celebrity: The photographs of Terry o Neill
Celebrity' is often compared to fame but its linguistic roots also leave room for celebration and honour. In that sense celebrity is closer to star quality than to mere renown, the state of being famous. In this sumptuously illustrated book we find Tom Cruise, Brigitte Bardot, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Joan Collins, Michael Caine, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery and people who have superseded the fads of reputation and proved their celebrity longevity. The range of Terry O'Neill's celebrity portraits is incredible. From Audrey Hepburn to Naomi Campbell, from Frank Sinatra to Kate Moss - this is a true celebrati...
Celia Birtwell (Deluxe edition in box)
This lavish, multi-layered book - the first to be published on Celia - delves into her work and eventful life. The special box set with beautifully designed cloth cover includes a signed copy of the book along with a scarf designed just for this limited edition of 250 copies - shortly to be a much-sought after collector's item.
Christian Dior by Francoise Giroud and Sacha Van Dorssen
Francoise Giroud and Sacha Van Dorssen's book "Christian Dior" is a huge, expensive volume chock-full of full-page B&W and color photography of many of the master's greatest couture creations.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior. It was in 1947 that Christian Dior presented his first collection and heralded the birth of a new fashion silhouette for women. After the austerity of the war years, the cinched waistlines, full skirts and soft shoulders of the New Look came to embody a revival of Parisian luxury. Paris regained its place as the global capital of fashion and the name of Dior became a synonym for haute couture. For this book, seventy of the most memorable looks created Christian Dior and his successors – Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simon...
Collection du Baron de Rede Provenant De L' Hotel Lambert
Sotheby's, Paris, 2005. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 2 volume set - Volume I: Mobilier, Objets d'Art, Tableaux et Livres. Volume II: Orfèvrerie, Porcelaine, Verrerie, Bijoux et Memorabilia. French and English text. Pair of catalogues for the sale of the collection of Baron De Rede. Features important furniture and works of art as well as memorabilia. Includes works by Henri Gervex, Jean Cocteau, Cecil Beaton and others. Lavish colour illustrations throughout. Bound in original pictorial wraps. Volumes housed in cream slipcase envelope. An important sale, with great reference works
Costa Smeralda: 50 years of Dolce Vita in Sardinia
There are dozens of books on Costa Smeralda, but none of them has been able to pair pictured views of the most beautiful place on Earth with glittery, classy images on the glamorous lifestyle of the Coast as good as this one.
David Downton Portraits of the World's Most Stylish Women
The first monograph on the internationally renowned fashion artist David Downton. With a foreword by Christian Lacroix, and an afterword by Dita Von Teese, this book showcases more than 150 of David's drawings of celebrated women from the worlds of film, fashion and style. The illustrations are enlivened by fascinating anecdotes revealing behind-the-scenes stories, and by specially commissioned photographs documenting the glamour of portrait sittings in London, Paris and New York.
David Hicks Scrapbooks
Iconic deisigner David Hicks (1929–1998) wowed the English decorating world with his bold geometric prints, electrifying color combinations, and quirky mix of antique and contemporary furniture. Thanks to his prodigious talents, his gift for publicity, and his connection to the royal family through his wife, Lady Pamela Mountbatten (cousin of Prince Philip), Hicks attracted an A-list clientele. For decades, Hicks documented every salient moment of his life in scrapbooks, amassing 24 volumes filled with press clippings, invitations, swatches of his signature textiles, sketches of interiors, magazine articles on his pro...
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