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FASHION

Book Review: Dressing For The Dark, Red Carpet Edition

Book Review: In her first-ever book, celebrity stylist Kate Young draws inspiration from iconic fashion moments in film to choose the most influential eveningwear styles of all time, and offers her expert insight as to why these looks are so definitive and are worth revisiting today for that special night out. Spanning classic moments Elizabeth Taylor in a white silk chiffon dress in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Julia Roberts in that iconic red gown in Pretty Woman , this book, complete with a directory of a go-tos, is an accessory no woman will want to dress for the dark without. See also: Inspiring Modern Sofas in a Free eBook – Get Yours! See also: Free eBook: Top 25 Jaw-Dropping Home Design Ideas Stylist Kate Young has one of the most varied and respected résumés in fashion. She is sought after by celebrities for Oscar night and by top publications for editorial shoots—working with photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier, Inez & Vinoodh, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel and Tim WalkerShe works with megabrands including Cover Girl, Dior, Victoria’s Secret, and others on their advertising campaigns. Young is one of the most influential red carpet stylists in the industry, with clients including…

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Interior Design

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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10+ Modern Dining Tables in a Free eBook

Best Design Books brings you a selection of sophisticated modern diming tables in an inspiring free ebook. Download Now! The dining room is probably one of the hardest living spaces to decorate. And as we all know, functionality and beauty  can truly be enemies sometimes. When you need to take in consideration, the size, the lighting and functionality of the space it becomes especially difficult to  choose a furniture design  that conveys a unique look yet, is practical at the same time.   The dining room is a space that can be used for celebrating a special occasion, a space that is used to spend time with guests and family, a place to share a good meal. And for that, it is only compulsory to select the perfect dining table! For that reason today we decided to share with you an incredible source of inspiration – the 60 Modern Dining Tables Ebook. The ultimate compilation of modern dining tables from the world’s top brands and designers including Boca do Lobo and Philippe Starck  with a diversified range of styles, textures and colors. This eBook contains a curated selection of dining table designs within a simple and organized structure, where you can easily perceive the materials…

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Inspiring Modern Sofas in a Free eBook – Get Yours!

Free eBook: Best Design Books introduce you  the 100 Modern Sofas eBook, the ultimate collection from the world’s top brands! In this collection of Modern Sofas you can find names such as Boca do Lobo, Fendi Casa, Brabbu, Koket and Kelly Hoppen and a diverse range of sofa designs that cover many different styles, textures, and colors. Feeling comfortable in your own home is probably one of the most important things in the world. For that reason, the selection of high quality items and materials is something interior designers need to take in consideration when decorating a new space. Home decor is not only about choosing beautiful designs. It’s about delivering great moments where people can feel happy and relaxed after a long day at work. And, as we all know, there’s nothing more comfortable and essential than a great sofa. Since we care about your well-being and health, today we introduce you to the 100 Modern Sofas Ebook, a selection of 100 luxury furniture items from the world’s top brands and interior designers that stand out due to the use of materials and aesthetics we believe to be extremely elegant and suitable for any interior design. In a simple…

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Architecture

Architecture Book: Modernism by Julius Shulman

Architecture Book: The buildings burned in our memories, which to us represent the spirit of ’50s and ’60s architectural design, were those whose pictures were widely published in magazines and books; but what about those that got lost in the process, hardly or never appearing in publication? The exchange of visual information is crucial to the development, evolution, and promotion of architectural movements. If a building is not widely seen, its photograph rarely or never published, it simply does not enter into architectural discourse. Many buildings photographed by Julius Shulman suffered this fate, their images falling into oblivion. The abandoned files of Julius Shulman show us another side of Modernism that has stayed quiet for so many years. Bringing together nearly 300 forgotten masterpieces, Modernism Rediscovered pays tribute to these lesser known yet outstanding contributions to the modern architectural movement. It’s like sneaking into a private history, into homes that have rarely been seen and hardly appreciated as of yet. American photographer Julius Shulman’s images of Californian architecture have burned themselves into the retina of the 20th century. A book on modern architecture without Shulman is inconceivable. Some of his architectural photographs, like the iconic shots of Frank Lloyd Wright’s…

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Photograpy Book: Gallery of Men from Photography Maestro Mario Testino

Photograpy Book:  “The way men are seen in photography, in fashion, and the way that men look at pictures of themselves has changed in recent years. It is a subject that has come into focus: The masculine image, a man’s personal style, changing attitudes to the male face and body.” From Rio to London, Cusco to Seville, Mario Testino is renowned for his free-spirited chronicles of dress and demeanor. In SIR, his largest book to-date, the influential photographer presents over 300 photographs in his search to define the allure of men. See also: Free eBook: Top 25 Jaw-Dropping Home Design Ideas Featuring an essay by Pierre Borhan, an interview with Patrick Kinmonth, and many previously unpublished works from Testino’s archive of thousands, this book traces the evolution of male identity over the past three decades. Costume, tradition, gender play, portraiture, photojournalism, and fashion collide as Testino observes masculinity in all its modern manifestations: through the dandy and the gentleman, the macho and the fey, the world-famous face to the unknown passerby. Every photograph represents a unique point of view, and a new visual connection between photographer and sitter. With Josh Hartnett for VMAN (2005), Testino evokes the fall of Helmut Berger…

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Photography Book: Milan’s Sumptuous Modernist Hallways

Photography Book – First impressions count, especially in Milano. In this unprecedented photographic journey, editor Karl Kolbitz opens the door to 144 of the city’s most sumptuous entrance halls, captivating in their diversity and splendor. These vibrant Milanese entryways, until now hidden away behind often restrained façades, are revealed as dazzling examples of Italian modernism, mediating public and private space with vivid configurations of color and form, from floors of juxtaposed stones to murals of minimalist geometry. See also: Free eBook: Top 25 Jaw-Dropping Home Design Ideas The collection spans buildings from 1920 to 1970 and showcases the work of some of the city’s most illustrious architects and designers, including Giovanni Muzio, Gio Ponti, Piero Portaluppi, and Luigi Caccia Dominioni, as well as non-pedigreed architecture of equal impact and interest. The photographs for the publication were exclusively created by Delfino Sisto Legnani, Paola Pansini, and Matthew Billings, each evoking the entryways with individual sensibility and a stylistic interplay of detail shots—such as stones, door handles, and handrails—with larger architectural views. The images are accompanied by outstanding written contributions from Penny Sparke, Fabrizio Ballabio, Lisa Hockemeyer, Daniel Sherer, Brian Kish, and Grazia Signori, together bringing a wealth of architecture, design, and natural…

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