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THE GREAT HOUSES OF CAYETANA, DUCHESS OF ALBA

This book offers a visual tour of the three most representative palaces of the house of Alba: those of Liria in Madrid, Las Dueñas in Seville, and Monterrey in Salamanca, and by the summer residences of the family in Ibiza (S’Aufabaguera) and San Sebastián (Arbaizenea.

All these houses, where are preserved valuable works of art, have been personally decorated by Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, XVIII Duchess of Alba, current head of the noble house. Duchess herself was also the architect of the rebuilding of the Palace of Liria after its almost total destruction in the Civil War, of works which were carried out between 1948 and 1956, and of the recovery of all its artistic heritage dispersed because of the war.

This publication, coordinated by Naty Abascal, with texts by professor and architect Rafael Manzano, provide us with an architectural sketch of each of the buildings and provide us with a guide for our journey through large format photographs expressly taken for this publication by the recognized photographer Ricardo Labougle, along with other images from the personal album of the Duchess which complete this unique vision of Cayetana de Alba’s most beloved houses.
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2012. 224 páginas.

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LUIS BUSTAMANTE INTERIORES
 
LIVING IN ARGENTINA  PALACIO PEREDA
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Luis Bustamante. Interiors is a beautifully published large-format book featuring a large number of illustrations, one that reviews the main achievements of Luis Bustamante, the interior architect whose long career has encompassed different stages, first in Barcelona, then in Mexico, and currently in Madrid, where he heads a prestigious interior design studio that has scored some spectacular successes throughout the world. In effect, the homes decorated by Luis Bustamante can be found in the Big Apple, New York, in Miami, in Mexico, in Caracas, in Santo Domingo, in Spain, in London, in Gstaad...
These are homes in which the most exclusive artistic elements and exquisite materials are combined through Bustamantes fine sensibility, not only reflecting the masterly decorative approach of a decorator whose designs create a delicate and much-valued private universe, but also the considerable sense of pride of the owners who treasure these works of art. Featuring texts by Ana Domínguez and photographs by Ricardo Labougle, this book tours the trail of beauty that links each of these homes with the next.
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2011. 336 páginas.
Argentina considers itself the most European of South American countries, and with good reason. The Argentineans have a strong connection to the old world; their achievements in design, filmmaking, literature, music, and art place them firmly in today's global culture spotlight.When it comes to decorating, they have a great talent for bringing together the old and the new, with subtle touches of color and rich textiles, and incorporating the country's beautiful landscapes in their architectural palette. Editor Angelika Taschen invites readers to pore over this selection of houses, apartments, ranches, polo grounds, and more, including an opulent centuryold opera house where Maria Callas sang as well as the homes of Francis Mallmann, the country's most famous chef, Xul Solar, painter and close friend of the great Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges, and Juan Gatti, graphic designer for Pedro Almodóvar.
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2008. 200 páginas.
​Editorial: Embajada de Brasil en Buenos Aires
2010. 160 páginas.