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John Saladino's powerful new book is nothing less than a master class in interior and garden design. Villa focuses on the stone ruin in Southern California that Saladino painstakingly refashioned into his dream house, and it shows how his principles and passions guided him through the five-year process of reconstruction, restoration, and decoration. With the aid of plans and drawings, as well as numerous photographs of the house how it looked in the 1920s, shots of when he bought it, and snaps taken during reconstruction Saladino traces the architectural work involved. Then, in a superbly illustrated tour of the house and grounds, he proves that he practices what he’s preached for more than 30 years. Juxtaposing light and dark, old and new, classical and modern, monumental and miniscule, hard and soft, Saladino creates the serenely timeless interiors and gardens that are his hallmark.
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John Saladino is a graduate of Notre Dame and the Yale School of Art and Architecture. He worked in Rome with the architect Piero Sartogo before returning to New York where he opened his own architectural and interior design practice over 35 years ago. It is now known as The Saladino Group Inc. In 1986 he started his own furniture company. He has won numerous interior design and furniture awards (including the prestigious Daphne Award) and he is on the Board of Directors of the John Soane Museum in London. His interiors regularly appear in international magazines including House Beautiful, House and Garden, the New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, Vogue Decoration and the World of Interiors.Review:
John Saladino is a genius at infusing a house with a sense of drama. The Manhattan designer summoned his muses to grand theatrical effect for his second home, a romantic ruin of a 1920s Santa Barbara estate that he restored during four relentless” years. It’s elegant transformation is the focus of Villa, one of the best design books of 2009 or any year. Graced with breathtaking photography of his sublime work, this unique coffee table tone includes a visually poetic DVD a fifteen-minute tour narrated by Saladino himself. Together they turn design into veritable performance art.
This showstopper of a book by Saladino, a distinguished alumnus of the Yale School of Art and Architecture, fulfills its mission as a master class in interior, architectural and garden design.
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Book Description Frances Lincoln, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110711229686
Book Description Frances Lincoln, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0711229686