A French master fromager shares over 30 years of expertise in selecting, storing, and serving cheese - from Abondance to Valençay There are many books about cheese, but this one features the professional knowledge and passion of a French master fromager who shares his expertise on making sense of the many cheese varieties--crumbly, creamy, buttery, moldy--for which France is famous. From farms in the pastoral French countryside and cheese caves in a medieval Alpine monastery to the dairy scientists and affineurs who comprise the world of modern French cheese, no other book that covers the entire cheese spectrum. The book begins with answers to 70 commonly heard questions -- from why there are crusts on some cheese to why is mimolette orange and why cheeses do not all smell alike - and sections explaining the basics of cheese-making and ripening, the nuances of cow, sheep, and goat milk, and the alchemy of essential probiotics used as starter cultures. The main part of the book pays tribute to France's 45 A.O.P. cheeses - such as Brie de Meaux, Maroilles, Morbier, Munster, Rocquefort, Valençay - which have been granted the appellation d'origine protégée guaranteeing origin and type. Each profile features a full-page photographic portrait with detailed text about terroir and origin, selection, tasting, presentation, serving, and wine pairing.
An insiders tour of the most creative and inspiring rooms belonging to tastemakers--artists, interior designers, craftspeople, collectors, and aristocrats--in Italy today. Italy has been a source of inspiration for generations of artists and lovers of beauty. In this book, Italians Oberto Gili and Marella Caracciolo Chia take us around the country and into the homes of some of its most stylish habitués. From rural estates in Tuscany and spectacular seaside villas to an eighteenth-century palace in Puglia and city residences in Turin, Milan, Venice, Rome, and Naples, the properties reveal the unique personal visions of the owners and the inescapable appeal of Italian style. The diversity of places echoes the wide range of geographical contexts. Each interior acts as a source of surprise and an impetus for creativity, reflecting the individual tastes and talents of those who live and have lived there--designer Carlo Mollino, couturier Stephan Janson, art and literary scholar Mario Praz, and artists Sandro Chia and Alessandro Twombly. In addition to the houses of artists and craftspeople, rooms of visionary interior designers, such as Camilla Guinness, Roberto Peregalli, and Laura Sartori Rimini, are also included. This book--an intimate glimpse into some of the most beautiful and inaccessible dwellings in Italy today--is perfect for aesthetically minded readers with an interest in interior design, Italy, and the art of fine living.
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An art lover''s bucket list of must-see artworks and art--distilling the country''s best artworks and art destinations into interesting, digestible entries featuring the best mix of museums, artists'' studios, murals, sculpture parks, and more, throughout the US The compact guide to the top art destinations (and the individual artworks they feature)--from museums to outdoor murals, artist studios to sculpture parks--is for everyone who loves the arts and wants to make the most of their visits to major institutions and art sites. This jam-packed primer includes fan-favorites and well-known and important artists, as well as the best examples of art from around the world that are available to see in the United States. The designations and works are diverse in geography and media and represent contributions to the arts by an equally diverse and inclusive range of artists, as well as significant moments in the history of American art. Organized by geographical region, the book zeroes in on the best in every category featured in major institutions as well as off-the-beaten path places that are not to be missed, including the best Mexican murals, the best examples of WPA work, best Old Master paintings, best contemporary land art, etc. For museums, the book focuses on extraordinary collections and works, distilling thousands or artworks down to a few choice selections. In every case, the book highlights artworks people can''t see anywhere else, and that are worth the trip--from the important rooms at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Ellsworth Kelly-designed chapel in Texas; prehistoric cave drawings in Utah; the Taos Pueblo and Art Colony in New Mexico; Donald Judd''s Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas; and N.C. and Andrew Wyeth''s home studios in Pennsylvania are just a few examples. Many artists and places will be household names, others not as well-known (but no less interesting or compelling). Eschewing a college textbook-like set of lists, instead each entry lays out why the reader should care.
The first comprehensive reference for watch connoisseurs to explore a century of stylish timepieces inspired by and built for aviation, aeronautics and space exploration, and piloting. Air Time takes a keen look at more than ninety iconic timepieces that embody the spirit of flight, worn and made famous by the men and women who pioneered it, from daring balloonists and wartime jet pilots to jet-setters and astronauts. In a thoroughgoing look at nearly a century ofaviation-inspired timepieces--from 1904 to the present day, WatchTime''s Mark Bernardo interweaves history, technical insight, and the distinctive style of pilot watches into a first-of-its-kind comprehensive monograph. Chapters showcase historical milestones such as Cartier''s development of the first men''s wristwatch for Alberto Santos-Dumont; Charles Lindbergh''s invention of the Longines Hour Angle; and the Omega Speedmaster, the first watch to land on the moon. Also featured are iconic timepieces, including the Breitling Navitimer, IWC Big Pilot''s Watch, Breguet Type XX, and Rolex GMT-Master, up through current category timepieces such as in the collections of Bell & Ross, Longines, Bremont, Patek Philippe, Hamilton, and Zenith. Informative and compelling, this fascinating guide is the perfect gift for connoisseurs of timepieces, aviation, and globetrotting travel.
