David Stark Design

Hardcover $40.00

The Monacelli Press | Apr 27, 2010 | 224 Pages | 8 x 10 | ISBN 9781580932738

  • Hardcover$40.00

    The Monacelli Press | Apr 27, 2010 | 224 Pages | 8 x 10 | ISBN 9781580932738

Praise

“The scale and visual impact of David Stark’s installations rival those by many contemporary artists at the Whitney Biennial or any Chelsea gallery.”
—David Byrne

“To do what David does, he has to be a consummate politician, a shrink, an accountant, and a brilliant visual artist, with the unshakable calm of a Zen master. He is all that and more. He has great taste, a fabulous sense of humor, and is blessed with an uncanny sixth sense about how to present an event so that everyone knows when they walk in the door that they are in for an unforgettable experience.”
—Glenn Close

“When we asked David to help plan and design HuffPost’s Pre-Inaugural Gala in Washington D.C., a free-wheeling party for over 3,000 of our closest friends, we knew we were setting the bar high. He more than cleared it. His innovative visual ideas and elegant designs were magical. He brings the same creativity and passion to this stylish new book.”
—Arianna Huffington

“Stark is known for creating the most glamorous, imaginative and over-the-top events . . . David Stark Design, takes a look at 30 of the most unique and stunning events David has executed since he started his company in 2005 and uses imagery to illustrate the design philosophies and creative process that has made him one of the world’s most sought after event designers.”
—So Haute!

“A visually stunning monograph”
—Design Milk

“What we’re dealing with here is a new kind of art and artist that touches at the very core of creativity. With his latest book, David Stark Design, Stark has secured his place in the field and become a rock star in the design world.”
—PensEyeView

“If you’re looking for party inspiration (or major eye candy), this is the book to pick up . . . no two events are alike.”
—HGTV.com

“One finds benefit parties decorated with drifting tendrils of paint strips or else walls upholstered in Post-its or centerpieces constructed from 18,000 donated pencils later to be passed along to schoolchildren. One finds 6,000 tons of recycled waste paper used to create fantasy décors. One does, that is, if David Stark is involved . . . David Stark Design [is] a just-published monograph about Mr. Stark’s forays into the New York night.”
—The New York Times

Table Of Contents

Hello
Preface

Say it Loud Say it Proud
Robin Hood Foundation 2006
+ Times Square Bat Mitzvah

Speak Volumes with a Whisper
Lowy Antique Frame and Restoring Company

Take a Classic, Make It Modern
Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Animate the Inanimate
Metropolitan Opera 125th Anniversary
+ Sundance Institute 2006

Use the Tools of the Trade
Film Society of Lincoln Center
+ Whitney Museum of American Art 2008

It’s All About the Double Take
Walker Art Center

Lasso Something Personal
Hamptons Wedding

Don’t Take It So Seriously… At the End of the Day, It’s a Party
Coney Island Wedding
+ Circus Bar Mitzvah

From Many Little Things Make One Big Thing
American Patrons of Tate
+ Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids 2008
+ New Yorkers for Children 2009
+ Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards 2008

Don’t Overlook the Obvious
Americas Society
+ Whitney Museum of American Art 17th Annual American Art Award
+ New Museum Opening
+ Museum of Art and Design
+ Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards 2009

Use Words Literally
Museum of Modern Art

See Magic in the Mundane
Robin Hood Foundation 2007

Events Are Live Theater, Guests Are Actors
Target Bodegas

Don’t Overlook the Beauty in Your Own Backyard
Wave Hill Wedding

It’s Not What You Use, but How You Use It
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards 2007
+ Eco by Cosentino

Fall Down the Rabbit Hole and Enjoy the Ride
Target Bullseye Inn

Landscape the Party
Sundance Institute 2007
+ Campsite Birthday
+ JCPenney American Living Launch

Explode the Scale
New Yorkers for Children 2008
+ Travel + Leisure 2008 Design Awards
+ Design Industry Foundation Fighting Aids 2009
+ Museum of Art and Design 2007
+ The Huffington Post 2009 Pre-Inaugural Ball
+ Topiary Bat Mitzvah

Give It Up for Drop-Dead Chic
+ Wooded Wedding
+ Springtime Wedding
+ Summer Tent Wedding
+ Allure Magazine Best of Beauty Awards
+ Carnaby Street Bar Mitzvah
+ Pierre Hotel Bar Mitzvah
+ New York State Opera 2008

Make Packaging the Prize
West Elm Store Opening

A Life After the Party
Robin Hood Foundation 2008

Good Bye
Acknowledgments

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