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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.
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...
Around That Time: Horst at Home in Vogue
Vogue s Book of Houses, Gardens, People (1968) was a landmark publication for decorating books, and it chronicles an important chapter in the history of Vogue. Vogue's Horst P. Horst, a leading fashion photographer of his time, developed an intense interest in seeing the world s great homes and meeting their owners; beginning in the early 1960s, he journeyed into an elite world that would soon be lost. With accompanying lyrical essays about homes and their occupants by the famed writer Valentine Lawford (Horst s partner in work and life), the book is a virtual who s who of society, politics, and the arts in the mid-20th...
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.
Beautiful People of the Café Society: Scrapbooks by the Baron de Cabrol
The glamorous aristocrats Daisy and Fred de Cabrol formed one of the most prominent twentieth-century high society couples on the international scene. Leading members of the exclusive café society, they socialized with the biggest names in the haut monde―from the Maharani of Kapurthala, to Queen Amelia of Portugal, to their close friends the Windsors. The couple attended every lavish ball of the era and was sure to catch the eye of fashion photographers such as Cecil Beaton at sumptuous parties thrown by Etienne de Beaumont or Marie-Laure Venice. The Winter Ball organized by the Baronne de Cabrol for her charity L’...
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.
Chanel: The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns
When Karl Lagerfeld was named at the helm of the fashion house in 1983, he set out to radically shake up and update its image – not only through bold collections but also, from 1987 onwards, by choosing to shoot the house’s campaigns himself, a move that was unprecedented for a fashion designer. Conceived in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld and the House of Chanel, this definitive publication opens with an essay by Patrick Mauriès before exploring the campaigns themselves, organized chronologically. A carefully curated selection of images showcases hundreds of spectacular clothes worn by the top fashion models ...
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: The Spirit of Perfumes
The year 1947 was a crucial one for Christian Dior. It was then that the fashion designer simultaneously founded his maison and his perfume factory in Paris The success of Christian Dior's first essence, Miss Dior, was so outstanding as to leave its permanent mark in history. Ten years on from the founding of his perfume factory, on 24 October 1957, Christian Dior's untimely death conferred a new dimension to a decade characterised by an uncommon destiny. Text in English and French. Paperback edition only
Coco Chanel: Three Weeks 1962
Here is a distinctly unique look at the woman who transformed twentieth century fashion. No stranger to photographing some of the world's most beloved icons, including Man Ray, Marilyn Monroe, and Judy Garland, among countless others, Douglas Kirkland fixed his lens on Chanel for twenty-one days in 1962. Sent to Paris on assignment for Look magazine, Kirkland ended up living with Chanel for three weeks, catching both the public and the intimate moments of Chanel's daily life. This collection of never-before-seen photographs is as staggeringly beautiful as it is an impassioned portraiture, shedding new light on one of...
Coco Chanel:three weeks. 1962.   Limited Edition
This special edition, limited to 100 copies, offers a luxe edition of the book with French fold jacket and a cloth case, in a keepsake cloth box with the signed and numbered print enclosed inside, debossed onto the front cover of the box. An extraordinary way to experience the luxury always attendant to Coco Chanel and acquire a limited edition artwork. This special limited edition of 100 includes, photographic print signed and numbered by the artist, 144 page book with over 75 black and white photographs; four vellum inserts. Brand new sealed copy
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
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