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Book Review: Top 10 Books about Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando is a  self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as “critical regionalism”. He was raised in Japan and this country really shaped his style as an architect and designer through religion and other culture aspects. Ando’s architectural style is said to create a “haiku” effect, emphasizing nothingness and empty space to represent the beauty of simplicity.   He favors designing complex spatial circulation while maintaining the appearance of simplicity. A self-taught architect, he keeps his Japanese culture and language in mind while he travels around Europe for research.   As an architect, he believes that architecture can change society, that “to change the dwelling is to change the city and to reform society”.   “Reform society” could be a promotion of a place or a change of the identity of that place. According to Werner Blaser, “Good buildings by Tadao Ando create memorable identity and therefore publicity, which in turn attracts the public and promotes market penetration”. See also: Books Review: Art & Makeup Top 10 Books GA Houses 60 – Tadao Ando Tips on House Design The Chichu Art Museum: Tadao Ando Builds For Claude Monet, Walter De Maria And…

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The Best Design Books To Read During Quarantine

Best Design Books – Staying at home in self-isolation? Now that we’re all in self-quarantine, we have time to catch up on our pleasure reading. Today Best Design Books decided to show you a reading list that will help you get through quarantine.     MARRIAGE STORY BOOK Marriage Story is Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. This stunning companion book, a box set from Assouline, contains two volumes—one for Nicole, one for Charlie—that allow the reader to see the film’s narrative through each half of the couple’s eyes. Featuring film stills, set photography, quotes from cast and the filmmakers, and two astute, lyrical introductions, this pair of books takes readers both behind the scenes and straight into the heart of this magnificent film. KELLY WEARSTLER  In this book, Kelly Wearstler shares her creative world, profiling in detail her latest residential and commercial designs (several previously unpublished) and her sumptuous new San Francisco Proper Hotel, as well as her creative process. Full of ideas and with beautiful images of many never-before-photographed interiors, Kelly Wearstler: Evocative Style is an inspirational look at the designer’s inventive work. Filled with new work, this volume is a must…

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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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5 Expensive Fashion Books For Your Coffee Table

Expensive Fashion Books – There are tons of good books perfect for your coffee table or bookshelves. But, nothing beats these 5 expensive fashion books that we are about to show to you! Join Best Design Books   VALENTINO Limited to 2,000 pieces, all of which are numbered and signed by Valentino himself, the self-titled tome is a 738-page tribute to the Italian designer. Inside, fans will find images, sketches and documentary images from Valentino’s private archives as well as magazine shoots, advertisements and portraits from the brand’s illustrious history. Interviews with Valentino from newspaper and magazine archives, and new interviews with close friends, family, and collaborators round out the special-edition book. NAOMI CAMPBELL  Naomi Campbell’s coffee table book celebrates the remarkable career of the one and only Miss Campbell. The two-volume, collector’s edition covers the last 30 years of the supermodel’s high-fashion career with images from major photographers like Richard Avedon, Anton Corbijn and Peter Lindbergh, and iconic photoshoots with popular publications like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. The second volume includes private images of the model’s home life and early work with designers Azzedine Alaïa, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, and Karl Lagerfeld. Campbell also includes autobiographical text telling readers about her life…

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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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Santiago Calatrava: Oculus

Santiago Calatrava – As one of the biggest names in contemporary architecture, engineer-cum-architect Santiago Calatrava is internationally famous for the conception and masterful execution of structures akin to high art. Join Best Design Books and discover everything about this amazing book! Taking inspiration from nature, his work mimics the shapes and motions of organic entities, as can be witnessed in the Turning Torso skyscraper in Sweden, the Milwaukee Art Museum in Wisconsin, and the recently completed World Trade Center Transportation Hub in downtown Manhattan. This elegant and graceful structure, derived from some of Calatrava’s work as a painter and sculptor, is likened to a bird taking flight, a phoenix rising from the ashes of 9/11. With original texts from the man behind the Oculus, legendary New Yorker architectural critic Paul Goldberger, and George Deodatis, Columbia University’s department chair of Civil Engineering, Santiago Calatrava: Oculus is the authority on the already-iconic building, sure to be canonized as one of the most beautiful public buildings of the twenty-first century.     What do you think about Santiago Calatrava? Feel free to comment and share! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Jester Red Is The New Trend You Will Want To Follow Color Trends 2019:…

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Rough Interiors by Sibylle Kramer

  Sybylle Kramer is a famous architect from Germany with several books published.   The concept of taking the existing material as an idea is what is behind the expression Rough Interiors. The building and rooms are taken as they are and the traces of the past are preserved in the sense of remaining visible, into which the design concept is integrated. Old shells are given a new life with the aid of very different design interventions. It is the breaks, contrasts and contradictions instead of perfect harmony and smooth surfaces which characterise these works. The interiors presented range from low- budget to luxury projects. A fascinating interplay between past and present emerges in the interplay of rough ceilings, un-plastered walls and visible concrete beams together with creative re-use ideas, modern materials and innovative form language.         Raw ceilings, unplastered walls, and visible concrete girders meet innovative conversion ideas, creative shapes, and modern materials – Rough Interiors presents 55 projects whose designers used the existing historic substance as the basis for their creative processes. The magic of patina and traces of the past are maintained and deliberately integrated into the design concept.       Clashes, contrasts, and…

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