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A crash course in designing and constructing buildingsToo often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep. Architecture 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you explore the world's greatest structures.Featuring only the most important facts, building styles, and architects, you'll enjoy uncovering the remarkable world of architecture with this book.
The Coveteur: Private Spaces, Personal Style
Based on the wildly popular fashion website, The Coveteur is a photography coffee table book offering exclusive access to celebrity closets and homes.TheCoveteur.com has over four million visitors a month who come for the insider portraiture, profiles, and beautiful photographic excavations of fashion’s celebrated personalities. Showcasing celebrities’ favorite clothes, accessories, and objects in their private, rarely seen spaces, The Coveteur book is an intoxicating combination of fashion eye candy, interior design, and celebrity voyeurism. With its intimate documentation, The Coveteur examines the creative process and inspiration of 43 of the designers, models, fashion editors, and other tastemakers who are defining the style of our times.
1000 Ideas for Color Schemes: The Ultimate Guide to Making Colors Work
Getting color right can transform your home, your wedding and your look. But how do you combine colors without them clashing? And how can you check if a color scheme works before you paint your kitchen or buy that pair of shoes? This inspirational and practical book contains 126 beautiful color palettes that will make choosing the right colors easy.• Features over 1000 ideas for combining color in every aspect of your life, from home decor and cake decorating, to fashion and wedding celebrations.• Divided into major color groups, each section explores a range of hues, from primary brights to subtle pastels• Beautifully illustrated and easy to navigate this book will make color work for you every time
World of Style
Aimee Song is a fashion icon, a sartorial star, the blogger behind Song of Style, and the author of Capture Your Style. Here she collects more than five hundred of her all-time favorite looks from around the world. Her style, favorite travel spots, and personal memories from the hottest destinations all over the globe.
Marc Jacobs: Unseen 1994 - 2012
Marc Jacobs has made a name for himself as the epitome of downtown New York cool. Entering fashion history after his notorious "grunge" collection for Perry Ellis in 1993, Jacobs would soon be hailed by Vogue as "the dauphin of grungy, understated cool" and rise to become one of the most influential designers of his generation, both at the helm of his own label and as creative director of Louis Vuitton from 1998 to 2014. The first book on the popular designer, Marc Jacobs is an inside look at the revered collections, and is filled with 280 inspiring and never-before-seen images by Vogue photographer Robert Fairer. Opening with an essay on the designer's work, the book unfolds chronologically, revisiting the most iconic creations and revealing behind-the-scenes moments that show models, hairdressers, stylists, makeup artists, and Marc Jacobs himself at their most creative. Fairer's stunning and high-energy photographs capture the youth, glamour, and energy that defined Jacobs's shows.
The Parisian Field Guide to Men's Style
De La Fressange, Ines
At last, model and designer Ines de la Fressange offers an essential guide of sartorial advice for men, curated from the most stylish guys in her entourage.
The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design
In The Moderns, we meet the men and women who invented and shaped Midcentury Modern graphic design in America. The book is made up of generously illustrated profiles, many based on interviews, of more than 60 designers whose magazine, book, and record covers; advertisements and package designs; posters; and other projects created the visual aesthetics of postwar modernity. Some were émigrés from Europe; others were homegrown—all were intoxicated by elemental typography, primary colors, photography, and geometric or biomorphic forms. Some are well-known, others are honored in this volume for the first time, and together they comprised a movement that changed our design world.
Gio_Graphy: Fun in the Wild World of Fashion
A witty guide to living the glam the life from an international style star, featuring hilarious anecdotes, fashion advice, and much more. Dubbed a “cyber icon” and “fashion heroine” by the New York Times, Italian fashion editor and stylist Giovanna Battaglia is known for her colorful street style and fun-loving personality. Her monthly column in W chronicles fashion, art, and adventure. In this, her first book, she has written an irreverent how-to guide for dressing for every occasion, finding fashion inspiration, living stylishly, and having fun while doing it. Covering style and beauty for daytime, nighttime, travel, and work, this book is brimming with chic and inspirational wisdom, from how to pull off bold fashion moves like barely-there tops, enormous hats, and powerful reds; advice for how to survive fashion emergencies (like what happens when you show up to an event in the same dress as someone else); and her secrets for donning multiple outfits in a day (bodysuits are key). Also featured are tips and tricks she has learned from fashion-world friends such as Carolina Herrera, Derek Blasberg, Hamish Bowles, and Anna Dello Russo. Filled with humor and style, this is a must-have book for anyone interested in fashion and having a good time.
Worn in New York: 68 Sartorial Memoirs of the City
The boots a passenger had on when his plane landed on the Hudson River. The tank top Andy Warhol's assistant wore to one of their nightclub outings together. The jacket a taxi driver put on to feel safe as he worked the night shift.These and more than sixty other clothing-inspired narratives make up Worn in New York, the latest volume from bestselling author Emily Spivack. In these first-person accounts, contributors in and out of the public eye share surprising, personal, wild, poignant, and funny stories behind a piece of clothing that reminds them of a significant moment of their New York lives. Worn in New York offers a contemporary cultural history of the city - its changing identity, temper, and tone, and its irrepressible vitality - by paying tribute to these well-loved clothes and the people who wore them.
