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Open Studio: The Work of Robert A.M. Stern Architects
On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of his architectural firm, Robert A.M. Stern articulates the principles that govern his design process through a rich visual presentation of projects from all aspects of his practice and all periods of his work. Robert A.M. Stern Architects has a wide-ranging practice, with projects for museums and cultural institutions, colleges and universities, commercial and residential developers, and, famously, private residential clients throughout the United States and Europe. Central to the work is a commitment to an architecture that reinterprets the past to serve contemporary life.
1000 chairs
Chairs displayed on their own as pure form An overview of the 20th century More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era. From Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto to Verner Panton to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, the phenomenon of the chair is so complex that it requires a reference work as comprehensive as this to do it full justice. They are a...
Lighting in the Domestic Interior by Jonathan Bourne and Vanessa Brett
Historical survey treating each period stylistically and providing a omprehensive visual record and guide. With bibliography, sales list, index. Out of print hardback book with dust wrapper. Excellent condition throughout.
Jeremiah: Inspired Interiors
Inducted to the prestigious Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1987, Jeremiah Goodman has long been revered within the interior design community for his ability to infuse static rooms with warmth and personality. For almost seven decades his stylish and studied brushstrokes have chronicled the homes of powerbrokers in the upper reaches of the fashion and decorating worlds. Names like Bruce Weber, Carolina Herrera, Red Krakoff and Tony Duquette populate a client list that reads like a page from Who's Who.
Reflections on Swedish Interiors
"A well-designed Swedish room, whether an antique-filled country home or a contemporary industrial loft space, has a calm and feel-good quality that literally permeates the atmosphere. See how some of the most authentic advocates of Swedish design are using these ideas in their own homes, places of pure beauty and simplicity. The fundamental concepts of Swedish design are in full play at each location featured and are important qualities to incorporate into a home-those of functionality, quality of materials, light, preservation, art, eclecticism, color, sense of place and a deep reverence for nature. Featured in the bo...
Northern Delights: Scandinavian Homes, Interiors and Design
Northern Delights reveals why hardly any other interior or product design is so timeless, so functional, so aesthetic, and of such high quality as that of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. The book s stunning selection of Scandinavian design ranges from individual products to skillfully staged living spaces. Although it also presents iconic designs, the book focuses on the work of young talents who are consciously building upon local sustainable design traditions and further developing them in a way that is consistent, intelligent, and reflects an unerring sense of style. Northern Delights showcases classic, minimal...
The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses
Following in the tradition of populist architects Gil Schafer and Bobby McAlpine, Dungan designs new traditional houses for today houses with clean lines, made with stone and wood, that carry an air of lasting beauty and that are made to be handed on to future generations. In his first book, Dungan shares his advice and insight for creating these forever houses and explores eight houses in full, from a beach house on the Gulf Coast to a farmhouse in the Southern countryside to a family home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. All speak of authenticity, timelessness, and lived history that reveals itself through the rich patina...
Interior Design in French Classic Style
This book presents sixty classic interior designs, ranging from hotels to renowned restaurants, that date back to the 18th century. Whether private or public buildings, these places attract the eye to every detail, every material, proving how great classicism can be the source of joyous admiration and refined pleasure. These prestigious addresses that once hosted kings and queens, these timeless spaces that extend their welcome, show how well thought out decoration and fabrics chosen with taste can cross the centuries, and therefore offer a beautiful future to new versions of the classic style. Each case study is presen...
House of Fashion
Since Charles Fredrick Worth established his luxurious Maison de Couture in 1858, the interior has played a crucial role in the display of fashion. House of Fashion provides a full historical account of the interplay between fashion and the modern interior, demonstrating how they continue to function as a site for performing modern, gendered identities for designers and their clientele alike. In doing so, it traces how designers including Poiret, Vionnet, Schiaparelli and Dior used commercial spaces and domestic interiors to enhance their credentials as connoisseurs of taste and style. Taking us from the early years of ...
Women of Singular Beauty: Chanel Haute Couture
Photographer Cathleen Naundorf gained exclusive access to Chanel s physical archives to handpick gowns and photograph them against theatrical backdrops of her own design. The result: a unique book of ethereal, cinematic photographs that capture the exquisiteness of their haute couture ensembles creations that entail thousands of hours of handwork, crafting, embellishing, finishing. This is a must-have book for any fashion lover and devotees of the haute couture world For over two decades, Naundorf has used her expert photographic skills to pay homage to the haute couture aesthetic. Her seven-year series Un Reve de Mode,...
Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Interior Designers of The Past 100 Years
Most decorating books focus on one designer ; the rest focus on one period, one trend, one room. This book, for the first time, has the big picture: ALL the names everybody must know from the entire 100-year history of interior design. Each designer is profiled and illustrated with three to four photographs of their best work; what we can learn from them – and how they changed decorating forever – is clearly highlighted to catch the eye. And to put it all together, a final chapter presents the 10 most important rooms of the past 100 years.
Fashion and Versailles by laurence Benaim
From Jackie Kennedy to Rihanna, from the Bal des Débutantes to Dior’s publicity campaigns, from Karl Lagerfeld to Sofia Coppola to Deborah Tuberville, the legendary royal residence of Versailles has inspired countless revolutions in fashion. An unparalleled seat of power and seduction, Versailles established the world’s first dress codes, linked to the whims of the queens and royal mistresses. Madame de Montespan launched the “innocente” robe that camouflaged pregnancy, Marie-Antoinette was known for her extravagant wigs and giourmand pastel hues, and members of Louis XIV’s court were adorned in beribboned ac...
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