Streisand book set for fall 2010

Viking release will focus on star's homes

Viking has acquired the book "A Passion for Design" by Barbra Streisand, in which the performer will focus on the architecture and building of her latest home. Publication is set for fall 2010.

The book also 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 gardens.

The book was acquired by Viking president Clare Ferraro. Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly negotiated the acquisition for world rights and first serial. It will be edited by Viking executive editor Rick Kot.