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.

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 the exuberantly entertaining oral biography Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent, by Christopher Petkanas. 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 Saint Laurent (1936-2008) was the most influential designer of his times; possibly also the most neurasthenic. In an exquisitely intimate, sometimes painful personal and professional relationship, Loulou de La Falaise was his creative right hand, muse, alter ego and the virtuoso behind all the devastatingly 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 with the tilt of her hat, make him laugh and talk him off the ledge—the enchanted formula that brought him from one historic collection to the next. “Her presence at my side is a dream,” Yves declares in Loulou & Yves. “I trust her reactions. Sometimes they are violent but always positive... I bounce ideas off her and they come back clearer and things begin to happen.” 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 parallel to this storyline runs another, darker one, lifting the veil on Loulou, a classic “number two” with a contempt for convention, and exposing 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 straight out of “Les Misérables”; 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 danced with financial ruin. Delving beyond the “official” version of her life, 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.” On the theory that everyone loves a cocktail party, Loulou & Yves traces her life chronologically through the charming literary device of oral biography, in which the spoken memories of more than two hundred “voices”—husbands, lovers, extended family, friends, enemies, slightly less bitter detractors, colleagues, groupies, pundits, and hangers-on—are seamlessly interwoven with those of Yves and Loulou themselves. Readers mingle at the party as invited guests, listening in on Andy Warhol and Karl Lagerfeld and collecting clues from Mick Jagger and Tom Ford as the narrative unfolds. Topping the A-list of figures who tell Loulou’s story in their own words, uncensored, are Cecil Beaton, Diana Vreeland, Thadée Klossowski, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Hubert de Givenchy, Manolo Blahnik, Diane von Furstenberg, Elsa Peretti, Betty Catroux, John Richardson, Alber Elbaz, Christian Louboutin, Grace Coddington, Ben Brantley, Bruce Chatwin, Lady Annabel Goldsmith, André Leon Talley, and Pierre Bergé. In a fluent round of sparkling conversation, author Christopher Petkanas brings them all together for a party that swirls around one of the most scintillating women the fashion world has ever known. “She’s the sounding board,” Yves rhapsodizes of his second self in Loulou & Yves, a sweeping, waspish work of fashion and social history. “She’s never wrong.”

New Paris Style

Author: Danielle Miller,Richard Powers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500516300

Category: Design

Page: 223

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This publication presents a fresh look into the private dwellings of the most exciting creative talents in Paris individuals from the music, fashion, design, film and art worlds. The 27 properties photographed exclusively for the book are loosely arranged by their location across the citys grooviest, on-the-edge arrondissements from the elevated bohemianism of the Left Bank to the trendy Marais and the edgier Belleville and 13th and reflect the cosmopolitan melting pot that influences Pariss design trends. Aimed at an urban audience who dream of revamping their city crash pads, or who want to inject glamour into their personal spaces, New Paris Style is packed with creative and inspiring ideas, for wherever you live.

Follies of Europe

Architectural Extravaganzas

Author: N.A

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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From the magical, ambitious charm of Portmeirion in North-West Wales, to the marvellous eccentricity of La Scarzuola of Montegabbione, Umbria, with its Staircase of Knowledge and Crystal pyramid, this book explores follies, extravagant structures erected

Vogue Living

Country, City, Coast

Author: Hamish Bowles

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1524732052

Category: Design

Page: 448

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-The next collection of all-new beautiful houses and gardens that have appeared in the pages of Vogue over the last decade, with more than 400 full-color photographs. Lavishly illustrated in full color, Vogue Living: City, Country, by the Sea is an irresistible voyage through some of the world's most beautiful and private gardens and interiors to be published as a book for the first time. Here is Tory Burch in Southampton, India Jane Birley in Marrakesh, Aerin Lauder in Aspen, David and Elizabeth Netto in Los Angeles, Stella McCartney in Scotland, Dries van Noten in Belgium, Karl Lagerfeld in Paris, Philip Taaffe in New York, Adam Lindemann and Amalia Dayan in Montauk, Dolce & Gabbana in Italy, and many more. These glamorous houses and gardens--whose owners come from the worlds of fashion, art, architecture, and design--have been photographed by such celebrated photographers as Oberto Gili, Franocois Halard, Mario Testino and Bruce Weber; with accompanying stories by Hamish Bowles, Plum Sykes, and Chloe Malle among many others. This book is not only rich in ideas for the layman but a resource for designers, architects, and landscape architects as well---

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne

Author: Paul Kasmin

Publisher: Rizzoli International publication

ISBN: 0847837610

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Revered and collected by design connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike, the work of husband-and-wife team Claude and Fran�ois-Xavier Lalanne defies categorization. Crossing between sculpture and the functional object, the designs by the Lalannes--such as a hammered brass rhino-cum-desk--are whimsical and elegant with references to ancient French craftsmanship and twentieth-century Surrealism. This is the first intimate visual biography of their work, as well as the studio and life of the Lalannes. Never-before-seen photographs of their studio and home life--where study models and unfinished sculptures reveal a true portrait of the artists at work--are combined with the finished works shown in galleries and gardens, including an installation on the grassy median of Park Avenue in New York and their largest outdoor exhibition at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden outside of Miami. Transforming visual imagery of flora and fauna into delightfully sensual, dreamlike objects, the designs by the Lalannes have been sought by the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Jacques Grange, and Peter Marino. This publication makes their work and process understandable, and ultimately accessible.

