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Kim Parker Home Hardcover – May 1, 2008
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About the Author
Albert Vecerka, born in the former Yugoslavia, has been a New York-based architectural photographer since 1998. He is represented by Esto and teaches architectural photography at City College.
Top Customer Reviews
The text is repetitive, probably because there was nothing to write about except her endless musings about her creative process, and constant referrals to her millions of products. For instance, she describes in excruciating detail how she comes up with the names for her dish designs. Like "Emma." Like you care.
Instead of discussing the ins and outs of the fashion and design business at that time, which would have shown her struggles (assuming she had any), she instead laments no one appreciated her vision in the early years, her sense of color was ignored, she had to work for cruel and unforgiving bosses (yawn), and her creative spirit was always being crushed by menial work.
However, important people adore her, and their flowery (no pun intended) compliments are all through the book. Prepare to read tons of name-dropping, lists of stores that carry her products, the magazine covers...I hope this is the fault of the ghostwriter, and that Ms. Parker isn't toting around all this self-awareness in real time.
The foreward by a friend of hers sets this specious tone early on. "I first met Kim...in Brazil. We quickly became friends the way one becomes friends in Brazil." Oh? Is that different than the way one becomes friends in Bozeman or Trenton?
Anyone who worked at the same miserable job for 25 years to pay bills would have a very difficult time sympathizing with Ms. Parker in her early years.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely!! Her journey, her vision, this book…..SO inspiring!! She's amazing!Published 10 months ago by Kimberly W.
Being a watercolorist, I am so attracted to bright beautiful colors. Love everything in this book.Published 21 months ago by ARTIST
Love this more comprehensive coverage of Kim Parker's art work.Published 23 months ago by CarolD. Sloan
The pictures in this book are beautiful, vivid pictures. I really enjoy looking at Kim Parker's artwork. She is a very talented lady.Published on December 30, 2012 by Di
Beautiful inspiring coffee-table book. Not only are Kim Parker's paintings, rugs and textiles all gorgeous, but having this large book on my coffee table reminds me how beautiful... Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by GigiGramercyGirl
I love Kim Parkers work. I leave the book on a table with a few of my other favorites and everyone can flip through to see her wonderful design. Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by T. Walker