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This dazzling book takes readers on an international tour of the most spectacular homes that have graced the pages of Architectural Digest, the world's leading design publication since Paige Rense became editor in chief in 1970. Featuring thirty homes,Private Views collects in one volume the best in interior design and architecture as determined by Paige Rense and her editors. Readers will learn the virtues of island living through David Bowie and Iman's idyllic Caribbean retreat; take in the breathtaking views from Giorgio Armani's cliffside villa; wander the rooms and sprawling grounds of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland's castle; and tour Catherine the Great's Chinese-inspired jewel box of a house, among many others.
This hardcover book measures 9 7/10 inches by 11 4/5 inches. Published November 1, 2007.
Origin: United States
Founded in 1949, Abrams has the distinction of being the first publishing house in the United States to specialize in art and illustrated books. Today the New York-based company maintains seven imprints and counts writer Susan Orlean, photographer Richard Avedon, and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister among its stable of authors. Abrams catalogs list beautifully designed volumes that contain everything from cooking, architecture, decoration, sports and entertainment, pop culture, and children’s comics.