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Book Review: Maximalism By Sig Bergamin 

Sig Bergamin – Architect and designer Sig Bergamin’s bold Brazilian style comes across clearly in his vivid, eclectic work. A self-described “maximalist,” Bergamin travels constantly and loves collecting treasures from around the world. Join Best Design Books and discover everything about Sig Bergamin’s book. Blending eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French and Italian furnishings seamlessly with modern pieces from North and South America, his designs are exquisite mélanges of chic. At his home in São Paulo, Bergamin meticulously rotates which pillows, slipcovers, and lampshades are on display depending on the season. He dedicates just as much attention to each of the client homes he works on, bringing wide-ranging pieces into a cohesive, distinctive whole. James Reginato is the author of Great Houses, Modern Aristocrats and a writer-at-large for Vanity Fair. Previously, he was the features director for W magazine. He lives in New York. The book contains 304 pages, 203 illustrations and it was released in November 2018. What do you think about Sig Bergamin? Feel free to comment and share! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Jester Red Is The New Trend You Will Want To Follow Color Trends 2019: Introduce Indigo Blue Into Your Home Decor   Keep following Best Design Books for the latest book reviews and the most…

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Chanel: The Impossible Collection

Chanel: The Impossible Collection – Chanel: The Impossible Collection is a literary museum exhibition, a curated selection of 100 iconic and signature looks of the house of Chanel, from the timeless Little Black Dress to the impeccably simple tweed suit, the apothecary-style perfume bottle, two-tone pumps, abundant strands of faux pearls and stones, and diamond-quilted leather handbag, from Mademoiselle’s revolutionary designs to Karl Lagerfeld’s unexpected and even irreverent variations on her original codes. Join Best Design Books and discover everything about Chanel: The Impossible Collection! More than any other designer of her era, Gabrielle Chanel had the ability to predict the evolution of contemporary fashion. Self-inventor extraordinaire, Chanel revolutionized the lifestyle of her time by inventing a modern concept of luxe minimalism, elevating humble fabrics such as jersey and tweed to couture status, giving birth to a new silhouette both sophisticated and discreet, setting her stamp on the twentieth century with her modern spirit of understated luxury. The house of Chanel represents the modern fashion. Under its founder, the style of the modern woman was invented, through the image of Gabrielle Chanel herself. She dressed women to be free, and her emancipated clothes reflected the shifting landscape of society. Her designs…

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Architectural Digest At 100: A Century Of Style

Architectural Digest At 100 – A rich visual history of Architectural Digest, published for the magazine’s 100th anniversary. Join Best Design Books and discover everything about this amazing book!     Architectural Digest at 100 celebrates the best from the pages of the international design authority. The editors have delved into the archives and culled years of rich material covering a range of subjects.   Ranging freely between present and past, the book features the personal spaces of dozens of private celebrities like Barack and Michelle Obama, David Bowie, Truman Capote, David Hockney, Michael Kors, and Diana Vreeland, and includes the work of top designers and architects like Frank Gehry, David Hicks, India Mahdavi, Peter Marino, John Fowler, Renzo Mongiardino, Oscar Niemeyer, Axel Vervoordt, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Elsie de Wolfe. Also included are stunning images from the magazine’s history by photographers such as Bill Cunningham, Horst P. Horst, Simon Upton, Francois Dischinger, Francois Halard, Julius Shulman, and Oberto Gili.   What do you think about Architectural Digest At 100: A Century Of Style? Feel free to comment and share! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Jester Red Is The New Trend You Will Want To Follow Color Trends 2019: Introduce Indigo Blue Into Your…

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Why is Sar the Essence of Indian Design?

Written by Micael Carvalho Why is Sar the Essence of Indian Design? – The Indian subcontinent is an amalgamation of peoples, cultures, languages and philosophies. Throughout history Indian culture has been subject to myriad different influences, from the Mughal empire to the British Raj to the now globalized nation in transition. Similar to ‘Wa: Essence of Japanese Design’, this book will trace continuity through the history of Indian design from antiquity to the present day. The book explores the elements that make Indian design so special, including the varied manufacturing and decorating techniques of the country’s incredibly skilled craftsmen, highly specialized object designs that have been refined over centuries, and ongoing responses to nature, technology, and necessity. The objects were chosen for their enduring quality and beauty, and their integral connection to Indian culture. Rather than following a chronological order or concentrating on the (often anonymous) designers, this book separates the objects into abstract categories anchored by Hindi words chosen to illuminate how each object fits into the lives of Indians. Swapnaa Tamhane (b. 1976) is an artist and curator working between Toronto and Mumbai. She was formerly an editor at Phaidon Press and curator at Power Plant Contemporary Art…

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The Colours of Light by Tadao Ando

