Living with Books

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Sterling Pub., 2006 - Architecture - 144 pages
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Everyone has books—but most people simply put them on a shelf, neglecting more creative ways to make their treasures an integral part of the interior design. Alan Powers’ witty, elegant guide to showcasing your precious volumes will change all that. Going room to room, from kitchens to hallways, he reveals inspirational ways that books can create character in the home. Stunningly photographed images from around the world display large-scale libraries, as well as such ingenious space-saving devices as enclosed book lofts; shelves cleverly tucked into stairways; and narrow wall-mounted boarding that fits snugly behind a chair. There’s advice on caring for the volumes, technical hints on planning and building bookshelves, and practical, detailed projects. Special double-page features cover such topics as designer solutions and constructing furniture out of books.

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User Review  - wjmcomposer - LibraryThing

This was one of the more boring collections of pictures of bookshelves you'll find. There's another book I also read the same day with the same title which will also be getting a poor review, just for ... Read full review

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

A little bit better than the other with the same title, which was horrid, but not nearly as book friendly as "Decorating with Books." When there were good shelves to examine, the photos ignored them. Frustrating! Lots of silly uses of books as decor. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Alan Powers is a reader in architecture and cultural history at the University of Greenwich. He is the author of "Serge Chermayeff,"" The Twentieth Century House in Britain," and "Modern: The Modern Movement in Britain,

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