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The Complete Designers’ Lights by Galerie Kreo (1)
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The Complete Designers’ Lights by Galerie Kreo

The Complete Designers’ Lights by Galerie Kreo – The books ‘The Complete Designers’ Lights Vol. I & Vol. II‘, published by JRP Ringier documenting Didier’s private collection are considered a reference. Galerie kreo which opened in 1999 in the 13th arrondissement in Paris, in the special contemporary art area called « Louise Weiss », focuses on producing new pieces in collaboration with the world’s most relevant contemporary designers.In 2008 Galerie kreo relocated to the heart of Saint-Germain des prés, and in 2009, parallel to its role in contemporary production, increased it’s dealing with vintage lighting and furniture. Galerie kreo first defines itself as a “laboratory-space“ dedicated to producing limited edition contemporary pieces created exclusively for the gallery by luminaries such as Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Pierre Charpin, Naoto Fukasawa, Jaime Hayon, Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Alessandro Mendini, Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, Martin Szekely, Studio Wieki Somers etc… Works by these designers are part of many of the most important private collections, as well as the most prominent museums in the world. Alongside exhibiting pieces created by the world’s most relevant contemporary designers, Galerie kreo gradually began to also focus on historic Italian and French lights hailing from the 1940s to the…

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Art Now Vol 4 The Ongoing Catalog of Contemporary Art (1)
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Art Now Vol 4: The Ongoing Catalog of Contemporary Art

Art Now Vol 4: The Ongoing Catalog of Contemporary Art – Think of this tome as a global go-round of the world’s most influential galleries: if it’s hot in the art world today, it’s in this book. Emerging artists are featured alongside established greats like Chuck Close, David Hockney, or Brice Marden. A to Z entries on more than 100 artists include images of important recent work, an introductory text, and a short exhibition history with bibliographical information. The illustrated appendix collects contact details for the galleries representing the artists as well as auction results of the last few years. Bonus: a special feature focusing on the art boom in Eastern Asia, with essays by Karen Smith on the contemporary art scenes in Beijing and Shanghai, and by Colin Chinnery on the postwar art-historical developments between China, Japan, and Korea. Conversations with leading curators from Seoul and Tokyo throw a light on the current developments in these cities, while a small art guide of the region’s metropolises in the appendix can serve as a guide to the must-see venues for travellers or browsers through the World Wide Web. Featured artists: Adel Abdessemed, Ai Weiwei, Doug Aitken, Allora & Calzadilla, Darren Almond,…

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Book review When Art Meets Design
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Book review: When Art Meets Design

When Art Meets Design is the book review of the day at Best Design Books! Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker that in When Art Meets Design offer an exciting view into the artistically decorated and meticulously restored homes such as his two Southern mansions in Louisiana, named Albania and Lakeside. Slonem combines vintage furniture with contemporary art, including pieces by Alex Katz and Andy Warhol. Vivid and expansive interior photography reveals how the artist combines antiques and artworks, offering an exciting view into his unique world. See also: BOOK REVIEW: GARDEN INSPIRATIONS BY CHARLOTTE MOSS Vivid original photography reveals how the artist antiques, artworks and fabrics—including the artist’s eponymous collection for Lee Jofa, which is featured for the first time in this book—offering an exciting view into his unique world. Bringing a freewheeling sense of awe, wonder and detail to his wild array of paintings and sculptures and peaceful, mystical living and working spaces, NYC based artist and lifestyle trendsetter Hunt Slonem is considered one of the great colorists of his time. The Maine born creative force of nature is well known for his neo-expressionist works of butterflies, rabbits and tropical birds, the latter often inspired by…

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Top 10 Design Magazines

Top 10 Design Magazines – Today I invite you to discover the top 10 design magazines list where you can get inspiration, know the best interior decor ideas, fashion and lifestyle also, as well as great architecture projects. If you are a art lover, if you like contemporary art, travel, culture, new technologies, photography or music you will surely find interesting and useful the follow list. 1. WALLPAPER* Wallpaper* magazine features the foremost of international design, art and lifestyle, offering limited-edition covers designed by premier artists. Wallpaper* magazine provides its readers with the latest in modern design from around the globe, including fashion, travel, interiors and cars. 2. ART IN AMERICA Art in America magazine creates a fascinating picture of the ever-changing art scene both in the U.S. and abroad. Each issue of Art in America magazine features everything from contemporary to classical painting, sculpture, photograph and critiques of exciting new talents and important looks. 3. ARTNEWS ARTnews is the award-winning news magazine of the world of art. 4. SMITHSONIAN Smithsonian magazine, published by the Smithsonian Museum, uniquely covers nature, history, archeology, science, popular culture and the arts. Find in-depth features, news and photography in each issue of Smithsonian magazine. Published 11 times per year…

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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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