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The Jonathan Adler Book: My Prescription For Anti-Depressive Living Hardcover – 26 October 2005
My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living offers a window into the life and mind of an extraordinarily creative person who was once told by a pottery professor that he had no talent and should consider another career. Not only did Adler stick with pottery, he transformed it from a dreary, unappealing summer camp craft into a contemporary signifier of modern, handcrafted luxury and became America's first (and only) celebrity potter. Interior designer Bill Sofield has declared, "Jonathan Adler does for American pottery what Noel Coward did for cocktail parties - he makes life witty, sophisticated, and simply delicious." And now, on a much larger canvas, Adler reveals how you can do the same.
My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living explores Jonathan's own tongue-in-cheek design "manifesto," with each chapter devoted to a different "tenet," moving through the major incarnations of his interiors and products and ending with the story of his personal creative odyssey. The book is a visual feast, jam-packed with images of interiors and objects for the home, both those designed by Jonathan and those that have inspired him. At the heart of the book are ten of Adler's signature interiors, ranging from photographer Andrea Stern's landmark modernist beach house to the Parker Palm Springs, a desert resort that Adler gave a head-to-toe makeover. Overviews and details of the Parker are prominently featured throughout the book, as are images of the three homes (in Greenwich Village, Shelter Island, and Palm Beach) Jonathan and his partner, Simon Doonan, share with their dog, Liberace, and five other private residences.
Part portrait of the artist as a young decorator, part call to armchairs, Adler's much-anticipated literary debut is spirited, provocative, and, ultimately, inspiring.
"A refreshing change from traditional home looks. Adler infuses the book with his signature sense of "happy chic" style."--Orlando Sentinel
"In My Prescriptive for Anti-Depressive Living, Adler--best known for his curvy, whimsical pottery--invites us all to get happy."--Home
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- Publisher : HarperCollins - US (26 October 2005)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0060820535
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060820534
- Dimensions : 25.96 x 2.69 x 28.65 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 269,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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That said, it makes a great change from the usual neutral (Hoppen), the dark (Ahern) and the heritage (Farrow & Ball) but wow! I'd find it hard to relax in these rooms. Perhaps I need a party pad and attitude to fully appreciate them. On balance, I like it, but I don't think I'm taking many decorating ideas from it - perhaps a couple for children's rooms.