"Art House" tells the story of an extraordinary life dedicated to living with art, and a friendship dedicated to designing homes to honor it. Chara Schreyer, one of the world's leading art collectors, has collaborated with interior designer Gary Hutton to create five spectacular homes to house her impressive collection of six hundred works. "Art House" offers a breathtaking visual tour of these homes.
A collaboration of forty years
The forty-year collaboration between Schreyer and Hutton has resulted in homes that range from an architectural masterpiece to a high-rise that acts as a "gallery as home." These homes are not only a place to live, but also a tribute to art.
The collection: from classics to contemporary masterpieces
Informed by scholarship and a passion for the conceptual, Schreyer's collection spans all media and includes masterpieces by artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys, Man Ray, Louise Bourgeois, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella and Eva Hesse. Contemporary artists such as Gedi Sibony, Rachel Harrison, Glenn Ligon and Christian Marclay are also represented. "Art House" offers a rare and intimate look at hundreds of these works, at home in spaces designed both intellectually and materially empathetic with them.
Photography and text: A fusion of talent
With original photography by nationally renowned photographer Matthew Millman and text by Alisa Carroll, editor-in-chief of San Francisco's leading design magazine SFC&G, "Art House" is more than a book. It is a collaboration of talent and vision. Written by Neal Benezra, director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the introduction adds another layer of insight and authority to this inspiring work.
Inspiration for art and design lovers
"Assouline: Art House" is an inspiration for lovers of art and design. It is a celebration of the beauty and complexity of art, and a tribute to the power of design to honor and enhance it. Whether you are an art collector, a designer or just someone who appreciates the beauty in life, this book offers a unique perspective on the fusion of art and living space. It is a reminder that art is not just something to look at in a gallery, but something to live with, every day.