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Art and Design SCAD, The Architecture Of A University (1)
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Art and Design: SCAD, The Architecture Of A University

Art and Design: SCAD, The Architecture Of A University – The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced the publication of SCAD: The Architecture of a University. The book is the university’s second publication with Assouline, the first of which was the memoir of SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace, The Bee and the Acorn, published April 2016. SCAD: The Architecture of a University reveals the resplendent design and perennial charm of SCAD’s built environment, featuring more than 450 color and archival photographs of signature SCAD spaces. A history section recounts the university’s most cherished moments completes this exquisite 360-page volume. Highlighting 40 of SCAD’s preeminent buildings on four global campuses, SCAD: The Architecture of a University celebrates the rich history and enduring legacy of the world’s most comprehensive art and design university as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Remarkably detailed narratives illuminate the storied pasts of the university’s unique architectural treasures—from its flagship Poetter Hall in Savannah, to majestic Ivy Hall in Atlanta, to the bucolic and elegant Maison Basse in Lacoste, France, to the noble North Kowloon Magistracy Building in Hong Kong—and outline SCAD’s meticulous care in artfully conserving each historic structure. Historic preservation and…

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Improve your Reading Nook with Original Bookcase Ideas (2)
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Improve your Reading Nook with Original Bookcase Ideas

Improve your Reading Nook with Original Bookcase Ideas – Discover the perfect bookcase for your reading nook with Best Design Books! Mambu Bookcase A quick look at MAMBU Bookcase and you are able to identify the inspiration behind it. Bamboo is a tall woody grass that typically grows in the tropics. It inspired the structure of this unique bookcase made in patina casted brass. It features four spacious shelves in smoked glass and two drawers in ebony wood veneer with a glossy varnish. MAMBU is the perfect addition to any office decor or modern living room   Coleccionista Bookcase   As part of its special service, Boca do Lobo enables customers to personalize their SOHO sideboard into countless variations and features. Be inspired by all the pieces of our collections. Adjust the dimensions to suit your needs and create a one-of-a-kind bookcase or sideboard.   Blake Bookcase Blake is a modular bookcase system easily customizable to any measures needed. The custom-made nero marquina marble doors have a lightweight core that conveys solidity. This glaring modular brass and walnut wood structure creates a stunning combination of materials that showcases the know-how of our artisans.   Mulligan Bookcase Mulligan is a bookcase built arround…

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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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Decoration Book: Creative Tables, the Special Edition

Decoration Book: Creative Tables, the Special Edition – Rose Fournier has a knack for fun, creative, and transformative table decoration. The settings in Creative Tables: Whimsical Place Settings forgo expensive tableware and accessories in favor of elements found in the typical home. Learn how pasta can become a whimsical centerpiece or step onto the set of an Audrey Hepburn movie adorned with classic pearls and red roses. Each exciting scene is so different from the one before, it’s easy to forget they were all created with the same set of dishware—and of course, the menu always complements the decor. The art of table decoration enters the unexpected with Rose Fournier’s original designs. The third generation in a family of Swiss-French transformative decorators, Fournier has a knack for fun, creative entertaining without the fuss of endless shopping. The whimsical settings in Creative Tables forgo expensive tableware and accessories in favor of elements and ingredients already found in the typical home. Enjoy the charm of a centerpiece created with a book by Voltaire, discover the versatility of various types of pasta as an artful replacement for flowers, and step onto the set of an Audrey Hepburn movie adorned with classic pearls and…

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Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent – Dior by Yves Saint Laurent is the second volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of a couture house, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the renowned house of Dior since its inception. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection. Of all the great Parisian couture houses, Dior is perhaps the most famous and prestigious in the world, embodying Christian Dior’s sublime vision of femininity, which Saint Laurent elaborated and evolved into the beginning of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Featuring beautiful photographs by Laziz Hamani, this impressive volume encompasses Yves Saint Laurent’s most iconic haute couture designs for the house of Dior, from the Trapèze silhouette of his debut Spring-Summer 1958 collection to the beatnik inspiration for Autumn-Winter 1960. Esteemed fashion journalist Laurence Benaïm eloquently recounts details and anecdotes behind more than 30 selected pieces, providing profound insight into Saint Laurent’s inspirations, influences, and vision for the evolution of the house of Dior. Journalist and writer Laurence Benaïm is the…

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Art Book: Johannes Vermeer Complete Works

Art Book: Johannes Vermeer Complete Works : This book brings together the complete catalogue of Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675), presenting the calm yet compelling scenes so treasured in galleries across Europe and the United States into one monograph of utmost reproduction quality. With new photography of many works, Vermeer’s restrained but richly evocative repertoire of domestic actions—ranging from letter writing to music making to preparations in the kitchen—unfolds in generous format. Numerous details emphasize the artist’s remarkable ability not only to bear witness to the trends and trimmings of the Dutch Golden Age but also to encapsulate an entire story in just one transient gesture, expression, or look. In his lifetime, Vermeer’s fame barely extended beyond his native Delft and a small circle of patrons. After his death, his name was largely forgotten, with works outside of Holland even misattributed to other artists. It was not until the mid-19th century that Vermeer came to the attention of the international art world, which suddenly looked upon his narrative minutiae, meticulous textural detail, and majestic planes of light, and spotted a forgotten master. Today, Vermeer’s works have inspired a New York Times best seller and a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth…

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Coveted Magazine Special Edition Design Hotels Around the World (12)
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Coveted Magazine Special Edition: Design Hotels Around the World

Coveted Magazine Special Edition: Design Hotels Around the World – Coveted Magazine has finally a new issue available and one of the most awaited section of this luxury magazine is the News & Trends Worldwide that gathers the latest products, launches, collections and design events starred by the most luxury brands. And the 7th edition of Coveted Magazine is no exception. -> Fill out the form here to grab your free copy! Nowadays, a hotel should be an idealized version of our homes and looking for inspiration on the world´s best hotels is one of the smartest steps to take when (re)decorating a house. Coveted decided to satisfy the reader’s search for ideas & inspiration while offering, at the same time, some unbelievable and idyllic travel destinations. From the USA to Asia or even South Africa, Coveted offers you a unique set of some of the best Hotels from the “four corners” of the world. In this Coveted special edition you can also find a handpicked selection of the best novelties and eye catchers from the renowned Salone del Mobile that are trending right now and will help you achieve beautiful interiors and also some ideas to help you bring…

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Photography Book: Linda McCartney’s Life and Photography

Photography Book: Linda McCartney’s Life and Photography – In 1966, during a brief stint as a receptionist for Town and Country magazine, Linda Eastman snagged a press pass to a very exclusive promotional event for the Rolling Stones aboard a yacht on the Hudson River. With her fresh, candid photographs of the band, far superior to the formal shots made by the band’s official photographer, Linda secured her name as a rock ’n’ roll photographer. Two years later, in May 1968, she entered the record books as the first female photographer to have her work featured on the cover of Rolling Stone with her portrait of Eric Clapton. She went on to capture many of rock’s most important musicians on film, including Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, The Doors, and the Grateful Dead. In 1967, Linda went to London to document the “Swinging Sixties,” where she met Paul McCartney at the Bag ’O Nails club and subsequently photographed The Beatles during a launch event for the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Paul and Linda fell in love, and were married on March 12, 1969. For the next three decades, until her untimely death, she devoted herself to her family,…

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