Contemporary Western Design

Author: Thea Marx
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423609255
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: House & Home

Western design has evolved from the limitations of log-style architecture, simple and rough-hewn lodgepole pine furnishings, brightly colored leather, and Chimayo weavings to stately interiors that are graceful, elegant, and highly polished, incorporating upscale fabrics and ornamentation.

East Meets West

Author: Kelly Hoppen
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 084782036X
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Architecture

Offers adventurers, collectors, designers, and home decorators inspiration to create comfortable, sophisticated interiors that combine materials of different ages and diverse cultural origins into a harmonious, personal style.

Cowboy Style

Author: Chase Reynolds Ewald
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423601084
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Architecture

Now in paperback, Cowboy Style explores cowboy decor for every room in the house, from meticulous leather-wrapped armoires to hand-carved mantelpieces depicting local wildlife. Included are interviews with dozens of today's artisans, including Mike Patrick, Chris Chapman and Jimmy and Lynda Covert."Dozens of full-colour photographs take you into the homes of people who love the West and have furnished their living quarters with the finest western craftsmanship available." --American Cowboy Magazine

Protest Popular Culture and Tradition in Modern and Contemporary Western Europe

Author: Ilaria Favretto
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137507372
Release Date: 2017-02-10
Genre: History

Mock funerals, effigy parading, smearing with eggs and tomatoes, pot-banging and Carnival street theatre, arson and ransacking: all these seemingly archaic forms of action have been regular features of modern European protest, from the 19th to the 21st century. In a wide chronological and geographical framework, this book analyses the uses, meanings, functions and reactivations of folk imagery, behaviour and language in modern collective action. The authors examine the role of protest actors as diverse as peasants, liberal movements, nationalist and separatist parties, anarchists, workers, students, right-wing activists and the global justice movement. So-called traditional repertoires have long been described as residual and obsolete. This book challenges the conventional distinction between pre-industrial and post-1789 forms of collective action, which continues to operate as a powerful dichotomy in the understanding of protest, and casts new light on rituals and symbolic performances that, albeit poorly understood and deciphered, are integral to our protest repertoire.

Contemporary Country

Author: Emily Chalmers
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924105318699
Release Date: 2006-10
Genre: Architecture

Many of us hanker after the relaxing, easy simplicity of country life, yet we aren't sure how to adapt this look to suit a modern home. That's where "Contemporary Country" comes in. It's about rekindling our love of the rustic idyll, but giving it a new twist. It's about taking the essence of country style - a way of living that is gentle, natural and grounded - and giving it a contemporary makeover. You don't have to live in the country to appreciate the lifestyle - its colours, textures and details look just as at home in urban spaces. In "Contemporary Country", Emily Chalmers and Ali Hanan begin by looking at the elements that make up the style. They explore the use of natural materials and the way in which key structural features such as beams or staircases can be exposed so that living spaces flow naturally together. They look at furniture - painted or left with a natural finish - lighting, textiles, flooring and colour. The book then examines key areas of the home, from kitchens to sleeping spaces, and shows you how the look works with the help of over 200 inspiring photographs. It concludes with an indispensable suppliers' directory.*Traditional country style is given a contemporary makeover.*Vibrant photography by Debi Treloar

Cowboy Chic

Author: Chase Reynolds Ewald
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 0879059621
Release Date: 2000
Genre: House & Home

Western style has grown up. Furnishings today range from petrified-stone tabletops on juniper bases to cut-metal silhouettes on lighting fixtures and hand-carved mantelpieces. Filled with unforgettable photographs, Cowboy Chic pays homage to the extraordinary commitment and pure creative vision that is the contemporary West.

Contemporary Design Africa

Author: Tapiwa Matsinde
Publisher:
ISBN: 0500291624
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Design

Finally a book on African design that celebrates the contemporary! It is packed with works that show how the continents rich array of craft traditions are being preserved and revived with an exciting contemporary twist. An introductory section identifies the sophistication, vitality, diversity and soulfulness of the past that is now being harnessed to develop a contemporary African identity. Sections on furniture, textiles, ceramics, basketry and lighting bring together the work of respected designers, makers and organizations based on the African continent or part of the diaspora. Celebrating the wider changes occurring across Africa, the fifty or so designers and crafters included have been chosen for their innovative approach to creating sophisticated products. Many of the pieces demonstrate how sustainability and recycling are often of the utmost importance. The book is completed by a glossary and bibliography.

