The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details
With a foreword by Miles Redd, this luxurious decorating resource trains the eye to recognize enduring, quality home goods and to use them to dazzling design effect.
Quality matters. Just as a homes foundation should be built to stand the test of time, so, too, should the furniture, objects, and elements of our rooms speak to an enduring sense of beauty and comfort. They should outlast trends and our loving day-to-day use. But how does one recognize quality and judge whether something is well made?
Christiane Lemieux set out to answer this question by interviewing the worlds greatest experts. Weaving together the insights and guidance of dozens of wallpaper and paint specialists, textile fabricators, accessories artisans, and interior designers, Lemieux has curated an unparalleled education in recognizing the hallmarks of timeless, heirloom-quality pieces. Hundreds of elegant home interiorsboth iconic examples from the past and stunning residences today--represent the range of luxurious and customized environments that can be created with fine décor.
- The Finer Things Timeless Furniture Textiles and Details
Nancy Braithwaite: Simplicity
Interior designer Nancy Braithwaites long-awaited first book is a striking tutorial in the power of simplicity in design. In the world of interior design, Nancy Braithwaite is known for her single-minded devotion to the principle that has guided her work for more than forty years: simplicity. Braithwaites work is luxuriously minimalist, its beauty inextricably tied to its Shaker-like purity. While her work varies from art deco to country, the underlying rules remain the same: every element should strive to be simple and powerful without compromise, and every room must have a level of power that comes from commanding scale, repetition of elements, subtleties of color, or the sheer beauty of forms. In Braithwaites world, excess is not opulent. Simplicity is opulent. Braithwaite takes the reader deep into her singular vision. Divided into five sections, the book begins with her manifesto on simplicity and the aspects of design used to achieve it, including architecture, scale, color, texture, pattern, and composition. She then presents three categories of stylecountry, classic, and contemporaryand explains and illustrates each with iconic rooms from her portfolio. Finally, she presents several houses as case studies, displaying the power of these principles in action and emphasizing the importance of craftsmanship in design, from a stunning modern seaside retreat on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, to her unforgettable country house in Atlanta.
- Nancy Braithwaite Simplicity
Valentino: Themes and Variations
The name Valentino has been synonymous with high fashion for almost fifty years. Based in Rome, Valentino is only one of two couture houses recognized by the French government outside of Paris. His exquisite designs are coveted and worn by young Hollywood and high society the world over. On the occasion of his last couture collection, presented in Paris in the spring of 2008, this landmark book celebrates forty-five years of Valentinos remarkable career. Published in association with a prestigious exhibition at the Museé des Arts Decoratifss famed costume department in Paris, this volume focuses on Valentinos haute couture creations, highlighting the most important and iconic creations of his half-century in fashion through recurring themes in Valentinos workvariations on the ideas of volume, line, and texture as well as motifs such as geometry, pleats, and flowersthrough new photography, sketches, fabric samples, and commentary on the dresses by Valentino himself. In addition, unprecedented photography by François Halard of Valentinos last fittings and backstage of his runway show reveals Valentinos private world for the first time. "Valentino On Valentino," a chapter of first-person accounts of the designs of these iconic dresses, along with Valentinos commentary on his fashion, will make this publication unique in the study of Valentino as a cultural and artistic icon.
GUCCI: The Making Of
An unprecedented publication showcasing Gucci as never before, including thought-provoking essays, commentaries, and authoritative anecdotes along with previously unpublished contemporary and archival photographs. Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Gucci Museum in Florence, Gucci is the ultimate celebration of the world-renowned fashion house. Told through a loose grouping of words, concepts, shapes, and moods, the book tells its story through new conceptual forms and the free links between images, symbols, and objects. Edited by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, with essays and inserts by contributors including Katie Grand, Peter Arnell, Rula Jebreal, Christopher Breward and Stefano Micelli, Gucci: The Making Of is a dynamic record of a much-coveted brand that will be a must this season for anyone with a love of fashion and an interest in contemporary culture. This comprehensive volume showcases the genius of the fashion house through an exclusive lens with inside looks into the inspirations behind the design.
This gorgeous book designed by Arnell offers an in-depth look into Guccis origins, identity, influence, and innovation, including fabrication methods and appropriation of signature materials, past and present, and its influence among high society and Hollywood. The book is a heartfelt and personalized tribute to the heritage and influence of this iconic, multifaceted brand.
In recognition of its ongoing partnership with UNICEF and the release of this luxury edition, Gucci will make a donation of US 250,000 to support UNICEF's Schools for Africa initiative.
- Rizzoli International Publications
Painting California: Seascapes and Beach Towns
Luminous, gorgeously realized landscape paintings made en plein air by members of the California Art Club over the past 100 years. This volume showcases 200 works by California Art Club artists who have focused on the evocative seascapes, charming seaside towns, and beach communities from San Diego to San Francisco, demonstrating a breathtaking range of natural settings suffused with atmosphere, drama, and light. Since the dawn of the twentieth century, California has been home to artists from all over America and Europe who aspired to depict the states compelling natural landscapes on canvas. In 1909, these artists founded the California Art Club, which stands today as one of the most esteemed painting societies in the United States. This volume, which follows Skira Rizzolis luminous California Light: A Century of Landscapes, presents more of the clubs distinctive and lush plein air painting, an impressionistic style in which painters work outdoors in order to capture the ephemeral moment when the natural lighting of a landscape elevates an already beautiful scene into something sublime.
As observed by W.H. Auden, Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. We as a species are drawn to the seaartists perhaps even more so than others, as beautifully evidenced in this book.
