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Book Review: Barbra Streisand an Art Edition Book by Steve Schapiro

This Art Edition Book about Barbra Streisand has only 100 numbered copies (No. 1–100), each signed by Steve Schapiro. Comes with a numbered and signed gelatin silver print from the photographer’s cover shoot with Barbra for Harper’s Bazaar for its November 1972 issue.   In 1970 Barbra Streisand published a story in Life magazine titled “Who Am I Anyway?” It was the very question two leading photojournalists of the day—Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller—were also asking as they photographed her during her first five years in Hollywood, working to get beneath the veneer and capture “the real Barbra.” Brimming with photographs—over half of which have never been published before—and stories behind the shots from Schapiro and Schiller, this is a must-have collection for any Streisand fan. All the best movies of Streisand’s first Hollywood decade are here: Funny Girl, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Way We Were, The Owl and the Pussycat, Up the Sandbox, Funny Lady, and A Star Is Born. So too are her loves, directors, confidantes, and costars: Elliott Gould, William Wyler, Sydney Pollack, Vincente Minnelli, Cis Corman, Omar Sharif, Kris Kristofferson, and, of course, Robert Redford. See also: Inspiring Modern Sofas in…

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Book Review: The Luxury Collection, Certified Indigenous

Book Review: The Luxury Collection, Certified Indigenous – Experience the world through the eyes of the renowned concierges of The Luxury Collection in the third volume of The Luxury Collection book series, The Luxury Collection Certified Indigenous. Each concierge from the more than ninety Luxury Collection hotels has prepared a customized indigenous experience for a vibrant twenty-four-hour tour in their city. Experience the world through the eyes of the renowned concierges of The Luxury Collection in the third volume of The Luxury Collection book series, The Luxury Collection Certified Indigenous. Each concierge from the more than ninety Luxury Collection hotels has prepared a customized indigenous experience for a vibrant twenty-four-hour tour in their city. Organized by morning, afternoon, and evening recommendations, discover the culture, environment, and cuisine in each locale. From hiking the beautiful Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles, enjoying a horse-drawn carriage ride at the majestic Plaza de España in Seville, or visiting the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra, to restaurant and shopping recommendations plus much more, no corner of the world is left untouched. See also: Book Review: Inspirations Book, Room by RoomThis invaluable guide, illustrated with over 200 beautiful images, is the perfect companion for every travel adventure….

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Book Review: Inspirations Book, Room by Room

Book Review: Inspirations Book, Room by Room – The ultimate Design Bible. An exquisite Book with more than 1000 illustrated products and 1250 inspirations. See the Book Now! Very pratical, it is divided room by room with technical information needed to create upcoming interior design projects. See also: New Edition of Coveted, the Luxury and Design Magazine The best way to find the best solutions and ideas. With a selection of the most curated projects this book present a variety of inspirational images with diferent styles and ideas around the world. Motivated by the fear of being just average we conceived the ultimate design tool “Covet Collector’s book” – not only the sum of eigth luxurious handcrafted design brands but the true manifest and promise that in our long lasting relationship we’ll have numerous occasions to celebrate great design together!   See also: Free eBook: 100 Modern Chairs All the questions about the world’s top design pieces can be answered inside this collector’s book. Keep following Best Design Books for the latest book reviews and the most amazing design books and magazines! Follow Best Design Books on Pinterest! Source: covethouse.eu Keep following Best Design Books for the latest book reviews and the most…

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Book Review: Covet House – Curated Design Catalogue

