Francois Catroux

Francois Catroux
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Author: David Netto
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780847848676
Release: 2016-10
Editor: Rizzoli Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This first volume on Franocois Catroux is a comprehensive consideration of the work and life of an international master of interior design. Franocois Catroux is an innovator and explorer in modern eye. This book looks at Catroux's career chronologically, featuring his first projects in 1968 through his latest, completed only this year, and includes the interiors of houses and apartments around the globe, from Paris to New York, Hong Kong to Los Angeles. Luxuriously photographed, this volume is more than just a design monograph on one of the great, and so far relatively untold, careers in the history of design--it is also a lively and intimate read about a life lived in great style.

Betty Catroux Yves Saint Laurent

Betty Catroux  Yves Saint Laurent
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Author: Editions Gallimard
Pages: 208
ISBN: 2072886147
Release: 2020-03-05
Editor: Gallimard/Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

- First monograph dedicated to fashion icon Betty Catroux- Accompanies the Betty Catroux, Icon of Yves Saint Laurent exhibition at the Museum Yves Saint Laurent, Paris from March 2020 to July 2020- Includes quotes from Yves Saint Lauren and Betty Catroux- Luxuriously bound and printed"You represent for me not only love but independent elegance" - (A letter from Yves Saint Laurent to Betty Catroux) Betty Catroux, Yves Saint Laurent's female double, embodies in the couturier's eyes the androgynous woman and a certain feminine ideal. She personified, better than anyone else, the fascinating enigma of Saint Laurent and his long silhouettes, celebrated around the world and immune to passing trends. One of his closest friends, she was the only model able to keep prototypes of each collection. A collection she just donated to the Yves Saint Laurent Museum 1,200 pieces (clothing and accessories). This luxuriously bound and printed book presents photographs from the museum's collections and Betty Catroux's personal collection, selected by Anthony Vaccarello. "You are to me, not only the embodiement of love, but singular elegance." (letter from YSL to Betty Catroux) Text in English and French.

Artistic Interiors

Artistic Interiors
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Author: Suzanne Lovell
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781647004484
Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Artistic Interiors is an extraordinary volume featuring the work of prestigious architectural interior designer Suzanne Lovell. Hundreds of full color photographs feature her unique approach toward designing couture environments that create an expressive home through the integration of architecture, sophisticated materials, and fine art. Exploring more than a dozen residences, Lovell takes the reader on a journey through homes with sumptuous interiors, finely crafted details, and exceptional collections. A lifestyle architect practicing at the intersection of architecture and interiors, design and art, Lovell's work incorporates an expansive array of paintings, drawings, and photography, ceramics and sculpture, textiles, custom furnishings, and antiques. Suzanne Lovell is the go-to designer for the passionate collector and Artistic Interiors offers a glimpse into her distinct design process through striking images of her work. Praise for Artistic Interiors: “For Suzanne Lovell, a well-designed room serves as a frame for the art it displays. In more than twelve featured projects, Lovell tailors her aesthetic to highlight her clients’ collections, resulting in graceful, harmonious spaces that are enhanced with works by Kara Walker, Vik Muniz, and Henri Matisse, among others.” —Architectural Digest “Perfect for gift giving; the holidays fast approach.” —Ebony “An instant education in how art and furniture can live in harmony.” —Chicago magazine “This book will have a special appeal to those looking for a sophisticated point of view in Midwestern abodes.” —Library Journal !--StartFragment-- “Although unmistakably modern, Suzanne Lovell’s carefully detailed style has a classic quality, frequently incorporating antiques as well as furniture by early-twentieth-century luminaries. She displays whimsical folk art with as much sophistication and integrity as highly important works by celebrated artists, past and present, and the book’s text is adept at explaining the thinking behind her designing.” —House & Garden (UK) “The book—beautifully designed by Doug Turshen, with David Huang, using the work of a handful of photographers led by Tony Soluri—makes her mastery of dimension, volume, material, form, color, scale, period, and detail exceptionally vivid.” —1stDibs.com “A sumptuous new volume by celebrated architect-designer Suzanne Lovell. Lovell offers intimate access to fourteen couture environments in which she has temptingly integrated architecture, materials, fine art, and the client's ‘soul and sensibility.’”—Private Clubs

Loulou Yves

Loulou   Yves
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Author: Christopher Petkanas
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781250161420
Release: 2018-04-17
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

