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Image Publish Group Announces New Book Featuring 50 Designers

 

 

Los Angeles, CA; December 2015Fifty Under Fifty, Innovators of the 21st Century, by Beverly Russell, Eva Maddox and Farooq Ameen, is a new book devoted to a new generation of leaders in architecture and design world-wide, the first group born into the internet age with its revolutionary imprint on communications and technologies. Together they bring a global perspective to the developments in architecture and design in the 21st century. Fifty Under Fifty, is a lavishly designed hardback book distributed in Europe, Asia and USA. by Images Publishing Group, a company specializing in architecture and design with a growing range of eBooks and online content. The architects, designers, artists and others represented in 50 Under 50 are innovators of our time.

After a world-wide search of 50 top architecture and design firms by the editors, lead author Beverly Russell along with Eva Maddox and Farooq Ameen help bring together a unique body of work; all partners in these firms will be 50 years old or under at the time of publication, and represent a forward-thinking generation of creative people, aware of global issues that urgently need solutions through imaginative design. A distinguished five-person jury presided over the final selection: Stanley Tigerman, founding partner, Tiger McCurry, Chicago; Ralph Johnson, design principal, Perkins+Will, Chicago; Jeanne Gang, founder Gang Studio, Chicago; Marion Weiss, founding partner, Weiss Manfredi, New York; and Qingyun Ma, Dean of Architecture, University of Southern California, and founder MADAs.p.a.m., Shanghai and Beijing.

The innovators featured in this impressive volume share with us, and the world, their desires for exponential learning; designs are illuminated with full-color photography and detailed illustrations, helping to showcase the innovators individual curiosities, imaginations, and talents. This material shows how they bridge disciplines, respect cultural norms, respond to human needs regardless of costs, and how they adopt team transparency in their passion to create and solve problems with a clear mission. This highly anticipated book showcases honorees located across many different countries, including Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States.

Significantly, a quarter of these innovators are women, representing the elevated leadership of women in architecture and design

About Beverly Russell:

A British American author and journalist, Beverly Russell began writing for magazines and newspapers in London in the 1950's. Later, based in New York, she was Features Editor of Bride's, Senior Editor of House & Garden, Editor-in-Chief of Interiors, Editorial Director of Architecture, and contributed to the New York Times and Graphis. She has written twelve books on architecture, design, cuisine and gardens and one story book for children with her son, Benjamin Beardwood. She lives in Southern California. For further information, please e-mail Beverly Russell @ bevrussmex@yahoo.com.

 

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Beverly Russell Publishes New Memoir in “Deadline Diva”

Los Angeles, CA; May 2015—Sex, battles and victories are major themes in a new autobiography Deadline Diva, written by British American journalist, Beverly Russell, reflecting her 60 year career on both sides of the Atlantic.

Russell takes us behind the scenes with British Royals, Lord Snowdon and Lord Linley and events at Buckingham Palace, the White House where she encountered Pat Nixon, Betty Ford and Ronald Regan, and the prestigious publishing company Conde Nast, where she worked as an editor at Bride’s and House & Garden under the legendary White Russian Editorial Director Alexander Liberman.

Russell was at her desk two floors down when Conde Nast’s famous Vogue Editor Diana Vreeland was dismissed, and her lipstick red office repainted solid white over a weekend for her Monday morning replacement Grace Mirabella.

When Editor in Chief of Interiors magazine, Russell recalls incidents of “failing upwards,” which gained her victories – over Architectural Digest’s Queen of Shelter Mags, Paige Rense, and Parson’s School of Design ,who rewarded her with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts.

Russell was the first editor at Conde Nast to wear pants to the office when they were banned in Washington, D.C and from the turbulent “equal rights” decade of the 1970’s onwards, she was a staunch supporter of professional women in interior design and architecture, and in the commercial kitchens at prestigious hotels and restaurants, writing two highly-acclaimed books “Women of Design, and “Women of Taste.”

Revealing secrets of her private life, with her two notable husbands, journalist-author Roger Beardwood and author-photographer Jon Naar, Russell coped with personal betrayals, while maintaining a round-the clock-schedule with staff in New York, London and Los Angeles and managing a household including her son Benjamin.

Journalism took her around the world to China, Australia, the Middle East, South America as well as Europe and Canada, trips which were captured in notable cover stories for publication.

