Life Meets Art is the gift to rekindle their creativity

Our collection of creative people's private homes is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!
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Life Meets Art
Life Meets Art

For the past few months, many of us have put our ambitions, creative projects and career impulses on hold while we’ve dealt with more pressing matters at hand. 2021 looks as if it's going to offer us a very different work environment, with a lot of chances to further our life goals. And that’s where Life Meets Art comes in. 

Pablo Neruda's home, Casa Museo Isla Negra, Isla Negra, Chile. Open to the public
Pablo Neruda's home, Casa Museo Isla Negra, Isla Negra, Chile. Open to the public

Subtitled Inside the Homes of the World's Most Creative People, the book offers unrivaled, fascinating insights into the private quarters of some of the world’s most famous, creative public figures; it is the perfect gift for anyone looking to kick start their creative ambitions within almost any sphere of the arts or just in their personal approach to life.

Manoir de Ban, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, Charlie Chaplin's final home. Image courtesy of Roy Export Company Limited
Manoir de Ban, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, Charlie Chaplin's final home. Image courtesy of Roy Export Company Limited

The book’s range is extraordinarily broad. Life Meets Art  features Charlie Chaplin's palatial home in the beautiful Swiss lakeside town of Vevey, as well as the austere farmhouse where Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick; you can step inside Gianni Versace’s suitably glitzy Miami Beach mansion, as well as the late Alexander McQueen’s London penthouse; aspiring painters can size up the simple apartment where René Magritte created many of his most famous canvases, while architects can assess Norman Foster’s beautiful home furnishings.

The Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
The Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

Author Sam Lubell really gets inside these places, demonstrating how creativity, domesticity and decor interact with one another. John Ruskin’s house perfectly reflects his position on life and art; Edith Wharton’s home is as ornate and well-judged as her novels; Pablo Neruda’s is as wild and dreamy as his poetry.

Norman Foster's home, La Voile, Cap Ferrat, France
Norman Foster's home, La Voile, Cap Ferrat, France

Life Meets Art is the perfect gift for anyone with creative ambitions inside our outside the house. Interior design enthusiasts will delight in the way, say, Carlo Mollino or Finn Juhl laid out their private quarters; while anyone hoping to launch a more ambitious from their bedroom, kitchen or dining room table will delight in seeing the homes that helped bring forth so many masterpieces.

A spread from Life Meets Art

All that's why Publishers Weekly describes the book as “a gorgeous compilation … perfect for anyone seeking interior design inspiration," while Fast Company says its “a feast for the eyes and imagination.”

To see more and get your copy, go to the Art Meets Life page in our store, read our interview with author Sam Lubell here; and let’s all look forward to a very creative New Year.



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Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
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