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Book Of The Week: Maria Svarbora, Swimming Pool 

 Maria Svarbora – Swimming Pool is a design book photographed by Maria Svarbora, being her largest and continuing series. Best Design Books elected this as the book of the week. Join us and discover why!   Born in 1988, the Slovakian photographer Maria Svarbova originally studied conservation-restoration and archeology before dedicating herself to photography in 2010. Maria’s distinctive style departs from traditional portraiture and focuses on experimentation with space, color, and atmosphere. Sparked by a hunt for interesting locations in Slovakia, her fascination with the space of public swimming pools contributed to developing her visual style. Sterile, geometric beauty of old pools, usually built in the Socialist Era, set the tone for these photographs. There is almost a theatrical quality to the highly controlled sceneries that Maria captures. The figures are mid-movement, but there is no joyful playfulness to them. Frozen in the composition, the swimmers are as smooth and cold as the pools tiles. The colors softly vibrate in a dream-like atmosphere. Despite the retro setting, the pictures somehow evoke a futuristic feeling as well, as if they were taken somewhere completely alien.   What do you think about Maria Svarbora‘s book? Feel free to comment and share! YOU MAY…

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5 Design Books We Recommend This Week 

Design Books –     WILLIAM EGGLESTON POLAROID SX-70 This book is a facsimile of an album of Polaroids assembled by Eggleston himself. All taken with a Polaroid SX-70, these 56 shots take us on his trips to the heart of the landscapes of Mississippi, the territory of his childhood. MIES First published in 2014, this ultra-detailed monograph compiles the modernist work of Mies van der Rohe, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. THE HOUSE OF GLAM: LUSH INTERIORS & DESIGN EXTRAVAGANZA Combining strong colors and original materials, these interiors bet on a more and more acclaimed maximalist aesthetic. From Italy to the United States, make way for opulence with these residences decorated by the biggest names in interior architecture. TONNE GOODMAN, POINT OF VIEW With this book, the former fashion editor of American Vogue looks back on her career, an extraordinary journey where the greatest fashion photographers of the 20th-century meet and the models who made the news. WE  HAVE BEEN MEANING TO Photographer Marie Déhé has teamed up with writer Haydée Touitou to create this book of poetry and photographs. Between pieces of skin and snatches of the sky, a sensual sweetness sets in…

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The Luxury Collection: Hotel Secrets

The Luxury Collection – The seventh volume in The Luxury Collection series, The Luxury Collection: Hotel Secrets discovers the hidden stories of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Join Best Design Books and discover everything about this amazing book! Showcasing a curation of exclusive sights, decadent flavors, and unparalleled history, explore the unique experiences that make each Luxury Collection property truly distinct. Sleep in Frank Sinatra’s private suite at the Castillo Hotel Son Vidal, relish the rare volumes of Hotel Augustine’s thirteenth-century library, and order sweets from the chef’s secret menu at Domes Miramare; behind each Luxury Collection property is a story closely connected to the culture and people of its city. Uncover the secrets of each destination and draw exceptional insights from travel tastemakers such as artist Donald Robertson, fashion mogul Laure Heriard Dubreuil, designer Waris Ahluwalia, and photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank. The Luxury Collection is an ensemble of more than one hundred fifteen of the world’s finest hotels and resorts, each noteworthy for its architecture, art, furnishings, and amenities. Sharing a dedication to immaculate service and comfort, each property has a unique heritage inextricably tied to its destination. Curated for their spirit of diversity and genre, each Luxury Collection property…

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Oscars Nominees: The Irishman And Marriage Story Book 

Oscars Nominees – Once again, the Oscars 2020 stunned the world with their worldwide magnificent event, celebrating all the artists that excelled in the film industry! Today, Best Design Books decided to show you two Assouline books from the Oscars nominees: The Irishman And Marriage Story Book. Hope you feel inspired: THE IRISHMAN Martin Scorsese has long been revered as one of our greatest living directors; his career spans more than 50 years and includes some of the most celebrated American gangster films. His latest foray into the genre is The Irishman, a majestic epic that covers bold, new ground. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, the film examines organized crime in post-war America through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler, and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Featuring special on-set photography and studio portraits by Brigitte Lacombe, unit photography by Niko Tavernise and a text by author and film critic Tom Shone, this stunning monograph takes readers behind the scenes and examines the making of The Irishman in the context of Scorsese’s expansive career. MARRIAGE STORY BOOK Marriage Story is Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate…

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Book Review: Portraits Of The New Architecture II

New Architecture – Following the success of the first volume, Portraits of the New Architecture II introduces thirty-four new and exciting architects and architectural firms whose projects are shaping the future of architectural design. Join Best Design Books and discover everything about this amazing book!   With an insightful introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger, this magnificent volume includes sketches and designs as well as Richard Schulman’s stunning portraits of these architects’ projects. Featured architects include David Adjaye, Asymptote, Bjarke Ingles, Jeanne Gang, Dominique Perrault, Annabelle Selldorf, and Alvaro Siza. While the book emphasizes the power of contemporary architecture, Schulman’s excellent images reveal unique and intimate angles, and the sketches and layouts provide a special perspective into each project’s genesis. What did you think of Portraits Of The New Architecture II? 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 amazing design books and magazines! Follow Best Design Books on Pinterest!  

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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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