Russell’s creative distinction led to the initiation of the prestigious Designer of the Year award, now in its 35th year, an internationally coveted professional hallmark. and a special honor from Mayor Ed Koch who named August 26 1986 Beverly Russell Day in New York City for her push to make the interior design industry a serious contender in the city’s commercial profile.

The praise for Russell's new book has been prolific:

"Beverly Russell is the ne plus ultra design and style expert. Beverly enlightens: she’s made my design life richer and fuller. Deadline Diva will be transformative for readers."

Tim Gunn, fashion and television personality, Project Runway mentor, author and educator

"Beverly Russell writes amusingly about her colorful career in the design and glossy magazine business. Her candid story of survival in a world of glamor, competiveness and hard work will make you laugh, groan and cheer."

Caroline Seebohm, author, “The Man Who Was Vogue: The Life and Times of Conde Nast”

"Beverly Russell had the good fortune to be at the right place at the right time, and the wit and wisdom to seize the moment."

Frances Halsband, FAIA, Founding Partner, Kliment Halsbland Architects, former Dean of Architecture, Pratt Institute

About Beverly Russell:

A British American author and journalist, Beverly Russell began writing for magazines and newspapers in London in the 1950's. Later, based in New York, she was Features Editor of Bride's, Senior Editor of House & Garden, Editor-in-Chief of Interiors, Editorial Director of Architecture, and contributed to the New York Times and Graphis. She has written twelve books on architecture, design, cuisine and gardens and one story book for children with her son, Benjamin Beardwood. She lives in Southern California. For further information, please e-mail Beverly Russell @ bevrussmex@yahoo.com.

 

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Read the Deadline Diva Interview with Beverly Russell in CULTSCOOP Magazine!

 

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“Lines on Aging” published by Beverly Russell Enterprises

Los Angeles, CA; July 2013—A book with a spiritual message devoted to the reality of aging and the closure of life, “Lines on Aging,” is the latest book by Beverly Russell with accompanying photographs by Barry Michlin.

Kiranada, an American-born Buddhist priest, and noted fine artist, contributes a thoughtful preface reminding “the indignities of old age are real…the reality of impermanence is real.”

Beverly Russell’s Introduction, also plucks from Buddhist teachings on phases of aging. She says: “As an approaching octogenarian myself, I felt a need to face up to reality and come to grips with my mortality. I believe many people in my age category will find the message helpful and of some consolation at this stage on our journey.”

The book is comprised of a collection of appropriately inspiring prose and poetry from a wide range of twenty-eight notable writers including Agatha Christie, T.S. Eliot, Herman Hesse, Longfellow and Tennyson as well as spiritual philosophers such as Lao Tzu, Rabindranath Tagore, Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama.

Thirty-two, four-color photographs by Los Angeles Barry Michlin are presented as accompaniment to each piece of text.

“Lines on Aging” a soft cover 80-page book retailing at $19.95 is available directly from www.linesonaging.com, and can also be found on from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

“Beverly Russell’s book is a wonderful reminder that aging and death will occur and we might as well accept it with fearlessness...”

Patricia Feldman de Gonzalez, co-founder the Wellness Institute
San Miguel de Allende

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"Espacios" published by Beverly Russell Enterprises

A new book featuring images of the gardens of San Miguel de Allende

Los Angeles, CA; January 2012—Beverly Russell, President of Beverly Russell Enterprises, announces the publication of a new book “Espacios, Jardines de San Miguel.”

This hardback, 80-page book with 35 color photographs by noted international photographer, Barry Michlin, shows a selection of outdoor spaces and gardens in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a 17th century city recently awarded a UNESCO Heritage Award. The book is accompanied by poetry from significant Hispanic poets, Octavio Paz, Jorge Luis Borges, Salvador Novo and Xavier Villaurrutia.

Beverly Russell Enterprises, and independent publishing company, has produced two other books, "The Adventures of Kundun the Golden Cat," (2009) with Benjamin Beardwood, and "Crossings, Words of Comfort," (2010).  Both have spiritual themes. In addition, Beverly Russell created and produced "Ask the Flowers," a "garden tarot" card pack. She is the author of several other art and architecture books.

Beverly Russell, born in London, immigrated to the US and became an American citizen in 1972. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her creative leadership in publishing in New York, including a Neal Award, the "Oscar" of the business publishing industry.

She moved to San Miguel de Allende in 2006. In 2011, she was nominated for a Purpose Prize, an award given by the Sherry Lansing Foundation, for her "post corporate" encore career.

