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Between Interior design and Red wine, what would you choose in our October book review

Those two books will give you a glance to the French way of life.

flammarion fall 2022©catalogue jacques grange recent work

 

Jacques Grange Recent Work

If you like interior design, this book, published by Flammarion, is for you.

 

« Twenty new projects by Parisian master interior designer Jacques Grange redefine his visionary talent.

Over the course of his fifty-year career, Jacques Grange has designed homes for the world’s most respected collectors, artists, designers, and tastemakers, including Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, François Pinault, Robert Agostinelli, Valentino, Israel Englander, Stavros Niarchos, Terry and Jean de Gunzburg, Lauren and Andres Santo Domingo, Aerin Lauder, Per Skarstedt, and HRH The Princess of Hanover.

His classical training at Paris’s École Boulle and École Camondo, his early experience with the French design legend Henri Samuel, and his passion for contemporary art have resulted in a uniquely discerning approach to interior design. Grange’s seemingly natural, “non-designed” aesthetic is revealed through his unusual way of grouping objects, and an unparalleled sense of style and attention to detail.

This essential volume illustrates Grange’s wide-ranging inspirations and exquisite taste through twenty new residential projects in Europe and America, from a luxury hôtel particulier in Paris to a chic beachside cabana in Comporta, Portugal, and a mid-century modern house in Los Angeles.

 

Good to know : Texts and interviews by Parisian gallerist Pierre Passebon delineate Grange’s approach to design and decoration. Previously unpublished photography by François Halard captures these singular projects with profound sensibility ».

Pierre Passebon is a collector and founder of the Galerie du Passage in Paris. François Halard is a preeminent interiors and architecture photographer.

flammarion fall 2022©catalogue bordeaux 1855

 

Bordeaux 1855, A guide to the grands crus classés : Médoc & Sauternes

With a very special foreword by French journalist Stéphane Bern, this « illustrated travel guide to the finest wine châteaux of Bordeaux’s Grands Crus Classés 1855 classification.

 

This chic, richly illustrated, and practical guide features thirty-five wine châteaux in the prestigious Grands Crus…, producing the finest red and white wines in Bordeaux.

The classification, created in 1855 to award official recognition to the most exceptional wines of the Médoc and Sauternes, remains today the ultimate reference and a universal standard in the wine world. Taking readers on a tour through the region to visit each château in turn, this guide presents a brief history of each estate, a description of the vineyard and the terroir, instructions for getting there, details of château stays, and various tours and wine-tasting and food pairing sessions offered.

Detailed introductions recount the 1855 classification and the mission of the Conseil, and the celebrated wine region of Bordeaux. Fold-out maps indicate the thirty-five estates featured, websites and opening hours are provided for all 88 châteaux in the classification. The book is completed with texts on the UNESCO World Heritage site, the historic link between Bordeaux and the United States, and the best golf courses in the area. This comprehensive and elegant guide is the ideal companion for wine aficionados planning a trip through the Bordeaux region, as well as wine-loving armchair travelers who want to enjoy their Bordeaux wines with discernment. The Conseil des Grands Crus Classés actively protects and promotes the highest quality wines and their wine estates in Bordeaux.

 

Good to know : Stéphane Bern is a journalist for Le Figaro and a popular radio and television presenter. He is the author of numerous books including The Best Loved Villages of France and Luxembourg: History, Landscape, and Traditions, both published by Flammarion.

Many thanks to Samantha Evans, READ MEDIA, for the press releases.

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