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Manolo Valdes: The New York Botanical Garden

Manolo Valdes – Recognized as one of Spain’s most important postwar artists, Manolo Valdés has always engaged in public works. Join Best Design Books and discover The New York Botanical Garden Book where you can see a lot of Manolo Valdes’ sculptures during the autumn, winter, spring, and summer. Take a look:     From September 2012 to May 2013 he contributed to the majestic beauty of The New York Botanical Garden with seven monumental sculptures. In partnership with the prestigious Marlborough Gallery, this title presents stunning imagery of Valdés’s sculptures during the autumn, winter, spring, and summer with original photography. Dr. Kosme de Barañano, the author of the book is a full tenured professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Altea, Spain. He was a professor at the University of Basque Country (Bilbao) and in Heidelberg, Germany. He was deputy director of the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, and executive director of IVAM (Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno), in Valencia, Spain. James T. Murray, a New York native, began his professional career assisting top fashion photographers. He has had the pleasure of working with high profile companies such as Victoria’s Secret, Bloomingdale’s, Marc Jacobs, and Stuart Weitzman. His…

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Lisa Perry: Fashion – Homes – Design

Lisa Perry – Lisa Perry is a New York City-based designer. Over the years Lisa has collaborated with the estates and studios of Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, and others, to create acclaimed limited-edition collections. Lisa Perry is sold exclusively at Barneys New York stores nationwide. Known for her 60s-inspired collection of clothing and accessories reminiscent of Courrèges and Cardin, is now showcasing her longtime passion: the home. Join Best Design Books and discover everything about this amazing book! Her love for design is infectious and this tour through her personally curated spaces instantly sparks joy. Each property displayed is a bold composition of artwork, furniture, lighting, and creative flourishes. Lisa never foregoes a chance to place pops of color and her spaces come alive with the whimsical art of Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Ellsworth Kelly, and furniture by designer, Pierre Paulin.  Lisa Perry: Fashion • Homes • Design, explores the personal residences, creative spaces, and grand escapes including Lisa’s Manhattan penthouse, SoHo design studio, and homes in the Hamptons, Palm Beach, and Villefranche-sur-Mer. Realizing her hidden expertise for interior design, Ms. Perry is currently in the business of buying, renovating and selling homes branded with her signature style….

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Book Review: Jean-Michel Frank

Jean-Michel Frank – During the 1920s and 1930s, Jean-Michel Frank, the self-made man of design, invented his own unique style, which became a benchmark of minimalism, daringly new for the time. Just like the timeless little black dress, many of Frank’s furnishings still have the power to transform a space with understated elegance and continue to inspire. This book tells the story and shows the creations of one of the most important designers of the twentieth century. Join Best Design Books and discover everything!     Assouline presents a portrait of an iconic yet somewhat mysterious artist whose work illuminated the decorative arts in the twentieth century. Jean-Michel Frank never attended a school of architecture or design, yet during the 1920s and 1930s, this self-made interior designer honed and perfected his own unique style, which became a benchmark of Art Deco sophistication. Gold, silk, marble, and fine wood veneers were employed alongside straw marquetry, parchment, plaster, leather, canvas, and distressed oak. Collaborating with the best artists of the time, including Alberto Giacometti and Christian Bérard, Frank designed and art directed streamlined yet sumptuous interiors for notable patrons from Marie-Laure and Charles de Noailles, Nelson Rockefeller, and Elsa Schiaparelli to French…

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Turquoise Coast: The Travel Book For Your Summer Vacations 

Turquoise Coast – The Turquoise Coast is the travel book to inspire your summer vacation in Turkey. In this book, Nevbahar Koç and Irem Klnay share their passion for art, design, and photography through a journey along the Turkish Coast. Join Best Design Books and discover why this is the travel book you need for your summer vacations.    The Turkish Riviera, known as the Turquoise Coast, is home to stunning mountain scenery, rich myths, and folklore, and more than six hundred miles of impeccable shoreline along the warm Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Featuring two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the ruins of the Mausoleum of Maussollos and the Temple of Artemis, this stretch of coast is a destination apart, so much so that Mark Antony was said to have chosen it as the most spectacular wedding gift for Cleopatra.  Through the lens of Oliver Pilcher, this blue voyage beckons readers with wanderlust to set sail and enjoy the dazzling sapphire shades of the coast’s dreamy yacht life. Anecdotes from lovers of the region include Mica Ertegun, Tommy Hilfiger, Chiara Ferragni, and Mert Alas, who spent summers boating on these storied waters. Reminiscent of the ocean’s shimmering…

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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

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

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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