L'Art de vivre
Author: Catherine Arminjon, Cooper-Hewitt Museum
Publisher: Vendome Pr
Author: Jerome Zerbe, Cyril Connolly
Publisher: W. W. Norton
The history of design in Italy is explored in this authoritative and comprehensive work. Design periods include the era of Piranesi, the eclecticism of the 19th century, the futurism of the early 20th century, the dogmatic fascism of the interwar period, the designs of Pier Luigi Nervi and on to the present day.
New York Transformed
Author: Peter Pennoyer, Anne Walker
HISTORY OF ART / ART & DESIGN STYLES. 240 pages of architecture from inside and around New York.
A Place to Call Home
Author: Gil Schafer, III
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
For award-winning architect Gil Schafer, the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate the small moments of life - houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and anchored in a distinct sense of place. Essentially, Schafer believes a house is truly successful when the people who live there consider it home. It's this belief - and Schafer's rare ability to translate his clients' deeply personal visions of how they want to live into a physical home that reflects those dreams - that has established him as one of the most sought-after, highly-regarded architects of our time. In his new book, A Place to Call Home Schafer follows up his bestselling The Great American House, by pulling the curtain back on his distinctive approach, sharing his process (complete with unexpected, accessible ideas readers can work into their own projects) and taking readers on a detailed tour of seven beautifully realized houses in a range of styles located around the country - each in a unique place, and each with a character all its own. 250 lush, full color photographs of these seven houses and other never-before-seen projects, including exterior, interior, and landscape details, invite readers into Schafer's world of comfortable classicism. Ultimately, the houses featured in A Place to Call Home are more than just beautiful buildings in beautiful places. In each of them, Schafer has created a dialogue between past and present, a personalised world that people can inhabit gracefully, in sync with their own notions of home. Because, as Schafer writes in the book, he designs houses "not for an architect's ego, but [for] the beauty of life, the joys of family, and, not least, a heartfelt celebration of place."
Il museo delle Arti decorative di Parigi ha riaperto al pubblico nel settembre 2006, dopo dieci anni di chiusura e tre di lavori, con un allestimento completamente rinnovato, nell’ala Marsan del Palazzo del Louvre. Questo museo conserva una delle più importanti e belle collezioni di arti decorative al mondo, che vanno dal medioevo ai nostri giorni. Il volume presenta oltre cento capolavori della collezione, scelti e commentati dai conservatori del museo, specialisti nei vari settori delle arti decorative - mobili, vetri, vasi, ceramiche, paraventi, lampade, gioielli... oggetti allo stesso tempo belli e utili, prestigiosi e quotidiani, che vanno dal medioevo ai giorni nostri, e che hanno contribuito alla notorietà del museo.
Poetry of Place
Author: Bobby McAlpine, Susan Sully
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
An appealing approach to creating dwellings blending vernacular styles, fine craftsmanship, and indigenous materials. This volume features the recent projects of McAlpine, one of the country's most highly respected architecture and interior design firms, renowned for its timeless houses exemplifying the charm and elegance of traditional and vernacular English, American, and European styles blended with a modern sensibility. Following from their first book, The Home Within Us, this book profiles twenty stunning projects, from a stone tower folly standing in the gardens of a Tudor-style house to a humble yet elegant wooden lakeside retreat. Through his poetic voice, Bobby McAlpine narrates the story of each residence, pointing out its unique qualities. Featured are an exotic Florida Panhandle beach house; a Tuscan-style horse farm; a rambling Colonial Revival compound; and a miniature European manor house, among others. These dwellings are classically understated and welcoming. With its gorgeous photography of inspiring interiors and exteriors, Poetry of Place will appeal to those interested in design romancing the past.