B>A fashion icon, provocative American designer Tom Ford brings us his highly anticipated second book, which takes readers through the illustrious trajectory of his billion-dollar luxury empire established in 2005.br>;/b>br>br>Synonymous with high-octane glamour, opulent sexuality, and fearless fashion, Tom Ford is an iconic designer whose namesake label has devout followers across the globe, from Milan and New Delhi to Shanghai and New York. Seventeen years after his best-selling debut book;Tom Ford;(2004), which detailed his time as creative director for the Italian label Gucci, this second volume is a visual ode to Fords eponymous brand created in 2005 and encompasses cosmetics, eyewear, menswear, and his critically acclaimed womenswear line.br>;br>The revered designer not only catapulted his brand to the highest echelons of the fashion world--receiving accolades from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and;Time;magazines Best Designer of the Year--but also commanded the attention of Hollywood by featuring loyal A-list fans such as Julianne Moore, Lauren Hutton, Pat Cleveland, Beyoncé, and Nicholas Hoult in his runway shows and advertising campaigns. This gorgeous slipcased volume includes dazzling imagery of Fords clothing and accessories designs, fashion editorials featuring top models such as Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Mica Argañaraz, and Jon Kortajarena, and his signature sexually-charged advertising campaigns by photographers such as Inez & Vinoodh, Nick Knight, Steven Meisel, and Mert & Marcus.br>;br>This volume, printed with Forest Stewardship Council approved materials and edited by Ford personally, reflects his exceptional taste and unapologetic sensual aesthetic and is a true collectors item for his devotees and connoisseurs of fashion, style, and design.
B>French tastemaker Cordelia de Castellane presents her inspirations and secrets to exquisite at-home entertaining and decor, organized according to the four seasons.br>;/b>br>br>As Frances most prominent host and the artistic director of Dior Home and Baby Dior, Cordelia de Castellane is a leading ambassador of the Gallic lifestyle. Simply put, Cordelia is to French entertaining what Inès de la Fressange is to French style. Drawing from her illustrious career, family life, and lively social circle, she invites readers into her welcoming world of stylish hospitality with this new volume.br>;br>Organized according to the seasons of the year--winter, spring, summer, and fall--the chapters uncover Cordelias tips and inspirations for living and entertaining à la française. With individual sections dedicated to seasonal tableware, recipes, interior design, flower arranging, and more, readers will delight in learning how to re-create chic French style for special events and everyday occasions alike. Accompanying personal archival photos, exclusive images of vibrant table settings and decor at Cordelias gorgeous private residence in the French countryside brim with effortless flair. Complete with informative captions and texts, this book is a must-have guide on how to bring French joie de vivre to your home.
Presents an illustrated history of the international fashion magazine and showcases hundreds of covers and archival interiors from past editions while tracing its history, development, and influence.
Style icon Tziporah Salamon profiles the chicest and most celebrated older women of today, showcasing their wardrobes and revealing the contents of their closets, while imparting practical tips on how to put together beautiful outfits. In The Art of Dressing , Tziporah Salamon features women known for their personal style and women whom she admires and who inspire her, all over the age of 50. Salamon also includes sections breaking down the principles of dressing, such as: knowing your body and what looks good on it, shopping for the essentials; color, balance, and proportion; and, above all, good tailoring. Salamon teaches women to be chic without spending a fortune. For her, dressing is about joy, play, and creativity. The women included are stylish creative types, from well-known icons such as fashion writer Amy Fine Collins, artist Michele Oka Doner, and dancer Carmen de Lavallade, to less famous but high-profile women who are great dressers such as Marjorie Stern and Ruth Lande Shuman, and Tziporah herself. Full of inspiration and how-to instruction that readers can apply to their own wardrobes and outfits, The Art of Dressing is the ultimate guide for the stylish older woman.
From Francois Nars, one of the most respected and imitated cosmetics designers in fashion today, comes a totally new, revolutionary instruction manual on makeup for today's woman. Established in 1994 by renowned cosmetics designer Francois Nars, NARS Cosmetics is one of the most recognizable and coveted cosmetics and skin-care brands, with a huge international following. Nars's visionary approach to makeup and innovation within the industry has forever changed the face of beauty. Here Nars combines his expertise in makeup and photography to create a makeover manual that transforms the application of makeup into the ultimate form of self-expression. The book celebrates Nars's unrivaled vision as a makeup artist, providing visual and textual narratives of his cosmetic process, inspiring readers to re-create his lessons on their own, and featuring examples of the newest, freshest looks and color palettes popular today. Employing Nars's own before and after makeover photographs of a variety of models of all different ages, races, and skin tones--and combining these images with the designer's instructional sketches on transparent overlays--this volume is the definitive do-it-yourself guide for anyone interested in the transformative power of cosmetics.
Celebrates the Fiat 500 automobile, presenting a history of the vehicle from its inception in the 1950s, discussing the design, and sharing film stills, advertising images, and photographs, with a look at the new Fiat Nuova 500.
For anyone who feels intimidated in a wine shop -- vast selection, mystifying variety, attitudinal staff -- this guide simplifies choosing wine in an easy-to-use system of pictograms With this innovative book, browsing and buying wine is transformed into a fun, positive experience, empowering anyone to understand at a glance which bottle is the right choice taking into account budget, occasion, and personal taste. Featuring an infographic, user-friendly, intuitive approach that minimizes impressionistic, flowery descriptions by using pictograms to navigate wine selection, this new method of buying wine is full of information and encouragement -- a smart "life hack" zeroing in on 300 of the world's most widely available bottles. Each profile also points the reader to several similar wines in an "if you like this, you will also like that" feature that actually increases the number of wines covered to almost 1,500 varieties. The book works by first organizing wines into flavor families. Within a family, individual wines are profiled in pictograms and graphs keying out important characteristics: region of origin, grape variety, mouth feel, flavor portrait (showing levels of alcohol, acidity, and tannins), price range, ideal serving temperature, best age range, and finally food pairings.