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Jacques Grange Interiors
An all-access pass inside the luxurious homes created by this master interior designer. Combining good taste and audacity is a subtle art―tantamount to French style―that interior designer Jacques Grange has perfected for over four decades. As a young man working for design legends Henri Samuel and then Didier Aaron, his talent was soon recognized by the likes of the Vicomtesse de Noailles, Madeleine Castaing, and the Rothschilds. Since then, the prestigious commissions he has received in Paris, London, Venice, Marrakesh, and New York―most recently the Mark Hotel on Madison Avenue―have firmly placed him on the ma...
Guglielmo Ulrich by Luca Scacchetti
Architect, designer, interior decorator, painter, Ulrich is unquestionably one of the most fascinating figures in the history of modern Italian furniture. A believer in the strong need for the modernisation of taste and the home, he showed great passion for materials and their most unusual combinations, as well as a unique interest in artisanal production. Ulrich, who was born in Milan, was the perfect example of what the world of production was really like, of the ability of Lombard craftsmanship to adapt to the technological innovations of the time. Close to Northern Italy's upper bourgeoisie, between the 1920's 1970'...
Emily Summers: Distinctly Modern Interiors
Weaving mid-century Continental furniture and modern art by the likes of Frank Stella and Jasper Johns into important American homes, Summers has created a vast collection of cohesive, covetable interiors notable for their streamlined beauty. From a contemporary city penthouse to a 1940s ranch, from Summers Round House, to her 60s Palm Springs getaway, the homes featured range in period and style, but all will serve as inspiration to readers looking to decorate in a Modernist tradition. Summers shares her building blocks of a great modernist house: how the interior should reflect its setting; how to combine fine art wit...
Dior by Roger Vivier
This beautifully crafted volume highlights the outstanding shoe designs that sprang from the iconic collaboration between two French fashion legends, Christian Dior and Roger Vivier. Spanning from the 1950s, when Monsieur Dior first met the renowned footwear designer, throughout the entire course of this prodigious partnership until the early 1960s, dazzling vintage shoe designs pop off the pages in all their glamorous glory and elaborate modernity. With over three hundred exclusive photographs of jewel-encrusted slippers, sculptural kitten heels, and other designs embellished with lace, feathers, and more, accompanied ...
Olivier Dupon : Floral Contemporary: The Renaissance of Flower Design
Flowers are associated with all the important events in our lives, whether celebratory or commemorative, but they can also cheer our everyday existence and enliven the spaces around us. This book shows just how. Through the work of thirty-eight floral designers, we see ideas for flowers for every occasion, whether public – decorations for weddings, arrangements for banquets, installations for shops and hotels, accessories for fashion shows, exhibits for art shows – or private, in the form of simple but special displays for the home. Organized in alphabetical order, each florist is introduced with a short biograph...
Pattern Design
hroughout history, patterns have come in countless permutations of motif, colour-way and scale. Yet what all have in common is the regularity of repetition, that insistent rhythm that animates a flat surface with a sense of movement and vitality and gives it depth. Evident in the arrangement of petals on a flower head, the branching growth of stems and vines, the spirals of a seashell – pattern is inherent in the natural world that surrounds us. Powerful and transformative, pattern has an irrepressible joie de vivre. With more than 1,500 illustrations of patterns from all ages and cultures, Pattern Design is a vis...
Cuff Links
A volume which tells the story of cuff links from their first appearance on the scene in the early-19th century until today. More than 200 examples are reproduced, including works by such jewellers and designers as Faberge, Cartier, Tiffany, Lalique and Fulco di Verdura.
The Necklace: From Antiquity to the Present
Concentrating mainly on the 19th and 20th centuries, this is a study of the necklace as an emblem of wealth and status, shaped and reshaped throughout the centuries by successive fashions, techniques and materials, from the Egyptian broad collar to the diamond chokers of the 1920s.
Jeweled Garden: A Colorful History of Gems, Jewels, and Nature
he natural world has been a muse for artists throughout the ages, and jewelry designers have always shared that inspiration, their fascination with flora and fauna coming through in their work. Now, Jeweled Garden traces the evolution of garden-inspired jewelry from the 19th century to the present day in beautiful photographs and an absorbing text.
Earrings: From Antiquity to the Present
A presentation of the history of earrings from prehistory to modern times. The first part of the book relates how the fashion of wearing precious earrings spread through the Mediterranean region from Ancient Egypt to Mycenae, to the Classical Greek, Roman and Hellenistic worlds, to Byzantium. From the 18th century, when the techniques of cutting coloured gemstones and diamonds were perfected, the design of earrings evolved towards its most stylish and glamorous. Extraordinary revivals of Classical and Roman motifs are shown here, the bold lines of art deco, and modern designs, created by the leading European and America...
Silver Yachts: Brands by Hands
In our in-depth insider's look at this deluxe artisanal brand, readers gain a keen understanding of the care, exacting precision and sophisticated knowledge behind every luxury vessel. Respected and admired worldwide for their meticulous design, construction, and finish, these craft feature only the highest quality materials, with excellence apparent in every single detail - whether it be its engineering, performance, or fine features.
Deyrolle : Un cabinet de curiosités parisien
With an abundance of preserved flora and fauna, taxidermy, and otherworldly creations, the Deyrolle boutique is dedicated to showcasing the beauty of nature. A family venture founded in the spirit of discovery, Deyrolle’s 185-year history is a Pandora’s box of scientific and aesthetic discoveries. Deyrolle flourished under the nineteenth-century passion for natural history, garnering celebrity devotees from Dali to Nabokov, and quickly established itself as a center for education and research. A vocal advocate of sustainability and responsible business practices in the fields of taxidermy and entomology, Deyrolle wo...
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