donderdag 28 november 2013

Jamie Drake's New American Glamour - Jamie Drake, William Waldron (Boek)

From Publishers Weekly
Everything about this volume—from the cover and Waldron's full-color photographs to the language in which it's written—is lush, rich and just a bit over-the-top. This befits the subject matter: the designs and philosophies of award-winning interior-designer-to-the-stars Drake. The entertaining introduction, complete with reproduced color drawings from Drake's childhood, explains the roots of the author's fascination with color and interiors, and describes his version of new American glamour, which derives in part from the motto of MGM's Louis B. Mayer: "Make it big! Do it right! Give it class!" The book then goes on to showcase dozens of splashy and vibrant rooms, and details from those rooms. It highlights themes important to Drake's work, including luster ("glamour at its most active... [it] compels light to dance around a room, which is a bit of wizardry in and of itself"), texture, color ("Everything that I do begins with color"), curves and "the mix" (which is all about "the olio of objects that reflects [clients'] personalities"). Opulent and expensive, the designs pictured and described certainly aren't meant to be prescriptions for do-it-yourself projects, but they do inspire creativity and render the concept of glamour on a bold scale. (Nov.)
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Product Description
Jamie Drake, the man behind some of this country's most dynamic, distinctive, and livable interiors, and voted one of the Top American Designers by House Beautiful and New York magazine, knows how to create seriously delightful environments. Equally comfortable in traditional and contemporary styles, he is known for his flair with bold, fearless color. JAMIE DRAKE'S NEW AMERICAN GLAMOUR captures Drake's signature lush, high-wattage eclecticism with 175 full-color images--the majority of which have been photographed especially for this book by William Waldron. The book covers Drake's take on making an ordinary room extraordinary using five basic principles: Luster, Texture, Color, The Curve, and The Mix. The chapters discuss such design methods as using a single item as inspiration, planning around that focus with a color scheme, and adding finishing touches on the final room. Also included are an introduction about Drake's influences and education and several amazingly detailed childhood drawings of Jamie's that demonstrate his early talent for creating gorgeous interiors. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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