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On My Bookshelf: Francois Halard

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To round out my week of books, I wanted to share "Francois Halard" (Rizzoli, $75), a title that showcases the photography of it's namesake. Halard has made a career of photographing the homes of distinguished designers and artists -- Yves Saint Laurent, Coco Chanel and Roger Vivier to name a few. His images capturing the homes -- and the lives, really -- of those people are thought-provoking and true pieces of art. The book also includes pictures of his own homes in New York, Paris and Arles. Take a look at my gallery and let me know which ones grabbed your attention, too.

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James Brown’s Studio, Oaxaca, Mexico; photographed in 2001

1 James Brown’s Studio, Oaxaca, Mexico; photographed in 2001

Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Aix-en-Provence, France; photographed in 2003

2 Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Aix-en-Provence, France; photographed in 2003

Francois Halard’s own home, Arles, France; photographed in 2011

3 Francois Halard’s own home, Arles, France; photographed in 2011

Villa Kyralos, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France; photographed in 2000

4 Villa Kyralos, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France; photographed in 2000

Roger Vivier’s Apartment, Toulouse, France; photographed in 1989

5 Roger Vivier’s Apartment, Toulouse, France; photographed in 1989

Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Bergé’s Apartment, Paris, France; photographed in 1984

6 Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Bergé’s Apartment, Paris, France; photographed in 1984

Photos courtesy of Rizzoli.

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  • Giancarlo Giacometti was interviewed on "Charlie Rose" this week about how he and Valentino were inspired to create each new design. "We picture someone elegant in our minds". Looking at the pictures of rooms where artists live, they also surrounded themselves with necessary views and "familiars". Artists live more of an internal life than we realize.

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