The Fife Arms (Hardcover)

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A visually stunning and personal guided tour of the remarkable interiors of one of the world’s most exquisite hotels

Art-world superstars Iwan and Manuela Wirth saw the poetry in a run-down hotel nestled in the depths of the Scottish Highlands, not far from Balmoral Castle, and utterly transformed it. Every inch of The Fife Arms’s interior has been imaginatively and intelligently considered in the context of place with each room telling the story of a person, event, or theme, connected to its Braemar location. This book reveals this luxurious hotel in intricate detail, from the bespoke wallpaper and soft furnishings to the remarkable art on its walls.

Hauser & Wirth was founded in 1992 in Zurich by Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth, and Ursula Hauser and has expanded to include outposts in London, New York, Somerset, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Gstaad, St. Moritz and Menorca. The Fife Arms is their fi rst hotel, and like all of the Wirths’ ventures is embedded in the heritage and traditions of its local culture.

About the Author

Dominic Bradbury is a writer and freelance journalist specialising in architecture and design, as well as property and travel. He has written over twenty books, including Mid-Century Modern Complete, The Iconic House & The Iconic Interior (all Thames & Hudson), as well as Making House: Designers at Home (Rizzoli). As a journalist he contributes to magazines and newspapers in the UK, US, Australia and internationally, including The Financial Times, The Times, The Telegraph, House & Garden, World of Interiors, Wallpaper, Vogue Living and various editions of Architectural Digest and Elle Decoration.

Praise For…

"It's not often a hotel is so special it gets its own coffee table book just a year or so after opening but our favourite staycation spot has done just that. The Fife Arms is an impressive tome that takes a deep dive into the considered decor, art, and culture of this dazzling country inn." — Living Etc.

"An extravagant, fabulous gift for travel lovers and those who adore luxury design and art." — Studio International

"This lavishly illustrated guided tour is the next best thing to staying there. " — Art Mag

"A beautiful book that perfectly encapsulates the venue’s sterling art, history and design." — Town & Country

"[The Fife Arms] examines the enviable art collection, delves into the hotel's relationship with fashion ... and celebrates the many hands that were involved in this project." — House & Garden Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838660550
ISBN-10: 1838660550
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: January 27th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English