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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Aerin Lauder, Christine Pittel
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Offers a look at the design style of Aerin Lauder by compiling photographs of the interiors of her home that combines her grandmother's heritage with modern-day taste.
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: Paloma Contreras
In Dream Design Live, decorator Paloma Contreras goes beyond interior design to show readers how to inhabit their homes in fulfilling and beautiful ways. Divided into three sections, this hardworking book proves that the most appealing interiors are also the most personal ones. Contreras takes readers through the design process and encourages them to seek inspiration from the approach that works best for them. From thinking creatively to improve both your home and your life, to showing you how to turn your dreams into realities, the author reveals how you can take the welcoming space you’ve just created and spend meaningful time there pursuing the activities you love. With stunning photography and accessible-yet-elegant tips, Dream Design Live fuses interior decorating advice with lifestyle recommendations and demonstrates how living a happy and satisfying life starts at home.
Author: Peter Galison
Publisher: MIT Press
How do the spaces in which science is done shape the identity of the scientist andthe self-conception of scientific fields? How do the sciences structure the identity of thearchitect and the practice of architecture in a specific period? And how does the design of spacessuch as laboratories, hospitals, and museums affect how the public perceives and interacts with theworld of science? The Architecture of Science offers a dazzling set of speculations on these issuesby historians of science, architecture, and art; architectural theorists; and sociologists as wellas practicing scientists and architects. The essays are organized into six sections: "Of Secrecy andOpenness: Science and Architecture in Early Modern Europe"; "Displaying and Concealing Technics inthe Nineteenth Century"; "Modern Space"; "Is Architecture Science?"; "Princeton after Modernism: TheLewis Thomas Laboratory for Molecular Biology"; and "Centers, Cities, and Colliders."
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.
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.
Author: Caren S. Martin, Denise A. Guerin
Publisher: Fairchild Books
The State of the Interior Design Profession provides an informed view of the interior design profession as it stands, challenging students and inspiring them to consider their role and responsibility in developing the profession's future. Martin and Guerin have identified 12 issues integral to the future development of the interior design profession. Renowned and emerging interior design thinkers (authors), who represent complementary and conflicting viewpoints on the same issue, have written their opinions (essays) in response to each issue. Their experiences are diverse; they have contributed to practice, industry, publication, research, education, engagement, and service--and many to several of these. Their responses reflect the currency of their opinions, thoughts, and research on the issue.
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."