Author: John C. Aves, Pirrie B. Aves
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Each book in this series features the best work of some of the nation's leading designers and design firms. This edition shows Midwest designers' compositions and also has a statement from each designer about their philosophy. Beautifully produced in rich, full color, complete information on how to contact the designers is included.
Author: Adam D. Tihany, Thomas Keller
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Tihany's interior design represents the pinnacle of contemporary restaurant and hotel design. Adam D. Tihany is widely regarded as the world's preeminent hospitality designer-his fluid, profoundly diverse design vocabulary has for decades affected change and influenced the global luxury market, a market that has embraced his complex mix of design, worldliness, provocation, and pampering. Energy, excitement, and spontaneity, along with careful attention to the smallest detail, characterize Tihany's work, and this book offers an in-depth tour of the designer's most spectacular projects, including the restaurants Le Cirque, Per Se, and Daniel in New York, Aureole in Las Vegas, and Apsley's in London, as well as the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas and the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul. Tihany's irrepressibly original and impeccably executed designs have over the decades influenced a generation of designers of restaurants and hotels and have captured the imaginations of countless diners and guests, making Tihany the undisputed master of the art of hospitality design.
Author: Marianne Hagan, Victoria Hagan
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Soon after Victoria Hagan began her interior design career in 1984, the New York Times described her work as "the most cerebral, the one bound to be influential." Victoria Hagan:Interior Portraits profiles twenty-five residences in a variety of locales--from the city to the country. In her introduction, Hagan describes special objects that serve as touchstones and inspirations for her design--a print of birds in flight, a vintage star-shaped mirror, or an unusual antique chair with a strong graceful silhouette. They add a touch of whimsy to her interiors-- an element that is so important to her.
Author: Bunny Williams
Author and renowned designer Bunny Williams has been at the top of the interior design world for more than 40 years. Her new book invites readers to explore La Colina, Williams’s lovely Caribbean retreat tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the sea. The book explores every facet of the property—from outdoor rooms and garden plantings and design to the delightful, island-living luxury of the villa’s interiors, furnishings, and collections. Woven into each chapter are essays written by friends who have visited the property: Gil Schafer details the villa’s architecture; Page Dickey tours the gardens; Roxana Robinson offers a peek at a weekend stay; Angus Wilkie discusses the delights of collecting; and Jane Garmey revels in the pleasures of cooking, food, and friends. Also available from Bunny Williams: An Affair with a House and Bunny Williams On Garden Style.
Author: Mark Hinchman, Elyssa Yoneda
Interior Design Masters contains 300 biographical entries of people who have significantly impacted design. They are the people, historical and contemporary, that students and practitioners should know. Coverage starts in the late Renaissance, with a focus on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The book has five sections, with the entries alphabetical in each, so it can serve as a history textbook and a reference guide. The seventeeth- and eighteenth-century section covers figures from Thomas Chippendale to Horace Walpole. The nineteenth-century section includes William Morris and Candace Wheeler. The early twentieth-century section presents modernism’s design heroes, including Marcel Breuer, Eileen Gray, and Gilbert Rohde. The post-World War II designers range from Madeleine Castaing to Raymond Loewy. The final contemporary section includes Ron Arad and the Bouroullec brothers. These are the canonical figures who belong to any design history. The book also contains less well-known figures who deserve attention, such as Betty Joel, the British art deco furniture designer; Paul Veysseyre, the Frenchman active in China in the 1930s; and more recently Lanzavecchia-Wai, the Italian-Singaporean duo whose work ranges from health care to helicopters. Global in its coverage, the book is richly illustrated with over 600 black-and-white and color photographs.
Author: Paula Scher
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
The book examines the graphic design profession primarily through the lens of the business community it serves. The author draws from over three decades of design experience to provide readers with a firsthand account of the creative process, that is, advancing good ideas and personal vision within the corporate cultures and organizational dynamics that are predisposed to resist them. A focus on the collaboration necessary to bring design ideas to life sets this book apart from others in the genre.
