My Passion for Design

My Passion for Design

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Penguin Putnam
A lavishly illustrated personal tour of the great star's homes and collections.

For nearly five decades Barbra Streisand has been one of the singular figures in American entertainment. From the cabaret to the Broadway stage, from television and film stardom to her acclaimed work as a director, from the recording studio to the concert hall, she has demonstrated that the extraordinary voice that launched her career was only one of her remarkable gifts.

Now, in her first book, Barbra Streisand reveals another aspect of her talent: the taste and style that have inspired her beautiful homes and collections. My Passion for Design focuses on the architecture and construction of her newest homes, the dream refuge that she has longed for since the days when she shared a small Brooklyn apartment with her mother, brother, and grandparents. A culmination and reflection of Streisand's love of American architecture and design between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, the book contains many of her own photographs of the rooms she has decorated, the furniture and art she has collected, and the ravishing gardens she has planted on her land on the California coast. In addition to glimpses of her homes, Barbra shares memories of her childhood, the development of her sense of style, and what collecting has come to mean to her. My Passion for Design is a rare and intimate private tour into the world of one of our most beloved stars. It will be welcomed by her many fans and all lovers of the great achievements of American design.



Random House, Inc.
For nearly five decades Barbra Streisand has been one of the singular figures in American entertainment. From the cabaret to the Broadway stage, from television and film stardom to her acclaimed work as a director, from the recording studio to the concert hall, she has demonstrated that the extraordinary voice that launched her career was only one of her remarkable gifts. Now, in her first book, Barbra Streisand reveals another aspect of her talent: the taste and style that have inspired her beautiful homes and collections. My Passion for Design focuses on the architecture and construction of her newest homes, the dream refuge that she has longed for since the days when she shared a small Brooklyn apartment with her mother, brother, and grandparents. A culmination and reflection of Streisand's love of American architecture and design between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, the book contains many of her own photographs of the rooms she has decorated, the furniture and art she has collected, and the ravishing gardens she has planted on her land on the California coast. In addition to glimpses of her homes, Barbra shares memories of her childhood, the development of her sense of style, and what collecting has come to mean to her. My Passion for Design is a rare and intimate private tour into the world of one of our most beloved stars. It will be welcomed by her many fans and all lovers of the great achievements of American design.

Baker & Taylor
A first book by the eminent performing artist whose numerous awards include an Oscar and the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award discusses the styles and inspirations that have marked her homes and collections, in an extensively photographed personal tour that also shares childhood memories.

Baker
& Taylor

An illustrated tour of Streisand's homes and collections. The book contains photographs of the rooms she has decorated, the furniture and art she has collected, and the gardens she has planted.
Presents an account of the famous singer's construction and decoration of her California home, and includes anecdotes on her childhood and insights into the development of her own sense of style.

Publisher: London : Viking, 2010
ISBN: 9780670022137
0670022136
Branch Call Number: 747 St83m
Characteristics: 295 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm

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Shoshime
Apr 22, 2011

The emperor has no clothes! My Passion for Design is one of the most self absorbed and most self important books that I can remember reading. It’s so bad that it’s good. My family has been reading this out loud because we can’t believe the extent of the train wreck. The biggest fan is my 12 year old son who didn’t know that adults could so full of themselves. As a satire, this book is great. As a design book, it’s a disaster.

debwalker Mar 27, 2011

Streisand's adventures in architecture as she builds an "elegant barn" on her Malibu property.

gilianw Dec 02, 2010

Absolutely wonderful book. Gorgeous photos, lovely writing.

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