Presents a multi-hued collection of interiors that range from Dutch colonial to traditional wood and thatched-roof houses, townships, modern city apartments, and funky artist homes, reflecting the country's tumultuous political history, while celebrating its rich culture.
A lively and lavishly illustrated history of decorative arts from 1950 through 2000, this survey presents 130 key examples of later twentieth-century design in their cultural contexts. The primary focus is furniture-- both one-of-a-kind examples and mass-produced works-- by international designers and architects. Here are classic designs for chairs, shelving units, and lamps by well-known masters from Aarnio to Zanuso, as well as provocative works by newcomers. All the works in "Design for Living" are from the Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection of the Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts/Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
The furniture is presented in five chapters which establish decade by decade, the historical, artistic, and technical currents that led from "Good Design" and traditional Modernism to Pop Art and Post-Modernism, and to concerns for ecology, pluralism, and spirituality. Full-color photographs and entries on each object profile the design process and the designer, while illustrations show these works in their original period settings. All this recommends "Design for Living" to the general reader, as well as to the designer, collector, and scholar. Here is an accessible guide and resource to the fifty years of exuberant creativity that mark the second half of the twentieth century.
Sarah Susanka's Not So Big Solutions for Your Home explores practical design ideas that can transform any house into a great house that looks, works and feels right for the owner.
Sarah Susanka, whose previous best-selling books showed homeowners how to appreciate and create a house that is beautiful, visually expansive and reflective of how families really live, now offers readers practical, everyday design ideas on everything from selecting a site for a new home to designing a mail-sorting space. Photographs, along with over 150 drawings from Sarah Susanka's own sketchbook, illustrate practical home design ideas for everyday living.
Not So Big Solutions for Your Home is a compilation of over 30 columns written by Sarah Susanka for Fine Homebuilding magazine.
-- Makes architecture and design accessible to people who are not trained in the field
-- Provides a wide variety of practical, accessible, everyday solutions
The "bard of Tuscany" (New York Times) now offers a lavishly illustrated book for everyone who dreams of integrating the Tuscan lifestyle--from home decoration and cooking, to eating and drinking, to gardening, socializing, and celebrating--into their own lives. When Frances Mayes fell in love with Tuscany and Bramasole, millions of readers basked in the experience through her three bestselling memoirs. Now Frances and her husband, In Tuscany coauthor Edward, share the essence of Tuscan life as they have lived it, with specific ideas and inspiration for readers stateside to bring the beauty and spirit of Tuscany into their own home decor, meals, gardens, entertaining and, most important, outlook on life. In her inimitable warm and evocative tone, Frances helps readers develop an eye for authentic Tuscan style, with advice on how to: - Choose a Tuscan color palette for the home, from earthy apricot tones to invigorating shades of antique blue. - Personalize a room with fanciful door frames, unique painted furniture, and fresco murals. - Cultivate a Tuscan garden, adding fountains, vine-covered pergolas, and terra-cotta urns among the herbs and flowers - Select the best Italian vino. (Frances describes lunches at regional vineyards and imparts tips for pairing food and wine.) - Create an atmosphere of irresistible, anytime hospitality--a casa aperta (open home). - Make primo finds at local antiques markets. (And to help truly bring Tuscany home, shipping advice and market days for several Tuscan towns are included.) - Set an imaginative Tuscan table using majolica and vintage linens. - Enjoy the abundant flavors and easy simplicity of the Tuscan kitchen, with details on everything from olive oil and vino santo to pici and gnocchi, plus special homegrown menus and recipes. - Make the most of a trip to Tuscany, visiting Frances's favorite hill towns, restaurants, small museums, and other soothing places. With more than 100 photos by acclaimed photographer Steven Rothfeld (including several of the Mayes's California home and its Tuscan accents), twenty-five all-new recipes, and lists of resources for travelers and shoppers, Bringing Tuscany Home is a treasure trove of practical advice and memorable images.
From interiors expert Vinny Lee comes an authoritative source book that covers every aspect of planning the ultimate kitchen. As well as being the room that demands the single biggest investment in the home. the kitchen also has to fulfill more roles than any other room. It is the place where food is stored and cooked, but increasingly it is also the place where meals are served and where family and friends congregate -- so it needs to be stylish and comfortable as well as practical. This book offers indispensable help in designing a successful multifunctional space -- whether you are planning a completely new kitchen or remodeling an existing one. Stunning pictures from interiors photographer James Merrell combine with information-packed text to create a definitive and best-selling guide.
Whether you're trying to protect your garden from wildlife predators or want to keep your livestock from wandering too far, effective fencing can bring welcome peace of mind. Covering the pros and cons of a variety of fencing types, Gail Damerow shows you how to build a fence that works for your needs. With clearly illustrated instructions for building wire fences, rail fences, electric fences, woven fences, and more, you'll soon be creating effective enclosures that are guaranteed to save you time, money, and worry.