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Since the 1980s, Simon Watson has been one of the most prolific chroniclers of extraordinary interiors and portraits, gracing the pages of W magazine, Vanity Fair, Travel & Leisure, AD, and T Magazine. From hard-edged modernity and historical exoticism to pure classicism, the photographer has documented rooms of note in cities, atop mountains, and by the sea.

Complementing his masterful images, Watson gives an intimate account of the interactions he experienced with each of his subjects, as well as a brief description and history of the location. On this journey with the photographer, you will experience: Julian Schnabel's cavernous New York City studio; the Duchess of Alba's Palacio Liria in Madrid, filled with sixteenth- and seventeenth-century masterpieces; interior designer Roberto Peregali's splendid riad in Tangier; the magnificent and vast Castello Gardena in the Italian Alps owned by the Franchetti clan; Guinness heir Garech Le Brun's County Wicklow (Ireland) hillside retreat; the Renaissance Palazzo Massimo alle Collone in Rome, designed by Baldassarre Peruzzi in the fifteenth century; shoe designer Christian Louboutin's Paris fanciful apartment; and many other splendid places around the world.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780847869008
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 8 Sep 2020
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 32.4(H) x 24.8(L)

 

Reviews

The photographer Simon Watson has long trained his lenses on interiors. He is a master of capturing the personalities of homeowners through his atmospheric photography. In his book The Lives of Others, he takes us on a journey to homes in Italy, Austria, Spain, Morocco, Ireland and France. Homes that have history and a sense of place, which he captures ever so magnificently with his poetic eye for composition and lighting. -- FORBES.COM

The chicest person on your list who is sad about not being able to travel should receive The Lives of Others: Sublime Interiors of Extraordinary People by photographer Simon Watson.
-- HABITUALLY CHIC

Travel the world with photographer Simon Watson as he visits exquisite homes from Switzerland to Morocco--all with inhabitants as interesting as their decor. No passport required. --HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

 

Author Biography

Simon Watson, a native of Dublin, is one of the leading interiors photographers of today, appearing in such periodicals as the New York Times T Magazine, W magazine, Travel & Leisure, and Vanity Fair. He photographs for major print advertising and catalogue campaigns, including those for H&M, Anthropologie, Zara, CB2, Marriott, Visa, MasterCard, Morgan Stanley, Herman Miller, and American Express. His work is included in museum, public, private, and corporate collections in the United States and Europe.

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