Architectural Digest Celebrates 100 Years Of Pure Design Inspirations

Architectural Digest Celebrates 100 Years Of Pure Design Inspirations For this special edition that resembles the history of one of the most renowned interior design magazines, AD’s editors have delved into the archives and culled years of rich material covering a range of subjects. Ranging freely between present and past, Architectural Digest‘s inspiring design book features the personal spaces of dozens of private celebrities like Barack and Michelle Obama, David Bowie, Truman Capote, David Hockney, Michael Kors, and Diana Vreeland, and includes the work of top designers and architects like Frank Gehry, David Hicks, India Mahdavi, Peter Marino, John Fowler, Renzo Mongiardino, Elsie de Wolfe, among others.

 

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From its earliest decades, the Architectural Digest magazine has chronicled the homes of Tinseltown grandees both on-screen and off-, celebrating the titans of an industry that would put its stamp on America in the 20th century.  This unique design book is a homage of Architectural Digest‘s monograph that spotlights a century of the world’s most alluring homes and gardens. Before the Manhattan penthouses and the Paris Pied-à-Terre, and before the superyachts and Balinese pleasure domes came to its attention, AD was focused on the glories of California, where the design magazine was born, a native Angeleno, in 1920.

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his incredible design book celebrates the best moments and creative ideas from the pages of the international design authority. Those twin pillars of our editorial mix—California-style dolce vita and celebrity lifestyle—remain vital components of AD’s DNA to this day. This special design book highlights the first years of the famous design magazines, here are a few of the most iconic moments that you can find inside :

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A San Diego house designed by architect Cliff May and decorated by Michael Taylor – Architectural Digest July 1986.

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Barbra Streisand’s Art Deco–filled Malibu abode (left), December 1993, and Anjelica Huston at home in Venice –  Architectural Digest April 1996.

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The master bedroom of Matthias and Donovan Vriens-McGrath in a Hollywood residence that once belonged to legendary tastemaker William Haines-  Architectural Digest September 2016.


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