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"Nobody is better equipped than guru decorator and art consultant, Maria Brito, to give advice to all who want to get a glimpse of the art and design world through her infallible eye. Her book "Out There" shows us her expertise including favorite contemporary artists, images of eight New York City apartments that she decorated and her address book around the world. Welcome to Brito's magic universe!" -- Vogue Mexico and Latin America

"Maria is pure style. It's so rare to see someone who can naturally pick the next trend, hot artist...you name it ... She always gets it right!"  
--Cornelia Guest, Author, Philanthropist and Designer

"Maria's new book, Out There (Pointed Leaf Press), details that journey through more than 250 illustrations and essays about her Venezuela beginnings, favorite galleries and the art of entertaining."
-- Time Magazine

"Highlighting the search that goes into each of the wonderfully quirky, modern and captivating works of art Brito finds for clients of her company Lifestyling to put in their exquisite homes, Out There follows her travel-filled life and reveals how she became one of the most in-demand decorators today"  --DuJour Magazine

"Ms. Brito appears to be thriving, with a specialty of integrating art into personal spaces, which she then sometimes will decorate as well" -- The New York Times

“Maria’s holistic approach to design, integrating client vision with her personal experience, is a constant source of inspiration to me and my own design practice. Her boundless creativity and infectious energy are what drew me instantly to her; but it is her warmth and passion that truly set her apart and make her unique in the world of art and design."
--Craig Appelbaum, owner of Industry Gallery

“It’s just so fabulous, the idea that you can have an art collection at any price and that no one should be priced out of art and anyone can live with vibrant, creative, imaginative, inspirational pieces in their home. I personally have so many questions about collecting contemporary art and this is Maria's business—advising her clients on how to start an inspiring and affordable collection.”
-- Gwyneth Paltrow, Actor

“Maria is an artist in her own right when it comes to interior design and placing art in the home. She is South American-hot in every way, with a unique style that combines vibrant color and warm hues to create fabulous living spaces. It is a testament to her exquisite taste that she treats art as an integral part of the spaces she designs, adding elegant touches of irony and humor to delight the homeowner and anyone else with a discerning eye.”
--Catherine Levene, CEO of Artspace.com

“This girl is super generous and supportive, incredible energy and enthusiasm, warm, powerful and sweet - great mix! I’m A Very Appreciative Friend"
--Eli Sudbrack (of the collective “Assume Vivid Astro Focus” AVAF)

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"I personally have so many questions about collecting contemporary art and this is Maria's business--advising her clients on how to start an inspiring and affordable collection."    

--Gwyneth Paltrow
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Pointed Leaf Press (May 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938461037
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938461033
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.8 x 12.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,249,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I just love this book! there is soo many answers about collecting contemporary art and starting your own collection. I found Maria's advises very helpful. This book is going to make you smile, you will see some of her designs and the art of living. I was amaze with her work in a brazilian couple apartament where she create some special ideas to make 'wow' anyone!! I also felt in love with Flavia Da Rin work, one of her favorites artist. The resource list is just great! I highly recommend this beautifull book
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For anyone overwhelmed by the endless "insider" guides out there, this is the real deal and the only one you need. Maria's insight and authenticity set her apart from the field and her words spoke to me in a way that no other art/design book has; I felt like I was right there with her on her studio visits, looking at the work side by side. I also found her resource list to be invaluable, having never heard of many of the names on her list I now feel like I have an insider's guide to world's best resources for beautiful things from around the world. The book is a must for anyone looking for beautiful things to brighten up their own homes--let Maria be your guide.
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Not being much of a designer, and having done only minor changes in our house in over 20 years, I was skeptical at first. But through exquisite photos and down-to early writing, I now have been motivated and encouraged that I can tackle some easy changes to make our house more our own. From artwork to couch and bed cushions, small changes can do so much to change the look and feel of any space--large and small. Thank you, Maria, for heating up my design braincells. Now to action!
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Wow, what a great book! I love all the fun colorful and sophisticated art & design ideas and shopping resources. Not only is this an amazing "go-to" for design ideas but its a beautiful coffee table book and fabulous gift for friends and family.
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this is a beautiful coffee table book that you will actually use!
the illustrations are absolutely inspiring and the information and tips are amazing.
as I am renovating my apt this book has been a constant reference.
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