Nouveaux Cabinets d'Amateurs

Book Description

• Showcases an assortment of unique, varied, and remarkable 'lived-in' interiors
• The owners' collections - whether contemporary art, or furniture - form an integral part of the living space

Whether their passion is for contemporary art or seventeenth-century furniture, for Islamic tiles or Renaissance Madonnas, the collectors featured in this book all share a common approach, a shared philosophy. Their collections are an integral part of their living spaces, and their acquisitions form a natural setting for their daily lives.

This book therefore invites the reader into a succession of interiors that are as varied as they are remarkable. It presents a highly individual and - unlike the impersonal perfection of so many books on interiors - 'lived-in' view of these unique spaces, which reflect the tastes and personalities of a galaxy of distinguished figures in the contemporary art world.

Featured collectors include Terry de Gunzburg, Jean-Marie Rossi, Joseph Achkar and Michel Charrière, Umberto Pasti, Dominique Lévy, Pierre Bergé, Peter Marino, Robert and Cheska Vallois, Anne-Marie Gillion Crowet, Pierre Passebon, Jérôme Zieseniss, Franck Laigneau, Marie-Thérèse Perrin, Didier and Clémence Krzentowski, Christophe Decarpentrie and Abel Naessens, Alexandre Biaggi, Jane Holzer, Hervé Aaron, Pierre Le-Tan, Roberto Polo, Sabine de Gunzburg, Andres Serrano, Benjamin Steinitz, Jacques Grange.

Text in French.

Eric Jansen is a photojournalist specializing in interiors, the art world, travel and gardens. He works regularly for Point de Vue, Les Echos-Série Limitée, Air France Madame and L'Eventail. He is the author of Louis Benech: Twelve French Gardens, ISBN 9782353401550, published by Editions Gourcuff Gradenigo in 2012.

About Jansen, Eric

Eric Jansen is a photojournalist specialising in interiors, the art world, travel and gardens. He works regularly for Point de Vue, Les Echos-Série Limitée, Air France Madame and L'Eventail. He is the author of Louis Benech: Twelve French Gardens, ISBN 9782353401550, published by Editions Gourcuff Gradenigo in 2012.