Francois Catroux

Francois Catroux
Author: David Netto
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780847848676
Language: en
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This first volume on François Catroux is a comprehensive consideration of the work and life of an international master of interior design. François Catroux is an innovator and explorer in interior design, who has always been a master of contemporary style. From his early days as a design prodigy, creating space-age boutiques for a house of couture and apartments that drew from Art Deco and modern design, to chic, mirror-studded interiors rich with glamour and elegant refinement in residences in Hong Kong, New York, and London, Catroux is at home in the vast world of design. His spaces may surprise with the introduction of irregular elements—a chandelier of elk horn or pink florescent lighting in a hallway—but Catroux’s hallmark sensibility combines the majesty and grandeur of high ceilings, elegant moldings, and gossamer draperies with elements that suggest comfort and tasteful, restrained opulence. Go-to accoutrements include sumptuous sofas, rich carpeting, gentle lighting, rooms lined with books, and ship staterooms in warm wood paneling with brass lamps, all measured according to a 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
Author: Editions Gallimard
Release: 2020-03-05
Editor: Gallimard/Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
Pages: 208
ISBN: 2072886147
Language: en
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- 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.

Architectural Digest at 100

Architectural Digest at 100
Author: Architectural Digest,Amy Astley
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Abrams
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781683356479
Language: en
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A 100-year visual history of the magazine, showcasing the work of top interior designers and architects, and the personal spaces of numerous celebrities. Architectural Digest at 100 celebrates the best from the pages of the international design authority. The editors have delved into the archives and culled years of rich material covering a range of subjects. Ranging freely between present and past, the book features the personal spaces of dozens of private celebrities like Barack and Michelle Obama, David Bowie, Truman Capote, David Hockney, Michael Kors, and Diana Vreeland, and includes the work of top designers and architects like Frank Gehry, David Hicks, India Mahdavi, Peter Marino, John Fowler, Renzo Mongiardino, Oscar Niemeyer, Axel Vervoordt, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Elsie de Wolfe. Also included are stunning images from the magazine’s history by photographers such as Bill Cunningham, Horst P. Horst, Simon Upton, Francois Dischinger, Francois Halard, Julius Shulman, and Oberto Gili. “The book is really a survey of how Americans have lived—and how American life has changed—over the past 100 years.” ?Los Angeles Times “A Must-Have Book!” ?Interior Design Magazines “Written in the elevated quality that only the editors of Architectural Digest can master so well, AD at 100: A Century of Style is the world’s newest guide to the best and brightest designs to inspire your next big home project.” ?The Editorialist

William Hodgins Interiors

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

How They Decorated

How They Decorated
Author: P. Gaye Tapp
Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780847847419
Language: en
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How They Decorated illustrates some of the great rooms of the twentieth century, whose stylish residents influence our tastes today. Gloria Vanderbilt cleverly noted, “Decorating is autobiography.” Reflecting that truism, the interiors in this book capture the individual approaches of these icons of style: Bunny Mellon’s spare all-American elegance; Hélène Rochas’s refined sophistication; Vanessa Bell’s colorful bohemianism; Mona von Bismarck’s breezy opulence; and Georgia O’Keeffe’s earthy chic. Author P. Gaye Tapp analyzes each of her subjects’ refined way of living, how she embellished her residences (or left them elegantly stark), and the long-lasting effects on today’s generation of designers and connoisseurs of beauty. The book is presented in four sections that describe the aesthetic approaches that the ladies took in decorating their abodes: “The Fashionably Chic”, “The Unconventional Eye”, “In the Grand Manner”, and “Legacy Style”. Each interior illustrates the crucial aspect of the lady’s definitive taste. Some worked closely with decorating legends such as John Fowler, Albert Hadley, Billy Baldwin, Syrie Maugham, and Jean-Michel Frank. Others took to the task of decorating single-handedly—like Pauline Trigère, Sybil Connolly, Vita Sackville-West, and Fleur Cowles. The interiors of these trendsetting ladies defied their time and inspire and delight to this day. In How They Decorated, one can learn from the most notable style muses of the last century.

Loulou Yves

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

The Yves Saint Laurent Pierre Berge Collection

The Yves Saint Laurent Pierre Berge Collection
Author: Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery
Release: 2009-11-17
Editor: Flammarion
Pages: 319
ISBN: UCSD:31822036441749
Language: en
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A photographic record of the major pieces from the collection of Yves St Laurent and Pierre Bergé in their homes before being sold in Paris on 23 February 2009 after the death of St Laurent. A complete catalogue of the items and the prices when auctioned by Christies, France is included-- Cataloguer's note.

