Living Modern

Living Modern : The Sourcebook of Contemporary Interiors

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Understanding 'modern' as much more than 'modernist', Living Modern is all about clean lines, elegant colour combinations, maximizing indoor-outdoor relationships, showcasing great design objects and creating open areas for lounging, cooking and dining. Hundreds of photographs have been drawn from stylish residences around the world, particularly from places where easy modern living has achieved its best expression, such as Brazil, California, Scandinavia and Australia, but also from places where streamlined forms have been fused with vernacular styles. From desert to jungle, from city to country, 'modern' has a wide spectrum. With clean, elegant design and thematic structure, together with a comprehensive index of designers and architects, and directory of stockists, this book offers anyone looking to create their own stylish and contemporary interior a complete source of inspiration.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 192 x 215 x 33.02mm | 1,420g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint, Compact
  • 740 Illustrations, color
  • 0500516987
  • 9780500516980
  • 605,944

Table of contents

Contents: Introduction; Places (Desert; Forest; Jungle; City; Seascapes; Mountains; Rural; Tropical; Remote); Styles (Retro; Mid-century Modern; Elegant Eclectic; High Rustic; Minimal; Bold Baroque; New Ethnic; Opulent); Outdoors (Terraces; Courtyards; Lounging; Cooking and Eating; Planting; Pools; Vistas; Garden Design); Architecture (Open-plan; Double-height; Inside-out; Hallways; Balconies; Levels; Openings; Partitions; Overhang); Function (Entrance; Living; Cooking; Dining; Bathing; Working; Entertaining; Sleeping); Materials (Stone and Brick; Wood; Glass; Metal; Concrete; Natural; Marble; Mixed); Surface (Polished; Rough; Texture; Panelled; Painted; Floors; Tiles); Ambience (Natural Light; Colour; White; Neutral; Pattern; Texture; Screens; Contrast; Fire); Elements (Objets d'Art; Fixtures; Soft Furnishings; Mirrors; Stairs; Storage; Display; Windows; Lighting); Furniture (Iconic; Sculptural; Modern; Multi-functional; Built-in; Antique; Plush; Vintage; Simple); Directory of Designers/Architects; Credits; Directory of Stockists; Index.
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'A great resource for contemporary living' - Grand Designs 'The ultimate resource for those with an interest in contemporary design and modern living. Packed with 350 pages of inspiring text and images, it showcases the most stylish interiors of the last decade' - Independent 'Truly beautiful ... inspiration for anyone trying to create a modern space in their home' - Daily Telegraph
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About Phyllis Richardson

Richard Powers is a photographer specializing in interiors, architecture, and the built environment. His books include The Iconic Interior, Beyond Bawa, and New Paris Style Phyllis Richardson is an architecture and design writer who has published numerous books, including Real Homes and Nano House.
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