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Life Meets Art: Inside the Homes of the World's Most Creative People (Hardcover)
"... a gorgeous compilation of interiors from the homes of famous artists past and present as a way of exhibiting each creator’s 'power and legacy.'"– Publishers Weekly
An inspiring collection of the extraordinary private spaces of 250 of the world's most creative people, past and present
Life Meets Art presents an unparalleled, global, behind-the-scenes tour through 250 beautiful interiors from the homes of the most creative people in art, architecture, design, fashion, literature, music, film and theatre.
These inspiring, unique spaces show us the spaces where the greatest creatives in history lived their lives, honed their crafts and, in many cases, produced some of the world's most celebrated masterpieces – providing an intimate and insightful perspective on the masters that define artistic history.
Organized alphabetically by artist, each interior features a color photograph and a short descriptive text, including details on whether the house is open to the public or private.
This book will inspire everyone fascinated by stylish living, creative interior design, and the myriad possibilities for home décor, as well as those fascinated by the personal and professional lives of their cultural heroes.
Life Meets Art includes homes from creative masters of past centuries such as artists da Vinci, Raphael and Rubens, composers Handel, Lizst, and Verdi and writers Dickens, Byron, and Coleridge. The book also showcases the extraordinary interiors of many twentieth century stars and epoch-defining talents such as architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Eileen Gray, Le Corbusier, and Walter Gropius, artists Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Henry Moore, writers Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Agatha Christie and musicians Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley. Homes from some of the most celebrated talents of today are also featured, including artists Francisco Clemente, Cornelia Parker, and Gilbert and George, fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, and Diane von Furstenberg, designers Marc Newson and Es Devlin and musicians Moby, Jimmy Page, and David Bowie.
About the Author
Sam Lubell has written eight books about architecture, including California Captured and two travel guides to mid-century modern architecture in the USA, all from Phaidon. He is a contributing editor at The Architect's Newspaper and writes for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, and other publications.
"Life Meets Art, a new book by Phaidon, takes readers inside the homes of 250 prominent creatives throughout history to provide visual inspiration for interior design, decor and stylish living." – DuJour
"Fascinating ... interior styles range from baroque, classical, and arts-and-crafts to romantic, minimal, maximal, and modernist, spanning the 15th century to the present, offering inspiration for myriad tastes." – Publishers Weekly
"...a gorgeous compilation of interiors from the homes of famous artists past and present as a way of exhibiting each creator’s 'power and legacy.' This inspired and aesthetically pleasing survey is perfect for anyone seeking interior design inspiration."– Publishers Weekly
"It's only natural when moseying around an art fair to imagine how the works on show might look in your house. For inspiration, have a leaf through Life Meets Art – a book that invites you to peer inside the homes of some of the most creative folk in the fields of art, architecture, fashion, music and design." – The Modern House
"A global photographic tour." – Art Mag