Vogue Living Country City Coast

Vogue Living  Country  City  Coast
Author: Hamish Bowles,Chloe Malle
Release: 2017
Editor: Knopf
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781524732059
Language: en
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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, 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
Author: Barbara Plumb,Horst
Release: 1993
Editor: Bulfinch Press
Pages: 235
ISBN: 0821220462
Language: en
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A collection of 52 of the celebrity interiors photographed by Horst P. Horst during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

Loulou de la Falaise

Loulou de la Falaise
Author: Ariel de Ravenel,Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni
Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780847843299
Language: en
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Loulou de la Falaise is the first monograph to celebrate the life and work of the style icon and muse to Yves Saint Laurent who became the embodiment of French chic. Renowned for her bohemian chic, daring style as well as for her lightness, nonchalance, and humor, Loulou de la Falaise was not only an influential fashion icon but also a breath of fresh air to the world of Parisian haute couture. The Anglo-French beauty assisted the designer Halston and modeled briefly for Diana Vreeland’s Vogue before moving to Paris in 1972 to work alongside the iconic designer Yves Saint Laurent. A true original, her sense of color and fantasy and her attitude would energize the mythic house and fashion in general. For almost forty years, de la Falaise would forge her professional reputation designing extraordinary jewelry and accessories both for Yves Saint Laurent as well as for her own line. This elegant volume is a life in pictures, with over 400 images by legendary contemporary photographers, from Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon to Steven Meisel and Bettina Rheims, as well as an essay by Pierre Bergé and interviews with Loulou intimates such as Betty Catroux, Inès de la Fressange, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso, André Leon Talley, and Oscar de la Renta. A celebrated style icon from the ’60s until her death, Loulou's appetite and flair for fashion continues to be an inspiration today.

Stonefields by the Seasons

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

Houses

Houses
Author: Phaidon Editors
Release: 2019-05-08
Editor: Phaidon Press
Pages: 448
ISBN: 071487809X
Language: en
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The world's most innovative and influential architect-designed houses created since the early 20th century Throughout history, houses have presented architects the world over with infinite opportunities to experiment with new methods and materials for domestic living. Houses: Extraordinary Living celebrates the incredible diversity and beauty of the house as never before, from Modernist icons to feats of technological, material, and spatial innovation in the 21st century. Explore the creative imaginations of hundreds of internationally renowned architects past and present, as well as dozens of awe-inspiring houses by lesser-known and emerging talents.

Elle Decor

Elle Decor
Author: François Baudot,Jean Demachy
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 287
ISBN: 0821227645
Language: en
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From the editors of Elle Decor comes a richly illustrated overview of the quintessential French style of home design and decorating, featuring an array of interiors, ranging from the eclectic to classic chic, that represent the influences, principles, and work of distinguished designers in eight chapters focusing on distinctive styles. 20,000 first printing.

Barbara Barry

Barbara Barry
Author: Barbara Barry
Release: 2012-10-16
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780847838714
Language: en
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The first book from acclaimed interior designer Barbara Barry explores the beauty and principles of good design. Barbara Barry’s work has long been praised for its quiet refinement, soothing palette, and graceful furnishings, as well as for its ravishing tailoring and coloring. In her first book, Barry explores her design philosophy, meditating on the transformative power of beauty. Through a discussion of her principles of good design—simplicity, proportion, and harmony—we discover how to apply these principles to our rooms and to our lives. Through page after page of gorgeous, subtle, feminine interiors, Barry explains her design process and shares thought-provoking stories. She discusses what inspires her, from the quality of light to the colors of nature, and illustrates how she utilizes nature in decoration. From the simple strength of a white plate to the sensual elegance of a well-made bed, Barry explains why a gracious life, a well-ordered life, a life around beauty is the only one worth living. In Barbara’s world, every detail is harmonious. Comprehensive and beautifully designed, this unique book is a collector’s piece for all design fans.

Rachel Ashwell My Floral Affair

Rachel Ashwell  My Floral Affair
Author: Rachel Ashwell
Release: 2018-02-13
Editor: CICO Books
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1782495479
Language: en
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Discover Rachel Ashwell’s floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life. Flowers and floral decoration are at the core of Rachel Ashwell’s world and her designs. From her showcase rose garden in California, she set out with photographer Amy Neunsinger to capture the full-blown romance of the quintessential English country house, the dramatic colorways of northern Europe, and the faded opulence of a Parisian apartment. This is the story of that magical journey, which takes us through a variety of beautiful spaces large and small, some ornate and others simple. Every aspect of floral accents is showcased, from wallpaper to fabrics, floors to ceilings, architectural details, lighting and, of course, flower arrangements, some breathtaking and some simple… but all beautiful in their own right.

