Wanderlust

Author: Michelle Nussbaumer
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847848914
Format: PDF
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The first book from interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer presents a dramatic take on global style that will appeal to readers who responded to the rich, glamorous look of Mary McDonald: Interiors From designer and owner of Dallas's famed interiors store Ceylon et Cie comesnan opulent, worldly decorating book that shows readers how to beautifully integrate the ethnic, exotic styles that have become so popular today

Ann Getty

Author: Diane Dorrans Saeks
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847837912
Format: PDF
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Offers a look at the design style of Ann Getty by compiling photographs of the interiors of her homes which combine historical style with modern-day taste.

A Passion for Collecting

Author: Fran├žois Baudot
Publisher: Filipacchi Publishing
ISBN: 2850188409
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Celebrating the collector in everyone, the author introduces readers to some of the world's most avid collectors, all the while presenting ideas for displaying and arranging collectibles.

Wanderlust

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101199558
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of Men Explain Things to Me Drawing together many histories--of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores--Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction--from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja--finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture. Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world.

Suzanne Kasler Sophisticated Simplicity

Author: Suzanne Kasler
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847863255
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For her lavishly illustrated new tome, influential interior designer Suzanne Kasler shares her approach to the art of home decoration, from the fundamentals of room arrangement to finishing touches. Best-selling A-list designer Kasler (AD 100 and Elle Decor) is known for rooms with a foundation in tradition, pretty palettes, and timeless sophistication. She mixes American and European eclectic furnishings to create comfortable living spaces. In this collection of recent unseen residences in town and country and at the shore, the designer reflects on catalysts for her inventiveness. Richly photographed profiles include inviting and modern family homes and oceanfront estates. Kasler shows how she incorporates fresh ways to organize a guest area, create outdoor spaces for luxuriating and entertaining, and assemble captivating vignettes. The result is a wealth of original ideas for design professionals and anyone with a passion for interior design--an essential addition to every design library.

Luminous Interiors

Author: Brian McCarthy
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 9781617690433
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The interior designer describes nine of his favorite projects from around the country, providing information on his creative process, inspiration, and design decisions.

Fifth Avenue Style

Author: Howard Slatkin
Publisher: Vendome Press
ISBN: 9780865652897
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Interior designer and founder of home-fragrance and lifestyle brand Slatkin & Co., Howard Slatkin shares his decorating and entertaining secrets as he conducts an intimate tour of his heart-stoppingly exquisite Fifth Avenue apartment"--

Alidad

Author: Sarah Stewart-Smith
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847840751
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a collection of spaces, showcasing the decorator's attention to detail and iconic blend of culture and art history.

Domus

Author: Oberto Gili
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847849277
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An insider s tour of the most creative and inspiring rooms belonging to tastemakers artists, interior designers, craftspeople, collectors, and aristocrats in Italy today. Italy has been a source of inspiration for generations of artists and lovers of beauty. In this book, Italians Oberto Gili and Marella Caracciolo Chia take us around the country and into the homes of some of its most stylish habitues. From rural estates in Tuscany and spectacular seaside villas to an eighteenth-century palace in Puglia and city residences in Turin, Milan, Venice, Rome, and Naples, the properties reveal the unique personal visions of the owners and the inescapable appeal of Italian style. The diversity of places echoes the wide range of geographical contexts. Each interior acts as a source of surprise and an impetus for creativity, reflecting the individual tastes and talents of those who live and have lived there designer Carlo Mollino, couturier Stephan Janson, art and literary scholar Mario Praz, and artists Sandro Chia and Alessandro Twombly. In addition to the houses of artists and craftspeople, rooms of visionary interior designers, such as Camilla Guinness, Roberto Peregalli, and Laura Sartori Rimini, are also included. This book an intimate glimpse into some of the most beautiful and inaccessible dwellings in Italy today is perfect for aesthetically minded readers with an interest in interior design, Italy, and the art of fine living."

The French Interior in the Eighteenth Century

Author: John Whitehead
Publisher: Studio
ISBN:
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The eighteenth century was a period of great inventiveness and originality in French decorative arts and interior decoration, and its crowning achievement was the creation of the domestic interior. Using the craftsmen and skills originally brought into France from Italy and the Low Countries to serve the Sun King, French aristocrats and financiers created in their Paris Hotels and country chateaux interiors of an unprecedented elegance and sophistication. The same can be said of the works of art that completed these rooms - furniture decorated with marquetry or lacquer, gilt-bronzes, silver, the finest porcelain, of which none was finer than Sevres, tapestries and carpets from the Savonnerie, the Gobelins, Beauvais and Aubusson, and beautiful silks and upholstery. This book discusses in detail the creation and contents of many such interiors, including some that have never been photographed before. Using contemporary inventories, letters, and journals, it brings to life the tastes and preoccupations of their creators - the Royal family, the aristocracy, the fashionable tourists, and the nouveaux riches, the dealers and craftsmen who worked for them, the artists, designers, and architects, both in their public lives and more private moments. In addition it explores the wider context of the different styles of decoration, the effect upon them of changes in etiquette and social behavior, and the effect they had in turn upon the function and arrangement of rooms within the French interior.