Thousands of books on interior design have come and gone since the 1897 publication of this pioneering manual, but The Decoration of Houses remains, thanks to the insightful and inspiring advice of its co-authors. Before she became the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton was a society matron, remodeling a summer home in Newport, Rhode Island. With the able
Buy fewer (and better) things. Store like with like. Get rid of the plastic. Display—don’t stash—your belongings. Let go of your inner perfectionist and remember that rooms are for living. These are a few of the central principles behind Remodelista: The Organized Home, the new book from the team behind the inspirational design site Remodelista.com. Whether you’re a minimalist or someone who takes
Archi+ #2 重整的是空間，喚醒的是人生，不再將就的40歲，重整自己、重整住家的新動能！40**歲前，為事業、為家庭……為了以為更美好的生活，就將就一點住吧；**40**歲了，才知道美好不會因為多一些將就而來臨。** 「今後**10****年、****20****年，你想住在什麼樣的家？」**打造一個生活中所有需求都能在那兒得到滿足的空間，那就叫做「家」。認真考慮「住」，不僅是考慮「自己的老後生活」，也是重新審視自己，重新審視自己與家人隨時間改變的關係。本書作者以每個人就可以立刻開始動手做的三個簡單原則：減少無謂的動線＋適地適量的收納＋屬於自己幸福的裝潢，教你如何執行真正「自己所需」的改造重點。A.明白現有住所...
This lavishly illustrated guide to renovating, remodeling, and building a new Colonial home features over 20 case studies of updated homes and Colonials built from scratch, filled with 223 original full-color photographs, 38 color illustrations, and before-and-after plans.
Best-selling author of The Not So Big House Sarah Susanka teams up with architectural design writer Marc Vassallo to expand upon the message that has resonated with over a million homeowners and builders across the country: opting for personalized, well-crafted, thoughtfully designed spaces over superfluous square footage results in a home that comforts and nourishes those who live there. Susanka
by John PotvinSince the publication of Edward Said's groundbreaking work Orientalism 35 years ago, numerous studies have explored the West's fraught and enduring fascination with the so-called Orient. Focusing their critical attention on the literary and pictorial arts, these studies have, to date, largely neglected the world of interior design. Oriental Interiors is the first book to fully explore the
Designing the French Interior traces France's central role in the development of the modern domestic interior, from the pre-revolutionary period to the 1970s, and addresses the importance of various media, including drawings, prints, pattern books, illustrated magazines, department store catalogs, photographs, guidebooks, and films, in representing and promoting French interior design to a wider
by Stephen KiteThe making of shadows is an act as old as architecture itself. From the gloom of the medieval hearth through to the masterworks of modernism, shadows have been an essential yet neglected presence in architectural history. Shadow-Makers tells for the first time the history of shadows in architecture. It weaves together a rich narrative – combining close readings of significant buildings both