Francois Catroux

Francois Catroux


  • Release: 2016-10
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9780847848676
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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.

Betty Catroux  Yves Saint Laurent

Betty Catroux Yves Saint Laurent


  • Release: 2020-03-05
  • Publisher: Gallimard/Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 2072886147
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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.

Artistic Interiors

Artistic Interiors


  • Release: 2021-01-26
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781647004484
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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

Around That Time

Around That Time


  • Release: 2016-10-04
  • Publisher: ABRAMS
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 1419722247
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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."

Vogue Living

Vogue Living


  • Release: 2017
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 448 page
  • ISBN: 9781524732059
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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---

Alan Buchsbaum  Architect   Designer

Alan Buchsbaum Architect Designer


  • Release: 1996
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 223 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015040696646
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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

The Windsor Style

The Windsor Style


  • Release: 1987
  • Publisher: Salem House Pub
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015014308350
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Looks at the postwar life of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in their Paris mansion and describes their jewels, clothing, and household furnishings

Loulou   Yves

Loulou Yves


  • Release: 2018-04-17
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 512 page
  • ISBN: 9781250161420
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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

Loulou de la Falaise

Loulou de la Falaise


  • Release: 2014-09-23
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 271 page
  • ISBN: 9780847843299
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"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.

Molyneux

Molyneux


  • Release: 1997-01-01
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 206 page
  • ISBN: MINN:31951D014568673
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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.