Laduree, the iconic Parisian patisserie founded in 1862, is home to the world?renowned double macaron, invented by Pierre Desfontaines, grandson of the founder, in 1930. Since 1993, the company has expanded from a single bakery into an international chain, with stores in more than 25 countries, including Great Britain, Japan, Brazil, Singapore, and, most recently, the United States (New York and Miami). Laduree Savoir Vivre is the latest in the firm’s successful series of entertaining and lifestyle books. Like its predecessors, it is nestled in an irresistible box. Stunningly illustrated with hundreds of specially commissioned photographs and illustrations, the book offers practical tips and inspiration on such varied topics as how to prepare and have breakfast the Laduree way, how to be a good host and a good guest, what is the best way to dress for the theater, and how to prepare your suitcase to travel with the jet set. The book is divided into five sections: “Morning: Rise and Shine!” “Daytime: Work Hard, Work Chic,” “Evening: Evening Elegance,” “Weekend: Luxurious Leisure Time,” and “Travel: Travel in Style.” With countless helpful hints and tips, menus and table settings, this is the ultimate guide to knowing how to live well (savoir vivre).
Following the best seller Axel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors, this volume of twenty new interiors expands on the Vervoordt vision for creating exceptional homes that combine natural elements, antiques, and fine art. The art of harmonious living is extolled in this volume through twenty bespoke interiors designed by the Axel Vervoordt company. Each room incorporates natural elements - light, water, metal, wood - blended with a modern aesthetic and punctuated with fine art. The Vervoordt concept of the home is revealed through a refined balance between art and nature to create timeless living spaces. The range of featured properties includes homes by the sea as well as in urban and rural locations, demonstrating a breadth of styles possible within the essential Vervoordt design principles. Photography by Laziz Hamani brings into focus both the unique design details and the carefully constructed interiors that fuse to create each striking setting. These exceptional residences are rich with inspirational ideas to incorporate into your own home so that you can celebrate your living space in the singular Vervoordt style.
The Fine Art of Fashion Illustration is a visual celebration of fashion image making and illustration from the Renaissance to the end of the Art Deco period, when studio photography became predominant in the promotion of new fashionable styles.It shows fashion illustration as an art form of allure and beauty, as captured by talented image-makers and printed in publications spanning centuries. Featuring over 300 illustrations, it is a beautiful and comprehensive document of the talent and artistry that went into the design and making of European fashion images from the second half of the sixteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century.
Учебное пособие включает в себя 12 разделов по следующим коммуникативным ситуациям: «Знакомство», «Квартира», «Отель», «Еда во Франции», «Путешествия», «Свободное время», «Покупки», «Город и транспорт», «Услуги», «Деньги», «У врача», «В офисе». Цель пособия – выработка навыков языковой компетенции и свободное говорение на французском языке.
The Fine Art of Success – How Learning Great Art Can Create Great Business
Take a private tour of magnificent homes, with their lush gardens, elegant courtyards and inviting pools set amid breathtaking landscapes. This lavish new book from Veranda magazine offers a wealth of ideas for exceptional outdoor rooms and spaces, all created by the worlds best designers. Broken down into classic, modern, romantic and exotic styles, these are among the most spectacular environments ever featured in Veranda.
This work introduces a new form of art marketing - visual art licensing, which unlike other marketing tools, provides revenue, and at the same time, generates brand awareness, gives stronger associations with artist''s brand, and enhances the profitability and popularity of the brand. By exploring fine art licensing business from the perspective of generating artist''s brand image, work analyzes four subjects involved in this process – the role of a fine artist in the modern world and the concepts of art marketing, branding and licensing. American Pop artist Andy Warhol was chosen for the case study. This controversial artist with different approach to fine art is widely discussed, interpreted and criticized in various sources. Although Warhol''s artworks were licensed just after his death, representatives of his artworks are actively working with various companies on licensing his works and at the same time generating Warhol''s brand image. This work especially valuable resource for artists, their managers, agencies and those who are involved in art marketing!
Audun is the only one of his family who remains with his mother in working-class Oslo. He delivers newspapers when he is not in school and talks for hours about Jack London and Ernest Hemingway with his best friend – but there are some things Audun won’t talk about. Stories about his family, the weeks he spent living in a couple of cardboard boxes, and the day of his little brother's birth, when his drunken father fired three shots into the ceiling. A beautiful and disquieting coming-of-age story from the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Art and finance coalesce in the elite world of fine art collecting and investing. Investors and collectors can’t protect and profit from their collections without grappling with a range of complex issues like risk, insurance, restoration, and conservation. They require intimate knowledge not only of art but also of finance. Clare McAndrew and a highly qualified team of contributors explain the most difficult financial matters facing art investors. Key topics include: Appraisal and valuation Art as loan collateral Securitization and taxation Investing in art funds Insurance The black-market art trade Clare McAndrew has a PhD in economics and is the author of The Art Economy. She is considered a leading expert on the economics of art ownership.
You've read about Jack Welch, Lou Gerstner and Steve Jobs – but what can you learn about business from van Gogh and Picasso? The Fine Art of Success shows why you should look to pop-stars like Madonna or artists like Damian Hirst for guidance on innovation, competitive advantage, leadership, and a host of other business issues. Managers, marketing professionals, and students will see how these creative artists can help their organizations. Chapters include Madonna – Strategy at the dance floor; Damian Hirst – The shark is dead/How to build yourself a new market; Beuys – Understanding creativity, is every manager an artist; Picasso – Art lessons for global managers; Koons – Made in Heaven produced on eart; and Paik – Global Groove, innovation through juxtaposition. With controversial ideas, fascinating facts and memorable examples, The Fine Art of Success delivers business lessons that you'll be eager to apply.