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Best Books of 2014: 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion
FASHION

Best Books of 2014: 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion

Harriet Worsley studied fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, where she teaches fashion communication and fashion journalism today. She worked as a fashion and interiors journalist before starting a career in garden design. Her previous publications include Decades of Fashion and Classics of Fashion. 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion chronicles the most influential fashion ideas that changed womens wear in the West from 1900 to the present day. The book published by Laurence King Publishing will be visually arresting, exciting to read and an inspiring fashion bible. Charting the incidents and ideas that changed the way women dress, it gives a unique perspective on the history of twentieth-century fashion. Rather than just documenting the changes in fashion, it also explains why these changes happened. From the invention of the bias cut and the stiletto heel to designers such as Coco Chanel who changed the way we think about clothes, the book will be entertaining, intelligent and a visual feast. This is a amazing book for anyone interested in divining into fashion and a fun read in general. Best Design Books will continue to update you about Architecture, Interior Design, Photography, Best Sellers and much more. Don’t forget to subscribe this…

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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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Interior Design

2014 Best Design Books: Scrapbook For Living by Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams, a world-renowned interior designer and garden expert with her own Manhattan-based company, is the author of STC’s An Affair with a House and Bunny Williams’ Point of View. With her husband, antiques dealer John Rosselli, she owns Treillage Ltd., a home and garden decor shop in New York City. Williams has homes in Manhattan, Connecticut, and Punta Cana. Bunny Williams is renowned for her glamorous design and atten­tion to every little detail in her clients’ homes. Using her incredible knowledge of design and decor, and drawing on her wealth of experience, Williams takes the reader through several homes room by room, showing creative ways to organize and add personal touches. From dining rooms (place a chest of drawers near the dining table to store flatware, napkins, place mats, and votives) to lighting (place sconces on the wall at eye level to cut the glare from ceiling lights), and pets (find interesting flat-bottom bowls for water—small Chinese fish bowls or the bottom of a porcelain tureen work perfectly!), Williams empowers the reader with her practical and inspiring tips for making a house a home. “Chock full of beautiful, instructive pictures . . . many nuggets of practical advice” The New York Times…

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