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The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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New Living In Old Houses Vintage Decorative Book
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
New Living In Old Houses vintage decorative book Publisher: H.N. Abrams; 1st edition (January 1, 1982) Language: English Hardcover: 159 pages Item weight: 2.9 pounds Size: 10 x ...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Books

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Private Palm Beach Vintage Decorating Book
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Private Palm Beach vintage decorating book Palm Beach, the fastest growing county in America, is home to the nation's upper crust. Both old and new money flock here for the season, ...
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1990s American Modern Books

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Russian Imperial Style by Laura Cerwinske
Located in Hudson, NY
With over 100 gorgeous photographs this book originally published in 1990 displays the sumptuous lifestyle of the Russian Imperial family. The treasures created and collected by the ...
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1990s American Modern Books

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"Inside Hollywood: 60 Years of Globe Photos" by Konemann Staff Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
“Inside Hollywood: 60 Years of Globe Photos” by Konemann Staff, hardcover book "INSIDE HOLLYWOOD'" is a great multitude of off guard photos of various celebrities through 60 years o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Books

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Notorious Hardcover Book by Herb Ritts
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Notorious Hardcover book by Herb Ritts The foremost photographer for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and Interview offers a sweeping array of virtually unpublished portraits of Madonna, ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Books

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Havens: Celebrities Favorite Rooms Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Havens: Celebrities' Favorite Rooms hardcover book Havens: An intimate collection of exclusive photographs of celebrities and their favorite rooms Michael McCreary Where do celebr...
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Crazy Sexy Cool Hardcover Book by Holly George-Warren
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Crazy Sexy Cool hardcover book Holly George-Warren Little, Brown and Company, 1996 - Photography - 144 pages Featuring performers such as Jennifer Aniston, Johnny Depp, Alicia Sil...
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20th Century American Modern Books

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Rolex Timeless Elegance by George Gordon-Pub, Dec 1988 First Edition
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Rare out of print large coffee table size book "Rolex Timeless Elegance" by George Gordon, Published December, 1988. A must for the Rolex Collector, mint condition in never read or...
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1980s Hong Kong Vintage Modern Books

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Marcel Duchamp Etant Donnes, Manual of Instructions, Revised Edition 2009
Located in London, GB
Marcel Duchamp Etant Donnes - Manual of Instructions Published by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press, 2009. Black cloth hard back with em...
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Andy Warhol by David Bourdon Flammarion, 1989
Located in London, GB
Andy Warhol by David Bourdon Published by Flammarion, Paris, 1989. Hard back in dust jacket. First French edition. French language text translated by Jeanne Bouniort. 431 pages. Me...
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1980s French Vintage Modern Books

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Alberto Giacometti by Christian Klemm, MOMA, 2001
Located in London, GB
Alberto Giacometti By Christian Klemm Published by Abrams with the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001. Hardback in dust jacket. First American edition. Published on the o...
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Araki by Araki The Photographer's Personal Selection
Located in London, GB
Nobuyoshi Araki Araki by Araki The Photographer's Personal Selection Published by Kodansha America Inc. 2003. First Edition. Hard back in pictorial dust jacket. Illustrate...
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"Living with Books Vintage Decorative" Book by the New York Times
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Living with books soft cover vintage decorative book by The New York Times Rita Reif 123 pages Black and white pictures The New York Times Book Company, 1968.    
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1960s American Vintage Modern Books

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From the Far West Carpets and Textiles of Morocco Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
From the Far West Carpets and Textiles of Morocco Fiske, Patricia L. and Pickering, W. Russell and Yohe, Ralph S. in black cloth covered board very lightly worn, corners very ligh...
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1980s Moroccan Vintage Modern Books

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New England Icons and Inspirations Hardcover Coffee Table Book by Tommy Hilfiger
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
New England Icons and Inspirations hardcover coffee table book by Tommy Hilfiger Rizzoli, New York, 2004 239 pages in color and B&W Size: 11 x 13 x 1.   
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Early 2000s American Modern Books

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Tapis d'Orient French Text Book, Oriental Rugs by Jon Thompson
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Tapis d'Orient French text soft cover Book Tapis d'orient, Oriental rugs. Jon Thompson Published by Éditions du Chêne, 1989 1st Edition French text This is a beautiful book.
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1980s Asian Vintage Modern Books

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The Big Book Of Harley-Davidson Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The Big Book Of Harley-Davidson: Official Publication by Harley-Davidson, Inc. Bolfert, Thomas C. Published by Harley-Davidson Inc. Milwaukee, 1989 The Big Book Of Harley-Davidso...
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1990s American Modern Books

