This sleek hardcover book refers to Yves Saint Laurent as an artist who worked in the sphere of fashion, and whose entire life was devoted to a quest for perfection. The 388-page retrospective contains a rich chronology of the iconic French designer's life, including an in-depth original interview from his longtime business partner, Pierre Bergé. Filled with beautiful photographs, illustrations and hand-written notes, it will make the perfect gift for devotees of the label. -- 388-page hardcover book - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Abrams - ISBN: 0-8109-9608-1 - Made in Italy
From ground-breaking essays by expert fashion commentators, cultural scholars and collaborators to an Encyclopedia of Collections dating back to McQueen's spectacular 1992 MA graduation show, this hardcover book is the definitive work on one of Britain's most daring and provocative designers. This stunning 352-page compendium has been published to accompany the Victoria and Albert Museum in London’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty retrospective, and has been edited by exhibition curator Claire Wilcox. With more than 440 striking images of previously unseen archival material, it is perfect for devotees of the late fashion visionary. -- Alexander McQueen edited by Claire Wilcox - 352-page hardcover book - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Victoria and Albert Publishing - ISBN: 9781419717239 - Made in the UK
It's an exhilarating experience dangling your feet from the side of a shaking helicopter while the wind is whipping you in the face. Only having seconds to manually adjust the light and composition to capture the perfect moment, says LA-based photographer Gray Malin. Inspired by the first time he shot Miami's beaches during Art Basel, this 143-page hardcover book is filled with aerial imagery of exotic shores around the world - including Cape Town, Barcelona and Sydney. Place it on your coffee table, or give it to a jet-setting friend. -- 143-page hardcover book - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Abrams - ISBN: 978149720895
'Pradasphere' is a unique insight into the legendary Italian design house's conceptual craftsmanship, creative processes and rich archives. This 326-page compendium comes enveloped in a sleek case and is divided into six sections - Origins, Typologies, Specimens, Construction, Evolution and Observation - exploring the brand's collaborations and artistic influences. Spanning 30 years of the label's illustrious heritage, inside you'll find stunning photographs and snapshots of everything from fashion show invitations to window displays. -- 326-page hardcover book - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Abrams - ISBN: 978-88-87029-57-4
Award-winning author Lawrence Weschlerâ€TMs book on the young Mexican American artist Ramiro Gomez explores questions of social equity and the chasms between cultures and classes in America. Gomez, born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California, to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents, bridges the divide between the affluent wealthy and their usually invisible domestic help--the nannies, gardeners, housecleaners, and others who make their lifestyles possible--by inserting images of these workers into sly pastiches of iconic David Hockney paintings, subtly doctoring glossy magazine ads, and subversively slotting life-size painted cardboard cutouts into real-life situations. Domestic Scenes engages with Gomez and his work, offering an inspiring vision of the purposes and possibilities of art.. . .
Layers of pattern bring serious style to any interior. Prints Charming archives famous shelter magazines like no other, showing readers how to choose and use pattern (whether on upholstered furniture, walls, and floors, or in curtains, rugs, and accessories) to create gorgeous room designs and personalize a space. Each curated page is delightfully illustrated with inspiring images and curated rooms.. . .
Since the wolf first snuck into the caves of our ancestors to take warmth from the fire, dogs have been man's constant companion. "Dogs", award-winning photographer Tim Flach's stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed "Equus", delves deep into the psyche of this enduring bond with Canis familiaris to present an exquisite study of man's best friend. From specimens on show at Crufts and Westminster to shelter dogs lovingly rescued by volunteers; from the grace and agility of racing greyhounds to adored domestic companions; from Afghan hounds to Chinese cresteds, the images featured in "Dogs" deliver one of the most appealing photographic tributes to canines ever published.. . .
Stately, grand, and a testament to the generations who have cared for them, the 10 English country houses featured in this gorgeously illustrated volume are architecturally distinctive and filled with evocative family memorabilia, from commissioned portraits to monogrammed heirloom dinner services to the bells that once summoned the downstairs staff. Like Downton Abbey, these homes are still in the hands of descendants of the original owners. The text recounts the ups and downs of the deep-rooted clans who constructed these homes and illuminates the history and legends behind these marvelous estates.. . .
In the follow-up to the best-sellingÂ "American Modern,"Â "Aero"Â celebrates 20 years of the famed Aero design studio with an intimate look at founder Thomas Oâ€TMBrienâ€TMs design philosophy. From Oâ€TMBrienâ€TMs vivid reminiscences about his early days in a Manhattan art school to the opening and development of his studio and store,Â "Aero"Â covers the history and aesthetic of this Manhattan landmark. Aero is where Oâ€TMBrien formulated the â€œwarm modernâ€ look that brought him to prominence, though his style is truly about finding modern and classic forms in many things: downtownâ€TMs industrial and artistic loft culture, the luxurious elegance of the prewar city uptown, and the essential simplicity of American country antiques and rural living.. . .
Hundreds of full-color photographs demonstrate interior designer Suzanne Lovell's 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, this book takes the reader on a journey through homes with sumptuous interiors, finely crafted details, and exceptional collections. 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.. . .
