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Missoni Family Cookbook has Lots of Color and Flavour

Missoni Family Cookbook has Lots of Color and Flavour – The Missoni family lives life in color. They didn’t just revolutionize knitwear; they forged a lifestyle that, like their fashion, blends elegance with enthusiasm and spontaneity with sophistication. Missoni style is recognized and admired all over the world and is collected by fashionistas and museums alike. This same streak of easy glamour also inspires Missoni family’s entertaining, and their dinner parties have become one of the most coveted invitations of fashion week. Lush and informal at the same time, a Missoni feast is not just a kaleidoscope of style with four generations of family wearing Missoni — it’s a kaleidoscope of tastes, scents, and colors. “Every bit as vibrant as the style for which the 65-year-old house is known.” – The New York TImes >> Subscribe Best Design Books newsletter and get to know incredible Design Books! And whether the meal is for twenty or two hundred, it always features family recipes curated for the season and for the occasion, recipes which have now become legendary. And just as Missoni fans around the world collect the brand’s iconic zigzags, Francesco Maccapani Missoni, the son of Missoni’s creative director, Angela Missoni, collects…

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New Edition of The Impossible Collection of Art

New Edition of The Impossible Collection of Art – In The Impossible Collection of Art, Ségalot and Giraud curate the ideal contemporary collection- a collection in which money is no object and anything is possible. Whether “impossible” to obtain or available at the tip of a paddle, these works are remarkable on their own, but as a collection they form a unique perspective on contemporary art. Capturing the essence of today’s art world that is at once rarefied, deified, and revolutionary, this limited edition volume presented in a linen box was assembled using the traditional anglaise technique and color-tipped by hand on art-quality paper. Each page bears the unique imprint of the artisan. First published in 2008, this volume offers more than just a printed museum with artworks very rarely displayed and owned by private collectors: Pablo Picasso’s Yo, Picasso (Self-Portait), 1901; Georges Braque’s Le Pont de la Roche-Guyon (The Bridge at Roche-Guyon), 1909; Robert Delaunay’s Disque Simultané (Premier), 1913; Giorgio De Chirico’s Mystery and Melancholy of a Street, 1914; Egon Schiele’s Selbstbildnis mit kariertem Hemd (Self-portrait with Checkered Shirt), 1917; Francis Picabia’s Parade Amoureuse (Love Parade), 1917; Alexander Calder’s Satnding Mobile, 1934; Fernand Leger’s La Belle Équipe (The Beautiful Team),…

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Winter Trends Get to Know the Delightful Aspen Style (1)
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Winter Trends: Get to Know the Delightful Aspen Style

Winter Trends: Get to Know the Delightful Aspen Style – What began as a small mining camp during the Colorado Silver Boom of the late nineteenth century has since become the preferred getaway of the world’s elite. Treasured for what’s above ground rather than below, Aspen, Colorado has a storied history almost as dense as the directory of A-listers who have adopted the jewel of Pitkin County as their second home, or who have settled in its slopes indefinitely. From the “fortified compound” that was Hunter S. Thompson’s Owl Farm, to John Denver’s “Starwood in Aspen,” to the scores of financial titans who also call the mountain home, Aspen has long drawn an eclectic and wide-ranging crowd. With an introduction from longtime resident Aerin Lauder, founder & creative director of AERIN, Aspen Style celebrates and pays homage to the stark glamour, the working-class history, and the romance of the virtually untouched landscape that gives the town the unique charisma that continues to draw new devotees with each season. Exploring the rustic-chic atmosphere of the Hotel Jerome, the architectural excellence of Herbert Bayer’s restored Wheeler Opera House, and local culture found at Schlomo’s Deli & Grill, to name a few, this deluxe…

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Guy Bourdin is the Image Maker and Star Photographer

Guy Bourdin is the Image Maker and Star Photographer – Guy Bourdin ranks high in the pantheon of the most important photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. Throughout his career, and notably as a star photographer through three decades for Vogue Paris, he dramatically extended the possibilities of what a fashion photograph could be, making images that are distinctive, intense, haunting, and unforgettable. A painter all his life and an ever-curious self-taught photographer, Guy Bourdin pursued his unique artistic vision with single-mindedness and absolute integrity. An instinctive Surrealist, creator of enigmatic narratives, and a maverick art director, he conceived timeless images that have remained a powerful influence and inspiration for successive generations. Born in Paris, Guy Bourdin began exhibiting drawings and painting in his early twenties. After becoming a protégé of the Surrealist artist Man Ray, Bourdin showed his first photography exhibition in 1952, with an introduction by his mentor in the catalog. Incredibly, this was just five years before he would exhibit his work at the International Photography Biennale in Venice. By 1955, Guy embarked on a long career of magazine editorials, with his first publication in the February issue of Vogue Paris entitled “Chapeaux Choc.”…