No one interested in fashion, style, or the high-flying intrigues of café society will want to miss Christopher Petkanas’s exuberantly entertaining oral biography Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent. Dauntless, “in the bone” style made Loulou de La Falaise one of the great fashion firebrands of the twentieth century. Descending in a direct line from Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, she was celebrated at her death in 2011, aged just sixty-four, as the “highest of haute bohemia,” a feckless adventuress in the art of living—and the one person Yves Saint Laurent could not live without. Yves was the most influential designer of his times; possibly also the most neurasthenic. In an exquisitely intimate, sometimes painful personal and professional relationship, Loulou was his creative right hand, muse, alter ego and the virtuoso behind all the flamboyant accessories that were a crucial component of the YSL “look.” For thirty years, until his retirement in 2002, Yves relied on Loulou to inspire him, make him laugh and talk him off the ledge—the enchanted formula that brought him from one historic collection to the next. Yves’s many tributes shape Loulou’s memory, as if everything there was to know about this fugitive, Giacometti-like figure could be told by her clanking bronze cuffs, towering fur toques, the turquoise boulders on her fingers and her working friendship with the man who put women in pants. But another, darker story lifts the veil on Loulou, a classic “number two” with a contempt for convention, and exposes the underbelly of fashion at its highest level. Behind Yves’s encomiums are a pair of aristocrat parents—Loulou’s shiftless French father and menacingly chic English mother—who abandoned her to a childhood of foster care and sexual abuse; Loulou’s recurring desperation to leave Yves and go out on her own; and the grandiose myths surrounding her family. Loulou felt that her life had been kidnapped by the operatic workings of the House of Saint Laurent, and in her last years faced financial ruin. Loulou & Yves unspools an elusive fashion idol—nymphomaniacal, heedless and up to her bracelets in coke and Boizel champagne—at the core of what used to be called “le beau monde.”

Rob Mallet Stevens

Rob  Mallet Stevens
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Author: Jean-François Pinchon,Robert Mallet-Stevens
Pages: 135
ISBN: 0262161168
Release: 1990
Editor: MIT Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book the first in English on his work covers Mallet Stevens's career in its entirety, spanning architecture (shops and factories, private homes and apartment buildings, public buildings and offices), film sets, theory, urban design, furniture, and interior design.

Around That Time

Around That Time
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Author: Valentine Lawford,Hamish Bowles,Horst P. Horst
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1419722247
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: ABRAMS

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Vogue s Book of Houses, Gardens, People" (1968) was a landmark publication among 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 in 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 century. "Around That Time" showcases much of the material featured in the original book, plus never-before-seen photographs from those homes as well as images from additional homes Horst shot well into the 1980s. This book introduces this work to a new generation of design, decorating, and visual art professionals, academics, and enthusiasts."

Alan Buchsbaum Architect Designer

Alan Buchsbaum  Architect   Designer
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Author: Patricia Leigh Brown,Rosalind Krauss,Stephen Tilly
Pages: 223
ISBN: UOM:39015040696646
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is an extensively illustrated collection of over forty projects by the famous New York architect and designer, Alan Buchsbaum, together with critical essays and personal tributes

How They Decorated

How They Decorated
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Author: P. Gaye Tapp
Pages: 223
ISBN: 9780847847419
Release: 2017
Editor: Rizzoli Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How They Decorated focuses on some of the leading style icons of the twentieth century and how they decorated their own residences around the world. How They Decorated illustrates some of the great rooms of the twentieth century and their stylish residents, who had a decided hand in their decoration. Each lady's refined way of living will be discussed with examples of how they embellished their homes (or left them elegantly spare) and the long-lasting effects of their lives on future generations of designers and connoisseurs of beauty.

Jacques Grange Interiors

Jacques Grange Interiors
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Author: Pierre Passebon
Pages: 265
ISBN: 2080301128
Release: 2009
Editor: Flammarion-Pere Castor

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Evaluates the work of the modern interiors artist while analyzing his view about how dcor should reflect occupants rather than designers, in a volume that considers his tutelage under such figures as Henri Samuel and Didier Aaron before working with such clients as Yves Saint Laurent, Princess Caroline, and Valentino.

William Hodgins Interiors

William Hodgins Interiors
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Author: Stephen M. Salny,Margaret Russell
Pages: 319
ISBN: 0393733467
Release: 2013-11-19
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Provides a look at the work of interior decorator William Hodgins, including such commissions as the American ambassador's house in Paris and an apartment building on San Francisco's Nob Hill.

Gardens of the Italian Villas

Gardens of the Italian Villas
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Author: Marella Agnelli,Luca Pietromarchi,Federico Forquet,Robert Emmett Bright
Pages: 221
ISBN: UOM:39015020433366
Release: 1987
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses theories of garden design, shows examples of modern, medieval, classical, and baroque gardens, and briefly sketches the history of each villa

Great Houses of Havana

Great Houses of Havana
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Author: Hermes Mallea
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781580932882
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A lavishly illustrated tour of Havana houses that are considered to be at the forefront of creativity, design and style provides full historical accounts of their architects, designers and famous residents while tracing the evolution of the Cuban home from the Spanish colonial courtyard houses to the "tropical modernist" villas of the mid-20th century.

