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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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Best Design Books: Amy Sillman: One Lump or Two

Accompanying a major museum retrospective of the acclaimed American painter, this book (published by Prestel) traces Amy Sillman’s diverse body of work that includes drawings, cartoons, paintings, and animated videos produced on an iPhone. From her early small-scale cartoon figures to her later enormous abstract paintings, Amy Sillman’s artistic vision shines through in this beautiful volume that covers the period from 1995 to the present. Filled with drawings, paintings, and ‘zines, as well as stills from the artist’s recent forays into animated films, the book traces the development of Sillman’s work from her early use of cartoon figures and a vivacious palette through her exploration of the diagrammatic line, the history of Abstract Expressionism, and a growing concern with the bodily and erotic dimensions of paint. This book also examines the importance of drawing in Sillman’s practice as well as the intensity with which she has embraced the dichotomy between figuration and abstraction. It celebrates her raw emotion, curiosity, erotic power, and humor. This book celebrates raw emotion, curiosity, erotic power, and humor of Amy Sillman’s work. Best Design Books will continue to update you about Architecture, Interior Design, Photography, Best Sellers and much more. Don’t forget to subscribe this blog and to follow us…

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Bulgari’s Serpenti Collection

Since the 1940s, with the creation of exclusive bracelet-watches in the form of a snake, the serpent has been one of Bulgari’s most emblematic and eternal symbols. Representing everything from birth, rebirth, beauty, sex appeal, and wisdom in Greek mythology and Roman civilization, the snake motif also alludes to founder Sotirio Bulgari’s Greek heritage and adopted home of Rome. This new tome explores the Serpenti collection’s rich heritage, distinguished elegance, and status as one of the Roman jewelry house’s contemporary icons. Featuring imagery of Elizabeth Taylor, who famously sported a serpent-shaped watch while filmingCleopatra in 1962; Marisa Berenson; and Diana Vreeland, who, in one of her legendary Vogue memos, declared her fascination for the snake motif, this oversize and exclusive book (by Assouline) speaks to the timelessness, sensuality, and beauty ofBulgari’s Serpenti collection. A must-have! About the Author Marion Fasel is an acclaimed jewelry historian, editor, and author. Hollywood Jewels; Bejeweled: Great Designers, Celebrity Style; and With This Ring: The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Jewelry are among the five books she co-authored with Penny Proddow. Fasel has been a contributing editor at InStyle since launching the magazine’s award-winning coverage of fine jewelry and watches in 1996.

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