Made to Measure

Made to Measure
Author: Anonim
Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0865653283
Language: en
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Since forming their practice in 1999, Will Meyer and Gray Davis have designed some 200 private and public spaces that epitomize hip luxury style. Their interiors are as dazzling and dramatic as they are comfortable and welcoming--a carefully calibrated balancing act that has become their trademark and won them a loyal clientele. As furniture designer David Netto says in his foreword, "Their style--while original--seems inevitable, and after you see a project by Meyer Davis Studio you say to yourself, 'Why didn't I think of that?' " Made to Measure tells the story of their ascent into the upper echelon of American design and shares their firm's philosophy and process. Illustrated with hundreds of stunning photographs, plans, and drawings, the book explores the symbiosis between their residential and commercial projects and shows how Meyer Davis Studio has redefined modern luxury.

Ron Arad

Ron Arad
Author: Ron Arad,Paola Antonelli
Release: 2009
Editor: The Museum of Modern Art
Pages: 211
ISBN: 0870707590
Language: en
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Even among the most influential designers of our time, Ron Arad stands out for the versatile nature of his work and his daredevil use of materials and technology. Idiosyncratic, suprising and always visually arreasting, Arads work communicates joy in creation, pleasure in invention, and pride in technical and constructive qualities. He has deftly avoided a recognizable style for over twenty years; his style is rather a matter of character, reflective of his disregard for established disciplines. Through his own work and his decade long tenure as the Head of Design Projects graduate programme at the Royal College of Art in London, Arad has greatly influenced the current debate on designs relationship with art, technology and innovation, and nurtured some of the most promising young designers in todays international scene. Published to accompany the first major retrospective of Arads work in the US, the catalogue features an interview with the artist and essays on his use of innovative materials and technology, his role as an educator and communicator on the importance of design, and his place in the larger design and art market. A lavishly illustrated plate section provides visual and written documentation of approximately eighty works.

Venetian Chic

Venetian Chic
Author: Francesca Bortolotto Possati ,Jeremy Irons
Release: 2017-02-01
Editor: Assouline Publishing
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781614285380
Language: en
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Venetian art connoisseur, interior designer, and hotelier Francesca Bortolotto Possati knows the intricacies of Venice. To have her as a guide is to experience firsthand her passion for the private side of the mythic city whose daily visitors outnumber its population. Join her to visit artists’ studios, elegant Venetian friends, and palaces’ secrets. Everywhere one wanders, a sense of history saturates the buildings and landscapes, harking back to the artists of the Renaissance and the chic masquerade balls of centuries past. The discerning eye of photographer Robyn Lea makes this book a revelation of the Venice of dreams, which will surely allow readers to see this iconic destination through new eyes. A sentimental foreword by Jeremy Irons perfectly complements this stunning volume.

Mr Ken Fulk s Magical World

Mr  Ken Fulk s Magical World
Author: Ken Fulk
Release: 2016-10-18
Editor: ABRAMS
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1419722387
Language: en
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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."

Jacques Grange

Jacques Grange
Author: Pierre Passebon
Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9782081513501
Language: en
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Thirty-one new projects by master Parisian interior designer Jacques Grange redefine his visionary talent. Over the course of his fifty-year career, Jacques Grange has designed homes for the world’s most respected collectors, artists, designers, and tastemakers, including Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, François Pinault, Robert Agostinelli, Valentino, Israel Englander, Stavros Niarchos, Terry and Jean de Gunzburg, Lauren and Andres Santo Domingo, Aerin Lauder, Per Skarstedt, and HRH The Princess of Hanover. His classical training at Paris’s École Boulle and École Camondo, his early experience with the French design legend Henri Samuel, and his passion for contemporary art have resulted in a uniquely discerning approach to interior design. Grange’s seemingly natural, “non-designed” aesthetic is revealed through his unusual way of grouping objects, and an unparalleled sense of style and attention to detail. This essential volume illustrates Grange’s wideranging inspirations and exquisite taste through thirty-one new residential projects in Europe and America, from a luxury hôtel particulier in Paris to a chic beachside cabana in Comporta, Portugal, and a midcentury-modern house in Los Angeles. Texts and interviews by Parisian gallerist Pierre Passebon delineate Grange’s approach to design and decoration. Previously unpublished photography by François Halard captures these singular projects with profound sensibility.