Author: Rockport Publishing
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
The American South is known for the timeless elegance and grandeur of its architecture, furnishings, and accessories. Southern Rooms is a celebration of the innovative and imaginative interiors found in this diverse region, from Miami to Mississippi to Houston. Packed with lavish full-color photographs, the book showcases the ideas and work of thirty-two southern designers, explaining how each uses color, volume, detail, and space to create distinctive rooms that reflect the grace and beauty of the South.
Author: Vibhavari Jani
Publisher: A&C Black
This text provides lecturers with a resource to teach interior design from an inclusive perspective, acknowledging the contributions of all world cultures, rather than just western European traditions.
Author: Laura Cerwinske, Steven Brooke
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Explores the innovative architecture, interior design, and garden design style of Miami's South Beach, capturing a wide array of private homes, clubs, shops, museums, bay-front gardens, courtyard landscapes, and luxury apartments of the region in a stunning look at Florida's cultural history. Original. 12,000 first printing.
Author: Ben Jacks
Publisher: Culicidae Architectural Press
If you want to be a good designer, set aside the glossy magazines, turn off your computer, and seek out first-hand encounters with good design. When it comes to cities, buildings, and art, actual experience is almost always better than the virtual kind. No image can replicate Le Corbusier's Ronchamp when the light is just right, or capture the silent speech one hears on a stroll through Ian Hamilton Finlay's Little Sparta, or explain hours dissolving in Peter Zumthor's baths at Vals. That is the reason for this book: to encourage you to actively pursue direct aesthetic experience in the built environment, and to reflect upon the best reasons and ways to be a dedicated design traveler. Traveling to learn is an integral part of the education of student architects and designers. It is vital for designers to know how to be effective design travelers, to know how to seek out and encounter places, buildings, and objects, and to develop a capacity for looking, drawing, and, above all, discerning. But to be a student is only to be "one who is studying," which means all of us who, if we are truly alive, delight in the application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge.
Author: Ben Jacks
A House and its Atmosphere is a meditative essay about the experience of designing and building a house of one¿s own. Told in seventy black and white photographs and a series of narrative excursions, architect Ben Jacks reflects on a lifetime of influences as he reveals the personal nature of inhabiting a place at the edge of a tidal cove on an island in Maine. In the book he quietly advocates for the simple logic and modest ease of direct experience and an observational perspective in architecture. In chapters about imagining, walking, and designing Ben Jacks reflects on the essence of architectural experience, describing what it is like to begin to make momentous decisions, arguing that aesthetic experience is the result of how one has learned to see. Memory, family, nature, relationships, and work inform design at every step. A House and its Atmosphere is a grounded story about designing and building a small work of architecture. With students of architecture and amateur builders in mind, Ben Jacks makes a case for design informed by theories of place-identification, detail, and craft. The book is a primary source and a chronicle of experience of radical empiricism. As such it offers a kind of conceptual tool kit for those interested in thinking about the processes of architecture, designing, and placemaking. The book is a fresh and valuable contribution to the shelter memoir genre, from a professional architect¿s perspective.
Author: Laura Cerwinske
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Born out of fantasy and speculation, designed for fun and profit, Miami Beach has been, from its inception, a city of mythical composition. Its famed Art Deco District was designated a Historic District by the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and today the area is basking in a revival of interest and attention. Nevertheless, while fashion photographers and entrepreneurs, artists, developers, restaurateurs and club owners flock to the neighborhood, it is still struggling, after years of deterioration and neglect, to recreate itself out of its own forgotten glamour. Despite a new palette of confectionery colors and the renovation of numerous buildings, the Art Deco District remains in need of urban cultivation, of a reinterpretation that transcends its original resort identity. Author Laura Cerwinske introduces Tropical Deco: The Architecture and Design of Old Miami Beach by discussing both the area's past and its future. Throughout her comprehensive exploration of the most concentrated neighborhood of Art Deco buildings in the world, she details the style's evolution and examines its design. Tropical Deco: The Architecture and Design of Old Miami Beach treats its readers to a delightful view of a unique adaption of a historic architectural style. For, while Miami Beach's Art Deco architecture derives its stylistic roots from the streamlined and electric visions of the cosmopolitan North, Tropical Deco design is much softer and more temperately seductive. These are buildings whose narrative and evocative nature is at once sophisticated, naive and filled with humor.