Trained at McKim, Mead & White, Harrie T. Lindeberg moved away from the formal classicism of his mentors to develop a picturesque form that is a unique contribution to the image of the American country house. Born of Swedish parents, Lindeberg incorporated the high roofs and simple lines of Scandinavian design into a vocabulary that also included sources ranging from French, English, and Georgian to American Colonial. Critics saw Lindeberg's approach, novel for its fresh and idiosyncratic interpretation of the past, as essentially American because it acknowledged its own time and place first and foremost. His houses convey a quiet dignity, with a new emphasis on comfort and convenience and a deep commitment to the natural surroundings. Today, a remarkable number of Lindeberg's houses stand as they were originally built. Many continue to be private homes, cherished and maintained by their owners for what they are- comfortable houses with a domestic spirit but at the same time works of art that reveal Lindeberg's beautifully executed pursuit of unity of his designs.
Author: Xavier Mayne, Edward Prime-Stevenson
Publisher: Arno Pr
"Imre is one of the first openly gay American novels with a happy ending. Described by the author as "a little psychological romance," the narrative follows two men who meet by chance in a cafe in Budapest, where they forge a friendship that leads to a series of mutual revelations and gradual disclosures. With its sympathetic characterizations of homosexual men, Imre's 1906 publication marked a turning point in literature in English." "This edition includes material relating to the novel's origins, contemporary writings on homosexuality, other writings by Prime-Stevenson, and a contemporary review."--BOOK JACKET.
The Un-private House
Author: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
"This book looks at twenty-six houses by an international roster of contemporary architects. Responding to recent innovations in architecture and changing cultural conditions, these designs represent a transformation of the traditional notion of the private house. Terence Riley, The Museum of Modern Art's Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, examines the influence of social phenomena - such as current demographic patterns, the shifting boundary between private and public realms, and new concepts of work and leisure - on house design. Featured are houses with open, loft-style spaces and flexible interiors, adaptable to varying family needs. Others interweave living and working spaces. Because of the rapid growth of digital media, the house today can be a permeable structure, receiving and transmitting images, sound, language, and data."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Christiane De Nicolay-Mazery
Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, a specialist in furniture and antiques at Christies and Honelon, invites her readers to enter the elegantly luxurious interiors of some of France's most exclusive abodes. From the classic taste of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the creativity of the nineteenth century, she traces the path to the finesse of the twentieth century, which combines tradition and modernity. The interiors portrayed in these nine exquisitely illustrated chapters pay tribute to the refinement of French taste, a savoir-faire that has been continually renewed. Classic h�tels particuliers in the heart of Paris and romantic ch�teaux, as well as a surprising isba--a traditional rural log house in the Russian style--are but a few of the examples of the kinds of interiors that will inspire readers as they marvel over the art of French designers, including Madeleine Castaing, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Jacques Grange, Fran�ois Joseph Graff, and Pierre Berg�. Unlike most books on French style on the market, this book is not only a testimony to timeless French elegance, it is an invitation to discover a synthesis of contemporary and classic d�cor, in some of France's most exclusive residences, firsthand.
For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages and more, visit the Encyclope dia of 20th Century Architecture website. Focusing on architecture from all regions of the world, this three-volume set profiles the twentieth century's vast chronicle of architectural achievements, both within and well beyond the theoretical confines of modernism. Unlike existing works, this encyclopedia examines the complexities of rapidly changing global conditions that have dispersed modern architectural types, movements, styles, and building practices across traditional geographic and cultural boundaries.
Author: Bernhard Siegert
Publisher: Meaning Systems (Fup)
"This volume designates a shift within posthumanistic media studies, that dissolves the concept of media into a network of operations, that reproduce, process and reflect the distinctions that are fundamental for a given culture, e.g. the anthropological difference, the distinctions between natural object and cultural sign, noise and information, eye and gaze"--
The Napoleon of Crime
Author: Ben MacIntyre
Publisher: Broadway Books
The subject of critical accolades, a national best-seller presents the most notorious criminal of the Victorian Age, a gentleman bank robber who became the model for Sherlock Holmes's nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Reprint.