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Title:
Metropolitan places : interiors from New York, Barcelona, Milan, Mexico City, Paris, West Berlin, London, Los Angeles
Author:
Heyert, Elizabeth.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Viking Studio Books, 1989.
Physical Description:
xiii, 227 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780670817436
Format :
Book

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Booklist Review

The latest trends in interior decoration around the world are represented in two well-illustrated volumes. Hatje and Weisskamp explore a variety of options for contemporary living that represent the best in current design. The work of prominent architects (Gae Aulenti, Robert Venturi), designers (Andree Putnam), and artists (Keith Haring) is featured, the authors attacking their subject by general theme or function rather than room by room. Designs for the display of art, outdoor living spaces, and attic rooms are among the alternatives considered. Cluttered country kitchens coexist with high-tech lofts, with all of the designs suggesting a sophistication regardless of style or period, and excellent photographs displaying the decorating possibilities. No index. Heyert presents interiors from eight of the world's great cities. Here the celebrity element plays a part with Bette Midler's L.A. cottage, Andy Warhol's New York townhouse (without a cookie jar in sight), and Giorgio Armani's Milan palazzo among the featured spaces. The range in style is broad in this volume, too, from Charles Jencks' postmodernism to Parisian ornamentation, from Mexican minimalism to a restored Frank Lloyd Wright house. The numerous color photographs seduce the eye, while the text gives an Architectural Digest gloss as opposed to an architectural analysis to these settings. List of sources; no index. --John Brosnahan


Library Journal Review

In this presentation of the striking art and design of 32 homes in eight major cities in Europe and North America, well-known photographer Heyert aims to provide, not how-to decorating information, but a photographic appreciation of a variety of styles and artistic visions. Here she emphasizes the visual effects achieved by owners and designers of wealth and celebrity in homes in New York, Barcelona, Milan, Mexico City, Paris, West Berlin, London, and Los Angeles. The homes range from the traditional, filled with heirlooms, to the avant-garde, playful, or shocking. The 250 full-color photographs reveal a rich array of sights for all tastes, with Heyert's accompanying text explaining the design choices of such owners, architects, and artists as Rudolf Nureyev, Frank Gehry, Charles Jencks, Luis Barragan, Andy Warhol, Bette Midler, and Francois Mitterand. Appropriate for collections of design photography.-- Margaret Jean Owens, Santa Ana P.L., Cal. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.