MUMBAI: Viking has acquired the world rights of Barbara Streisand's book A Passion
for Design in which the performer focuses on the architecture and building of
her latest home. The book is expected to release in 2010.
Passion for Design will chronicle Streisand's previous residences, from her New
York apartment to her Los Angeles townhouse and her homes along the California
coast. It will contain many of her own photographs of rooms she has decorated,
furniture and art she has collected, and flowers and vegetables she grows in her
book that was acquired by Viking president Clare Ferraro will be edited by Viking
executive editor Rick Kot. Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly negotiated
the acquisition for world rights and first serial.