The Colours of Light by Tadao Ando – A new edition of the acclaimed portfolio of work by Japan’s leading architect, now featuring digitally remastered photographs. “The magnificent photographs by Richard Pare come as close to putting you there as any publication is likely to achieve.” —The New York Times An exquisite work of art in its own right, this book is the result of ten years’ collaboration between the English photographer Richard Pare and the internationally renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando. This new edition features all the same extraordinary photographs, completely remastered from the original negatives, bringing this beautiful volume back to life. Pare’s remarkable images shed new light on this important body of work, while Ando’s original line drawings and sketches provide unparalleled insight into his creative process. > Subscribe Best Design Books newsletter and get to know incredible Design Books! Richard Pare is consulting curator of photography for the Canadian Center for Architecture and has exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. “Arguably the most significant body of work of the last 20 years.” —Architects’ Journal “Every page raises your level of consciousness and I cannot say how much…

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1000 Must-see Contemporary Buildings in a Architecture Travel Guide

1000 Must-see Contemporary Buildings in a Architecture Travel Guide – Featuring 1,000 of today’s most compelling buildings by the world’s finest architects, Destination: Architecture is an unparalleled and comprehensive resource for anyone wanting to get more out of their travels. No journey, from a long weekend to a long-haul trip, would be complete without this expertly curated ‘who’s who’ of the most exciting architecture in the world. Each building is illustrated with a single image and accompanied by a brief description, with addresses, websites, and opening details. It’s the best way to find and enjoy contemporary built culture on every continent. Book Reviews “[I]f your architectural leanings skew more contemporary than classic, take note of Destination Architecture… A compendium of 1,000 of the world’s most daringly modern edifices.”—The Wall Street Journal “Are bricks and mortar ever worth travelling for? Most definitely, says publisher Phaidon… Destination Architecture rounds up 1,000 contemporary buildings worth packing for.”—Atlas (Abu Dhabi) “Architecture buffs will be thrilled to see the most interesting, ground-breaking, and important buildings in the world all together in this comprehensive tome.” —Elle > Subscribe Best Design Books newsletter and get to know incredible Design Books!   “Like all Phaidon photo books, this…

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The Alice Springs portfolio: Faces, Places and Punk

The Alice Springs portfolio: Faces, Places and Punk – Coinciding with her exhibitions at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie and Helmut Newton Foundation, this June Newton / Alice Springs collection focuses on the glamour and seedy excitement of her 1980s Melrose shots, as well as some of her most compelling self-portraits and studies of Helmut. When her husband – who happened to be world-famous photographer Helmut Newton fell sick with flu on the eve of a pressing deadline in 1970 – it was up to his wife, June, to photograph an advertisement for Gitanes cigarettes. After the barest instruction in lighting and camerawork, June clicked the shutter on a smoking model and ignited her own career behind the lens. Using the pseudonym Alice Springs, June Newton began as a commercial photographer, shooting advertisements for French and international fashion magazines, before exploring portraiture and celebrity via the highlife in Hollywood and lowlife of the L.A. punk scene during the 1980s. She became Helmut’s artistic director, collaborating on exhibitions and books as well as developing her own characteristically intense, revealing photography. Coinciding with a major retrospective at the Helmut Newton Foundation which was shown at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, this…

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Book Review: A Creative Tour at Mert and Marcus World

Book Review: A Creative Tour at Mert and Marcus World – Jump into the megawatt world of Mert and Marcus, the creative tour de force who have styled and shot some of the most powerful brands and personalities of our time, from Miu Miu to Angelina Jolie, Givenchy to Gisele Bündchen. This XXL-sized edition features some 300 pictures from the hyper-glamorous, hyper-glossy repertoire of a creative partnership that has defined and redefined standards for fashion. Collector’s Edition (No. 251–1,250), each numbered and signed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Mert Alas, born in Turkey, and Marcus Piggott, born in Wales, met in 1994, at a party on a pier in Hastings, England. Piggott asked Alas for a light, the pair got talking, and rapidly discovered they had plenty in common, not least a love of fashion. Three years later, the duo now known as Mert and Marcus had moved into a derelict loft in East London, converted it into a studio, and had their first collaborative photographic work published in Dazed & Confused. These days, Mert and Marcus shape the global image of such renowned brands as Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Miu Miu, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy,and Lancôme,…

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Start your Journey by Design with Katharine Pooley

Start your Journey by Design with Katharine Pooley – British designer Katharine Pooley’s refined, sumptuous interiors are inspired by a lifelong zest for adventure. Pooley has traveled extensively around the world, indulging her love of mountain climbing whenever possible, and her journeys are clearly reflected in her bold, eclectic, and daring designs. From the rustic country charm of Forter Castle in the Scottish Highlands, to a contemporary beach villa on the Palm Islands in Dubai, to the golden-red tones of a private residence in Doha, Qatar, Pooley’s expert attention to detail shines in any setting. In addition to her successful design studio, Pooley has two boutiques in Knightsbridge, London and Doha, Qatar that boast a line of curated accessories sourced from all over the globe, including crystal vases, cashmere throws, and shagreen boxes, that bring a dose of luxury to any room. Journey by Design explores the creative process and diverse inspirations behind nineteen of her inimitable projects. Janet Jackson’s music has won her six Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards. She has also received accolades as an actress, including the NAACP Best Supporting…

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