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The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Berge Hardcover – September 1, 2009
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Photographer Ivan Terestchenko is an internationally renowned photographer whose work has appeared in several books and in W, Casa Vogue, World of Interiors, Elle Decor, and Architectural Digest.
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"The Private World" is divided into eight chapters. The first is a 12-page analytical essay on the philosophy that guided Saint Laurent's and Berge's residential designs, while the remaining seven are each devoted singly to three homes in Paris, a work studio in Paris, a seaside house in France, and two homes in North Africa. These seven establishments are generously dealt with by photographs that cover exterior and interior spaces, full-room sweeps and focused close-ups of individual objects. Some of the seven locations and specific rooms have appeared previously in design magazines and other books. Still, the sum of the images offered here is stunning in revealing the care and resources that Saint Laurent and Berge devoted to collecting, decorating, and simply creating extraordinary backdrops for their lives and dreams. Overall then, it is fair to say that the book is an ode to the wondrous extremes to which a cultivated French taste for antiquities, modern art, and even adapted stage settings can go.
What limited text is offered in this otherwise ambitious book sets the scene for understanding what inspired Saint Laurent's and Berge's tastes and sensibilities, but one wishes for so much more.Read more ›
I was astounded from the first time I let my fingers walk through this artful masterpiece
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Have just returned from a trip and have only had time to glance at the book, but it locks very promising.Published 3 months ago by Kenneth Olson
Avery beautiful publication of these two wonderful gentlemen's private Homes,...I was lucky enough to visit the Gorgeous in Marrakech...Published 17 months ago by Robert Doddridge
absolutely loved it, great photos and very interesting text.Published 21 months ago by bruce hunter shifman