Discover  Covet House, the Curated Design Catalogue, a project that was created by designers and Marketeers with a unique insight on the Interior and Product Design industry and a large experience acquired through their work in projects all over the world. See the Catalogue! Covet House inspires and delivers design to all design enthusiasts. Covet House Curated Design is the result of a dream: gather the greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers, press or just design lovers for the greatest celebration of design. Discover what’s beyond the Covet House Catalogue.     COVET HOUSE Curated design The ultimate experience of lived-design specially conceived for all design lovers worldwilde. An ancient three floor waterfront mansion in Oporto located in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Europe, Douro, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The house is filled with remarkeble architectural details that hold the glory from a noble past and traditions of Portugal. In this timeless scenario, a unique showroom was born and each room was decorated by prestigious design brands. A truly whismical escape for exclusive clients and partners to be inspired, or simply a destinations to relax over a weekend and be immerse in the innovative The Covet House Experience. See also:…

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Book Review: Live, Love & Decorate by Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Book Review: Live, Love & Decorate by Martyn Lawrence Bullard – For those who love boldness in design, Los Angeles-based interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard demonstrates his mastery of dramatic environments for a clientele of celebrities. Drawn to glamor, Martyn Lawrence Bullard moved from London to Los Angeles to pursue acting but became a star decorator instead.   His designs balance the contemporary with the traditional, the Occidental with the ethnic. His celebrity clients’ homes are inspiring in their chic yet sumptuous styles, including Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo’s hip Mediterranean villa in the Hollywood Hills; Cher’s residences-a Moorish palazzo in Malibu and a Beverly Hills Indian fantasy; and Tamara Mellon’s New York City penthouse that dazzles with bold artwork and striking color. With a knack for beautiful and dramatic spaces that don’t sacrifice comfort, Martyn Lawrence Bullard reveals his know-how for creating a sensational home. See also: Free eBook: 100 Modern Chairs Martyn Lawrence Bullard is a multi-award winning Los Angeles-based interior designer renowned for his broad range of styles and eclectic, yet sophisticated and inviting interiors. Martyn has been consistently named as one of the world’s top 100 interior designers by Architectural Digest, featured permanently in Elle Décor’s A-List,…

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Shigeru Ban: Challenging Accepted Notions of Architecture

Shigeru Ban: Challenging Accepted Notions of Architecture – From emergency relief shelters to a cardboard cathedral and exhibition spaces in shipping containers, Pritzker Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban has made his name with his restlessly inventive response to material and situation, as much as with his humanitarian work at the sites of natural and man-made disasters. See also: Free eBook: Must-Have Limited Edition Furniture In the spirit of a three-dimensional poetry, Ban uses materials as an incorporated part of his design, selected not for their cutting-edge credentials but rather for their expressive ability, their capacity to convey the building’s overall concept. In particular, Ban has made regular use of paper tubing in projects as varied as the Japanese Pavilion at Expo 2000 in Hanover and emergency shelters for Rwanda’s Byumba Refugee Camp.   This essential introduction, compiled with Ban’s own collaboration, presents his most important projects to date to survey the full reach and importance of, in the words of the Pritzker Prize jury, a “committed teacher who is not only a role model for younger generations, but also an inspiration.” See also: Free eBook – Best Home Decor Ideas to Inspire You Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architectu re series features: an…

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Decorative Art 50s: Postwar Boom Decor Design Trends

Decorative Art 50s: Postwar Boom Decor Design Trends – Published annually from 1906 until 1980, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook was dedicated to the latest currents in architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalware, and ceramics. Since the publications went out of print, the now hard-to-find yearbooks have become highly prized by collectors and dealers. TASCHEN’s Decorative Art 50s explores the spirit of optimism and the fervent consumerism of the decade. Technology and construction had been enervated by research during the war and these discoveries could now be applied in peacetime. The popularization of plastics, fiberglass, and latex literally shaped the decade. Rising incomes and postwar rebuilding on bother sides of the Atlantic led to a massive housing boom in both the suburbs and inner cities, and these new homes reflected the new style. See also: Free eBook – Best Home Decor Ideas to Inspire You While European design was extraordinarily inventive, American design was looking to an idealized vision of the future—between them a modern idiom was developed that can be seen vividly on these pages. This overview of the decade includes the work of such famous innovators as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Hans Wegner, and Gio Ponti….

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