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|Minimalist Lofts presents a resplendent selection of international lofts that stand out for their pure lines and hard-hitting designs. The creators of these projects-among some of today's most prestigious architects-have converted industrial spaces into homes, offices, and shops. The luxury of these beautiful lofts is the perception of space, in which a few clever decisions bring out the best in the finishes and detailing. Filled with 370 dazzling full-color photos, this valuable book also features clear, descriptive text; detailed layouts and drawings by the designers themselves; and 45 architectural plans. Whether one is an architect, interior designer, contractor, or loft owner, Minimalist Lofts is a never-ending source of ideas! |
ISBN: 0823030768 Date Published on 7/10/2006
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|Minnesota Council Painting and Decorating Contractors of America: A history of 75 years |
ISBN: B0006QP616 Date Published on 5/9/2006
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|Trusted pros show how to bring order to the chaos of real living spaces. Achievable, money-saving strategies for kitchens, bedrooms, baths, basements, garages, and more. Three steps everyone should follow when clearing the clutter, along with specific tips for different areas of the home. |
ISBN: 0696222841 Date Published on 9/2/2006
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Modern Asian Living features the new wave of pan-Asian interior design that draws elements from Japanese Zen style, opulent Thai style, the best of Bali, and more. This book serves as a showcase for Asia's hottest young designers, artists, gallery owners, and furniture makers. It features floral arrangements by the world-renowned Sakul Intakul, furniture from Ou Baholyodin, artworks from Christian Liaigre, and paintings from prominent Asian artists. Ideas and tips for decorating leap off the pages, while the overall aesthetic will interest anyone enthusiastic about modern Asian style.
ISBN: 0794602916 Date Published on 9/2/2006
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|Throw away swatch books, interior design book, and rule books. This color guidebook is not for the faint of heart: it packed full of eye-popping bold colors and how to use them. Now in paperback, Modern Color: New Palettes for Painted Rooms, features advice, inspiration, and ideas for all who crave the excitement and energy of pure, bold color in an interior design scheme.
To succeed with bold color, readers are encouraged to forget about the rules what we?ve known as polite d?cor and instead, put the strength of color to work. Author Sarah Lynch shows how to use color to set the mood, hide or highlight architecture, transform dull rooms and drag hallways, and add depth, height, and light to any room.
Get ready for a new universe of color ideas and solutions. Mix, match, and go all out with colors you love. See your rooms as you've never seen them before.
ISBN: 1592530621 Date Published on 5/3/2006
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|Modern Country blends the quiet, simple elegance of classic country with a clean, modernist edge to create an entirely new interior genre. When classic country is infused with modern design, it becomes bolder. It offers a contemporary attitude, a confident feel that mixes periods, patterns, and pedigrees but embraces the element of restraint. As noted photo stylist and author Nancy Ingram says, "Mix it up and pare it down!" |
ISBN: 1586857827 Date Published on 9/2/2006
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Old-world Hollywood glamour embraces modern insouciance in the signature style of internationally acclaimed interior designer Kelly Wearstler. Never one to paint a wall simply white, in her creations Wearstler uses bold colors and patterns and mixes elaborate architectural hardware with furnishings culled from a range of eras. In Modern Glamour, she reveals her decorating secrets and dramatic approach to design.
From basic design principles to personal accents, this gorgeously photographed book explains how Wearstler shapes interiors and exteriors into ingeniously functional environments. A survey of many of her most stunning projects provides ideal examples of bringing what she calls "the elegance of the unexpected" to life in any setting. Whether it is juxtaposing typically masculine and feminine design notions to infuse a room with edge and energy, or using embellishments to put a thematic mark on a room. Wearstler's essentials on design will inspire professional designers and aspiring home decorators alike.
For those who wish to discover how decorative visions can become luxuriant realities, Modern Glamour offers clear and enjoyable guidance on the art of creating seductively stylish spaces.
ISBN: 0060989246 Date Published on 9/2/2006
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The 20th century has produced some of the most innovative and memorable designs for private houses, which have become architectural icons worldwide. In the 1920s and 1930s, the private house was the means by which architects established the early Modern Movement, and clients looked favourably on commissioning the avant garde. Today, the house is enjoying an architectural renaissance, as private clients have returned to architects to express their wealth and status. The result is a collection of innovative projects that reveal some of the real concerns of world-famous architects, and display the talents of younger designers eager to establish their reputations. The 30 houses from around the world included in this book were completed in the 1990s, revealing developments in house design by notable contemporary architects, and demonstrating continuing links with the work of the early 20th-century masters.
The latter part of the 20th century was a fertile time for residential architecture, with a great variety of approaches in operation and no real sign of a ruling orthodoxy or a canonical style. As an editor at three British architectural magazines, John Welsh has had a good vantage point to observe this pluralistic parade, and he gathers a rich and provocative assortment of examples between the covers of Modern House. Welsh first provides a historic overview of residential modernism and then groups his more recent main examples into four types: model villas, structural essays, organic houses, and urban buildings. Big names such as Meier, Gehry, Botta, Koolhaas, and Ando rub elbows with lesser known but worthy practitioners. The houses themselves run a gamut from Allies and Morrison's seemingly ordinary Oakyard in London to Shinichi Ogawa's breathtakingly purist (and nearly unlivable) glass cube in Yamaguchi, Japan.
Welsh's text is solid and helpful, and the visual presentation is exemplary. Copious plans and photos (mostly in color) fill the 240 large-format pages, but we've come to expect that in big architectural books today. What distinguishes this one visually is a deft layout that does not call attention to itself, yet presents the material intelligibly and with grace. If only all book designers were as capable and attuned to their subject matter as the uncredited graphic designer of this volume. Highly recommended for both content and presentation. --John Pastier
ISBN: 0714838373 Date Published on 9/4/2006
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|Guidebook, idea book, and workbook all in one, this hard-working kitchen design book provides inspiration and advice to keep readers on track, on task, and on budget. With a focus on modern kitchen design, this book provides clever ways to organize kitchen design projects large and small. Five complete kitchen designs are profiled with before and after photos, layouts, and design plans. The user-friendly format includes worksheets, checklists, charts, and data recording sheets. Readers can keep track of ideas by placing magazine tear sheets, color chips, and fixture information in the provided storage space. A logical, detailed approach offers realistic solutions and a complete treatment of the subject with design and decorating information and practical advice for navigating the many choices.|
ISBN: 1564967301 Date Published on 8/18/2006