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Much like the history of art, the history of interior design encompasses numerous styles, movements, and individual artistic contributions. It also reflects the influence of international political and social developments. A basic understanding of this history is important for professional designers who look to the past for inspiration.

The global changes taking place in the architectural world are crystallizing right now in Japan, with the past five years being considered one of the most innovative periods in current Japanese design history. Observed by architects and designers from around the world, these changes are illustrated and articulated in New Japan Architecture. By documenting 48 important projects by 42 established and avant-garde architects, this book takes the reader... more...

Where do you start if you want to light an interior space? What is the best color temperature for your design scheme? What do you need to consider when choosing LED lamps and luminaires or fixtures? Architectural Lighting Design answers these questions and more in a comprehensive introduction to the design, application, and techniques of lighting interior spaces. Using real examples of successful lighting schemes, experienced designer... more...

This volume consists of 21 essays on Marsilio Ficino (1433-99), the great Florentine scholar, philosopher and priest who was the architect of Renaissance Platonism and whose long-lasting influence on philosophy, love and music theory, medicine and magic extended across Europe. Grouped into three sections, they cover such topics as priesthood, the influence of Hermetic monism, Plotinus and Augustine, Jewish transmission of the "prisca theologia," the... more...

From the author of the bestselling Bali Houses comes an inspirational new look at Balinese modern architecture and design.Bali Living is a unique selection of private homes, rental properties, restaurant and wedding facilities, a sports complex and villas. Traditional Balinese compound architecture is evident throughout, but most of the buildings included are contemporary structures that reinterpret old forms and materials in new and exciting ways.... more...


Relationships between colonialists and the colonised peoples are often ambivalent - but always fascinating. This edited volume explores the issues of cultural reciprocity between Europeans and South Asians during the crucial period from 1760 to 1860. In doing so, prevailing assumptions about these complex relationships are examined. Part I examines a variety of "themes" in reciprocal encounter, such as class structures, urban landscape, Anglo-Muslim... more...


Whether you own or rent, designing and decorating small spaces can be a challenge. Where do you start? How much should you budget? Is DIY decorating an option, or is working with a professional the best way to achieve results? An Insider's Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces answers all these questions and more, welcoming you to the world of small space design and helping you transform your home quickly-and without breaking the bank. Drawing on... more...

Don’t throw out old clothing or scraps leftover from finished projects. Upcycling is today’s hottest trend in handicraft and décor, and master crafters Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren are here to show how it’s done in their vibrant new guide Modern Upcycling. Discover unique ideas to inspire your creativity and decorate your home with those fabric remnants and odds-and-ends you already have in your crafting kit. Make rustic place settings... more...

CASA DOS CISNES - A Colonial Mexican Home Reimagined For Modern Living Casa Dos Cisnes - A Colonial Mexican Home Reimagined For Modern Living features stunning color photos of this beautiful luxury villa, combined with an overview of its architectural creation including detailed artistic depictions of its original vision, exterior, interior, furnishings, and more. The book reveals through text and beautiful photography: The... more...