Author: Julia Buckingham
This is an irresistible guide for all who crave the elegance and ease of modern style combined with the warmth of tradition. For the countless readers who are eager to create a home with a modern look while still keeping treasured pieces, designer Julia Buckingham outlines how to mix old and new, and decodes what brings an interior to life. Her energetic approach has captured the media, and she has quickly become known for personality-driven rooms filled with color, style, and ease. In Modernique, readers will find both inspiration and design advice from a modern master.
Author: Michelle Galindo, Carissa Kowalski, Tonia Kim
Chicago vit actuellement une nouvelle période de boom architectural. Cet ouvrage nous fait découvrir les bâtiments les plus significatifs de la ville tels que le Jay Pritzker Pavillon, réalisé par Frank O. Gehry, ou McCormick Tribune Campus Center, conçu par Rem Koolhaas/OMA. Il présente également les plus innovants designs d'intérieur des hôtels, des restaurants et des boutiques. Avec des textes informatifs, des adresses et un plan clair et détaillé.
Author: Kathryn H. Anthony
Publisher: Prometheus Books
"A leader in innovative design and architecture illustrates the many biases hidden in the designs of everyday products and spaces and argues for more diversity"--
Author: Suzanne Lovell
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Artistic Interiors is an extraordinary volume featuring the work of the prestigious architectural interior designer Suzanne Lovell. Hundreds of full-colour photographs feature her unique approach toward designing environments that create an expressive home through collections of art. Exploring more than a dozen homes all over the country, Lovell takes the reader on a journey through homes with sumptuous interiors, finely crafted details and exceptional art collections, fabrics and furnishings. Art collections range from paintings, drawings and photography by Vic Muniz, Edward Lipski and Dale Chihuly to Native American mask and headdress collections to incredible sculpture and textiles. Suzanne Lovell is well known as the go-to interior designer for people with serious art collections and in this book she will feature some of her best curatorial work.
Author: Robert McCarter
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Alvar Aalto once argued that what mattered in architecture wasn’t what a building looks like on the day it opens but what it is like to live inside it thirty years later. In this book, architect and critic Robert McCarter persuasively argues that interior spatial experience is the necessary starting point for design, and the quality of that experience is the only appropriate means of evaluating a work after it has been built. McCarter reveals that we can’t really know a piece of architecture without inhabiting its spaces, and we need to counter our contemporary obsession with exterior views and forms with a renewed appreciation for interiors. He explores how interior space has been integral to the development of modern architecture from the late 1800s to today, and he examines how architects have engaged interior space and its experiences in their design processes, fundamentally transforming traditional approaches to composition. Eloquently placing us within a host of interior spaces, he opens up new ways of thinking about architecture and what its goals are and should be.
Author: David Bagnall
Publisher: Richard H Driehaus Museum
An American Palace: Chicago's Samuel M. Nickerson House, explores the rich and varied history of one of Chicago's grandest Gilded Age residences. Commissioned by Chicago banker Samuel M. Nickerson in 1879, the house was designed by the architectural firm Burling and Whitehouse of Chicago and finished in 1883, during a time of unprecedented economic growth in the Midwest between the end of the Civil War and the outbreak of World War I.Following a long and checkered history of both private and institutional ownership, the property was established as a museum in 2003 by Chicago philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus and underwent a meticulous and extensive renovation before opening to the public in 2008. In addition to featuring exceptionally restored woodwork, stained glass, and tiling, the museum also holds a diverse collection of decorative and fine arts from the period between 1880 and 1920, including one of the country's leading private collections of works by preeminent American designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. Today the Driehaus Museum offers visitors an opportunity to experience first-hand the prevailing design philosophies of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.Beautifully illustrated, this volume provides a comprehensive history and stunning photographic tour of the Samuel M. Nickerson house while firmly situating it within Chicago's rich legacy of architectural and interior design.
Publisher: Agate Publishing
With big names such as Nate Berkus and Alessandra Branca putting Chicago on the national design map, and with lesser-known (but no less talented) pros working their magic from the Gold Coast to the North Shore, Chicago teems with beautiful homes. This gorgeous coffee table book not only shows these dwellings in all their splendor but also tells the stories of how they came to be. Compiled by the editors of Chicago Home + Garden magazine, Chicago Spaces is divided into two parts. The first features homes in their entirety, while the second focuses on specific rooms: dining rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, baths, dens, foyers, and children’s rooms. Readers learn how these spaces came together and find tips for making changes in their own homes, as well as a directory of the area’s best furniture and accessories shops. Chicago Spaces shows readers smart ways to turn their homes into comfortable, stylish oases.
Author: Carl W. Condit
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Discusses the materials and structural techniques of this period in relation to the economic and cultural growth of Chicago and analyzes the school's role in the development of modern architecture
Author: Franz Schulze, Kevin Harrington
An updated edition of the classic guide to Chicago's architectural riches covers more than a decade of new architecture and looks back at the city's classical legacy of Adler, Sullivan, Burnham, Root, Wright, and Mies van der Rohe.
The Chicago Home Book is the most complete resource guide for building, remodeling, landscaping, decorating and furnishing a luxury home in Chicago and its suburbs. At over 400 pages, this beautiful, full-color hardcover volume gives homeowners the information they need to develop their dream home or redo their favorite room. Homeowners will find everything they need in this exquisite collection of luxury professionals showcased to inspire the consumer. These professionals include: Custom Home Builders Interior Designers Architects Kitchen & Batch Designers Landscape Architects and Contractors Swimming Pool & Spa Designers
Author: Jan Parr
Publisher: Agate Publishing
Showcases a variety of Chicago homes, describing how the spaces came together and offering tips on ways readers can make changes in their own homes.
Author: Penny Sparke
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Today’s home is filled with pieces from Pottery Barn, IKEA, and Crate & Barrel, and we pore over glossy catalogs in hopes of achieving the “modern interior.” This idealized aesthetic is the subject of Penny Sparke’s study, as she explores the style in both its absolute form and the diverse decorating approaches seen in the contemporary home. The shift from Victorian to modern style, The Modern Interior reveals, was not as simple and smooth as it is often perceived and the book probes the complicated history behind that transition. Sparke examines the work of such designers as Marcel Breuer, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, and Mies van der Rohe, and draws upon design examples from the United States and Europe to reveal that, unlike the designed exteriors of buildings and institutions, the idea of the “interior” has been a largely abstract conception promoted through exhibitions, retail stores, and mass media. A comprehensive and in-depth investigation of the design environments we live and play in, The Modern Interior will be essential reading for all scholars and interested observers of architecture and modern design culture.
Author: Christiane Lemieux, Rumaan Alam
Publisher: Potter Style
A mainstream retail designer and founder of DwellStudio explains how readers can infuse practicality and individual personality into home décor, profiling 20 distinctive houses that reflect various styles and tastes.