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For over a century, Parsons The New School for Design has been synonymous with the best in American fashion, fostering creative talent and pushing the boundaries of style around the world. The staggering influence of the schools many successful alumni has created a legacy that has only grown in scale and scope over the decades
Synonymous with French sophistication, Chantelle is a prestigious lingerie label with a rich history, enduring savoir faire, and seductive design. As a family business founded in the 1870s, the company pioneered the manufacture of innovative elasticized knits and then flourished in the 1920s as flappers replaced stiff corsets with sleek, athletic shapewear. Continuing innovation and dependable excellence, especially in bra design, have made Chantelle the lingerie brand of choice for tasteful women.
“To travel to Rajasthan is to leave behind the world of commotion and confusion, of gloomy gray concrete, and forget the sometimes callous modern customs of the West. In Rajasthan one encounters marvel after marvel; one is surprised by beauty in all its forms—real or imaginary—and enchantment at every turn.” These words of introduction by Laure Verniиre perfectly illustrate the spirit of this volume, and the photography of Anne Garde reveals the author’s vision of Rajasthan, the “Land of Kings” she has cherished for years. A travel journal composed by four hands, this photographic opus expresses the sublime beauty of the people, nature, and places of this legendary region of India. From palaces to singular creative interiors, this promenade through the myriad colors and traditional handicrafts of Rajasthan captures the idealized Western dream of the Orient.
The Beaumarly hospitality group, created by father-and-son duo Gilbert and Thierry Costes, encompasses more than 20 ultra-stylish properties dotted around the City of Light. From the Louvre courtyard to the Pompidou Centre rooftop, from Saint-Germain-des-Pres to the Bastille, Beaumarly establishments include Cafe Marly, Cafe Beaubourg, Hotel Amour, and Brasserie Thoumieux. Each distinctive venue is a collaboration with the hottest designers, such as Christian de Portzamparc, India Mahdavi, and Jacques Garcia, and acclaimed chefs including Thierry Burlot and Jean-Francois Piege. Celebrated for their unique ambience and atmosphere, each star in the Beaumarly galaxy exemplifies a true Parisian art de vivre.
This richly illustrated volume traces the story of one of the world’s most recognizable wristwatches through archive images and original photography, together with an evocative text by noted author, historian, journalist, and horological specialist Nicholas Foulkes. Born in 1931, at the height of the Art Deco period, the Reverso was created in response to the challenge of designing a wristwatch that could withstand the rigours of polo matches. It captured the essence of the time – a period when the spirit of modernity changed everything, from social mores to architecture, music, sport and every field of design. Epitomizing this spirit with its sleek form and unique reversible case, the Reverso has remained an eternal expression of modernity for 90 years, continually reinventing itself while never compromising its identity. Its blank metal flip side, which began as a purely functional solution, became a canvas for creative expression, decorated with enamel, engravings or gemstones. As well as tracing the history of the watch and its evolution over the past nine decades – with more than 50 calibres and several hundred dials – the book explores the social milieu and cultural changes that provided the backdrop to the creation of the Reverso and, later, its continued reinvention. It shares the stories of more than a dozen Reverso owners who have personalized their watches in deeply meaningful ways. And it also tells the fascinating story of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s founders, their inventions that have had a profound impact on horological history, and the Maison’s development as an integrated Manufacture with 180 skills brought together under one roof.
It is possible to pray anywhere, but houses of worship can be truly remarkable spaces. In the United States, they reflect not only the history of religion across the country, but also the astonishingly diverse cultural and ethnic makeup of the population. House of Worship surveys architects, designers, clergy, and congregations in its exploration of and reflection on the intersection of faith, design, and community. This book presents a variety of houses of worship across the nation, from a Quaker meetinghouse built in 1694 to a Baptist church constructed by slaves and a synagogue completed at the end of the twentieth century. Featured sites include: All Saints Chapel, Linville, SC; First Presbyterian Church, Stamford, CT; Chuang Yen Monastery, Carmel, NY; Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle, WA; Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, CA; Touro Synagogue, Newport, RI; Central Synagogue, New York, NY; Islamic Cultural Center, New York, NY.