Contemporary Asian Bedrooms

Author: Chami Jotisalikorn
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462906505
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Genre: Design

With over 180 photos and extensive commentary, this Asian design book will add a stylish flair to all your bedroom design projects. Contemporary Asian Bedrooms opens the door to a new world of slumber retreats, showcasing some of the most eye-catching bedroom designs in luxury homes and hotels in Southeast Asia. Shown here are a range of new design trends that make contemporary bedrooms more than just a spot for shut-eye. Bedrooms now have an exiting variety of identities ranging from zen-inspired minimalist cocoons to high-tech entertainment arenas equipped with retractable movie screens built into the bed, to personal pampering retreats merging bath and bedroom into luxurious spa suites. This book gives homeowners and interior designers a look at new ideas, shapes, colors and textures that transform the places we sleep into high-style, must-have dream spaces.

Diversity in Design

Author: Vibhavari Jani
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781563677557
Release Date: 2011-06-23
Genre: Architecture

This text provides lecturers with a resource to teach interior design from an inclusive perspective, acknowledging the contributions of all world cultures, rather than just western European traditions.

Chen Shi Min

Author: Shimin Chen
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 1875498893
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Architecture

The first Chinese firm included in The Master Architect Series richly deserves inclusion with a large body of commercial work to his credit.

Cowboy Chic

Author: Chase Reynolds Ewald
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 0879059621
Release Date: 2000
Genre: House & Home

Western style has grown up. Furnishings today range from petrified-stone tabletops on juniper bases to cut-metal silhouettes on lighting fixtures and hand-carved mantelpieces. Filled with unforgettable photographs, Cowboy Chic pays homage to the extraordinary commitment and pure creative vision that is the contemporary West.

Cowboy Style

Author: Chase Reynolds Ewald
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423601084
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Architecture

Now in paperback, Cowboy Style explores cowboy decor for every room in the house, from meticulous leather-wrapped armoires to hand-carved mantelpieces depicting local wildlife. Included are interviews with dozens of today's artisans, including Mike Patrick, Chris Chapman and Jimmy and Lynda Covert."Dozens of full-colour photographs take you into the homes of people who love the West and have furnished their living quarters with the finest western craftsmanship available." --American Cowboy Magazine

Diversity in Design

Author: Vibhavari Jani
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781563677557
Release Date: 2011-06-23
Genre: Architecture

This text provides lecturers with a resource to teach interior design from an inclusive perspective, acknowledging the contributions of all world cultures, rather than just western European traditions.

Twentieth Century Design

Author: Jonathan M. Woodham
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192842048
Release Date: 1997-04-10
Genre: Art

Presents an overview of twentieth-century design in the western industrialized world and the Far East, focusing on topics such as modernism, consumerism, and social responsibility

Rustic Modern

Author: Chase Reynolds Ewald
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423644958
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Genre: Architecture

Experience 15 of the West’s finest rustic modern homes in this beautifully written and photographed book. An intimate peek into rustic modern private homes and other properties across the Mountain West and California: traditional log cabins, sustainable projects, artist studios, and places for play—inspired interior decor and exteriors, all beautifully photographed and discussed in elegant prose. In this gorgeous follow up to American Rustic (Gibbs Smith, 2015), detailed perspectives from the homeowners, architects, and designers who brought these diverse spaces to life guide the narration. Individual home’s stories are complemented by full-page photography: rustic textiles warm living spaces, uniquely crafted chandeliers suspend from vaulted ceilings, and sweeping vistas out every window are sure to inspire. Homes featured are located in Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, California, and Colorado. Whether driven by one’s interest in modern architecture, rustic interior decor, or simply a beautiful portrait of the homes and lifestyles of the west, this stunning book is the perfect gift for hosts, friends, or oneself. Chase Reynolds Ewald has been writing about food, design, travel and lifestyle for 25 years. A graduate of Yale and the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley, she is currently Senior Editor of Western Art & Architecture Magazine. Her previous books include American Rustic, Old Masters of the West, Old Masters of New England, Arts and Crafts Style and Spirit, and Sweet Treats from the Wild West. Audrey Hall’s photography has been widely published; her feature stories have appeared in the New York Times, Interiors, Luxe, Country Living, Sunset, and the Wall Street Journal.