The Authentics: A Lush Dive into the Substance of Style (Hardcover)
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From renowned photographer Melanie Acevedo and founding editor of domino magazine Dara Caponigro, comes a lush dive into the private worlds and gorgeous homes of creative trailblazers in art, design, and fashion around the world.
The Authentics is a deep exploration into the substance of style through evocative photography and stimulating interviews that seek to unravel the tenets of taste and talent. The featured homeowners, all true originals, help define our culture--including interior designer Miles Redd, actress Peggy Lipton, and Libertine designer Johnson Hartig. With an artful mix of color and black-and-white photography that includes portraits, interiors, gardens, and still-life shots of flowers, food, and more, The Authentics examines the lives and work of these visionaries in an inspiring tribute to confidence, originality, and the power of finding one's own voice.
About the Author
MELANIE ACEVEDO is a lifestyle and portrait photographer whose editorial and advertising clients have included Dove, Target, Samsung, IKEA, Starbucks, Elle, Casa Vogue, World of Interiors, Living Etc., and Jonathan Adler. She lives with her family in Long Island, New York.
DARA CAPONIGRO is the creative director of F. Schumacher & Co., the luxury fabric, wall coverings, and rug company. Caponigro directs and oversees product development, advertising and marketing, visual merchandising, and the website. Prior to joining Schumacher, Caponigro was editor-in-chief of Veranda, the founding editor of domino, and held positions at Elle Decor and House Beautiful. She lives in the Bronx with her family.
"Creative people's stunning homes, all over the world." --New York Times
"Two great talents--a former magazine editor and a photographer--turned their keen eyes on top influencers in the rarefied world of high design. The result is a book that earns pride of place on any coffee table." --House and Garden
"The Authentics chronicles the fascinating lives of . . . some of our favorite Southerners. Georgia native Miles Redd, South Carolina native Kelly Wearstler, and Texas native Katalina Hicks appear in separate chapters to share bits of wisdom on both style and on life." --Haskill Harris, Garden and Gun
"Forget the Malibu beach house or the Moroccan garden or the color-soaked bungalow. What The Authentics delivers on is personality: It's a glorious dive into the homes of creative people around the world. Consider this a design lover's bedtime read." --Sunset magazine
"Before landing at Schumacher, [Caponigro] worked for years as a design editor, and this experience manifests in her deft ability to capture the unique personality in each of her subjects—an attribute further underscored in Acevedo's photography." --Architectural Digest
"Melanie Acevedo is one of the most well-known and well-respected photographers in the design industry . . . her latest book project, The Authentics, is one that I am eagerly anticipating. The Authentics profiles luminaries from the worlds of art, design, and fashion including Kelly Wearstler, Ashley and Katalina Hicks, Nicky Haslam, and Joseph Dirand among others, who go beyond simply living stylishly, but also apply a sense of authenticity and individuality to everything they do." --Paloma Contreras, La Dolce Vita