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Best Design Books: 100 Masterpieces of Design

Best Design Books: 100 Masterpieces of Design showcases one of the world’s largest design collections. This extraordinary Design book published by Centre Pompidou. Founded in the early 1990s, the Pompidou’s collection includes more than 200 designers and houses over 8,000 international pieces. You may also like:  Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns Book Review: Get to know Issey Miyake, the Japanese Designer Among its wide-ranging holdings are milestone pieces–the prototype of the Grand Confort Chair by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret (1928) and Pierre Chareau’s desk for Robert Mallet-Stevens (1927), for example–and practical, everyday triumphs of design, like the Bic Cristal ballpoint pen (1950). You may also like: Book Presentation: Piet Boon Styling by Karin Meyn with Video These works are celebrated in this volume alongside pieces by some of the most influential designers of modern furniture– Alvar Aalto, Gae Aulenti, Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Charles and Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, Arne Jacobsen, Carlo Mollino, Isamu Noguchi, Giò Ponti, Gerrit Rietveld and Mies van der Rohe, to name just a few. See also: Book Review: LEE, a Signed Copy By Lee Radziwill See also: Book review: Carrier and Company – Positively Chic Keep following Best Design Books for the lattest book…

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Angels: The Iconic Victoria’s Secret Book by Russell James

Angels: The Iconic Victoria’s Secret Book by Russell James – Russell James born in Australia and is currently one of the worlds leading fashion photographers. Over the past decade his images have become synonymous with provocative, unique perspectives of many of the most prominent women of our time in the worlds of entertainment, fashion and beauty. His works have appeared in a wide range of leading international publications such as Vogue, W, American Photo, and Sports Illustrated. Russells diverse photographic achievement range from exhibiting for the likes of Hermes in association with Guggenheim to breakthrough advertising campaigns for global brands, such as Rolex, Victoria’s Secret, Evian and Revlon, to emotional portraits of many of the worlds leading celebrities, musicians and super-models such as Scarlett, Johansson, Halle Berry, Faith Hill, Black Eyed Peas and countless others. His eye originally inspired by the rich natural location of his home lands in Western Australia, James developed his cutting edge and provocative fashion style in the cities of London, Paris, Tokyo, Stockholm and Milan in the years 1987-1996, creating a unique blend of fashion and extreme location as his signature trademarks. James currently resides in New York City. See also: Book Review: New Book by…

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