sábado, 30 de mayo de 2009

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"New York, May 28, 2009 -- A Passion for Design will, for the first time, share Barbra Streisand's exquisite taste and style in a beautiful book format. She is already an icon known and appreciated by millions for her acting, singing and directorial accomplishments. Now, at last, readers will get a view of her fabulous collections and her amazing sense of design.Viking is pleased to announce that A Passion for Design by Barbra Streisand has been acquired by Clare Ferraro, President of Viking. Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly negotiated the acquisition for world rights and first serial. Viking will publish in the fall of 2010. A Passion for Design will be edited by Rick Kot, executive editor at Viking. The book will focus on the architecture and building of her newest home, the dream house and refuge Ms. Streisand says she has longed for since the days when she shared a small Brooklyn apartment with her mother, brother and grandparents. A Passion for Design will be the culmination and reflection of Barbra's love of American architecture from 1790-1904. It will contain many of her own photographs of rooms she has decorated, furniture and art she has collected, and flowers and vegetables she grows in her glorious gardens. In addition to this extraordinary glimpse into her homes, Ms. Streisand will share memories of her childhood, the development of her taste and inspirations, and what collecting and style mean to her. A Passion for Design (working title) will also chronicle her previous residences, from her New York apartment to her Los Angeles townhouse and her homes along the California coast.Barbra Streisand commented, "I have always searched for beauty. Designing and building for me is about the creative process and transformation. One of the reasons I haven't made a movie since 2004 is because this last house was a five year, full-time job. Now that it's done, I'm thrilled to share it." Viking President Clare Ferraro added, "When we saw what Barbra's vision had produced, my jaw dropped. It's another eye-opening aspect of her talents."Barbra Streisand is a distinguished actress, singer, director, writer, composer, producer, collector, activist and philanthropist. Ms. Streisand is the only artist ever to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, and Peabody awards, as well as the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement honor. She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Arts and Humanities from Brandeis University. She has also received the National Medal of Arts from President Bill Clinton. More recently, French President Nikolas Sarkozy presented her with France's Legion Of Honour. In December 2008 she became the first female film director to receive the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor.
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El mundo editorial está salvado. Sobre todo el dedicado a la arquitectura.
Por fin el libro que la arquitectura contemporánea se merece.
Ilustración: Hogar de Barbra Streisand, que revela su sensibilidad arquitectónica.

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