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Dream Homes. 100 Inspirational Interiors

Dream Homes. 100 Inspirational Interiors

Everyone has an idea of their own dream home, whether it be a minimally furnished apartment overlooking a city skyline or an informal and colourful retreat in the sun. Whatever your dream, this bestselling book - now available in paperback for the first time - presents 100 inspirational interiors of all styles from around the globe, from New England to Mallorca and from Provence to South Africa. Alongside the work of many of the world's most talented interior designers are homes that have been imaginatively transformed by the vision and commitment of their owners. "Dream Homes" features 100 inspirational homes, the key characteristics of which are compellingly described by leading interiors writer Johanna Thornycroft and stunningly illustrated with over 800 photographs by world-renowned interiors photographer Andreas von Einsiedel....

Performing Architecture

Performing Architecture

Even in this age of varied home entertainment and fast-paced mass media, immense creative energy is being directed towards new space for live performance. Profusely illustrated with photographs, computer renderings and architectural drawings, Performing Architecture explores fifty of today’s finest performance spaces, as well as recently refurbished, restored and transformed buildings. A brief introduction traces the post-war development of theatre and concert hall design, and sets out the circumstances today that have led to such a rich provision for performance. Buildings featured range from Frank Gehry’s landmark Disney Opera House in Los Angeles to the quieter Unicorn Theatre for Children in London; and from the Tenerife Opera House by Santiago Calatrava to the Guangzhou Opera House, China, by Zaha Hadid. A celebratory study, this book showcases some of the most exhilarating buildings of our time. ...