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Bohemian Modern LTD : Living in Silver Lake Total Hits - 400  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

In this gorgeous, slip-cased limited edition of Bohemian Modern, acclaimed modernist architect Barbara Bestor takes readers on a dazzling journey through California's legendary Silver Lake neighborhood -- an area whose unique structural and interior designs are rapidly emerging as the biggest trends in modern architecture. Featuring stunning photographs set in bold, panoramic spreads, this limited edition of Bohemian Modern also comes with an elegant cloth slipcase designed in bright green and turquoise.

ISBN: 0061146641   Date Published on 5/23/2006
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Modern Glamour : The Art of Unexpected Style Total Hits - 464  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

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 4/1/2006
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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 9/15/2005
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Modern House (Modern House S.)Total Hits - 347  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

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 11/2/1999