Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People: Houses, Gardens, People (Hardcover)

Houses, Gardens, People: Houses, Gardens, People

By Hamish Bowles

Knopf Publishing Group, 9780307266224, 400pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2007

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Description

Lavishly illustrated in full color, a book of thirty-six spectacular houses and gardens--whose owners come from the worlds of fashion, music, art, and society--drawing on stories from the pages of Vogue and Vogue Living as well as never-before-published images by iconic photographers.

Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People takes you to the private realms of style-makers around the world, captured by such celebrated photographers as Miles Aldridge, Cecil Beaton, Jonathan Becker, Eric Boman, Oberto Gili, Francois Halard, Horst P. Horst, Annie Leibovitz, Sheila Metzner, Mario Testino, Tim Walker, and Bruce Weber, among many others. Their dazzling photographs bring to life interiors and exteriors, modern and classical, that are both inspiring and transporting. Writers like Hamish Bowles, Joan Juliet Buck, Dodie Kazanjian, Eve MacSweeney, Julia Reed, Marina Rust, and Vicki Woods take us behind the scenes to give us an intimate view of the owners and how they live.

Here are Madonna's romantic rural retreat in the depths of the English countryside and the Oscar de la Renta's coral-stone Palladian mansion on the coast of the Dominican Republic; Michael and Eva Chow's epic Los Angeles manse and shoe maestro Christian Louboutin's magical houseboat on the Nile; Donna Karan's Zenlike Manhattan aerie and legendary tastemaker Marella Agnelli's enchanted villa and gardens in the Palmeraie of Marrakesh; Julian and Olatz Schnabel's operatic downtown loft and childrenswear designer Rachel Riley's miniature chateau on the Loire; celebrated landscape gardener Fernando Caruncho's innovative Spanish gardens and Houghton, David Cholmondeley's magnificent English stately home; Janet de Botton's idyllic Provencal estate; and four decades of Karl Lagerfeld's endlessly surprising houses, both innovative and palatial.

Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People is an irresistible voyage through some of the world's most beautiful and private gardens and interiors.


About the Author

Hamish Bowles is European editor at large for Vogue and editor in chief of Vogue Living. He was curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2001 Costume Institute exhibition, "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years." He lives in New York, London, and Paris.
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