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The Art of Illumination: Residential Lighting Design Total Hits - 282  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
When it comes to beautifying homes with light, Glenn Johnson is universally recognized as one of the absolute masters of his art. At different points in his high-profile career, he has created designs that bring subtle warmth to Stephen Spielberg's art collection ... defined a relaxed aura for David Geffen's music sanctuary ... and unobtrusively illuminated the sumptuous details of mega-mansions for the likes of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor and Aaron Spelling. In The Art of Illumination: Residential Lighting Design, Glenn Johnson teaches the art and science of lighting design that he has practiced for more than 20 years. Look inside this long-overdue resource, and there are breathtaking examples from Johnson's own portfolio, along with previously unavailable details on how to apply light to aesthetically enhance each area of a home. Whether you're an architect, interior designer, contractor, or homeowner, you'll find a rich storehouse of ideas in the book's eye-opening full-color photographs, renderings, and CAD details of lighting applications.
ISBN: 0070329591   Date Published on 4/26/2006
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The Art of Illusion: A Trompe L'Oeil Painting Course Total Hits - 296  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

From the hills of Tuscany to English country scenes, The Art of Illusion shows artists how to create stunning, three-dimensional murals on walls and furniture. The book starts by helping readers develop a workable design, draw it to scale and transfer it to the painting surface using the principles of three-point perspective.

Artists will then study techniques for surface preparation and color mixing before starting on the projects. Several classically inspired themes are included such as a Tuscan view, a Tiepolo mural, Roman gods and creatures "en grisaille," along with English country cattle murals.

Janet Shearer is a highly respected trompe l'oeil artist and teacher whose workshops attract students from around the world. Her work can be seen in homes and businesses worldwide including London's Heathrow airport. She lives in Cornwall, England.

ISBN: 1581800975   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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The Art of Kitchen DesignTotal Hits - 434  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
“Included in the dozen or so kitchens illustrated and written about are the use of inlays, pane decorations, plate and hanging racks, and freestanding dressers and cupboards. A true dream and wish book from a man [honored] as the world’s best kitchen designer.”—Booklist. “Mr. Grey has built dozens of kitchens, some for celebrities like Sting. He is a kitchen design detective and problem-solver, first and foremost.”—The New York Times.
ISBN: 184188085X   Date Published on 8/23/2006
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The Art of Lighting: An International Profile of Home Lighting Total Hits - 241  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The lighting industry is seeing a revolution in fixtures and design methods. Because it influences every visual element we perceive, lighting is now recognized as an integral part of overall design. Unfortunately, too much lighting design is still being installed by those who have had little training in lighting techniques. This book, the successful sequel to Residential Lighting, was created to help generate inspiration and ideas to help the reader head in the right direction before they begin remodeling or construction. This is a sourcebook for designers and homeowners, but it is also a tool hopefully able to inspire good lighting design by illustrating the best lighting design in the business.
ISBN: 1564967077   Date Published on 4/26/2006
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The Art of Painted Furniture Total Hits - 928  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (12)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Anita Rosenberg--whose work has appeared on several TV series (including Friends)--shares her super secrets for creating fabulous painted furniture. Stars such as George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise, and Jennifer Aniston have snapped up her unique pieces, and now anyone with a brush and paint can try out her hot techniques. She presents the most beautiful patterns and creative ideas, all broken down so they're easy to follow, and offers suggestions on where to find furniture to personalize, feng shui tips on color, and exciting designs. Try a little kitsch, take inspiration from travel brochures, and go wild for patterns, including a bright leopard scroll. Great projects include a gothic-style table, as well as chairs, trays, chests and more.
ISBN: 1402725302   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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The Art of Rug HookingTotal Hits - 592  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
“There is something about quilting bees and rug-hooking klatches that make for wonderful works of art....Mather has captured the spirit—and the how-tos....The real value is the promotion of a much-loved art for contemporary society.”—Booklist. Pore through a gallery of color photos of rugs, and then use these patterns to make your own. A complete primer fills you in on preparing the fabric; “stitches” and loops; and more.
ISBN: 0806918012   Date Published on 4/29/2006
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The Art of Staircases Total Hits - 1468  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
How to design staircases, from top to bottom

* Exciting new work by established and emerging architects
* Planning and design of treads, structural systems, banisters, more

Staircases are a part of life--and a part of architecture, one we often notice only when there’s something wrong! The Art of Staircases examines innovative use of staircases in contemporary design, with full how-to and why-to details on treads, structural systems, widths, banisters, proportions, materials, and much more. Beautiful, problem-solving staircases by established and emerging architects are showcased in hundreds of stunning color photos.

ISBN: 8496263703   Date Published on 9/2/2006
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The Art Of Trompe L'oeil Murals Total Hits - 3424  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Trompe l'oeil murals can turn even the most drab room into a beautiful work of art as enchanting as it is convincing and realistic. Now readers can learn how to capture that magic with The Art of Trompe l'oeil Murals.

Master muralist Yves Lanthier has decorated the homes of celebrities with his breathtakingly true-to-life paintings, but readers don't have to be rich or famous to benefit from his expertise. Step-by-step illustrations let readers watch as Lanthier's work comes alive, and will inspire them to create lush, highly sophisticated murals of their own using simple elements.

Seeing is believing, and this is one book readers won't want to take their eyes off of!

ISBN: 1581805527   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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The Ballantyne Collection : Rugs and Carpets from PersiaTotal Hits - 460  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Iran has been the artistic powerhouse of the Middle East for many centuries and its rugs and carpets have always been highly prized. This book by a leading authority aims to show excellent examples of Persian rugs and carpets, set within their historical and cultural context.
ISBN: 1901360008   Date Published on 4/29/2006
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The Basement Book: Upstairs Downstairs: Reclaiming the Wasted Space in Your Basement Total Hits - 443  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The best and least expensive way to add between 50 and 100 percent to the living space in many homes is by expanding downward into an unfinished basement. Like an unfinished addition, the basement is already covered and enclosed, ready for the simple steps outlines in this book.
ISBN: 1881527999   Date Published on 9/4/2006

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