Creative Space: Urban Homes of Artists and Innovators

By Francesca Gavin

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  • Paperback
  • 250 illustrations
  • 208 pages
  • 280 x 240 mm
  • ISBN 9781856695886
  • Published March 2009

Featuring interiors created by people who shop in Colette in Paris, live on the Lower East Side in New York and travel to Tokyo; the domestic spaces are often DIY and strongly reflect pop culture. Filled with post-modern collectables, vintage junk finds, camouflage and graffiti, clothing and toy collections, contemporary art resting in bookshelves and crammed onto walls, these homes are an antidote to the sterility of minimalism. Looking at these interiors city by city, among the 30 homes featured in the book are those of the artist and designer Julie Verhoeven and Maharishi founder Hardy Blechmann in London, graffiti artist Fafi in Paris, artists Ryan McGinness and Wes Lang in New York, innovative creatives Jaybo and Lucio Auri in Berlin, Barcelona filmmaker Roger Gual and Tokyo's cult photographer Yasumusa Yonehara and artist Aya Takano. The spaces they inhabit and work in give a real image of today's avant garde

About the Author

Francesca Gavin is Visual Arts Editor of Dazed & Confused and Editor at Artsy and Harper’s Bazaar (France). She is the author of 100 New Artists, Creative Space and Hell Bound: New Gothic Art, and her curatorial work includes ‘The Dark Cube’ at the Palais de Tokyo. Her articles have appeared in Vogue, Elle, GQ, Blueprint, Time Out and Wallpaper*.

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