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

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."

A House by the Sea

A House by the Sea
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Author: Bunny Williams
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781613129586
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Author and renowned designer Bunny Williams has been at the top of the interior design world for more than 40 years. Her new book invites readers to explore La Colina, Williams’s lovely Caribbean retreat tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the sea. The book explores every facet of the property—from outdoor rooms and garden plantings and design to the delightful, island-living luxury of the villa’s interiors, furnishings, and collections. Woven into each chapter are essays written by friends who have visited the property: Gil Schafer details the villa’s architecture; Page Dickey tours the gardens; Roxana Robinson offers a peek at a weekend stay; Angus Wilkie discusses the delights of collecting; and Jane Garmey revels in the pleasures of cooking, food, and friends. Also available from Bunny Williams: An Affair with a House and Bunny Williams On Garden Style.

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

Molyneux

Molyneux
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Author: Michael R. Frank,Juan-Pablo Molyneux
Pages: 206
ISBN: MINN:31951D014568673
Release: 1997
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Known internationally for his polished interiors, Juan Pablo Molyneux is a designer who combines aesthetically strict modernism with the comfort and richness of neoclassicism. His attention to detail, his insistence on the finest materials, and his use of elements of fantasy and opulence together create a subtle balance between the different parts of a Molyneux room or the pieces within it, inspiring a sense of calm. This volume, the first devoted to the New York-based designer's work, presents more than a dozen of his most recent projects, from a Beaux Arts mansion in the heart of Buenos Aires to a Park Avenue penthouse. Superb color photographs illustrate these varied homes, providing a personally guided tour replete with insights into Molyneux's structural strategies and furniture selections. Highlighted are features of ornamentation, geometric floor patterns, and trompe l'oeil, the latter regarded by Molyneux as "a fantasy that provokes reality." Born and educated in Chile, Molyneux also studied classical architecture and Egyptology in Paris. He is at ease with different centuries and cultures, an important asset in this era of global eclecticism. Yet his unique mix of disparate objects-- the eighteenth-century French armchairs, seventeenth-century Florentine tables, and paintings by Picasso and Bacon in the living room of a Palm Beach house being but one example-- is based upon inherent and carefully considered correspondences between them. While the residences seen here are clearly the properties of an exclusive clientele, Molyneux's fresh, direct, and pragmatic voice turns them into an essential source of inspiration for aspiring home decorators and professional designers. Through author Michael Frank's specific histories of these dramatic interiors-- including Molyneux's own-- and complementary drawings, photographs, and details, MOLYNEUX is the tale of a true love of design.

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.”

The Decorator

The Decorator
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Author: Florence de Dampierre
Pages: 255
ISBN: UOM:39015015535662
Release: 1989
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Examines the glamorous world of decorating and the men and women who have shaped this art form with their distinctive and often daring tastes

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"--

Vogue Living Country City Coast

Vogue Living  Country  City  Coast
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Author: Hamish Bowles,Chloe Malle
Pages: 445
ISBN: 9781524732059
Release: 2017
Editor: Knopf

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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, François 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"--

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.

The Age of Elegance

The Age of Elegance
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Author: Alex Papachristidis,Dan Shaw
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780847838813
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Papachristidis is known for arresting, elegant interiors that meld classical motifs with a modern perspective and sophisticated details. He discusses style strategies, and opens his address book to share favorite resources for fabrics, furniture, and antiques. Tour the houses of some of his clients, and discover how he brings out their personalties through their homes.

Loulou de la Falaise

Loulou de la Falaise
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Author: Ariel de Ravenel,Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni,Alexandre Wolkoff
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9780847843299
Release: 2014-09-23
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Loulou de La Falaise, fashion icon and muse to Yves Saint Laurent, was the embodiment of French chic ... the Anglo-French beauty's influence carried a breath of fresh air to the world of Parisian haute couture ... For almost forty years [she] designed extraordinary jewelry and accessories both for Yves Saint Laurent as well as for her own line"--Publisher's description.

Creative Display

Creative Display
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Author: Geraldine James
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1908170166
Release: 2012-03-08
Editor: CICO Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Whether you have a single treasured objet d’art or a collection of nature finds gathered on a country walk, a family of framed photographs or a set of leatherbound books, a trio of glass candlesticks or an ever-growing pile of bone china plates, here you will find new and exciting ways to present them. In Creative Display, Geraldine James shows how you can create the perfect table setting from mismatched plates and cutlery trawled from a fleamarket, how the simplest set of shelves can be arranged to create a miniature still-life, and how essential storage can become something beautiful in its own right. With a natural talent for seeking out the unusual, Geraldine introduces new ways to upcycle the everyday and recycle the reclaimed—a weathered barn door becomes a striking side table, a stack of magazines reinvents itself as a lamp table, and a gently rusting metal radiator cover finds a new life as a display shelf for a treasured collected of seashells. In Geraldine’s hands, the everyday item becomes a work of art and even the most mundane objects can be seen in a new light. In Creative Display you will find new and unusual ways to turn all your treasures into exciting art forms.

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.

In Bloom

In Bloom
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Author: Clare Nolan
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781620083291
Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: Fox Chapel Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Enhance Your Home with Flowers In this beautifully designed book, brimming with inspirational photographs, Clare Nolan reveals her secrets for growing a bountiful harvest as well as styling spectacular displays that will fill your home with color and the gorgeous scent of the garden year-round. Clare takes the mystique out of the growing process—from choosing the plants to suit both your garden and home and laying out your cutting patch, to planning ahead so you get your perfect palette of color, texture and shape to play with at the right time. An entire chapter on arranging will inspire you to create spectacular arrangements for your home without the need for complicated floristry techniques. Being able to step out of the back door and pick a single stem for beside the bed, pull together a posy for a friend or create a colorful centerpiece is an exciting and rewarding addition to the whole “grow your own” experience. Grow your own flower shop at the bottom of your garden! · Comprehensive guide to planning, planting, and maintaining a bountiful home flower garden · How to choose your plants, position your patch and grow luxurious flowers · Cultivation tips for annuals, biennials, bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes, perennials, shrubs, trees, climbers, foliage and fillers · When and how to harvest—and how to make your flowers last longer · Styling guide for stunning arrangements that look like they came from a shop · Expert advice from an experienced interiors stylist and lifestyle editor

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.

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.

Paul Bangay s Country Gardens

Paul Bangay s Country Gardens
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Author: Paul Bangay
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1921383992
Release: 2016-10-31
Editor: Lantern

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Paul Bangay's love affair with country gardens dates back to his childhood. Feast your eyes on these to-die-for gardens, each of which features Paul's distinctive simplicity and elegance, as he writes passionately of his deeply personal relationship with each property and its owners."