Author: Jennifer Boles
Publisher: Potter Style
The Peak of Chic blogger Jennifer Boles--who counts Newell Turner, Alexa Hampton, Stephen Drucker, and Veranda founder Lisa Newsom among her loyal readers--presents a charming encyclopedia of 100 of the most stylish decorating details (chintz, striped walls, and orangeries) that were favored by the great tastemakers of the twentieth century. Best of all, Jennifer gives helpful tips on decorating with these traditional flourishes today. The 1930s to the 1960s were a grand time for decorating: they saw Chippendale chairs and grotto furniture, house stationery, monograms, tented rooms, and vanities--much of which has since been forgotten or taken for granted. In In with the Old Jennifer Boles breathes new life into gracious living with 100 entries organized from A to Z on her favorite decorating essentials of the past. Each entry explores curious facts, anecdotes, and timeless advice plucked from the legacies of Billy Baldwin, Dorothy Draper, Sister Parish, the Duchess of Windsor, and other tastemakers whose influence continues today. With a foreword by Alexa Hampton and charming illustrations and photographs, In with the Old is a guide to stylish living that will inspire and delight. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Lois Nicholson
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press
Chronicles the lives and careers of seven native-born Marylanders who are enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame: Babe Ruth, Vic Willis, Frank Baker, Judy Johnson, Lefty Grove, Jimmie Foxx, and Al Kaline.
Author: Louise Fili
Publisher: Chronicle Books
For more than three decades, renowned graphic designer and self-described Italophile Louise Fili has traveled the cities and countryside of Italy cataloging the work of sign craftsmen in whose hands type takes on new life with a tantalizing menu of styles. Classical, eclectic, or Futurist; in gold leaf, marble, brass, wood, wrought iron, enamel, ceramic, or neon; painted, carved, inlaid, etched, tiled, or stenciled— the creative possibilities are endless. Grafica della Strada is Fili's photographic diary of hundreds of Italy's most inventive restaurant, shop, hotel, street, and advertising signs. A major influence on Fili's own work, many of these marvels of vernacular design live on solely in this book, a typographic love letter to Italy that will be an inspiration to designers and Italophiles everywhere.
Author: Paul Cavalieri
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Join Paul "Cavs" Cavalieri on a journey through graffiti history and the evolution of a major cultural landmark. In this account, Cavs shares his experiences under the Bronx's East 238th Street bridge, which over the years has become a Bronx "Graffiti Hall of Fame," through an astonishing, lifelong photographic diary. From the late 1950s to the 1990s, graffiti artists would congregate here to express themselves by unleashing their creative energy. In this adopted home away from home, generations of graffiti artists formed bonds as well as rivalries. Take in four decades' worth of work from prolific artists including Boots119, Sent, and Sien5. Also represented are graffiti writers from the Woodlawn and Wakefield neighborhoods, connected by the famous concrete viaduct built between 1929 and 1931, as well as unique and personal insights into successive generations of crews, such as a recent, major contributor from Matilda Avenue.
Author: Paula Lupkin, Penny Sparke
Bringing together 12 original essays, Shaping the American Interior maps out, for the first time, the development and definition of the field of interiors in the United States in the period from 1870 until 1960. Its interdisciplinary approach encompasses a broad range of people, contexts, and practices, revealing the design of the interior as a collaborative modern enterprise comprising art, design, manufacture, commerce, and identity construction. Rooted in the expansion of mass production and consumption in the last years of the nineteenth century, new and diverse structures came to define the field and provide formal and informal contexts for design work. Intertwined with, but distinct from, architecture and merchandising, interiors encompassed a diffuse range of individuals, institutions, and organizations engaged in the definition of identity, the development of expertise, and the promotion of consumption. This volume investigates the fluid pre-history of the American profession of interior design, charting attempts to commoditize taste, shape modern conceptions of gender and professionalism, define expertise and authority through principles and standards, marry art with industry and commerce, and shape mass culture in the United States.
Author: Sunamita Lim
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Take the popular decorating concept of Feng Shui to a whole new level with authentic information on how to create a Chinese aesthetic. Learn how to alleviate clutter and increase the flow of chi, the universal life force; discover ways of integrating Chinese furniture and decorative arts to decorating styles; and stroll through a rich collection of images from homes, museums, and galleries.
Author: Kimberly Carole Williams, Paige Rense
Publisher: Monacelli Pr
One of the most influential American interior designers of the twentieth century, Naomi Leff is best known as the creator of the flagship Ralph Lauren store in Manhattan. There she established the brand image, combining a distinctive architectural form with feminine grace, patrician elegance, and luxurious comfort. Those elements inform Leff's portfolio, which encompasses residential design for wealthy families and Hollywood stars, retail spaces for Giorgio Armani, private clubs and spas, and interiors for yachts and corporate jets. Drawing especially on the defined shapes, simple forms, and opulent materials of the art deco style, she produced a sense of understated luxury and timeless elegance. Twenty projects are featured, all illustrated with lush color photography and with sketches and renderings from the Leff archive, now held at the Pratt Institute in New York. Honored with every award from the interior design profession, Naomi Leff was inducted into the Design Hall of Fame in 1991 and named the Dean of Design by Architectural Digest in 2005.