Francois Catroux

Author: David Netto

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847848671

Category: House furnishings in art

Page: 240

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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.

The Beautiful Fall

Fashion, Genius and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris

Author: Alicia Drake

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408835940

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The dazzling story of Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent: of two men without equal, their meteoric rise and their bitter rivalry In 1950s Paris, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld were friends, the rising stars of the fashion world. But by the late sixties the city was invaded by a new mood of liberation and hedonism, and dominated by intrigue, infidelities, addiction and parties. Each designer created his own mesmerising world, so vivid and seductive that people were drawn to the power, charisma and fame, and it was to make them bitter rivals. The Beautiful Fall is a dazzling exposé of an era and the story of the two men who were its essence and who remain its most singular survivors.

Die Frau, die ich sein wollte

Mein Leben

Author: Diane von Fürstenberg

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827078318

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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»Diane the Huntress« - Diane, die Jägerin: Ihr Spitzname stammt aus ihren wilden Jahren im New Yorker Studio 54. Diane Halfin wuchs in Brüssel als Tochter einer aus Griechenland stammenden Jüdin auf, die 1944 nach Auschwitz deportiert wurde und ihren Eltern schrieb, sie gehe »mit einem Lächeln«. Und so erzieht sie auch ihre Tochter: als Frau, die sich weigert, Opfer zu sein, und von ihrem Kind erwartet, dass es seine Chancen nutzt. Diane verinnerlicht dies und legt bis heute Wert auf ihre Unabhängigkeit. Ihre Ehe mit Eduard Egon Prinz zu Fürstenberg, an dessen Seite sie ein ausschweifendes Jetset-Leben führt und der Vater ihrer Kinder wird, währt nur zwei Jahre. Nach ihrer Scheidung entwirft sie Strickkleider und beginnt ihr eigenes Geschäft aufzubauen. 1973 bringt sie das berühmte Wickelkleid heraus, das sich als so stilbildend erweist, dass es heute im Metropolitan Museum of Art ausgestellt ist. Als eine der einflussreichsten Frauen ihrer Generation, die sich nach Rückschlägen stets neu erfand, wird sie zur Verkörperung des Prinzips, das die Mutter ihr mitgegeben hat: »Du trägst die Fahne der Freiheit.«

Living in Style


Author: Debra Derieux Matos

Publisher: teNeues Digital Media GmbH

ISBN: 3832799060


Page: 220

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Paris is undeniably the most stylish and glamorous city in the world. With its rich and complex cultural past, it has become the creative cradle in interior design and French savoir faire. In Parisian interiors, designers have mixed the traditional with the unexpected and influences from other faraway places, creating a very unique Parisian style. Tucked behind the walls of the capital of refinement and romanticism, living quarters of exceptional and rare beauty await to be discovered. This inspiring volume takes us on a tour of the French capital’s most notable dwellings. These luxurious living quarters will truly take your breath away! The décor ranges from classic to contemporary, with intriguing choices of furniture, finishes and materials. Edited by renown interior designer Caroline Sarkozy and lavishly illustrated by master photographer Reto Guntli, this book opens the doors to the houses of Diane von Furstenberg, Lenny Kravitz, Jacques Grange, and many more. - Top interior designer Caroline Sarkozy provides access to the most stunning Parisian homes - A must-have sourcebook for design professionals Paris ist zweifellos die stilvollste und prächtigste Stadt der Welt. Mir ihrer reichen und vielschichtigen kulturellen Vergangenheit ist sie zur kreativen Wiege der Innenarchitektur und des französischen Savoir-faire geworden. Designer haben in Pariser Interieurs das Traditionelle mit dem Unerwarteten und mit Einflüssen ferner Orte vereint und somit einen einzigartigen Pariser Stil geschaffen. Hinter den Mauern der Hauptstadt der Raffinesse und Romantik warten Wohnsitze darauf, entdeckt zu werden. Dieser inspirierende Band nimmt uns mit auf eine Tour durch die außergewöhnlichsten Domizile der französischen Hauptstadt. Diese luxuriösen Wohnräume rauben dem Betrachter wahrlich den Atem! Das Dekor reicht von klassisch bis zeitgenössisch, Mobiliar, Materialien und Oberflächen sind von exquisiter Qualität. Herausgegeben von der bekannten Innenarchitektin Caroline Sarkozy und aufwändig bebildert vom Meisterfotografen Reto Guntli, öffnet dieses Buch die Türen zu den Häusern von Diane von Fürstenberg, Lenny Kravitz, Jacques Grange, Terry de Gunzburg, Francois Catroux und vielen anderen. Nicht zuletzt auch zum Haus von Caroline Sarkozy…

Interior Views

Design at Its Best

Author: Erica Brown

Publisher: Studio


Category: Décoration intérieure - Entretiens

Page: 173

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Loulou & Yves

The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent

Author: Christopher Petkanas

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250161428

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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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.”

Furniture & interiors of the 1970s

Author: Anne Bony,Ivan Rakočević

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor


Category: Architecture

Page: 223

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The design of the 1970s was distinguished by a strong confluence of creativity and functionalism in furnishing and decor. We already recognize many '70s furniture designs as icons of mid-century modernism-and the proof is the prices they command at fine furniture auctions today.Bony examines the works of international designers whose creations exemplify this period, from the ergonomically-focused designers working in America to the pure design movement in Scandinavia and design innovators in Italy led by Archizoom, Alchymia, and Gaetano Pesce. This indispensable reference book chronicles the period's interior design trends with over 200 photographs focusing on artistic and decorative innovations that created the first intelligent and informed design conversation between two continents.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Decoration and ornament

Page: N.A

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The House style book

Author: Deyan Sudjic

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 9780831763091

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

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Covers the practical and aesthetic aspects of home design, reveals design ideas for various budgets for every room of the house, and offers advice on building regulations, painting techniques, and other considerations

La Récréation

Author: Frédéric MITTERRAND

Publisher: Robert Laffont

ISBN: 2221133544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 615

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" Je suis devenu ministre par surprise. C'est sans doute vrai puisque je l'ai entendu dire un peu partout. Enfin, j'ai essayé de faire de mon mieux et j'ai quand même tenu trois ans. Avec le recul, ce qui m'a plu aussi dans cette aventure c'est d'avoir osé sauter dans la cage aux lions de la politique et d'observer leur férocité, leurs grognements et leurs faiblesses. Ils sont beaux à observer, imprévisibles, tour à tour caressants et cruels. Ce fut à la fois dangereux, excitant et amusant car je n'étais pas dompteur de profession mais tout de même bien décidé à ne pas me faire manger. J'ai reçu pas mal de coups de griffes mais j'en suis sorti sain et sauf. J'ai retrouvé ma vie d'avant sans regrets ni amertume pendant qu'ils continuent à s'entredévorer, mais j'ai emporté une clef de la cage. Et comme j'aime bien partager, je la tiens à la disposition de ceux qui voudraient s'en servir pour tenter leur chance. À condition d'apprécier ce type de sport et d'apprendre à courir plus vite que les grands fauves, ça vaut vraiment le coup d'essayer. L'existence n'offre pas beaucoup de récréations de ce genre... " F. M.

Fernando Botero

Author: Evelyn Benesch,Ingried Brugger

Publisher: Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: 9783775732208


Page: 175

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