Geoffrey Bradfield Ex Arte

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A dazzling tribute to decades of magnificent design from the internationally acclaimed designer and architect Geoffrey Bradfield, this luxuriously illustrated collection depicts the passion and product of his immeasurable skill and aptitude for art-focused interiors. Dubbed “the billionaire’s designer” by his global roster of wealthy clientele, South Africa–born Bradfield’s predilection for drawing upon silver-screen glamour and his innate understanding of the medium as a universal and enduring art form is ...

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Overview

A dazzling tribute to decades of magnificent design from the internationally acclaimed designer and architect Geoffrey Bradfield, this luxuriously illustrated collection depicts the passion and product of his immeasurable skill and aptitude for art-focused interiors. Dubbed “the billionaire’s designer” by his global roster of wealthy clientele, South Africa–born Bradfield’s predilection for drawing upon silver-screen glamour and his innate understanding of the medium as a universal and enduring art form is lavishly detailed in this exquisite tome. Showcasing unique and sophisticated designs—including an American chateau in Ohio, the Moroccan Embassy in New York City, an art collector's penthouse in Chicago, and an Eaton Square townhouse in London—this visually stunning record reaffirms Bradfield’s place as one of the world’s most fervent art advocates.

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Library Journal
World-renowned architect Bradfield—the subject of this book—began his career with McMillen, Inc., the firm founded by designer Eleanor McMillen Brown that left a long-lasting influence on his opulent style. Describing 24 projects, most in New York, by the South Africa-born Bradfield, this book establishes as its organizing principle the fine art on which most of Bradfield's projects center. The introduction by Paige Rense, editor in chief of Architectural Digest, anticipates the effusive and adulatory prose style of the brief descriptions. Lush color illustrations, many double-spread, describe the spaces well, although the very short captions do little to explain the sources of the furnishings, objets d'art, or fine art within. The final chapter is the most interesting as it presents the designer's acrylic furniture collection and adaptations of notable chair and table designs by Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, Elsie de Wolfe, and others into the transparent material. VERDICT This book reads more like a compilation of Architectural Digest tributes and comes perilously close to the realm of vanity publications. For the most comprehensive interior design collections only.—Paul Glassman, Felician Coll. Lib., Lodi, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933415789
  • Publisher: Panache Partners LLC
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,452,902
  • Product dimensions: 9.38 (w) x 12.28 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Bradfield is a world renowned architect and the author of Celebration of Christmas, Geoffrey Bradfield: Defining Millennium Modern, and Point of View: Design by Jay Spectre. He lives in New York City.

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