Designs On Film By Cathy Whitlock
Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction (Harper Collins) chronicles film design of every era and genre from early silent films to the modern classics of present day. Through a collection of rare archival photographs, author Cathy Whitlock narrates the evolving story of art direction over the course of a century – from the massive Roman architecture of Ben Hur to Mrs. Robinson’s suburban lair in The Graduate to the digital CGI wonder of Avatar’s Pandora. Whitlock lifts the curtain on movie magic and celebrates the many ways in which art direction and set design allow us to lose ourselves in the diverse worlds showcased on the big screen.
A Passion For Interiors By Carolyne Roehm
After living in several spectacular homes, Carolyn Roehm has honed her classical and traditional artistic and stylistic sensibility. In her newest book, A Passion for Interiors (Clarkson Potter), her varied homes are chronicled, revealing her love of classical architectural elements, the highest fabrication quality, color sense and flair.
From her New York apartment with its double-height great room, to her Connecticut Colonial era country residence Weatherstone, with rolling acreage, to Aspen’s mountainous retreat, her latest book delves into her houses and the distinct style she has created in them. Over 300 photographs cover the intricate decorative details, museum quality antiques and inspired rooms she has completed over the years. Beautifully captured by Miki Duisterhoff, the sparkle and panache of Roehm’s interiors come to life.
Reviewed by Marisa Marcantonio