Cult Eyewear: The World's Enduring Classics
Selecting a pair of glasses can be a tricky business. With so many styles and labels available, the choice is as much about making a fashion statement as gaining perfect vision. Cult Eyewear is the first book to give an account of the world’s top eyewear brands, from Ray-Ban to J.F. Rey, Persol to Polaroid, and from the 1780s to the present day. Neil Handley, an authority on the history of eyewear, selects more than 30 famous names that have enduring appeal and command a dedicated following, and discusses the history of each brand and its most iconic spectacles or sunglasses. The book also includes a concise illustrated introduction to the evolution of eyewear; innovative designs and historically important inventions; films and key personalities associated with particular designs or brands through the years; and other fascinating aspects of this global industry.
Daily Dress: A Line-A-Day 5 Year Diary
The five-year diary functions like a time capsule; each page has a month and day at the top and five spaces to jot down a line about what happened on that day over a five-year period (the diary is not year-specific and can be started at any time). Drawing from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s famous costume collection, this journal features a stunning dress, ensemble, or accessory on every page, identified with a brief caption. Arranged by color, the diary covers over 300 years of style, and includes designs by Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and more.
Founded in 1913, Prada has evolved into a brand with a unique ability to embed thought-provoking, clever ideas in totally pleasurable objects—from shoes and bags to coats, dresses, and skirts, the clothing makes a statement. And Pradasphere—both in its package and content—does the same.Pradasphere is a collection of archival objects arranged to reveal the complex, often-intertwined obsessions of one of the world’s most influential designers. The book takes you on an aesthetic journey that spans the past 30 years. Exclusive photographs of clothing and accessories illustrate Prada’s design narrative and show the exquisite craftsmanship and materials behind the creations. Pradasphere also explores Prada’s culture, including advertising photography, architecture, and commissioned films by directors such as Wes Anderson and Ridley Scott.
Second Bloom: Cathy Graham's Art of the Table
Artist, collector, and entertaining guru Cathy Graham shares her secrets for gracious living and memorable get-togethers in Second Bloom. Graham covers the essential elements that make every event shine—flowers, paper components, table setting, and food presentation. Quentin Bacon’s photographs of a seaside gathering, a casual cocktail party, or a lively dinner in honor of a friend show how to achieve winning possibilities with ease. Approaching life with a sense of whimsy, Graham demonstrates how to arrange flowers and create original touches, such as hand-drawn one-of-a-kind invitations or her practice of scattering collectable miniatures on her dinner tables. Filled with Graham’s charming sketches, Second Bloom shows how to create truly special occasions.
Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore
Presents men and women of letters whose writing bears an idiosyncratic stamp and whose style of dress does the same. With anecdotes about each author's work and style, clothing-related excerpts from celebrated publications, archival photographs, quotations, and little-known facts, this unique volume is a must-have for lovers of distinctive books and looks.
Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future
Heck, Erik Madigan
The influence of art, notably painting, is a thread that runs through the history of fashion photography. From Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, and Horst P. Horst to Guy Bourdin and Sarah Moon, the great fashion photographers have often positioned their work as art. Erik Madigan Heck’s work explores this intersection of fashion, painting, and classical portraiture. Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future presents more than 100 photographs in a flowing, chromatic sequence. The photographs featured—published in the New York Times Magazine, New York, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Porter, and more—show his range and vivid use of color, and his ability to produce evocative and seductive images that are simultaneously timeless and futuristic. With essays by Susan Bright and Justine Picardie that look at Heck’s place within the realms of both art photography and fashion, this book is the essential introduction to a future master of fashion photography.
Designers on Instagram: #Fashion
Council of Fashion Designers of America
An original collection of photography from the biggest names in American fashion, Designers on Instagram culls the most interesting, stylish, and unique photographs on Instagram from the designers that comprise the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Handpicked by the designers themselves, the images include choices from CFDA members such as Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Rachel Zoe, and John Varvatos. Organized by content sections such as Behind the Scenes, Travel, and Parties, this glimpse through the lens of the designers themselves will provide photography fans and fashionistas alike with a brand-new take on their favorite tastemakers.
The World of Anna Sui
Anna Sui is one of New York’s most beloved and accomplished fashion designers, known for creating contemporary original clothing inspired by spectacular amounts of research into vintage styles and cultural arcana. She is especially famous for her textile prints. Sui joined New York’s intensely creative cultural underground in the 1970s, forging important relationships in the worlds of fashion, photography, art, music, and design.The World of Anna Sui looks at Sui’s eclectic career as a designer and artist, both through her clothing and studio. Through interviews with fashion journalist Tim Blanks, the book explores Sui’s lifelong engagement with fashion archetypes—the rocker, the schoolgirl, the punk, the goth, the bohemian—and reveals their inspiration and influence. Complete with detailed photographs of garments, sketches, moodboards, runway shots, and cultural ephemera, The World of Anna Sui is an inside look at this iconic New York designer with a worldwide cult following.
