There is no other designer quite like Anouska Hempel, and this volume is both a celebration of her extraordinary achievement and an intimate insight into her work. Here is a designer whose vision and creative flair know no bounds, whose interiors and landscapes are truly unique and original. The book is divided into 13 chapters, each highlighting one of her many stunning achievements. There is Beluga , Hempels own opulent yacht, masquerading as a black-sailed pirate ship; the luxurious interiors and perfectly manicured gardens of Cole Park, the quintessential English country house; the clean lines of the Grosvenor House Apartments in Mayfair; and more. With over 400 stunning colour photographs of interiors, architecture and gardens, this beautiful volume is itself a masterwork of art, a joy for lovers of distinctive design and an essential reference for design professionals.
Anouska Hempel, Lady Weinberg, is of Russian and Swiss-German ancestry. She grew up in New Zealand and Australia and moved to London in 1962 to begin a career in film before discovering her calling as a designer and decorator. For over four decades, her work has been a focal point of attention for the design community. Marcus Binney is architecture correspondent of the "London Times." He is the author of many books, including "The Country House" and "In Search of the Perfect House." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.