Life Meets Art, published by Phaidon, opens the door to the homes of some of history's most famous creative geniuses. In the 250 rooms and spaces shown in this book, the most talented people in art, architecture, design, fashion, literature, music, film and theatre lived their lives – and also created some of the masterpieces they are best known for. This beautiful book is not only for those looking for interior design inspiration but also for the ones who want a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of their favourite cultural icons.
Life Meets Art includes homes from creative masters of past centuries such as artists da Vinci, Raphael and Rubens, composers Handel, Lizst, and Verdi and writers Dickens, Byron, and Coleridge. The book also showcases the extraordinary interiors of many twentieth century stars and epoch-defining talents such as architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Eileen Gray, Le Corbusier, and Walter Gropius, artists Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Henry Moore, writers Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Agatha Christie and musicians Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley. Homes from some of the most celebrated talents of today are also featured, including artists Francisco Clemente, Cornelia Parker, and Gilbert and George, fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, and Diane von Furstenberg, designers Marc Newson and Es Devlin and musicians Moby, Jimmy Page, and David Bowie.