Made to Measure: Architecture and Interiors
Since forming their practice in 1999, Will Meyer and Gray Davis have designed some 200 private and public spaces that epitomize hip luxury style. Their interiors are as dazzling and dramatic as they are comfortable and welcoming—a carefully calibrated balancing act that has become their trademark and won them a loyal clientele. As furniture designer David Netto says in his foreword, “Their style—while original—seems inevitable, and after you see a project by Meyer Davis you say to yourself, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ ” Made to Measure tells the story of their ascent into the upper echelon of American design and shares their firm’s philosophy and process. Illustrated with hundreds of stunning photographs, plans, and drawings, the book explores the symbiosis between their residential and commercial projects and shows how Meyer Davis has redefined modern luxury.
The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids
The objects children interact with and the spaces they inhabit have a significant and often overlooked effect on kids' development, behavior, and values. Do you choose wooden toys or plastic, or, increasingly, digital? What do youngsters lose when seesaws are deemed too dangerous and slides are engineered primarily for safety? In this eye-opening investigation, design expert Alexandra Lange reveals the surprising histories behind toys, classrooms, and playgrounds, and explores how certain kinds of homes and neighborhoods can help kids cultivate self-reliance. The Design of Childhood will change the way you view your children's world - and your own.
Prints Charming: Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns
Layers of pattern bring serious style to any interior—and the pages of every shelter magazine currently feature this well-loved look. This bright, lively interior design book is like no other: it shows readers how to choose and use pattern (whether on upholstered furniture, walls, and floors, or in curtains, rugs, and accessories) to create gorgeous room designs. It also teaches readers how to layer pattern for fresh, exciting, personalized spaces. The book is delightfully illustrated with inspiring images of design elements and finished rooms—and each chapter is packed with lively DIY projects, plus Dos and Don’ts, Try This, and more.
The Gentleman's Guide to Grooming: The Quintessential Handbook for the Modern Man
An indispensable head-to-toe manual for impeccable personal maintenance and presentation.Brimming with enchanting illustrations, striking photography, witty observations, and inspiring quotations, this handbook will help you discover what it means to be a real gentleman. Filled with invaluable advice from the world’s most respected barbers, stylists, and master craftsmen of quality grooming tools and accessories, it offers time-tested style tips along with recipes for tonics and potions. Along the way, you’ll find professional guidance on everything from getting a good haircut and combining vintage and modern clothing to maintaining fingernails and choosing the right hat - so you’ll look and feel your best from your head to your perfectly polished shoes.
Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style
A girl with a love for off-the-beaten-path destinations, fashion maven Andi Eaton found herself putting aside the Lonely Planet and Condé Nast Traveler guides and, instead, looking to bohemians and artists for travel and style inspiration: What do the flower children wear on their excursions? Where are the creatives’ favorite vintage shops? And where do the musicians go late-night dancing after the last encore? The dreamer in her wanted more than what a standard travel guide could offer, so she decided to create her own.Wanderful is a stylish lookbook and travelogue for the adventurous and nomadic at heart. Follow in Andi’s footsteps as she travels the United States to discover some of its most effortlessly chic destinations—and the fashionable free spirits and wanderers who live there. Nine intimate and exciting road trip routes explore cities, forests, and in between, and will make you feel like you’re traipsing the country with your best, and best-dressed, girlfriends by your side. Every route features a peek into the closets of area tastemakers, and many routes lead to favorite trendy destinations, including Joshua Tree, New Orleans, Marfa, and Santa Fe. Throughout, there are photos, stories, and recommendations for where to shop, dine, and find music and fun, just like a local.Perfect for anyone with a wandering spirit, Wanderful will make you want to pack a cute bag, throw on your best outfit, and hit the road for a stylish adventure.
Vogue on Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren’s designs vividly embody the American Dream, and he has risen to become one of the world’s foremost fashion designers. His genius lies in his innate skill for interpreting key cultural elements of Americana—whether from folk art or the preppy world of Hamptons’ socialites or Navajo motifs—and encapsulating them in appealing garments. Also a natural fit with Hollywood, he has designed costumes for films such as The Great Gatsby (1974) and Annie Hall and created countless looks for stars on the red carpet. From his ubiquitous, equestrian-tagged Polo shirts to his American-country-club take on upper-class Englishness, his skill in making aspiration accessible is second to none.Vogue on Ralph Lauren is a volume from the series created by the editors of British Vogue, featuring 20,000 words of original biography and history and studded with more than 80 images from their unique archive of photos taken by leading photographers including Bruce Weber, Patrick Demarchelier, and Mario Testino.
Party in a Book (UpLifting Editions)
What makes a day better than rainbows, unicorns, and being told how amazing you are?Party in a Book provides all of the above. It contains a fill-in message to help you create a personalized tribute for any special occasion: a birthday, a graduation, or simply to say "you're awesome!" Fill it out give it to a friend and watch smiles grow as the pop-up surprises transform the book into an instant celebration for a desk or shelf.
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