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Artisan Books, Jan 1, 2007 - House & Home - 256 pages
Intimate photographs and stories reveal the private spaces of public figures.

Whether it's the memory (or fantasy) of our childhood home, or the place we decorate, show off, work from, or take refuge in as adults, it's always rich with meaning or fraught with intent.

To understand it better, 50 remarkable people of our time, many of whom have made their mark in the fields of architecture, home design, and the decorative arts, open their homes and their hearts to the subject. Their emotional responses--rich with design ideas, thought-provoking philosophies, and surprising obsessions and eccentricities--both fascinate and inspire. Famous contributors include Donatella Versace, Paul Smith, Michael Graves, Miranda Richardson, David Rockwell, Tommy Hilfiger, Andree Putman, Sebastian Coe, Donna Hay, Kenzo Takada, Jonathan Adler, and Lulu Guinness

Great inspiration--clever design ideas, innovative philosophies, and endless enthusiasm

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About the author (2007)

Design consultant and art director Stafford Cliff has spent a lifetime designing catalogs and magazines relating to the home. Working with Sir Terence Conran he produced the very first Habitat catalogs and, in 1974, designed The House Book, one of the first truly design-led guides to interior furnishing, which became the biggest selling home book of all time. Since then he has produced dozens of books on aspects of design and the home— most recently The Way We Live, a remarkable 480-page survey of homes around the world, and two titles for Artisan: Home, a groundbreaking investigation into how we feel about our homes, and 1000 Garden Ideas, a visual sourcebook featuring garden and patio elements from around the world.

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