“Espacios, Jardines de San Miguel” is available directly from Beverly Russell Enterprises  from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Retail price $24.95.

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Beverly Russell Publishes Crossings, Words of Comfort

A new book to help get a grip on these unsettling times

Los Angeles, CA; November 2010—Beverly Russell, President of Beverly Russell Enterprises, announces the publication of a new book “Crossings, Words of Comfort.”

After 30 years in a sequestered file, this collection of writings, verses and poetry has been brought to light in Russell's new book. The collection was gathered together by a New York spiritual counselor, Elenore Wrench (1900-1983) during her professional work with clients seeking comfort and compassion in their fast-paced, Manhattan daily lives.

Beverly Russell, a former client of Ms. Wrench, recently rediscovered the file and published the collection under her own imprint, Beverly Russell Enterprises.

“Elenore Wrench asked me to publish this work in 1983, but then she died unexpectedly and the project came to a halt. The collection has even more meaning in today’s unsettled world. It is a “pillow” book of comforting thoughts to read at bedtime,” Russell said.

The book is illustrated with over 30 color photographs of flowers, each one linked to a particular message of comfort.  “Crossings, Words of Comfort,” is available directly from Beverly Russell Enterprises, and can also be found at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Retail price $15.95.

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Beverly Russell Announces New Children's Book

The Adventures of Kundun the Golden Cat

Los Angeles, CA; December 2009—Beverly Russell, President of Beverly Russell Enterprises, announces the publication of a new children’s book “The Adventures of Kundun the Golden Cat.”

In the tradition of other lovable story-book animals—Babar, Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, and Pooh Bear—the tale is co-authored by Beverly Russell and Benjamin Beardwood, and illustrated by Sushiela.

A modern day Aesop fable, the story is about “giving” rather than “getting,” a theme that fits into the current world economic view. By giving away his possessions, Kundun, a rich princely cat, finds satisfaction and happiness that he did not enjoy before.

The book encourages readers of all ages to give to the needy around the world and has a back-of book-index listing charitable organizations, such as UNICEF, OXFAM, and SAVE THE CHILDREN that serve the under-privileged poor.

Kundun also spreads a message of cross-cultural relationships, in recognition that all nations are globally interconnected, and can benefit by friendship and cooperation.

Paula Rice Jackson, Executive Vice President of the United Nations Association in New York, calls the book “A charmer…buoyant with wisdom and hope.”

Shirley Rodwell, MBE, Trustee of the Westminster Group, London, UK says: “The Kundun story with its message of friendship, sharing and generosity will be enjoyed by children in many countries.”

Kundun, the Golden Cat, takes his name from the Tibetan word meaning “presence” a title given to the Dalai Lama, a world spiritual leader. The word synchronizes with the story in which Kundun gives away “presents” to his friends with joyful results.

“The Adventures of Kundun The Golden Cat” is available directly from Beverly Russell Enterprises, and from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Retail price $15.95.

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Beverly Russell Releases
"Ask The Flowers"

An Intriguing New Card Game That Predicts Personal Moods
 


Beverly Hills, CA; July 2005—Beverly Russell, well-known international author of coffee table books on design, arts and food has created an intriguing new card game—Ask The Flowers. She partnered with her sister, Gillian Redfern Rones, a prominent New York graphic designer. Ask The Flowers will be launched at the California Gift Show, July 22-25, 2005 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, booth 2328.

The two collaborated on the card game which through the power of flowers predicts messages and moods by choice of the “flower” cards. The sisters were introduced to horticultural beauty as children, “We constantly listen to the languages and messages of the flowers,” says Russell. “They help uplift the spirits. Psychologists also know how personal flower preferences can elicit knowledge about a person’s inner thoughts and character.”

Ask the Flowers mood cards consist of a pack of 36 different flowers, stunningly shown in four-color photographs, with an accompanying booklet. The player is asked to pick two cards, after shuffling the cards carefully. The first card predicts a mood for today. The second, a mood for tomorrow. The interpretations of the moods are found in the lovely illustrated booklet.

Card games have a history going back thousands of years. Their uncanny habits of displaying patterns and formations have defied mathematicians, philosophers and gamblers alike. Ask the Flowers mood cards can be played alone, or with friends and family. It is upbeat and optimistic and always conveys good news to players.

The cards are available for $13.95 per pack on Amazon.

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