A House is Not a Home [INSCRIBED]

A House is Not a Home [INSCRIBED]
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Bruce Weber. Introduction by Paul Bowles. Edited & Designed by Dimitri Levas.

Boston. Bulfinch Press. 1996. First edition. Inscribed by Weber on the front free endpaper - 'for Donna - love, Bruce'. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. Unpaginated [c.180 pages]. Over 170 full-page colour and duotone plates. 350 x 280mm (13 x 11"). 2kg. 0821224050. English. Near fine; the occasional slight mark to dust jacket, light bump to top forecorner; an excellent copy.

An insight into the idiosyncratic flourishes which make a house into a home. Weber takes the reader around the world, looking at how creative individuals' homes reflect their own particular personalities. Here are interiors and exteriors, panoramas and details: Siegfried and Roy's tiger-striped (and tiger-filled) Las Vegas suite; Georgia O'Keefe's ghost ranch in New Mexico; Chris Isaak's childhood home in suburban California; the Duchess of Devonshire's stately home in England; Andrew Wyeth's Maine lighthouse retreat; Diana Vreeland's New York apartment; Cy Twombly's palazzo; and Weber's own Montana ranch, among others. Something of a departure from Weber's usual subject matter, the book has echoes of Horst's Vogue's Book of Houses, Gardens, People (1968).