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Kniha: Contemporary World Interiors Hb - Susan Yelavich

Contemporary World Interiors Hb

Kniha: Contemporary World Interiors Hb
Autor: Susan Yelavich

Contemporary World Interiors" takes the reader on a global tour of the best and most provocative interior design and architecture projects of the past 25 years, presenting the characteristic traits, ... (celý popis)
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Nakladatelství: Phaidon Press Ltd
Médium / forma: Tištěná kniha
Rok vydání: 01.05.2007
Počet stran: 507
Rozměr: 30 cm
Úprava: barev. ilustrace
Vydání: 1st pub.
Jazyk: anglicky
Vazba: hardback
ISBN: 0714843369
EAN: 9780714843360

Contemporary World Interiors" takes the reader on a global tour of the best and most provocative interior design and architecture projects of the past 25 years, presenting the characteristic traits, influences, and enduring ideas of the contemporary interior. Rather than simply charting passing trends, author Susan Yelavich, a veteran New York-based curator and critic, describes some 450 specific projects by famous designers and promising newcomers alike, in countries as far-ranging as Russia, Israel, Chile, South Korea, and South Africa, as well as more familiar locales in Europe, Japan, and North America. A carefully edited selection of more than 1000 color photographs and plans illustrates the book, all reproduced at a generous format. The book is organized in 11 chapters by building type, with an introduction that presents an overview of the changes and ideas affecting interior architecture and design over the past three decades. As Yelavich points out, gone are the days when any one aesthetic language dominated, as the International Style did in the years after World War II. The new interior climate is inclusive, and once-alien styles flourish side by side. All kinds of interiors - from the once-minimal loft to the once-antiseptic hospital room - show evidence of a renewed interest in ornament, in craft and materiality, and in spatial complexities, often tempered by modernist, postmodernist, or deconstructivist influences. Each chapter opens with a brief introduction of dominant historical precedents and themes, then moves to detailed descriptions of 20 to 50 individual projects, noting the designer, project name, location, year of completion, and significant aspects of the interior, including its architecture, furnishings, color palette, and materials, as well as the designer's or client's aims. The book begins with chapters on residential interiors - houses, lofts, and apartments - following Yelavich's argument that domestic space has become the catalyst for entirely new ways of thinking about other kinds of interiors, from the office worker's cubicle to the nurse's station to the librarian's reading room. The book moves on to offices, civic spaces, religious spaces, cultural spaces, retail, restaurants, hotels, and therapeutic spaces. Within the chapters, readers will find familiar names and places, such as the Tate Modern in London by Herzog and de Meuron; Nobu restaurant in New York, by David Rockwell; and the thermal baths in Vals, by Peter Zumthor; as well as new discoveries, such as the Psychiatrist Hospital in Zeeland, the Netherlands, by the Dutch firm Mecanoo; the Korean Presbyterian Church in New York, by Greg Lynn; and the Joyce Department Store in Taipei, by the New York firm Tsao and McKown.

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The most comprehensive global survey available of interior architecture and design projects of the last 25 years
Vast in scope, featuring more than 450 projects and the work of more than 400 designers and architects, including such world-renowned figures as John Pawson, Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders and Zaha Hadid and rising stars such as UdA, Atelier Bow-Wow and LOT-EK
Documents a wide range of styles and tendencies, from the clean white modernism of Richard Meier's houses and museums to the organicism of the Soft and Hairy House in Japan, by Ushida/Findlay, to a new sense of transparency in projects such as Foster & Partners' New German Parliament in Berlin
1000 colour illustrations, 75 black and white illustrations

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