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Dictator Style

Lifestyles of the World's Most Colorful Despots
York, Peter (Book - 2006 )
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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.
Authors: York, Peter
Title: Dictator style
lifestyles of the world's most colorful despots
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2006
Characteristics: xii, 119 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Peter York ; foreword by Douglas Coupland
Additional Contributors: Coupland, Douglas
ISBN: 9780811853149
0811853144
Branch Call Number: 920.009 Y63d 2006
Subject Headings: Dictators Homes and haunts Heads of state Biography
Topical Term: Dictators
Heads of state
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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.

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 cor... Read More »


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