This beautifully illustrated atlas of design a virtual travel book for the house, each chapter offering a new geographic experience and suggesting recipes for elegant living, fusing ideas from many different cultures into eclectic, exciting, and unique home interiors.
People and places, architecture and landscape, are juxtaposed with the ways in which ideas taken from these many compass points can be applied to our own living spaces. Every page celebrates the constantly alluring idea of discovering and blending flavors and ideas from around the globe. Continually emphasizing style through diversity—one of today’s hottest trends in interior design—the book suggests myriad ways to combine influences, colors, fabric, art, and objects from diverse cultures and bring them together cohesively and with high style. Ideas are drawn from all areas of the world, including spots as vastly different from one another as the exotic Orient, cosmopolitan Manhattan, Africa, Western Europe, and ancient Incan culture.
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Martin Waller is a textile designer, buyer, collector, and creator of the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award, known as the “Oscar” of the international design world. He is also managing director of the sponsoring company, Andrew Martin, the major British fabric house. Dominic Bradbury, a well-known interior-design writer whose articles appear in Country Homes & Interiors, Homes and Gardens, Queen, and Elle Decoration, lives in England.From Library Journal:
Andrew Martin, the British fabric house, shows a variety of styles from throughout the world that inspire its fabric design. For each cultural influence, which includes Asian, African, Indian, Art Deco, and English country, to name a few, color photographs are juxtaposed with contemporary interiors that show how these styles can be incorporated into today's home decor. Especially useful is the description given for each culture or style that details the development of its decorative arts and gives typical details. The variety of styles will make this book a good purchase for public libraries.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción Watson-Guptill, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110823016420
Descripción Watson-Guptill, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0823016420