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Vintage Hardcover The Encyclopaedia of Fashion by G. O'hara
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Vintage hardcover The Encyclopaedia of Fashion by G. O'Hara Signed by the author Harry N. Abrams Inc. Publishers NY 1986 272 Pages Measures: 7 x 10 x 1.
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20th Century American Sculpture in the White House Garden Hardcover Book
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
20th century American sculpture in the white house garden hardcover decorative book Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton Harry N. Abrams, Inc New York, 2000 142 pages Measures: 9 ...
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Angel's World the New York Photographs of Angelo Rizzoto. Lesy, Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Angel's World: The New York Photographs of Angelo Rizzoto. Lesy, Michael First edition of this collection of photographs. Quarto, original black cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by Mi...
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Over the Desert Au Fil du Désert Textiles from the Nomadic Desert Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Over the Desert - Tents And Weaving Of Nomadic Pastors. Au fil du de´sert: Tentes et tissages des pasteurs nomades de Me´diterrane´e (French Edition) (French language) Paperback...
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Vintage Decorative Hardcover Book Ansel Adams by Barry Pritzker
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Vintage decorative hardcover book Ansel Adams by Barry Pritzker 192 pages in black and white Brompton Books, 1991 Greenwich CT Size: 14.5 10.5 x 0.25.   
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Turkey from The Selcuks to the Ottomans, Architecture Tashen Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
"Turkey From the Selcuks to the Ottomans " Vintage 1988 Large Hardcover Architecture Tashen coffee table book. Turkey (Taschen's World Architecture) Hardcover – May 1, 1998 by Henri ...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Modern Books

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Ghosts of Everest The Search for Mallory & Irvine Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine Hardcover – October 1, 1999 by Jochen Hemmleb (Author), Larry A. Johnson (Author). Did they reach the peak of Mount Everest befor...
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1990s Italian Modern Books

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New York Style Coffee Table Hardcover Book
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
This volume contains a collection of the many fascinating ways in which people have made themselves feel at home in New York. It covers 42 different apartments and houses in Manhat...
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20th Century German Modern Books

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India Kanch Mandir, Le Temple des Miroirs, the Glass Temple French Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Kanch Mandir, le temple des miroirs, the glass temple French language Paperback, January 1, 1979 by Riccardo Lazzeri (Author) Publisher: Chêne (January 1, 1979) Language: Text in Fre...
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Hardcover Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Cool Homes in Hot Places Hardcover, November 7, 2006 by Suzanne Trocme (Author) Cool Homes in Hot Places showcases real homes from the hottest territories around the world. Featur...
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"Morocco" Coffee Table Book by Paul Bowles First Edition, 1993
Located in North Hollywood, CA
No American writer is more closely identified with Morocco than Paul Bowles, who traveled there with his wife, Jane, in the 1930s and remained as a famous expatriate for many years. ...
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"Maroc Photographies" by Suzanne Held Text by Guy Rachet French Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Maroc Photographies by Suzanne Held. Language: French Maroc (French) Paperback, January 1, 1999 by Suzanne Held Guy Rachet (Author) Title: MAROC - Publisher: DE LA SEINE Public...
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Great Escapes Africa, the Hotel Book Tashen
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The Hotel Book Book by Shelley-Maree Cassidy. From the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean, the vast Sahara to the Cape Verde archipelago, Africa offers a lifetime of travel adve...
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Late 20th Century African Modern Books

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Lofts of Paris, Anvers, London, Amsterdam Books
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Series of four book about European Lofts in Paris, Anvers, London, Amsterdam Lofts of Paris Hardcover by Francoise Segall (Author) Lofts of Antwerp by Bert Verbeke Publisher: Te...
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Late 20th Century Belgian Modern Books

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Ottoman Costumes Turkish Hardcover, January 1, 1986 Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Ottoman Costume Book (Turkish) Hardcover, January 1, 1986. by Fenerci Mehmed Fenerci MehmeT Album (Author) From the 15th century on, Europeans attempted to become acquainted with t...
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Pablo Picasso, a Retrospective, Library or Coffee Table Book, 1980 New York
Located in New York, NY
Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective, The Museum on Modern Art, New York, library or coffee table book, 1980. Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective,...
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The Tongass Alaska's Vanishing Rain Forest Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The Tongass: Alaska's Vanishing Rain Forest Hardcover, January 1, 1987 by Robert Glenn Ketchum (Author) The renowned landscape photographer addresses conservation issues in Alaska....
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1990s Unknown Modern Books

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The American Indians, The Way of the Warriors and People of the Desert Books
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The American Indians, The Way of the Warriors and People of the Desert books People of the Desert. History, customs, mythology, and lore of the continent's first inhabitants are in...
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1990s American Modern Books

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Beyond the Fairways and Greens A Look Inside the Lives of PGA Tour Families Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beyond the Fairways and Greens: A Look Inside the Lives of PGA Tour Families. "In 1988, a small group of wives of PGA TOUR players created a non-profit organization to support chari...
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Fabrics The Decorative Art of Textiles Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Fabrics The Decorative Art of Textiles Spectacularly illustrated with richly colorful, sumptuously textured photographs, Fabrics is an enthusiastic trip through the history, technol...
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1990s Italian Modern Books