Living with Design

Living with Design
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Author: David Hicks,Nicholas Jenkins
Pages: 287
ISBN: UOM:39015006789187
Release: 1979
Editor: William Morrow &Company

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Stonefields by the Seasons

Stonefields by the Seasons
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Author: Paul Bangay
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781760895082
Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Random House Australia

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Paul Bangay's celebrated Victorian property, Stonefields, has now been under his expert care for 15 years. Today, the garden is mature and more beautiful than ever, from the vibrant autumn colours in the woodland and evocative dormancy of winter to the jubilant flowering of the crab apple in springtime and perpetual rich harvest of produce. In Stonefields by the Seasons, Paul takes the reader through the garden at different times of year to highlight the design principles he has applied to various parts of it, and the wide-ranging inspirations for his choices. Along the way, he gives practical advice on seasonal planting and outlines essential quarterly tasks. Reflecting on his time in this treasured space, Paul muses on creativity, experimentation, achievements and disappointments, his shifting attitude to landscaping, the universal cycle of life and the impact of climate change on his surroundings. More than just an intimate tour around Stonefields today, this book is an invitation to contemplate the essence of gardening and the intense rewards we can all gain from it.

Horst

Horst
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Author: Barbara Plumb,Horst
Pages: 235
ISBN: 0821220462
Release: 1993
Editor: Bulfinch Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of 52 of the celebrity interiors photographed by Horst P. Horst during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

Behind the Privets

Behind the Privets
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Author: Stanley Rumbough,Richard Barons
Pages: 208
ISBN: 3791357611
Release: 2019
Editor: Prestel Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"For every lavish, state-of-the-art, over-the-top home under construction in the Hamptons, there is an equally compelling, culturally significant home that has been restored and maintained its original designs. This fascinating glimpse inside these classic homes aims to capture the illustrious architecture and design of the Hamptons historic houses"--

The New Chic

The New Chic
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Author: Marie Kalt,The editors The editors of Architectural Digest
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0847858235
Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The next generation of Parisian interior designers curated by the editors of French Architectural Digest. From Vincent Darr� and Joseph Dirand to India Mahdavi, a new wave of design talent has emerged in Paris. Combining nonchalant elegance with the French capital's perennial chic flair, their interiors reflect a refreshingly innovative take on home decor while inspiring myriad designers across the globe. Renowned for publishing the very best of interior design, the editors of French Architectural Digest have thoughtfully curated a collection of interiors by twelve of the new guard's top names. The New Chic showcases diverse residential interiors projects spanning the past five years. Inviting, charming, and irresistibly cool, this beautifully illustrated book celebrates the voices of modern Parisian interiors and is a must for every library of design.

Pierre Yovanovitch

Pierre Yovanovitch
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Author: Pierre Yovanovitch,Olivier Gabet
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780847866625
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Paris-based designer Pierre Yovanovitch debuts his first book showcasing his trademark French luxury aesthetic and unique vision of contemporary elegance. With his interiors and furniture design regularly gracing the pages of Architectural Digest, T Magazine, Elle Decor, Wallpaper*, and more, French interior-architect Pierre Yovanovitch has cemented his status as one of his generation's most in-demand talents. The designer's highly anticipated first book explores his refined yet subtle style and signature haute couture aesthetic through an array of extraordinary interiors. Specially commissioned photographs take readers on a journey across the globe to discover Yovanovitch's unique style rooted in pared-back refinement. Stunning private residences in New York, Paris, London, Tel Aviv, and the Swiss Alps underscore Yovanovitch's mastery of volume tempered by strict lines, as well as his use of authentic materials including wood, stone, and metal. Known for his ability to reenvision centuries-old spaces into modernized demeures, Yovanovitch's expertise shines through in a seventeenth-century château in Provence, as well as a renovation of the Patinoire Royale in Brussels, a skating rink converted into a private contemporary-art museum. This ode to Yovanovitch's work is a necessary addition to design libraries of industry masters and aficionados alike.

Bright Young Things London

Bright Young Things London
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Author: Brooke De Ocampo
Pages: 192
ISBN: 2843233372
Release: 2002
Editor: Editions Assouline

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Brooke de Ocampo invites us back into the homes of Bright Young Things, only this time she opens the doors to London's most stylish and enterprising trend-setters. Bright Young Things London is the highly anticipated follow-up to the successful New York edition. This lush, elegant book is an enthralling journey through the homes of the most envied and emulated residents of one of the world's most exciting cities. Step inside the fabulous lives of 40 architects, artists, designers, and writers to discover why they embody everything London is known for: wit, cutting-edge style, and glamour. Along with elegant photographs by Vanity Fair photographer Jonathan Becker are intimate anecdotes written by the people who know these bright young things best: Claus von Bulow writes about his daughter Cosima; Ewan and Eve MacGregor rave about the home David Adjaye designed for them; Michael Kors fawns over his muse, Kim Hersov; and Paul Smith writes about Robert Violette. Bright Young Things London captures the spirit of the city while paying tribute to its international influences. It is just as addictive in London as it was in New York.

Habitually Chic

Habitually Chic
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Author: Heather Clawson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1576876071
Release: 2012
Editor: powerHouse Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Habitually Chic is author Heather Clawson's wildly popular blog about the finer things in life--high fashion, fine art, interior design, and arresting architecture. For "Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work," Ms. Clawson has narrowed her vision and using the good will generated by her blog has found her way into the workspaces of the world's foremost cultural generators. The studios, workshops, offices, and creative sanctuaries of top designers, artists, editors, architects, and more are captured and presented in detail.