BOOK END No15



 

A something in a summer’s noon

— A depth — an Azure — a perfume —

Transcending ecstasy.

So looking on — the night — the morn

Conclude the wonder gay —

And I meet, coming thro’ the dews

Another summer’s Day!

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Here are A-Gent of Style‘s picks of noteworthy publications for July.

Don’t forget you can hover your cursor over each image to see the rest of the book cover or click on the image to see the cover in full in a new window.




All books are available or can be ordered from The Bookshop at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour +44 (0) 20 7351 6854 / @theBOOKSHOPat

And if you’ve missed the previous instalments of Book End, you can catch up and see the other fantastic books A-Gent of Style selected over the months:Book End No1Book End No2, Book End N03Book End N04Book End No5Book End No6, Book End No7, Book End N08, Book End No9Book End No10Book End N011Book End N012, Book End N013Book End No14.


Happy reading!







TAIL WAGGING: DOG DAY 2014



 

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 After last year’s roaring howling success, Dog Day is back. Woof woof.

Sponsored by Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and Pickett, and held in aid of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, the UK’s premiere dog and cat rehoming centre, Dog Day is a must-see event of the canine calendar for dog owners, enthusiasts or just families looking for a great day out.

Dog Day is a fun-filled fête with activities going on from 4.30pm until 7.30pm, complete with refreshments, dog classes, games and best dressed prizes judged by some of London’s leading property companies as well as experts and tastemakers from the design industry. There will be a prize draw with a chance to win items from Nicholas Haslam, Pierre Frey, Fox Linton and many more.

So come to Dog Day if you fancy partaking or simply seeing pedigree scruffs with some bow-wow factor parading around a show ring. And that’s not just the decorators…See you there.

All details about the event and purchasing tickets here.


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LONDON MASTERPIECE 2014





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Summer in London means Masterpiece, one of the landmark events in London’s collecting calendar, which opens today. As a huge devotee of antiques and art fairs, A-Gent of Style was eager to witness this year’s edition, now in its 5th year, and attended the preview yesterday, his enthusiasm hugely enhanced in the last few weeks by the daily build-up on Instagram. Rating Masterpiece as one of the highlights of the London art fair circuit, A-Gent of Style was wowed this year once again by the sheer brilliance and diversity of the elegantly curated vignettes showcasing objets of the highest calibre.

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Masterpiece London brings together 150 leading exhibitors, old friends and newcomers (A-Gent of Style made some great discoveries), from around the world to showcase a superb selection of museum-quality art, antiques, jewellery, furniture and design. The fair attracts keen collectors, connoisseurs and enthusiasts across a wide range of collecting categories and has established itself as notable highlight of the annual art fair calendar. Set in the magnificent South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea Masterpiece takes place during London Art Week until 2 July.


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As in previous years, the range of disciplines is vast, providing something of interest for every visitor. Each item is selected and individually vetted by a committee of independent experts and specialists before the fair begins, which guarantees quality and authenticity is of the highest order alongside fabulous bars and dining such as Scott’s, The Ivy and Le Caprice.


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A-Gent of Style
 presents today snapshots he took yesterday of the works which dazzled him, offered for sale at the 2014 fair. Visitors will no doubt relish the chance to acquire such rare pieces or simply enjoy temptation on a grand scale.

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“Masterpiece is just that – a masterpiece. Its success is a testament to the vibrant international art scene, the passion of collectors, exhibitors and curators, and the dedication of those who devote their time and energy to making this show a reality.



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– Imagery by A-Gent of Style – 






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