Each Four Seasons destination is a distinctive experience, yet all properties are united under the philosophy that exceptional service and savoir faire can make a single stay life-changing. It is the spa manager, the executive chef, the astronomer, the concierge, the sommelier, the florist, and the myriad other star team members working behind the scenes who make up the true identity of Four Seasons, taking the time to connect with guests and turn dreams into reality every day.
Artist Ignasi Monreal's sensational paintings capture these people, and the essential details they make it their mission to perfect, that place Four Seasons hotels and resorts in a class all their own
Perfect for display or close observation, the posters in this elegantly produced collection of Ernst Haeckel's exquisite illustrations of natural forms demonstrate his exceptional artistry. Biologist, physician, philosopher, and artist, Ernst Haeckel was also a prescient observer of the natural world. His highly detailed and expertly rendered illustrations, first published at the turn of the 20th century, are not only beautiful works of art, but also have scientific underpinnings. Now available as a series of large format posters sumptuously printed and suitable for framing, Haeckel's most elaborate and captivating works illustrate his fundamental notion of the unity of all living things. From otherworldly radiolaria to psychedelic sea anemones, Haeckel's science and artistry continue to provide inspiration for 21st-century illustrators, architects, graphic designers, and anyone interested in exploring nature's perfect geometry.
Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist, and artist who discovered, described, and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology. Haeckel's published artwork includes over 100 detailed, multi-colour illustrations of animals and sea creatures.
Each page in this book can be easily removed and its excellent paper quality allows it to be easily framed as poster and hung as art. 22 detachable posters
Australia has wildly differing topographies and climates, and its best residential architecture draws on those site conditions in inventive ways. This book illustrates the strength of the country's shift from British-influenced Georgian-style homes to more indigenous structures attuned to the land - a movement led by Australian architects such as Glenn Murcutt, Richard Leplastrier, and Gabriel Poole in the 1970s. Witness a range of new houses that grapple with the locales in which they are built. Up north, down south, and on the coast, from small and low-budget to multimillion-dollar dwellings, the focus is on the use of raw materials, energy efficiency, adaptable spaces, and embrace of the great outdoors for which the country is known. Drawings and interviews with the architects shed light on how they apply their intelligence and creativity to produce striking buildings that are uniquely Australian.
AUTHOR: Steve Huyton is a an architectural writer for international magazines and a blogger at Total Design Reviews.
Private Gardens: Design Secrets to Creating Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces features nearly forty spectacular garden designs from around the world. Each garden is beautifully photographed and includes detailed diagrams and construction and planning schemes, with practical advice from professional landscape architects and designers, who share details regarding the many aspects to making a successful garden design function perfectly and inspire beauty. Nearly 40 beautiful private gardens from all over the world, including traditional European gardens, American gardens, Japanese gardens and a number of gardens from Southeast Asia, with a wealth of high-res photos, floor plans, hand drawings and plant details to showcase the beautiful view of gardens. In this book, the reader is guided by a group of well-established designers, who are able to design beautiful private gardens following their clients.
AUTHOR: A graduate from Michigan State University, with a degree in Landscape Horticulture with a focus on design. Kurt Schaus, Principal Designer of R. Youngblood & Co., has heightened the levels of all projects since his joining the firm in 2002. He is known for his ability to conceptualise a landscape plan that harmonises with proven install specifications, overcomes site challenges, and functionally serves the desired vision and lifestyle. With a strong understanding of the relationship between site, architecture, and environment, Kurt effectively prioritises the project scope to the most desirable outcome. He serves the firm and its clients greatly with his 30 years of experience and the understanding of what is behind the making of a garden. His role and abilities have allowed R.Youngblood & Co. to be the proud recipient of awards for garden design and excellence on several occasions.