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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670022137
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
505,260
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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My Passion for Design 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
GEORGIAMOON More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
LittleStick More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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