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Fashion Book Celebrating 70 Years of Pierre Cardin (7)
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Fashion Book: Celebrating 70 Years of Pierre Cardin

Fashion Book: Celebrating 70 Years of Pierre Cardin – Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin celebrates 70 years of creation. A global citizen, he remains a vital personality today, with an essential brand established in 110 countries around the world. This visionary couturier’s unique and futuristic creations, from the Bubble dress to the Cosmocorps line, testify to his fierce appetite for experimentation. The first couturier ever to transform his name into a global brand, Pierre Cardin’s varied and ambitious creative universe spills over to many other areas, from accessories, jewelry, and fragrance to home decor, fine restaurants, and an annual arts festival. Filled with fascinating images from the 1950s to today, this comprehensive anthology is the first to showcase the complete vision of Pierre Cardin from fashion to interior design, at a time when his creations are experiencing a resurgence. More than simply an album of compelling images, this impressive volume encapsulates Cardin’s entire oeuvre and portrays his daily life as a still-constant quest for new creative expression.   With a degree in history, Jean-Pascal Hesse has been director of communications at Pierre Cardin for over twenty years. He has written several books in close collaboration with Cardin and published…

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Art Book Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram
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Art Book: Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram

Art Book: Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram – It is no coincidence that Donald Robertson, known as @drawbertson to his hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, has become the fashion world’s favorite art bomber of the Instagram era. Humorous and sharp, Robertson’s work is collected by stars such as Beyoncé and featured in collaborations with it-brands like Smashbox and retailers including Bergdorf Goodman. Earning himself the moniker “the Andy Warhol of Instagram,” Robertson is celebrated as an inspiration by members of the fashion and art worlds, in addition to almost anyone who sees his work. This father of five who has “written off the whole sleeping thing” is as prolific as he is talented, and this monograph will feature the very best of his artwork as well as original work created especially for this title. Featuring playful anecdotes and quotes from industry leaders, fashion designers, and his many collaborators and muses, Donald is already a collector’s item. Reversible Jacket – Donald Reversible Cover: Robertson‘s drawings and constructions cull from a deep understanding of color and fashion, as much as his cheeky sense of humor and sharp wit. A father of five, Robertson observes his youngest children’s…

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Book Review: Flowers that Inspire

Book Review: Flowers that Inspire – Be it a single delicate bud in a simple clear vase or an explosion of colorful blossoms, a brilliant bouquet accents an atmosphere and brightens the mood like nothing else. The beauty of flowers has inspired artists, designers, poets, and myriad other creators for centuries: the Dutch masters of the 1600s and impressionist painters from Manet to Van Gogh, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, botanical illustrator Georg Dionysius Ehret, even the inimitable Andy Warhol. Flowers Art andBouquets showcases a glorious profusion of floral images and interpretations across a spectrum of artistic media and time periods. Design writer Sixtine Dubly chronicles the evolution of floral design in this remarkable compendium, which also features stunning work by more than forty contemporary floral artists in London, Paris, and New York, from minimalist to elaborate. This treasury of gorgeous imagery blooms in resplendent color before the reader’s eyes. See also: Book Review: Inspirations Book, Room by Room French journalist Sixtine Dubly has interviewed the greatest artists, designers, and creative stars of the international scene for the last fifteen years. Wherever she travels, she tracks emerging trends and handpicks talents, keeping in touch with modern design and lifestyle around the world….

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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 Room This invaluable guide, illustrated with over 200 beautiful images, is the perfect companion for every…

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Book Review: Art Game Book by David Rosenberg

Book Review: Art Game Book by David Rosenberg – With games, puzzles, quotations, and commentaries, the Art Game Book is an original way to explore 20th-century painting, sculpture, architecture, design, video, installation, and photography. Newly updated, with abundant illustrations and a glossary, this extensive book also includes an international guide to museums, websites, fairs and modern art events around the world. In addition to beautiful reproductions, commentaries, and a glossary of the important art movements, this exciting book includes a resource guide to help you check out the world’s major modern and contemporary art museums, find the best websites, and choose among the most important art fairs and events. To be serious while not taking oneself seriously: that’s the objective of this book, which allows the reader to explore the complete history of 20th century art with enthusiasm and curiosity. Developed to be both comprehensive and accessible, The Art Game Book is a new way of approaching art history. See also: Book Review: Fendi Roma The works included here are perfect representations of 20th century art, but are fresh examples and not the usual suspects. This book is, in essence, a game that allows the reader not only to test his…

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