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Guide to the World’s Largest Archive of Patterns and Textiles

Written by Rita Gomes Guide to the World’s Largest Archive of Patterns and Textiles– Every season, designers from fashion, home furnishings, textiles, graphic arts, and paper-product industries seek inspiration from patterns to bring their collections to life. Many of these designers – including Beacon Hill, Boden, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Colefax & Fowler, Lululemon, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Pottery Barn, and Target – look to the Design Library, the world’s largest archive of surface design. This one-of-a-kind book, drawn from the Design Library’s archive, is an exclusive and ultimate sourcebook of pattern and ornament. Peter Koepke is the owner and director of the Design Library, located in Hudson Valley, New York, and London. He joined the company in 1990, after fifteen years as a collector and dealer, during which time he created seminal art collections for museums, universities, corporations, and individuals throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Peter now travels extensively in search of coveted collections to expand the Design Library’s archives. “There are plenty of enviable archives in the world, but here’s one that had escaped our gaze… Patterns: Inside the Design Library offers a behind-the-scenes peek into New York State’s Design Library,the world’s largest archive of pattern and…

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Books Review The Rolling Stones official photographic record
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Books Review: The Rolling Stones official photographic record

  The kind of fame and success The Rolling Stones have achieved in their 50-years and counting career is without parallel; their most famous riffs and catchiest lyrics are indelibly engraved in our collective memory. With their bluesy rock ‘n’ roll and mesmerizing off and onstage presence, the Stones redefined the music of the 1960s and 1970s and paved the way for rock as we know it today. They also set the standard for how a rock band should look and behave. Produced in close collaboration with the band, this book charts the Stones’ remarkable history and outrageously cool lifestyle in over 500 pages of photographs and illustrations, many previously unseen, and gathered from archives all over the world in a Taschen edition. Unprecedented access to the Rolling Stones’ own archives in New York and London adds an equally extraordinary, more private side to their story. For Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie this is their official photographic record. Features: Over 500 pages of incredible images from some of the world’s greatest photographers, including David Bailey, Peter Beard, Cecil Beaton, Bob Bonis, Anton Corbijn, Annie Leibovitz, Gered Mankowitz, Helmut Newton, Norman Parkinson, Bent Rej, and Ethan Russel. A foreword written by…

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Books Review Emilio Pucci Vintage Art Edition
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Books Review: Emilio Pucci Vintage Art Edition

Best design Books brings to you another book review, this time an vintage art edition about Emilio Pucci! Vintage Art Edition limited to just 500 signed and numbered copies. Each book is bound in an original vintage Pucci fabric and is accompanied by four art prints of original drawings from the designer Emilio Pucci. Each book is signed by his daughter Laudomia Pucci who continued to design under the Pucci name after Emilio’s death in 1992 and who is Image Director and Deputy Chairman of the company since 2000.

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Books Review: Private Gardens of Paris
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Books Review: Private Gardens of Paris

An exclusive glimpse into the hidden world of secret Parisian gardens. A hidden landscape lies behind Paris’s urban facades. A special book review for garden lovers! Whether grandiose or modest, manicured or untended, these secret gardens, rarely seen by casual passersby, are timeless enclaves that provide verdant refuge from the bustling streets. See also: BOOK REVIEW: WHEN ART MEETS DESIGN See also: BOOK REVIEW: AMY BUTLER’S BLOSSOM From Hubert de Givenchy’s formal garden, to Kenzo’s Japanese-inspired oasis, or from an exotic hideaway with giant tropical ferns and rare flowers, to a symmetrical topiary menagerie, this eclectic range of urban gardens provides inspiration to the expert gardener and armchair enthusiast alike. Authors Alexandra D’Arnoux and Bruno de Laubadere, photographer Gilles de Chabaneix. Don’t forget to leave a coment!

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Books Review Art & Makeup
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Books Review: Art & Makeup

Art & Makeup is a stunning showcase of work created by award-winning makeup artist, Lan Nguyen-Grealis. The looks created specially for the book are inspired by the worlds of art, sculpture, cinema and performance art – references include Picasso, Warhol, Marie Antoinette, Cleopatra, Mad Men and The Great Gatsby. The book contains more than 200 beautiful images and includes photography from Rankin. Makeup is an art form, and, like all art forms, it has a basis in technique. To complement the inspirational showcase imagery of the main part of the book, the second part features step-by-step deconstructions of the techniques used to create some of the looks. There is also an insider’s guide to the industry, featuring tips and quotes from professionals ranging from renowned makeup artists and fashion designers to photographers and celebrity stylists. Lan’s daring style and breathtaking technical ability has led her to work with legendary names including David Bailey, Rankin and countless A-list celebrities. She is currently the youngest Golden Mask Award Winner 2013 for Makeup Art and National Professional Makeup Awards Winner 2011 for Best Studio Makeup and Overall Winner. See also: BOOK REVIEW: WHEN ART MEETS DESIGN See also: BOOK REVIEW: AMY BUTLER’S BLOSSOM What…

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