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Kabinett & Kammer

Creating Authentic Interiors

Sean Scherer William Abranowicz



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Vendome Press
17 September 2020
In this book, Sean Scherer shows us all how to create unique sanctuaries for ourselves.... Imaginative spaces that are authentic and honest, designed to be lived in and loved. - Anderson Cooper (from his foreword) From whittled songbirds to industrial apparatus, artist Sean Scherer uses disparate historical objects and layers them into beautiful ensembles to create his interiors. This book is both a celebration of his work and a practical guide to collecting. -- The Observer Magazine The book is a keeper. A must have on my list. - Robert Rufino, Style Director of House Beautiful Kabinett & Kammer is equally a celebration and a practical guide to both collecting and showing how lively design can integrate disparate objects from the past into beautifully layered ensembles. Sean Scherer's interiors feature vintage display cabinets housing discarded collections of whittled songbirds, a plethora of stunning 19th-century maps and school teaching aids, semi-tropical ferns in cast-iron planters, mysterious industrial apparatuses displayed against eye-catching colours, and photomurals. The effect is a supercharged nod to American Gothic heightened by Scherer's sophisticated palette and sense of proportion. His interior language speaks with a calm authority coupled with a zest for life. Each photograph by master photographer William Abranowicz is a lesson on such topics as colour and texture, focal points and room size. The book has universal appeal because, though styles fluctuate and tastes are unique, the principles of design are immutable and good design is good design - invaluable lessons for composing a signature, comfortable interior.
By:   Sean Scherer
Photographs by:   William Abranowicz
Imprint:   Vendome Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 305mm,  Width: 235mm, 
Weight:   1.540kg
ISBN:   9780865653825
ISBN 10:   0865653828
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   17 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sean Scherer studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, exhibiting his work extensively throughout North America and Europe. He moved from New York to the Catskills in 2002, opening Kabinett & Kammer shortly after, and is Professor of Art at the State University of New York at Oneonta. William Abranowicz has been a photographer for more than 40 years. His work is in collections throughout the world and has appeared in nearly every major publication in the United States, Europe and Asia. Among his most recent books are American Originals: Creative Interiors and Natural Elegance: Luxurious Mountain Living.

Reviews for Kabinett & Kammer: Creating Authentic Interiors

Anyone who has ever fallen in love with an old object will be able to relate to the book, which is filled with examples from Scherer's beloved Catskills shop, his own home and that of famous and everyday clients. . . . Along with fascinating photos, Scherer includes advice about living with color, how to use ordinary objects in unexpected ways, how to rein in collections and hoot make the most of texture. -- Detroit News Fascinated by collecting antiques but not sure where to start? Pick up Scherer's book, which is part guide to creating layered interiors, part portfolio of spaces that do it right. -- House Beautiful Sean Scherer curates a beguiling assemblage. . . Expect anything from visual teaching aids to scientific ephemera. -- Veranda The Kabinett & Kammer store is a lesson in rarities. Think vintage taxidermy, old school botanical prints, 19th century furniture, specimen shells and science class models. Expect to find just as many objets d'art scattered across the pages of Scherer's book, as well as a newfound desire to go antiquing. -- Modern Luxury The book is a keeper. A must have on my list. --Robert Rufino Style Director of House Beautiful In this book, Sean Scherer shows us all how to create unique sanctuaries for ourselves. . . Imaginative spaces that are authentic and honest, designed to be lived in and loved. --Anderson Cooper If you love vintage, Kabinett & Kammer offers inspiration (and looks good on the coffee table to boot). -- Country Living Sean Scherer's Kabinett & Kammer: Creating Authentic Interiors offers a refreshingly vintage-inspired, unfussy and masculine take on interior design. . . . You'll want to add this to your library immediately. -- Airows Sean Scherer's Kabinett & Kammer is a visual feast for collectors, full of ideas for displaying beloved objects. -- Martha Stewart Living

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