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Inside Barbra Streisand’s Dream Home | Book


For nearly five decades Barbra Streisand has been one of the most singular figures in American entertainment. From the cabaret to the Broadway stage, from television and film stardom to her acclaimed work as a director, from the recording studio to the concert hall, she has demonstrated that the extraordinary voice that launched her career was only one of her remarkable gifts.

Now, in her first book, My Passion for Design, Barbra Streisand reveals another aspect of her talent: the taste and style that have inspired her beautiful homes and collections. My Passion for Design will focus on the architecture and construction of her newest homes, the dream refuge she has longed for since the days when she shared a small Brooklyn apartment with her mother, brother, and grandparents.

The book itself, a culmination and reflection of Barbra’s love of American architecture and design between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, will contain many of her own photographs of the rooms she has decorated, the furniture and art she has collected, and the ravishing gardens she has planned on her land on the California coast. In addition to glimpses of her homes, Barbra will share memories of her childhood, the development of her sense of style, and what collecting has come to mean to her.

My Passion for Design is a rare and intimate private tour into the world of one of our most beloved stars that will be welcomed by her fans and all lovers of the great achievements of American design.

It took Hollywood legend Barbra Streisand years to design and build the dream home she and husband James Brolin share with their dog, Samantha. From the moment she first saw the main house, Barbra knew she wanted it and had to wait 11 years to buy it. Barbra says her home, which is located on California’s breathtaking coast, is an homage to craftsmanship (think: woodwork and old beams), great architects and furniture designers like Greene and Greene, Stickley and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. She chronicles this labor of love in her first book, My Passion for Design.
For Barbra, designing a dream home is as fulfilling as working on a movie. "You have something to really to show for it afterward," she says.

 

Sources: Oprah Show and Barbra Streisand’s Official site

You can order the book using one of these links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/My-Passion-Design-Barbra-Streisand/dp/0670022136/r…

B&N: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?EAN=97806700…

Borders: http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=0670022136

Indie Bound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780670022137

BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9780670022137?id=4711652299803

Powell’s: http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9780670022137-0

 

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