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Title:
Interior design with feng shui
Author:
Rossbach, Sarah.
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Edition:
New expanded edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Penguin/Arkana, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxvii, 186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780140196085
Format :
Book

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Summary

A centuries-old Chinese practice, feng shui has captured the Western imagination as a tool for design and well-being. In this classic book, complete with helpful drawings and photographs, Sarah Rossbach shows how anyone can apply its principles to enhance their careers, family life, health, and prosperity.Rossbach interprets the teachings of feng shui master Lin Yun for contemporary Westerners, offering practical methods for achieving harmony with one's environment. Focusing on common problems in business and residential settings, she discusses everything from the site of a building to furniture arrangement to wall decoration. In a chapter new to this edition, she explains how to choose colors that satisfy individual needs and preferences. Rossbach's easy-to-execute advice includes such simple steps as moving a microwave oven, repositioning a desk, and hanging mirrors to alleviate negative influences.


Author Notes

Sarah Rossbach has written four books and numerous articles on feng shui for the New York Times, the Washington Post, House and Garden , and Harper's Bazaar .


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Library Journal Review

Feng shui, defined by Too as the philosophy of "arranging a living environment where...energies are in complete harmonious balance," continues to interest interior designers. Beginning with a detailed explanation of the history and principles of feng shui, she discusses its use in the home, garden, and business environments and in personal life and concludes with a glossary of terms. Color photographs illustrate this book, which is similar to Rossbach's Feng Shui Design (LJ 1/99). Rossbach's newest book is an expanded edition of her first work, which is considered a classic. This update includes a new section on color and some new illustrations. Rossbach's is an excellent purchase for any sized library, while Too's should be purchased if there is a strong interest in this subject. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Glossaryp. xxv
1. Introductionp. 1
2. Basic Conceptsp. 6
Tao and Yin-Yang
Ch'i
The Five Elements
I Ching
3. Solutionsp. 18
Chu-Shr
The Nine Basic Cures
4. Sitingp. 26
Natural Elements
Natural Earth Shapes
The Man-Made Landscape
Cityscape
5. Shapesp. 65
L-Shapes
U-Shapes
Irregular Shapes
Various House Shapes
Various Room Shapes
6. Interiors: Elements of Structurep. 79
Doors
Windows
Slants
Stairs
Ceilings
Beams
Corners
Columns
Room Arrangement
7. Furniture Placementp. 101
Homes
Business and Work Places
Politics
Mystical Burglar Alarm
8. Ba-Guap. 125
L-Shapes and U-Shapes
Slants
Businesses and the Ba-Gua
Corners and Angles
Entrances
Colors and the Ba-Gua
Feng Shui and Stages of Life
The Three Harmonies
House-Body Relationships
9. Colorp. 147
History of Color in China
Color Associations
Colors at Home
Colors at Work
Appendix 1 YIp. 156
Three Secrets Reinforcement
Ba-Gua
Tracing the Nine Stars
The Eight-Door Wheel
Yu Nei
Yu Wai
Constantly Turning Dharma Wheel
House History
Sealing the Door
Housewarming
Appendix 2 Ch'i Cultivationp. 165
Human Ch'i
Five Elements and Ch'i
Adjusting the Five Elements
Meditation
Reincarnation
Appendix 3 Divinationp. 173
Astrology
Palmistry
Lines
Fingers
Palm
Dreams
I Ching
How to Use the I Ching--Black Sect Method
Selected Cures
Backache Cure
Acquiring Marriage Ch'i
A Prenuptial Ritual
A Conception Ritual
Appendix 4 Yun Lin Temple's Feng Shuip. 185