Few cities are as renowned for its energy and style as New York. Long a magnet for leaders in fashion, art, design, and commerce, this metropolis is home to one of the most influential assortments of tastemakers anywhere. It's no wonder that New York's top interiors would be as dynamic and varied as its inhabitants. Browsing through the pages of this stunning volume, we get a chance to glimpse the luxurious and imaginative rooms normally hidden from public view--or only ever seen by the privileged few--amid both urban and country landscapes. Whether it's aspiration or curiosity that drives you, you'll find plenty to marvel at in these extraordinarily high-end living spaces.
All/English/French - 220 Pages - 26 cm x 2.5 cm x 32.6 cm - 1.9 Kg
Silvana Editoriale, 2013
Cette exposition dédiée à Charlotte Perriand (Paris, 1903-1999) s’intéresse tout particulièrement à l’impact de la découverte des richesses culturelles et économiques de l’archipel nippon, par une créatrice innovante dans le domaine du design des avant-gardes du XXème siècle. Ce livre retrace l'aventure exceptionnelle d'une femme, architecte, pionnière de la modernité, proche de Le Corbusier, Fernand Léger et Juan Miro, qui au milieu du XXe siècle a su établir un trait d'union encore vivace, aujourd'hui entre l'Europe et le Japon. De Charlotte Perriand, Sôri Yanagi pensait: "De tous les occidentaux qui ont travaillé au Japon, c'est probablement elle qui a eu la plus grande influence sur le monde du design japonais."
French - 256 Pages - 16.5 x 20 cm - 0.8 Kg
From a house without walls to exhibition spaces in shipping containers, Shigeru Ban has constantly challenged architectural rule and expectation. In the age of the “starchitect,” he has also demonstrated a commitment to humanitarian practice: Over the course of his esteemed career, his inventive, elegant designs have been applied as much to private commissions as to emergency relief work at the sites of natural and man-made disasters around the world, from Kobe to New Orleans.
For the Pritzker Prize jury, which chose Ban as its 2014 winner, the architect manifests “total curiosity and commitment; endless innovation; an infallible eye; an acute sensibility.” This updated monograph, compiled with the architect’s collaboration, brings together every one of Ban's built works, including such recent projects as the Tamedia headquarters in Zurich, the Aspen Art Museum, and the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch.
All/English/French - 568 Pages - 24.4 cm x 4.4 cm x 30 cm - 2.9 Kg
Hatje Cantz, 2019
Mention of the name Richard Neutra conjures the light-flooded bungalows that characterize the architectural style of the West Coast around Los Angeles. Because he is so closely associated with Los Angeles, it is sometimes overlooked that Neutra’s career actually began in the Berlin-Zehlendorf neighborhood in the early 1920s. And yet these houses in Zehlendorf represent a fascinating phase in Neutra’s work. With their complex color schemes and extravagant interior design, they reveal themselves to be more than just experimental and radically innovative designs. Indeed, these lesser-known buildings already hint at elements that Neutra would take up again in his future projects.
Richard Neutra in Berlin allows for a long-overdue, rightful reassessment of Neutra’s early works. Alongside historical sources, it collects countless new and unpublished documents about the houses and their first residents.
Austrian-born architect Richard Neutra (1892–1970) finished his architectural studies in the midst of the First World War, and worked in Switzerland and Germany for a few years before moving to the United States in 1923. Settling in California after working briefly for Frank Lloyd Wright, Neutra became identified with a West Coast variant on mid-century modern architecture: rigorously geometric buildings designed in the International Style of Neutra’s European training, with an open, airy, flexible atmosphere suitable to Neutra’s new California home.
English - 304 Pages - 22.8 cm x 26.7 cm - 1.6 Kg
Raphaele Bille, Louise Curtis
In inter-war Europe, the young Maharajah of Indore Yeshwant Rao Holkar II (1908-1961) completed his studies at the prestigious Christ Church College in Oxford. Conquered by the novelty, he decided to build a private residence in Indore, in view of his return, combining comfort and modernist aesthetics. In 1929, he entrusted the design and layout of this palace to the German architect Eckhart Muthesius. IN FRENCH! Based on archival photographs, this book tells the story of the genesis and implementation of a largely unknown project, which combines in a unique way local tradition and Western modernism and illustrates particularly well the spirit that animates European creation between the two world wars.
Other photographs of the premises and furniture – now scattered in collections around the world – reveal the very colourful atmosphere that prevailed at the Maharajah’s palace. Exhibition at the musée des Arts décoratifs, in Paris, from 25 September 2019 to 12 January 2020.
French - 224 Pages - 24.5 cm x 2.4 cm x 30.6 cm - 1.7 Kg