Classic Kitchens

Author: Beta Plus

Publisher: Beta-Plus (Acc)

ISBN: 9789077213667

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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Thirty classically inspired kitchen designs in a contemporary context.

Living in Style

Paris

Author: Caroline Sarkozy,Reto Guntli,Debra Derieux Matos

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group

ISBN: 9783832793715

Category: Architecture

Page: 219

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Arguably the most stylish city in the world, Paris has long been known for its sleek, sophisticated interiors. 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 decor ranges from classic to contemporary, with intriguing choices of furniture, finishes and materials. Reto Guntli's spectacular yet accessible photography makes you feel right at home.

Yabu Pushelberg

Author: William Norwich,Carolyn Horwitz

Publisher: Architecture Interiors PressInc

ISBN: 9780982319000

Category: Architecture

Page: 238

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Yabu Pushelberg, an interiors firm with offices in New York and Toronto, has been named to Interior Design magazine's Hall of Fame for its luxurious retail, hospitality and residential projects. The volume Yabu Pushelberg features lavish photography of projects that include the Four Seasons Tokyo, Bergdorf Goodman, The Hazelton Hotel, Tiffany & Co., Lane Crawford and Louis Vuitton. Yabu Pushelberg features six essays by William Norwich, columnist and contributing editor to Vogue.

All About Yves

Author: Catherine Ormen

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786271242

Category: Design

Page: 128

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Yves Saint Laurent is one of the world's most famous designers, who's haute couture collections have deeply marked society and revolutionized the image of women. All About Yves documents the life of this great designer, from his childhood, to the seminal moments of his career, up until his death in 2008. This one-of-a-kind book includes unseen sketches and photographs of Saint Laurent's key collections, as well as fascinating removable documents that include handwritten letters, paper dolls, contact sheets, magazines, and invitations. All About Yves was compiled in collaboration with the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent and is essential reading for those with a passion for YSL.

Modern Aristocrats

Ancestral Houses and Their Stories

Author: James Reginato

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780847848980

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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This stunning book presents the intriguing stories and celebrated histories of some of the leading families of Great Britain and Ireland and the opulent residences that have defined their heritages. The history of England is inextricably linked with the stories of its leading aristocratic dynasties and the great seats they have occupied for centuries. As the current owners speak of the critical roles their ancestors have played in the nation, they bring history alive. All of these houses have survived great wars, economic upheavals, and, at times, scandal. Filled with stunning photography, this book is a remarkably intimate and lively look inside some of Britain’s stateliest houses, with the modern-day aristocrats who live in them and keep them going in high style.This book presents a tour of some of England’s finest residences, with many of the interiors shown here for the first time. It includes Blenheim Palace—seven acres under one roof, eclipsing the splendor of any of the British royal family’s residences—property of the Dukes of Marlborough; the exquisite Old Vicarage in Derbyshire, last residence of the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (née Deborah Mitford); Haddon Hall, a vast crenellated 900-year-old manor house belonging to the Dukes of Rutland that has been called the most romantic house in England; and the island paradises on Mustique and St. Lucia of the 3rd Baron Glenconner. This book is perfect for history buffs and lovers of traditional interior design and English country life."

Marina B

The Art of Jewellery Design

Author: Viviane Jutheau de Witt,Viviane Jutheau,Marina Bulgari

Publisher: Skira - Berenice

ISBN: 9788884916396

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 232

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Marina B is an artist, and her means of expression are glittering gemstones, lustrous pearls and precious metal. Spanning the years from 1978 to 1996, the book explores bold jewels created for the kind of woman who is not afraid to make a - statement - . Not just a 'look book' of great jewellery, this survey explores the creative problem-solving Marina B employs to come up with designs as innovative as they are stunning. From her signature Marina B cut - a cross between a pear shape and a triangle used in bracelets, earrings, and necklaces - to the ingeniously designed clasp-free Simona necklace; the 'practical' Réversibles - sporty on one side reversing to luxe pave diamonds on the other; to truly spectacular chandelier earrings more ravishing and coveted today than ever, this lavishly illustrated book presents the aficionado with a real understanding of the design process of this hugely talented woman.

