My Passion For Design

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Viking, 2010 - Design - 295 pages
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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 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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It's a great coffee table book with great pictures. - Goodreads
Lots of great ideas, beautiful pictures. - Overstock.com
The pictures in the book are beautiful. - Goodreads
It's worth it just for the pictures! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Maggie - Goodreads

A stunning book!! I loved it and read it from cover to cover….. Read full review

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User Review  - Kevin Fanning - Goodreads

As concise as Paul Rand's “Thoughts on Design”, as expansive as John Maeda's “Maeda @ Maeda”, Streisand's “My Passion For Design” may be one of the most important design treatises in the last 10 years ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

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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