Letters of Gratitude to American Heroes of Social Justice: Where Would We Be Without Them?
This recently-released, well-researched book, which is Volume I of a multi-volume set, represents everything our current Trump Administration does not. It focuses on the heroes of our past who labored for monumental reform and urged our nation to keep the American Promise that "all men are created equal," thus creating a more just and egalitarian society than the one they were born into. Written in an innovative writing style of penning letters of gratitude to these heroes of our past, coupled with an introductory biography, thanking them for so much that we have today, much of which we often take for granted. Letters of Gratitude to American Heroes of Social Justice: Where Would Be Without Them? helps us know the lives and achievements of outstanding leaders of social justice and helps us look at our lives in an entirely new way, seeing how we cannot disconnect ourselves from past reformers, as the author clearly demonstrates to us how their efforts endure in our lives today. These were champions of unity and not division, and their memory can inspire us in this age of Trumpism and reactionary divisiveness. Mr. Buffer also helps to connect our current challenges with the struggles and victories of the past and helps to diffuse the lies told by the far-right wing about our nation's history and who we are as a people. With his contemporary letters, Mr. Buffer imbues and inspires a sense of gratitude in the reader, as well as a sense of inspiration to pay these gifts forward and become active in efforts to protect them in this time when there is a palpable pushback on the great reform movements of past 240 years. In this volume, we learn about those who passionately fought for the American ideal, and from whom we are all fortunate beneficiaries.
The Welcoming House: The Art of Living Graciously
The owners of the acclaimed stores and decorating firm Circa Interiors present eight stylish, beautiful homes blending comfort, beauty, and function with classic Southern hospitality. A house with an open door is like a friend with an open heart: inviting, generous of spirit, and constant at the core. In their first book, Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith present beautifully arranged interiors in which the trademarks of their stylesubtle color palettes, graceful furniture, an emphasis on comfort and entertainingharmonize to create fresh yet classic rooms. Walking the reader through each home with their characteristic Southern charm, they share their vision and process, from big-picture topics such as room flow and furniture plans, to the importance of entryways and setting a beautiful table. The lessons also extend from the interior to the garden, as Schwab and Smith discuss how outside spaces can become natural extensions of the home for entertaining. Throughout, they share specific ideas for arranging rooms to welcome one, two, or four people as comfortably as fifty, establishing multifunctional, adaptable gathering places that are both gracious and functional for the family of the house as well as their guests.
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The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet)
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher
Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture.
With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet's Travel Book is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference book for every household!
Each country is profiled by Lonely Planet's expert authors and features details of when to visit, what to see and do, and how to learn more about the country's culture from its film, music, food and drink. Every entry has a map and statistics about the country.
All brand new, incredible photography illustrates each country, depicting what life is like in each nation from photographic portraits of people, beautiful landscape photographs and vibrant street photography.
This premium packaged 448-page book with beautiful rainbow foil on the cover will make an impressive gift.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category
'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times
'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
- Lonely Planet
The National Parks: America's Best Idea
The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War
Americas national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nations most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. In this evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the worlds first national park at Yellowstone in 1872, through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acres.
The authors recount the adventures, mythmaking, and intense political battles behind the evolution of the park system, and the enduring ideals that fostered its growth. They capture the importance and splendors of the individual parks: from Haleakala in Hawaii to Acadia in Maine, from Denali in Alaska to the Everglades in Florida, from Glacier in Montana to Big Bend in Texas. And they introduce us to a diverse cast of compelling charactersboth unsung heroes and famous figures such as John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ansel Adamswho have been transformed by these special places and committed themselves to saving them from destruction so that the rest of us could be transformed as well.
The National Parks is a glorious celebration of an essential expression of American democracy.
- Knopf Publishing Group
Classic Accessories Veranda Rectangular Patio Coffee Table Cover
This strong and fashionable coffee table cover gives big cover protection to coffee tables. Designed for small tables up to 48 inches long by 25 inches wide and 18 inches high, thick and strong fabric provides superior protection against rain, snow, sun, dirt and leaves. The Gardelle protective fabric system features a soft elegant top with a protective water resistant undercoating and a protective dark splash guard skirt. As with all Veranda covers, beauty is more than skin deep. Click close straps secure quickly to the table legs so your cover stays on during windy days. An elastic hem cord with a toggle lets you adjust the bottom for a tight and custom fit. A side air vent reduces inside condensation and moisture.
- THE CLASSIC ACCESSORIES DIFFERENCE: CA Veranda covers have interior bound seams for strength, high-density stitching for durability, padded handles for comfort, matching webbing for a great look and California Prop 65 compliance for health and safety
- HEAVY DUTY PATIO FURNITURE: Guaranteed to fit rectangular coffee tables 48" long x 25" wide x 18" high
- WEATHERPROOF AND WATER RESISTANT: Gardelle Fabric System keeps your coffee table dry and safe with an elegant water-resistant fabric top, a protective waterproof backing and a protective dark splash guard skirt
- CUSTOM FIT PATIO FURNITURE COVER: The convenient draw string hem and buckled straps keep the cover protecting your coffee table on the windiest days
- OUTDOOR FURNITURE COVER WITH WARRANTY: Three-year limited warranty
- DURABLE COVER WITH ADVANCED FEATURES: Large padded handles make removal easy while air vents reduce inside condensation and wind lofting
- CLASSIC ACCESSORIES VERANDA VARIETY: You'll be sure to find the right covers to fit your needs with over 140 shapes and styles in the Veranda Collection from Classic Accessories
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