Author: John Barman, Anthony Iannacci
Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC
At once a classicist and a modernist, John Barman is known for his clear-cut, sophisticated style, bold new ideas, and strong point of view. He favors handsome, crisp lines; the unrestrained use of strong, resonant color; new uses for traditional materials; and the successful marriage of functionality and fine detailing. Barman confidently stimulates the senses with interiors that are cultured and elegant, striking perfect balance between the sumptuous and the seriously hip. He is known for injecting contemporary glamour into traditional spaces. His work typically features shapely and distinctive focal points such as colorful art glass collections, glamorous silk taffetas, objects with historical significance placed in new contexts, and rooms designed around a single piece of art. Barman's renowned clients include Wynton Marsalis, George Stephanopoulos and Alexandra Wentworth, Leonard and Allison Stern, Bryant Gumbel, Stone Phillips, Neil Simon, and Larry Silverstein. A majority of Barman's residential commissions are based in New York City, the Hamptons, Greenwich, CT, and Washington, DC; he has satellite offices in Los Angeles and Miami.
Author: Cynthia Reschke
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group
Over 40 luxurious apartments and homes provide a revealing glimpse into the lifestyle of the city of Art deco, keys and long sandy beaches. Over 450 photos spread across 400 pages reveal contemporary Miami to be a trove of unique and original architectural design. The photos are accompanied by succinct texts that supply fascinating background information about the work of iconoclastic architects and interior decorators such as Barry Sugerman, Luis Lozada, Laure de Mazieres and Pepe Calderin. Book jacket.
Author: Robert L. Alderman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How to Prosper as an Interior Designer It has been fifteen years since Robert L. Alderman, Esq., wrote his classic, How to Make More Money at Interior Design—the book that helped a generation of designers to manage successful practices. Since then, the profession has been subjected to momentous changes. Designers have persevered through the boom and bust of the eighties, the upsurge of the nineties, the emergence of "e;mega firms,"e; and greater specialization within the field. Robert Alderman’s new book, How to Prosper as an Interior Designer, provides detailed guidance for all designers seeking to succeed in today’s competitive environment. It will help educate newcomers, reassure seasoned professionals, and equip a tough new breed of designer-entrepreneurs to thrive under any market conditions. Drawing upon his legal and financial experience as an attorney and financial adviser in the interior design field, Robert Alderman offers advice on many crucial legal and business issues to those who operate commercial or residential practices. He helps design professionals make informed decisions about proposals and contracts, letters of agreement, charging clients, budgeting, financial management, working with architects and contractors, legal liability, purchases and deliveries, and more. Employing similar techniques from his previous bestseller, Mr. Alderman uses real-life case studies to show designers how to cope with their daily problems of cost overruns, contract disputes, fraudulent contractors, and difficult clients. These practical case studies show firsthand how other designers react when a crisis occurs—an invaluable source of learning by example.
Author: Roben Farzad
The wild, true story of the Mutiny, the hotel and club that embodied the decadence of Miami’s cocaine cowboys heyday—and an inspiration for the blockbuster film, Scarface... In the seventies, coke hit Miami with the full force of a hurricane, and no place attracted dealers and dopers like Coconut Grove’s Mutiny at Sailboat Bay. Hollywood royalty, rock stars, and models flocked to the hotel’s club to order bottle after bottle of Dom and to snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, all while marathon orgies burned upstairs in elaborate fantasy suites. Amid the boatloads of powder and cash reigned the new kings of Miami: three waves of Cuban immigrants vying to dominate the trafficking of one of the most lucrative commodities ever known to man. But as the kilos—and bodies—began to pile up, the Mutiny became target number one for law enforcement. Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-seen documents, Hotel Scarface is a portrait of a city high on excess and greed, an extraordinary work of investigative journalism offering an unprecedented view of the rise and fall of cocaine—and the Mutiny—in Miami.
Author: Mary McDonald
Lushly photographed, written with wit and charm, the book will reflect McDonald's glamour and style. Arranged thematically, the book covers the five thematic cornerstones of McDonald's decorating philosophy: the feminine, flirty charm of "Pretty", with its opulent, romantic rooms; the crisp appeal of "Collected" with its blue & white pottery and cozy eclecticism; the grandeur of "Glamour," with its power of scale and dramatic placement; the exotic and the bohemian in "Grand Tour"; the bold use of patterns and graphics in "Theater." Along the way McDonald carefully details the colors, fabrics, and accessories she uses to pull the rooms together seamlessly.
Author: Eric Laignel
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Paradise city Fun, happy, and sexy homes populate this dreamy seaside city where blue sky, green palm leaves, and electric vibes provide an exotic backdrop to the fabulous and outrageous interiors we?ve selected for you. Whether they?re exploding with color and pizzazz or imploding with white minimalism, these are the cr?me de la cr?me of Miami pads. The editor: Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN since 1987, she has published numerous titles on the themes of architecture, photography, design, contemporary art, interiors, and travel. The photographer: The French photographer Eric Laignel based in New York has been capturing architecture and design for the pleasure of the eyes. His work is regularly published in many different languages but his favorites projects remain Berlin Interiors and Miami Interiors by TASCHEN where he spent several months of his life.