Villa

Villa

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by John Saladino
     
 


John Saladino's powerful new book is nothing less than a master class in interior and garden design. Villa focuses on the stone ruin in Southern California that Saladino painstakingly refashioned into his dream house, and it shows how his principles and passions guided him through the five-year process of reconstruction, restoration, and decoration. WithSee more details below

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John Saladino's powerful new book is nothing less than a master class in interior and garden design. Villa focuses on the stone ruin in Southern California that Saladino painstakingly refashioned into his dream house, and it shows how his principles and passions guided him through the five-year process of reconstruction, restoration, and decoration. With the aid of plans and drawings, as well as numerous photographs of the house — how it looked in the 1920s, shots of when he bought it, and snaps taken during reconstruction — Saladino traces the architectural work involved. Then, in a superbly illustrated tour of the house and grounds, he proves that he practices what he’s preached for more than 30 years. Juxtaposing light and dark, old and new, classical and modern, monumental and miniscule, hard and soft, Saladino creates the serenely timeless interiors and gardens that are his hallmark.

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John Saladino is a genius at infusing a house with a sense of drama. The Manhattan designer summoned his muses to grand theatrical effect for his second home, a romantic ruin of a 1920s Santa Barbara estate that he restored during four “relentless” years. It’s elegant transformation is the focus of Villa, one of the best design books of 2009—or any year. Graced with breathtaking photography of his sublime work, this unique coffee table tone includes a visually poetic DVD—a fifteen-minute tour narrated by Saladino himself. Together they turn design into veritable performance art.

This showstopper of a book by Saladino, a distinguished alumnus of the Yale School of Art and Architecture, fulfills its mission as a master class in interior, architectural and garden design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711229686
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
13.30(w) x 13.20(h) x 3.70(d)

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