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Art Director's Index to Photographers No. 5 Hardcover, January 1, 1977 Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Art Director's Index to Photographers No. 5 Hardcover, January 1, 1977 by Mark David Chapman (Author), Sam Haskins (Photographer), chiefly (Illustrator) Art directors' index no. 5:...
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Frank Ghery Book by Jason K. Miller
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Frank Ghery book by Jason K. Miller This volume surveys about 20 of architect Frank Gehry's innovative designs, from the Schnabel residence in California to the Nationale-Nederlande...
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Early 2000s North American Modern Books

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Hockney On Photography, Conversations with Paul Joyce by David Hockney Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
HOCKNEY ON PHOTOGRAPHY: CONVERSATION WITH PAUL JOYCE Hockney, David. 192 pages, fully illustrated with color and photos, drawings and paintings. Color illustrated dust jacket and ...
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200 Great Destinations Art, History, Nature Cattaneo, Marco, Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
200 Great Destinations: Art, History, Nature Cattaneo, Marco, coffee table book The World Heritage list came into play in late 1975, cementing the reputations of over 700 natural an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Books

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Concept Cars: From the 1930s to the Present Book by Larry Edsall Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Concept vehicles are cars we can't drive, and only in rare cases are we allowed to touch them. Just to have a look at them we have to stand in line at the motor shows. Even so, conce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Books

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The Art of Paul Gauguin Richard Brettell Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The Art of Paul Gauguin Hardcover – July 1, 1988 by Richard Brettell (Author), Francoise Cachin (Author), Claire Freches-Thory (Author), Charles F. Stuckey (Author) Publisher: Nati...
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Classic Cars Celebrating the Legends 1901-1973 Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Classic Cars: Celebrating the Legends-1901-1973 Book by Slade, Tim Published by Igloo Books Ltd (2006) Hard cover dust jacket 160 Pages Readers will be absorbed by text that chro...
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Forever Picasso An Intimate Look at His Last Years Book by Roberto Otero
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Forever Picasso: An Intimate Look at His Last Years Book Hardcover. First American edition. Quarto. 197pp. January 1, 1974 by Roberto Otero (Author) Title: Forever Picasso: An In...
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World of Marcel Duchamp, 1887-1968 Book by Calvin Tomkins Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Reviews Duchamp's life and career paying special attention to the modern impact of his anti-art works of the 1920s and 1930s. The book includes a significant number of illustrations...
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50 of the World's Best Apartments Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Is apartment living the way of the future? According to some, it's the only way to live. For most apartment-dwellers, beautiful views, functional floor plans, low maintenance and con...
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Rock in Fashion John Varvatos Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Rock in Fashion John Varvatos coffee table book. John Varvatos' first-ever book documents the elements of rock style that have embodied the music community for decades. The book sha...
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La Maison by Sir Terence Conran Coffee Table Book French Edition
Located in North Hollywood, CA
La maison by Sir Terence Conran. French language. The Essential House Book: Getting Back to Basics Marrying practical living with attractive home design ideas, Sir Terence Conran ...
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20th Century English Modern Books

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California Interiors Interieurs Californiens Tashen Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
California Interiors Interieurs Californiens coffee table book. Taschen's acclaimed Interiors Series showcases more than 40 beautiful homes in the Golden State--from a rustic retrea...
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Interieurs New-Yorkais Hardcover Book by Angelika Taschen 1997
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Interieurs new-yorkais Hardcover – January 1, 2002. New York interiors. French, English German language In his first book, renowned interiors photographer Simon Upton turns his ca...
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The Bigger Picture 30 Years of Portraits Book by Diana H. Walker
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The Bigger Picture: 30 Years of Portraits Book by Diana H. Walker. As a Time magazine photographer covering the White House through four presidential administrations, Diana Walker e...
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Advertising Design in Japan, Volume 23
Located in North Hollywood, CA
89 Annual of Ad Productions in Japan - Advertising Design in Japan Vol. 23 Published by Rikuyo-Sha, Tokyo (1988) Japanese and English text. Excellent overview of Japanese advertisi...
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1990s Japanese Modern Books

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Alberto Pinto Moderns Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The preeminent master of unabashed wealth and opulence, Paris based Alberto Pinto is one of the world's most acclaimed interior designers. Alberto Pinto: Moderns offers us an intimat...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Books

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"The Making of Evita Book by Alan Parker" Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
“The making of Evita Book by Alan Parker” coffee table book Featuring an introduction by Madonna, the film's star, a behind-the-scenes account of the making of the forthcoming motio...
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Alberto Pinto Bedrooms Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Albert Pinto: Bedrooms Hardcover – February 14, 2006 This is a beautiful coffee table book. Alberto Pinto is among the most celebrated interior designers at work today and is know...
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Art of the Chopper by Tom Zimberoff Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
In The Art of the Chopper, Tom Zimberoff focuses his photographic talent on the ultra exotic, ultra sexy, custom motorcycles built by today's hottest builders,-people like Billy Lane...
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The Ultimate Bath, The Ultimate Kitchen Books
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The Ultimate Bath Book by Barbara Jacksier, John Spitz, and Mary Wynn Ryan. Helpful, practical information on remodeling and decorating a bath. Hundreds of full-color photos, many ...
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