A Tale of Two Worlds. Experimentelle Kunst Lateinamerikas:der 1940er- bis 80er-Jahre im Dialog mit der Sammlung des MMK
Birds played an important role in the ancient world: as indicators of time, weather, and seasons; as a resource for hunting, medicine, and farming; as pets and entertainment; as omens and messengers of the gods. Jeremy Mynott explores the similarities and surprising differences between ancient perceptions of the natural world and our own.
At the heart of Shabby Chic is Rachel Ashwell´s unique take on characterful, time-worn, faded elegance underpinned with total comfort and a strong practical streak. In this inspiring book, published to mark twenty-five years of bringing her special brand of beauty, comfort and function to the global marketplace, Rachel shares with us the story of her life journey, the origins of her creativity, the ups and downs of running a business and a glorious abundance of fabulous Shabby Chic looks that range from the glamorously traditional to the pared-down and modern. The essence of Shabby Chic is a timeless, romantic and charming interior filled with beautifully worn and well-loved objects, a consistent palette of pales and pastels with captivating surprises, flowers in abundance and the promise of enveloping comfort. Celebrating the now-iconic Shabby Chicaesthetic, where beautiful objects, consigned to the flea market, are loved to live again, this book takes us to the heart of the enduring appeal of Ashwell´s creations. Going beyond home decoration, Shabby Chic has become a lifestyle and worldwide design movement. With more than 250 photographs, The World of Shabby Chic is a lavish, thorough and comprehensive volume arranged in three sections. ´´The Story of Shabby Chic´´ relates Rachel¹s journey from a bohemian London childhood via pioneering the washable slipcover to running a global business. ´´The Heart of Shabby Chic´´ explores her design values from furniture, fabrics and flowers to palette and patina. ´´The Looks of Shabby Chic´´ features a fabulous variety of interiors demonstrating the diversity and evolving visual vocabulary of the well-loved phenomenon that is Shabby Chic.
An important book on Shaker art and life, offering a fresh look at a style that has endured through centuries and continues to inspire designers and homeowners. This book presents the elegantly austere and simply styled objects of the Shakers in the context of their faith and community at Mount Lebanon, N.Y., the spiritual and administrative center of the Shaker world. Outstanding examples of furniture, textiles, tools, and other objects-drawn primarily from the collection of Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon-bring the fascinating world of the Shakers to life. The book also explores the equally compelling material culture of Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, Maine, the last active Shaker community, and how this group of Shakers continued to thrive while other Shaker communities elsewhere gradually disappeared. Accompanying a major exhibition organized by the Farnsworth Art Museum, this book presents a new and authentic perspective on the Shaker community. Specially commissioned photography, archival imagery, essays by prominent scholars, and a firsthand interview with a member of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community deepen our understanding of this influential movement and style.
- Published to coincide with the Metropolitan Museum of Art´s Chanel exhibition slated for April-August 2005 (to be confirmed) - Re-vamped version of a classic Vendome title-adored by fashion lovers! - Superb photographs, many by Horst, Avedon, Beaton, and Doisneau, as well as paintings and drawings by Cocteau, Picasso, Berard, Valloton, and Vuillard. - Shows, the true rags-to riches story of the 20th century´s most influential couturier and how she helped shape the evolution of fashion. - Written by a friend and intimate of Coco Chanel with unrivaled access to the personal letters and recollections of the designer´s friend and insiders.