The Preservation Foundation

Architectural Digest Editor-in-Chief Paige Rense Signs Book at Benefit for the Foundation
Posted Date 02/02/2008

On Friday, February 1st, 2008 editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest Paige Rense signed copies of her book Private Views: Inside the World’s Great Homes at the Worth Avenue Ralph Lauren store to benefit The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach.  The event was held from 6 to 8pm with over 250 attending.

Rense first joined Architectural Digest in 1970 and under her guidance the magazine has become one of the most financial successful glossies in the United States.  Since being bought by Condé Nast publications, it has taken its place as a premier member of that publisher’s impressive roster which includes Vogue, GQ, House and Garden, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and WiredArchitectural Digest remains the example par excellence of a niche market aspirational lifestyle magazine and continues to be both a pacesetter and trendsetter.  As such, Rense is known to have a major influence on American interior design as an industry and in the culture.

Published in the Fall of 2007, Private Views: Inside the World’s Great Homes collects in one volume the best in interior design and architecture as determined by Paige Rense and her editors at Architectural Digest.  The book features thirty homes from Ralph Lauren‘s Bedford estate to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland’s castle to David Bowie and Iman’s idyllic Caribbean retreat.

Rense is the author of nine other books. She is also founder of the Arthur Rense Prize poetry award, named after her late husband Arthur F. Rense, the sports journalist for the Los Angeles Daily News and director of public relations for Howard R. Hughes' Summa Corporation.  She is now married to artist Ken Noland.

To read James Brady's profile of Paige Rense, please click here



 Gregg Beletsky and Paige Rense



Beau and Jackie Breckenridge



 Preservation Foundation President John Mashek and Virginia Coleman



 Carl and Sabrina Forsythe



 Tom and Carol Kirchhoff



 Stephanie Rockwell and the Preservation Foundation's Library Director Scott Moses



 Delfina Blaquier and Nacho Figueras



 Harry Benson and Ellen Graham



 Trustees Wilbur and Hilary Ross



 Tatiana and Campion Platt



 Victoria Amory



 Jill Crompton and Trustee Scott Snyder



 Preservation Foundation Executive Director John Ripley and Trustee Kate Ford



 Nacho Figueras, Delfina Blaquier and Paige Rense



Jack and Trustee Talbott Maxey