Barbra Streisand to Publish a Book About Architecture and Design

In other, more positive news, we pose a question to you, dear reader: when you think of the terms “design” and “architecture” together, who is the first person that comes to mind? If you said “Babs” then you are absolutely correct. Barbra Streisand has announced that she is currently penning a memoir that will spend a lot of time focusing on her love of both topics, particularly in regard to her spending the last half-decade designing a building her dream home in California. First person in line to buy the book? We’re thinking other well-known celebrity architecture buff Brad Pitt. Or maybe even the lesser-known celebrity architecture buff Paris Hilton? Here’s a bit:

The singer, director and actress has reached an agreement with Viking for A Passion for Design, an illustrated book scheduled for fall 2010 that includes photos of the Malibu, Calif., oceanfront compound she worked on for more than five years, and of other residences, back to her early years in New York.

Can we say, because the book won’t be released until next year, that someone please come up with a better title than A Passion for Design? Come on. Even a pun based around one of her songs or movies would be better than that. Mantl anyone? It could all be centered around her designing her mantel and then move around the house from there.