Known for his ability to work in any design vernacular, Markham Roberts brings a fresh approach to traditional and contemporary styles alike. His work is not defined by signature looks or design trends. Rather, using an inventive combination of layered patterns and color as well as bold juxtapositions of furniture of different styles and periods, custom designs, and works of art from around the world, he creates interiors that have been described as "the very definition of chic." Roberts structures the book as he would a project, taking readers step-by-step through the design process, beginning with the basic interior elements--floor plan and furniture layout, color palette and fabric schemes, furniture selection, and incorporation of objects and art--and moves on to architecture, landscaping, and gardens, showing the important interrelationship between interior and exterior design. Finally, he puts all of the pieces together, using his own country house, a nineteenth-century gentlemanâ€TMs farm in the Hudson Valley, as an example.. . .
Subtitled "Great Fashion Designers at Home," "Beyond Chic" takes us--via the lens of acclaimed photographer Ivan Terestchenko--into the homes of not just designers but also stylists and muses. Among the residences revealed are those of Giorgio Armani, Manolo Blahnik, Nicole Farhi, and Loulou de la Falaise.. . .
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, Williamsâ€TMs lovely Caribbean retreat tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the sea. The book explores every facet of the property--from outdoor rooms, garden plantings, and design, to the delightful, island-living luxury of the villaâ€TMs interiors, furnishings, and collections. Woven into each chapter are essays written by friends who have visited the property: Gil Schafer details the villaâ€TMs 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.. . .
In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, as well as 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, offer insight into achieving this aesthetic.. . .
With a little bit of history and a lot of flavor, "The Cocktail Club" is a guide for connecting with your friends over the best-tasting therapy around--cocktails! Using a format reminiscent of your favorite book club, Maureen Christian Petrosky highlights one specific spirit or drink type each month. Classic favorites like the Martini and the Old-Fashioned, as well as new sips like the Mason Jar Basil Pisco Sour and Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer, will inspire novices and enthusiasts alike to build up their bar vocabulary and taste outside their comfort zone. The book also offers a delicious selection of hors dâ€TMoeuvres pairings like Grilled Figs with Prosciutto and Rosemary Lemon Bars. So whether youâ€TMve been curious about absinthe rinses or want to bone up on your bitters, 'The Cocktail Club' gives you the perfect excuse to pull out your shaker and dip into the art of at-home mixology.. . .
The Hamptons are synonymous with parties: Whether itâ€TMs dinner on the dunes, postâ€“horse show cocktails, or even family-style barbecues, from Memorial Day to early autumn, Long Islandâ€TMs East End is truly the playground of the rich and famous. With her new book, "Hamptons Entertaining," Annie Falk invites us into the seaside communitiesâ€TM most beautiful estates. Eighteen lavishly photographed parties are featured, offering a wealth of inspiration for table settings and menus, along with entertaining tips that will serve for any occasion. More than 80 recipes--from a Watermelon Margarita and Cold Peach Soup to Lobster Salad on Buttery Crostini and Panamanian Chicken Pot Pie--highlight seasonal ingredients and local produce. A move from summer to fall serves up desserts like Pumpkin-Spiced CrÃ ̈me BrÃ»lÃ©e and Apple Crisp with Caramel Drizzle. Tastemakers include a glittering array of financial titans, media moguls, and even a former mayor of New York City.. . .
Palm Beach interiors have long reflected the travels, penchants, and whimsies of the townâ€TMs worldly inhabitants. Today, residents of this tiny barrier island call upon world-class designers to create homes that are testaments to what can be achieved when inspired by the natural beauty of a unique locale and when imagination is oneâ€TMs only limitation. In Palm Beach Chic, Jennifer Ash Rudick leads the tour of newly restored Mediterranean Revival houses by Mizner, Fatio, and Volk; charming cottages, Moorish casbahs, and vintage condos. Lush photographs capture extraordinary gardens, verandas, lakeside pavilions, a rustic ranch, and simple pastel houses sheltered by dense thickets of Norfolk pines and age-old banyans. It is this eclectic mix of old and new, of Spanish and Caribbean, of contemporary design and sun-faded WASP thrift, that makes Palm Beach chic.. . .
Phoebe Howard, known affectionately as Mrs. Howard to her clients, has a penchant for creating stylish spaces, which has evolved into her own critically acclaimed brand of interior design. Mrs. Howardâ€TMs first book features several of her largest design projects and addresses the most common decorating issues and questions her clients and customers ask.. . .
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Mr Derek Ridgers has captured some truly iconic and flamboyant characters during his career, such as Boy George and Mr Nick Cave, but we think it's the British photographer's candid street portraits that are most striking. Published by Carpet Bombing Culture and distributed by Abrams , this hardcover book is filled with snapshots of youth subcultures from the '80s -think Punks, Blitz Kids and New Romantics. - - 160-page hardcover book - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture - ISBN: 978-1908211-56-9 - Made in the UK
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James Beard-nominated chef Josef Centeno first coined the term 'bäco' to describe a flatbread sandwich he used to make for staff working late-night shifts but it's since become synonymous with his insatiable quest for flavour, hence why he chose it as the name of his LA restaurant and cookbook. Distributed by Abrams , this hardcover tome is filled with recipes that capture the way Centeno layers textures, spices and sauces to transform even the simplest of vegetable dishes. They span from simple to show-stopping and cover everything from soups and salads to mains and desserts – all captured by Dylan James Ho and Jeni Afuso in 130 visually stunning photographs. - - 320-page hardcover book - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Chronicle Books - ISBN: 978-1452154688 - Made in the UK