Guglielmo Ulrich, 1904-1977

Author: Luca Scacchetti,Guglielmo Ulrich

Publisher: Federico Motta Editore

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 509

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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

Calder's Universe

Author: Jean Lipman

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 9780762405923

Category: Art

Page: 352

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The definitive book on Alexander Calder's life and work. Stunning photographs, illustrations, and fascinating text showcase Calder's best works in all mediums. A detailed chronology and other documentation, compiled with the assistance of Calder, his family, and close associates, make this an invaluable volume. "A magnificent treasure for Calder fans and scholars." --Library Journal

The Curated House

Creating Style, Beauty, and Balance

Author: Michael S. Smith

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847846318

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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Michael S. Smith's first collection of new interiors work in seven years. Appearing at a seminal point in Michael Smith's life and career, The Curated House is also his most personal book, tracing the origins and influences of his design philosophy in depth and presenting a substantial offering of new projects. In the first section of the book, illustrated with images of Smith's own dramatic Los Angeles house, his spare desert retreat, and his ornate Manhattan apartment, Smith explores his California roots and explains how they still infuse so much of his work; the importance of California's own deep traditions; and how his recent work in Spain has influenced him through its architecture, fabrics, and history. Smith reviews the constants of his interiors, what is integral to his style and why, and how they can work for the reader: from the forms that repeat themselves to the layering of fabrics and patterns, the use of subtle colors, and the idea of comfort in every room. The second part of the book offers case studies of Smith's most recent interiors work, including a high-style Manhattan pied-�-terre, an airy London townhouse, a Montana mountain retreat, and a sophisticated Malibu beach house. Substantive and arresting, The Curated House will be Smith's most comprehensive book to date, and essential to those aspiring to his refined, popular style.

Mr. Ken Fulk's Magical World

Author: Ken Fulk

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419722387

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Working out of The Magic Factory, a 15,000- square-foot think tank in San Francisco, Ken Fulk specializes in interior design, special events, and architecture. Whether he is creating fantastic homes, throwing the opening party of a museum show, or planning large-scale events (like the famous wedding of Facebook s Sean Parker in a redwood forest), Fulk s work is always remarkable and stylish and sometimes over the top. Featuring more than 200 color photos with accompanying narration by the designer, "Mr. Ken Fulk s Magical World" showcases the best of his luxurious environments over the past decade: gorgeous dwellings he has designed for notable clientele; his own three homes; stunning examples of his party and event designs; and even a private jet."

Around That Time

Horst at Home in Vogue

Author: Valentine Lawford,Hamish Bowles,Horst P. Horst

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419722240

Category:

Page: 384

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"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."

Alberto Pinto: Signature Interiors

Author: Anne Bony

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080202833

Category:

Page: 256

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A lavish tome featuring the completed interiors of the master decorator s final creations from around the globe. Revered as one of the greatest decorators of the twentieth century, Alberto Pinto made his distinctive mark on the world of interior design thanks to his style, his extraordinary perception, and his perpetually renewed inspiration. This new volume presents the latest creations by Cabinet Alberto Pinto in its luxurious, comfortable, generous, and modern signature style, revealing singular interiors that have never been seen before sumptuous hotels particuliers, lavish apartments, historical residences, and even a Middle Eastern palace all of which reveal the quintessential Alberto Pinto style."

Beth Webb: an Eye for Beauty

Rooms That Speak to the Senses

Author: Beth Webb

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847860205

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 256

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The first book from art dealer turned Atlanta interior designer Beth Webb, known for her carefully layered, elegantly collected interiors. From a 'rustique chic' lake house to a stately Greenwich manor, Beth Webb's interiors demonstrate her remarkable range and her consistently superlative standards for beauty, while retaining a commercial approachability that is reminiscent of The Welcoming House.

Jacques Garcia

Decorating in the French Style

Author: Franck Ferrand

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080305077

Category: House & Home

Page: 263

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A thirty-year career has made Jacques Garcia a worldwide name in interior design in the French tradition. In Paris, chic crowds flock to his celebrated Hétel Costes and Ladurée tearoom, and to his many fin-de-siécle brasseries. Garcia's designs also grace the interiors of the Musée Carnavalet and the Musée de la Vie Romantique-and his most recent tour de force is the restoration of Paris' Hétel Mansart. Garcia's most ambitious project to date, the refurbishment of the Chéteau du Champ de Bataille in Normandy, attracts visitors from across the globe and has become a monument to his art and celebrity. This new edition of the 1999 book is a continuing tribute to the restoration of the chéteau and to its magnificent garderns, seen here for the first time. Sumptuously illustrated and updated to include Garcia's latest creations, this new edition provides the reader with a privileged view of true French style.