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Brilliant: Press Release

Brilliant: White in Design examines the spectrum of colors and talents inherent in white, exploring how it is used, and viewed, in art, design, architecture and nature. Noted design writer Linda O’Keeffe parses the language of white and considers its strengths and, at times, its weaknesses. She shows that living with white has soothing rewards anddust-collecting drawbacks; that designing with white reduces everything to pure form; that creating white art is an exploration of materiality; that beige is not a four-letter word but a glamorous alternative to its more pristine counterpart; that white cohesively marries design styles that are centuries apart and much more. In more than two hundred and fifty photographs, Brilliant showcases a wide stylistic range of residences, stores, hotels, spas and offices – recent, iconic and historic – from across the world – France, Japan, Spain, England, Mexico, Canada, South Africa – and throughout the United States.

Featured designers and architects include Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, Barbara Barry, Tony Duquette, Anouska Hempel, Zaha Hadid, Syrie Maugham, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Richard Meier, Juan Montoya, Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Jean Nouvel, Oscar Niemeyer, John Pawson, Andrée Putman, David Rockwell, Philippe Starck, Kelly Wearstler, Marcel Wanders and Vicente Wolf. Brilliant also celebrates work from up-and-coming sculptors and ceramicists as well as established artists including Lynn Davis, Andy Goldsworthy, Ann Hamilton, Robert Ryman, Martha Schwartz, John Waters and Rachel Whiteread.

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