Haute Bohemians


Author: Miguel Flores-Vianna

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865653399


Page: 312

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Who, exactly, is a haute bohemian? Leave it to the discriminating eye of photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna, who enjoys an international, cult-like following. He has journeyed through four continents to capture an extraordinary group of fashion designers, landscape architects, artists and art historians, potters, and interior designers, wherever they live--in country cottages, beach bungalows, canal-side lofts, and East Village apartments, as well as assorted estancias, ch�teaux, and palazzi. Some spaces are grand, others are modest, but all are original, stylish, charming, and above all authentic, in the sense that they reflect their owners' cares and tastes. As the readers of his column in Architectural Digest know, Flores-Vianna is as gifted a writer as he is an observant photographer. Here, Flores-Vianna's work is introduced by Amy Astley, editor of Architectural Digest and a longtime friend.

Travel Home

Design with a Global Spirit


Author: Caitlin Flemming,Julie Goebel

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683356497

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

View: 7380

Travel through 20 sophisticated homes of designers deeply influenced by their international adventures abroad A road map for bringing far-flung design ideas back home, Travel Home shows us how to curate interiors that reflect our favorite places and experiences in ways that are beautiful and authentic. Touring the homes of leaders in global design who share a deep affection for travel, the book explores interiors with influences as widespread as Marrakesh, Paris, Cuba, Tokyo, Portugal, and beyond. Vivid photography is supplemented with insightful essays, interviews, and hardworking tips for cultivating your own global home. For globetrotters and armchair travelers alike, Travel Home showcases the interplay between travel and design, revealing how we can take inspiration from the beauty we experience in the world and bring it into our everyday lives.

In the Know

The Classic Guide to Being Cultured and Cool


Author: Nancy MacDonell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440619762

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 4242

There are still a few things money can’t buy. Love is one, cool is another. But while love can be left to fate, cool doesn’t need to be. Though it may seem like something you’re born with, cool is actually a code, and you’re holding the key to the code in your hands. It’s all a matter of getting the right facts straight: Why is Jackson Pollock important? What handbag will get you upgraded at the airport? Who is Jacques Derrida and why does he matter? Covering everything from fashion and design to art and philosophy—all in entertaining, fact-filled bites—Nancy MacDonell has assembled the ultimate cheat sheet. In the Know is nothing less than a one-volume guide to navigating life with style and flair.

Is It Still Good to Ya?

Fifty Years of Rock Criticism, 1967-2017


Author: Robert Christgau

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 1478002077

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 3007

Is It Still Good to Ya? sums up the career of longtime Village Voice stalwart Robert Christgau, who for half a century has been America's most widely respected rock critic, honoring a music he argues is only more enduring because it's sometimes simple or silly. While compiling historical overviews going back to Dionysus and the gramophone along with artist analyses that range from Louis Armstrong to M.I.A., this definitive collection also explores pop's African roots, response to 9/11, and evolution from the teen music of the '50s to an art form compelled to confront mortality as its heroes pass on. A final section combines searching obituaries of David Bowie, Prince, and Leonard Cohen with awed farewells to Bob Marley and Ornette Coleman.

Bohemia in America, 1858–1920


Author: Joanna Levin

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804772549

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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Bohemia in America, 1858–1920 explores the construction and emergence of "Bohemia" in American literature and culture. Simultaneously a literary trope, a cultural nexus, and a socio-economic landscape, la vie bohème traveled to the United States from the Parisian Latin Quarter in the 1850s. At first the province of small artistic coteries, Bohemia soon inspired a popular vogue, embodied in restaurants, clubs, neighborhoods, novels, poems, and dramatic performances across the country. Levin's study follows la vie bohème from its earliest expressions in the U.S. until its explosion in Greenwich Village in the 1910s. Although Bohemia was everywhere in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American culture, it has received relatively little scholarly attention. Bohemia in America, 1858–1920 fills this critical void, discovering and exploring the many textual and geographic spaces in which Bohemia was conjured. Joanna Levin not only provides access to a neglected cultural phenomenon but also to a new and compelling way of charting the development of American literature and culture.

Around Washington Square

An Illustrated History of Greenwich Village


Author: Luther S. Harris

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801873416

Category: History

Page: 354

View: 1161

A fascinating exploration of the origins of Greenwich Village, a la Gangs of New York, takes readers back in time to the Fifteenth Ward, and area of prosperity whose cultural life was lead by the likes of Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Edgar Allen Poe. (History)

Apples of Gold in Settings of Silver

Stories of Dinner as a Work of Art


Author: Carolin C. Young

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743222024

Category: Cooking

Page: 364

View: 2416

The author answers the question "what does it mean to dine?" by focusing on twelve historic dinner parties, deconstructing each to describe the personalities who attended each banquet, the food served, and the general ambience.