Beginning with the jet age of the 1940s and 1950s, air travel has been at the forefront of technology, culture, and luxury. The Art of Flying explores its fascinating evolution, curating a vibrant cultural history from the mid-twentieth century to the present. From technological developments such as pressurized cabins and the Concorde to the flair of custom crew uniforms by renowned designers including Dior, Emilio Pucci, and Moncler, as well as its interplay with architecture and art, air travel throughout history has been at once a reflection of its time and a symbol of the cutting edge. In partnership with VistaJet and lavishly illustrated with over seven decades of imagery, The Art of Flying celebrates the golden past and the dream of luxury air travel today.
Measuring: 11" x 14"| 176 Pages
By Carlos Mota
Carlos Mota is an independent stylist and Architectural Digest’s current international style editor, and former editor at large for Elle Decor. Mota has styled and produced feature stories for Vanity Fair, New York magazine, and T: The New York Times Magazine to name a few, and has created environments for the production of catalogs and advertising campaigns for Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Estée Lauder, Max Mara, and Pottery Barn, among others. Mota has also organized special events for Chanel and Valentino.
From the twilight of the Romanov dynasty through les années folles of Art Deco Paris to the jet-set seventies, Balsexplores the nine most exceptional private costume parties of the twentieth century, in the most beautiful book ever produced on the subject. In addition to social commentary from (or about) colorful characters—including Paul Poiret, Truman Capote, and Cecil Beaton, who immortalized these extraordinary balls—Jacqueline de Ribes, Hélène David-Weill, and Marisa Berenson share their vivid souvenirs in first-person narratives. This is the ultimate book on such a unique and captivating theme.
11" x 14", 308 pages
An internationally acclaimed interior design sensation, Miles Redd is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. This lavishly illustrated volume features a diverse selection of his unique interiors, an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, eclectic design. Excerpt from Introduction:
“This is a book about dreams coming true; the curiosities in the rooms I have decorated; and the people, artists, and places that have inspired me. When all is said and done and I am long forgotten, maybe someone will find this book in a dusty library—if such a thing still exists—and glimpse a bit of the pleasure my life has given me. I want them to have the sensation of dancing across an MGM soundstage, silhouetted in a klieg light, because that was my intention with this book, a very personal blend of work and fantasy.”
Measuring: 9.8" x 13.0", 300 pages
Pelé, Oscar Niemeyer, caipirinhas, Sonia Braga, Vik Muniz, Ivo Pitanguy, Ipanema, Tropicália, and more… Brazilian culture is rich with artists and architects, models and screen stars, festivals and religions. Brazilian Style exports the country’s best—including legendary icons from the past as well as contemporary, cutting-edge trendsetters. With evocative photography and succinct, fast-paced texts, the book takes readers on a curated tour of the most important symbols of modern and traditional Brazil. Combining high and popular culture, Brazilian Style is a fresh and dynamic mix, capturing the spirit of one of the most vibrant nations on earth. “Playing beautifully was always a way for me to make the fans happy – people called my game futebol bonito, which means ‘pretty football’. This is a perfect example of what Brazilian Styleis all about.”
“To be Brazilian is to be a part of every race, and to have a heart overflowing with the greatness of art, poetry, and music.”
“In Brazil, there’s no such thing as moderation. Indeed, it is the exercise of swinging continually from too much to not enough that strengthens our senses and helps us find beauty in everything that lies in the middle.”
“Think of Brazilian Style as a trailer for the best movie you will ever see.”
“Brazilian Style ranges from the coolness of bossa nova to the rigor of modernist architecture, but for me it is always about freedom and spontaneous sensuality.”