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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0821257161
  • ASIN: B000FDFVOM
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 10.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,255,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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About the Author

Jamie Drake was inducted in 2003 into The Interior Design Hall of Fame. He was one of House Beautiful's "America's Top 100 Designers" in 2001 and 2002, one of New York Magazine's "Top 100 Architects and Decorators" in 2002, and received the 2000 D & D Designers of Distinction Award. He is Mayor Bloomberg's designer of choice, and renovated Gracie Mansion, as well as four of his other homes. He is constantly featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, and was cited by Vanity Fair as "a standout among the rising stars of interior designers." Drake contributed to Designers on Designers: The Inspiration Behind Great Interiors and was also featured in Bulfinch's The New Curtain Book by Stephanie Hoppen.

William Waldron is an accomplished interior photographer who has worked for such publications as Elle Décor, House & Garden, The New York Times Magazine, Real Simple, GQ, and Southern Accents. His client list includes Sony, Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, and the Gap.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By C. Johnson on October 23, 2005
Format: Hardcover
At last! A book describing the new master of design at work. For the many fans of Drake's work, waiting for this book for years, it was well worth the wait. The modern maximalist distills his broad magic to a few core principles, instructing us how to get the Drake look on our own. The contradictions of his approach-the clean lines, the saturated hues, the old world luxury, the modern efficiency-all come together to create what is exactly as he describes, the new American glamour. Clearly, Drake is leading the pack. Well done!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Virginia Allain on November 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The Orlando Sentinel called this "a study of sophisticated style with touches of what we see as Hollywood Glam." Think gold and satin and curves. I like adding a few glamour touches to a room, but guess I'm not ready to redecorate the whole house like a Hollywood scene. If you like oversized accessories and bright colors, this is the book for you.

Another book to consider is Modern Glamour: The Art of Unexpected Style by Kelly Wearstler.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Witherspoon on March 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
MR. DRAKE MUST BE A FUN PERSON TO KNOW....HIS INTERIORS ARE VERY, VERY COLORFUL AND FUN TO LOOK AT ..I WOULD NOT WANT TO LIVE DAY TO DAY WITH ALL THAT BUT IT'S FUN TO KNOW HIS CLIENTS LIKE TO LIVE THAT WAY....THE COVER OF THE BOOK IS VERY CREATIVE JUST LIKE THE MIND OF MR. DRAKE ...LOOK AT THE BOOK ON A CLOUDY,RAINY DAY AND YOUR SPIRITS WILL BE LIFTED.......
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pamela K. Stewart on October 11, 2007
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This is a great book for anyone interested in "glam". Once you read you understand why Jamie is so highly acclaimed. He is not bashful to share his knowledge with those of us who are self taught decorators. I highly recommend this book. The photograph's are awesome.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sybe Sijt Meerstra on February 25, 2006
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Jamie isn't fond of beige or bland interiors and it shows in this new book. Very well executed and photographed. The cover is made of vinyl in a shagreen look. Very nice. I wish more publishers would do this.
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By indygirl1991 on February 24, 2014
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And I love this book! Whenever I feel the need for some color therapy, this is one of the books I reach for--- and I'm never disappointed. If you're obsessed with color, you need this book.
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