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My Passion for Design

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A lavishly illustrated personal tour of the great star's homes and collections.

For nearly five decades Barbra Streisand has been one of the singular figures in American entertainment. From the cabaret to the Broadway stage, from television and film stardom to her acclaimed work as a director, from the recording studio to the concert hall, she has demonstrated that the extraordinary voice that launched her career was only one of her remarkable ...

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Overview

A lavishly illustrated personal tour of the great star's homes and collections.

For nearly five decades Barbra Streisand has been one of the singular figures in American entertainment. From the cabaret to the Broadway stage, from television and film stardom to her acclaimed work as a director, from the recording studio to the concert hall, she has demonstrated that the extraordinary voice that launched her career was only one of her remarkable gifts.

Now, in her first book, Barbra Streisand reveals another aspect of her talent: the taste and style that have inspired her beautiful homes and collections. My Passion for Design focuses on the architecture and construction of her newest homes, the dream refuge that she has longed for since the days when she shared a small Brooklyn apartment with her mother, brother, and grandparents. A culmination and reflection of Streisand's love of American architecture and design between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, the book contains many of her own photographs of the rooms she has decorated, the furniture and art she has collected, and the ravishing gardens she has planted on her land on the California coast. In addition to glimpses of her homes, Barbra shares memories of her childhood, the development of her sense of style, and what collecting has come to mean to her. My Passion for Design is a rare and intimate private tour into the world of one of our most beloved stars. It will be welcomed by her many fans and all lovers of the great achievements of American design.

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In her first book, Barbra Streisand shares her love of American architecture and design by showcasing her homes and the rooms she has so meticulously decorated. This truly lavish coffee table hardcover contains Streisand's own photographs of her houses; gardens and grounds; and interiors. To the book's impressive illustrations, the multi-talented icon adds personal childhood memories and reflections on what collecting and living in her homes has meant to her. Yet another side of Barbra.

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Supplying the principal photography, Streisand takes us through her California coast dream compound—comprising a mill house, barn, guesthouse, main house, pond, gardens, and even a chicken coop—and describes the planning, construction, and decorating. Her casual, conversational tone makes the book feel like a personal tour as she shares anecdotes—like finding the best supplier for old wood for the clapboard siding—and the pleasures of living in her home. She carefully details her decorating decisions, with design styles varying from Federal to Arts and Crafts to American country. Essential for Streisand fans, this will also attract readers interested in celebrities' homes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594465775
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/16/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Streisand is the only artist ever to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards, as well as the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Kennedy Center Honors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2010

    Disappointed!

    I ordered this book as a Christmas present and thought it was a good price for a hardcover that came with an autograph and a CD. I was very disappointed when I opened it and found neither the autograph or the CD. I spend ALOT of money on the website and in the store and just feel very disappointed with the false advertisement.

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2010

    Message for Debi73

    You have made a mistake. The Deluxe Edition which IS signed is not released until the 24th of November. The standard edition that you have (approx $37) is not signed. Hope that helps.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2010

    Gorgeous Book!

    I'm a huge Streisand fan and of course, had to run out to get this book. This book is just gorgeous. I'm completely fascinated with the way Barbra thinks and puts her rooms together. The pictures in the book are beautiful. What a treat to get a tour of her homes. It is also incredibly well written. I really hope she decides to write volume 2.
    I think this would be a perfect gift for the Streisand fan or anyone interested in interior design.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    THIS IS JUST THE MOST EXQUISITE BOOK!

    A coffee table book, a place to allow it to be seen and enjoyed; this is so beautiful. It is well worth the price as I'm sure it was very costly to make with page after page of full color pictures on top quality paper. I sat down the minute I received it in the mail and started reading. I couldn't tear myself away from it. I related to every word. I understand where she's coming from. I appreciated the way she slipped in personalized tid bits to give us a peek into her life and career, making a kind of autobiography but addressing it from the point of view that most women share...DECORATING!! I will treasure it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2010

    Nice Book, NO AUTOGRAPH AS PROMISED

    Just received my book... NO AUTOGRAPH as promoted in book description and no indication that another release, WITH autograph, is to come November 24th... SECOND TIME B&N had been deceptive about their online offerings. VERY Disappointing and warents a return to the store.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2010

    Where's the Signature

    Very upset! The whole reason I bought it was for it to be signed. I could of borrowed it from the library without a signature.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    I have coveted this book since it came out and just got a copy o

    I have coveted this book since it came out and just got a copy off a marketplace dealer. I am a Striesand fan
    tic and her passion for beauty as well as her eye for placement and color is wonderful. I love this book, and this used book is just as good as new

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Awesome book....worth every minute reading it

    I read every word and studied every photo (awesome photos!!) and was delighted with all of the detail and dialog Barbra shared in the book; even laughed at her humor. I was somewhat disappointed that she didn't show more about the Main house; the back yard for example. Oh, the gardens are as breathtaking as the interior. Her research was explicit and her colors and designs were intriguing. I enjoyed the book so much I bought another one as a gift for someone who I know would enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks Barbra for sharing your passion for design with us.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Wonderful book about creative design

    I had this book on my Wish List. An opportunity arose for me to purchase at a discounted rate and I was pleased to add MY PASSION FOR DESIGN, by Barbra Streisand to my home library. I especially was fascinated by the two distinct design styles of the at the house front and rear. My most favorite is the lower area of the home, or the 'street' that beautifully provides display areas for an array of collectibles. I appreciate that Ms. Streisand shared her passion for design via this book. Great ideas, ...beautiful displays!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

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    Design lovers must read!

    I love interior design and even more - thorough planning :) After reading this book, it appears Barbra is THE most thorough planner. I love that she researches to find exactly what she wants and isn't afraid to say what she wants (or have something redone until it is the way she wants). Granted she has money to do more than most. The book tells a great story and includes beautiful pictures.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Don't leave the store without IT

    The pictures are unbelievable, showing every detail. She has prsented a book that makes you believe you can do it too, only your way. I love it. Can't wait till after the holidays to start on my home.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2010

    LOVE the book, beautiful pictures but NO AUTOGRAPH as promised! Who do they think they are????

    Number of Stars above for B&N not sure if Barbra had anything to do with this? I was so excited to get this book for a gift and then when I received it, I looked through it for the AUTOGRAPH, none to be seen. I was shocked that Barnes & Noble would advertise this and then send out a book with nothing in it. I emailed them and we will see what happens. Will they stand behind what they advertise and charge for or will they blow me off as a little consumer...... Sad Streisand Fan out here! =(

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2010

    Who Doesn't Love Barbara!

    This book is for anyone who loves their house and loves beautiful things should make this a great Christmas gift for themselves or someone that they love. I'd also recommend that you buy another great book, it's called "When God Stopped Keeping Score." It's an intimate look at the power of God and forgiveness. It has the power to change your life.

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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