Bohemian Modern LTD: Living in Silver Lake

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HarperCollins, May 2, 2006 - Architecture - 272 pages
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In this gorgeous, slip-cased limited edition of Bohemian Modern, acclaimed modernist architect Barbara Bestor takes readers on a dazzling journey through California's legendary Silver Lake neighborhood -- an area whose unique structural and interior designs are rapidly emerging as the biggest trends in modern architecture. Featuring stunning photographs set in bold, panoramic spreads, this limited edition of Bohemian Modern also comes with an elegant cloth slipcase designed in bright green and turquoise.

One of the country's hottest young architects, Bestor has fully embraced and perfected the "bohemian modern" style: a practical philosophy that is Californian in origin but achievable anywhere. It is a look that favors raw, authentic materials, brilliant colors, creative space planning, and a natural flow between indoors and outdoors.

The results, as Bohemian Modern presents, are striking: a flawlessly restored Neutra house decorated with both whimsy and restraint, a rooftop constructed for viewing the stars, a lavish outdoor garden delicately integrated into the surrounding architecture, a double-sided bookcase that soars three stories and serves as a functional art installation there is no limit to the creativity and beauty of Silver Lake style.

Both modern and classic, refreshing and inviting, this limited edition of Bohemian Modern will delight readers with its breathtaking, vividly photographed tour of Silver Lake.

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