My Passion for Design

My Passion for Design

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by Barbra Streisand
     
 

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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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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670022137
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
270,864
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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