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Dictator Style: Lifestyles of the World's Most Colorful Despots

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Welcome to the fabulous lifestyles of the cruel and despotic. Running with the idea that our homes are where we are truly ourselves, Peter York's wildly original and scathingly funny look at the interior decorating tastes of some of history's most alarming dictators proves that absolute power corrupts absolutely, right down to the drapes. Mining rare, jaw-dropping photographs of interiors now mostly (thankfully) destroyed, York's hilarious profiles of 16 inner sanctums of the scary leaves no endangered tiger pelt unturned, from Saddam Hussein's creepy private art collection to General Noriega's Christmas tree to the strange tube and knob contraption in the Ceausescu bathroom. All your favorite dictators are here: Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Tito, Mussolini, Mobutu, Idi Amin, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos—each with their own uniquely frightful chic. An interior decorating book like no other, Dictator Style is a welcome tonic for a world in need of a good laugh at the expense of the all-powerful.

About the Author

Peter York is an internationally renowned author, broadcaster, journalist, and style guru. A columnist for the Independent on Sunday (U.K.) and GQ , he lives in London.

Douglas Coupland is the author of ten novels and numerous books on popular culture. A regular contributor to the New York Times , New Republic , and Artforum, he lives in Vancouver.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811853149
Subtitle:
Lifestyles of the World's Most Colorful Despots
Author:
York, Peter
Foreword:
Coupland, Douglas
Author:
York
Author:
Coupland, Douglas
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Decorating - General
Subject:
Dictators - Homes and haunts
Subject:
Decorating
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060504
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
132
Dimensions:
9.72x8.18x.67 in. 1.48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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