New bar and club design

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Abbeville Press, Sep 1, 2005 - Architecture - 192 pages
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The sequel to the highly successful and critically praised book, Bar and Club Design, New Bar and Club Design is an elegant photographic journey through the latest international design trends in the bar and club industries, highlighting locations completed since 2001. New Bar and Club Design documents a resurgence of cocktail culture and an explosion of the "style bar," places that are professionally designed and serve high-quality spirits, wine, and cocktails. Such bars have continued to open in cities such as New York, London, and Tokyo, as well as in locales like Beirut and Bangkok. Bethan Ryder has also documented a new interest in creating lower budget designer bars that are as visually interesting and unusually designed as the big-budget productions, such as Andy Wahloo in Paris and Loungelover in London. Club culture also continues to thrive, albeit on a far smaller scale than the superclubs of the 1990s. Nightclubs have grown cozier. Late-night lounge bars have emerged to cater to the "grown-up clubber," offering comfort and luxury. The futuristic "superclubs" still being built now offer the very latest in technology and audiovisual entertainment. Divided by category into bars and restaurant bars, hotel bars, and clubs, each profile includes imaginative photographs, thoughtful descriptions, and architectural plans of the design. Sure to be an excellent guide for bar and club owners, architects, and designers, New Bar and Club Design also will appeal to travelers and trendsetters of every description.

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Bars 50 Chapter Two Restaurant Bars 98 Chapter Three Hotel Bars 112 Chapter Four Clubs
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Bethan Ryder is a London-based journalist specializing in travel and interior design. She has contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines, and is the author of Restaurant Design (2004) and New Bar and Club Design (2005).