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Title:
Modern space : reshaping the home for contemporary living
Author:
Withers, Jane.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Gloucester, Mass. : Rockport Publishers, 2001.

©2000
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
First published in 2000 by Quadrille Publishing Limited, London.
Language:
English
Contents:
Town house -- Industrial/commercial -- Apartment -- Suburban.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781564967817
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Very few of us live in a recently built house; the vast majority live in building built in a previous era with floor plans designed to suit the lifestyles of a previous generation. For instance, the ubiquitous row houses of American and European cities (whether known as a terrace, town house, or brownstone) were built in the main for moderately prosperous families, their interiors a warren of little rooms, which could be closed for privacy and heat retention. Services (food, laundry, storage) were confined to the basement, and roof space was used for servant's tiny living quarters.


Author Notes

Jane Withers writes on design and architecture. She studied art history and design history and was an associate editor for Elle Decoration UK. She has contributed to newspapers and magazines in Europe and the United States and currently writes for the Observer and Harper's Bazaar
Christoph Kicherer is an architecture, interior and design photographer whose work has appeared in many magazines including Vogue Decoration, Casa Vogue, Architektur and Wohnen, Interni and Elle Decoration UK


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Town Housep. 12
Industrial/Commercialp. 58
Apartmentp. 100
Suburbanp. 122
Why use an architect?p. 150
Useful addressesp. 156
Architectsp. 157
Indexp. 158
Bibliographyp. 160
Picture creditsp. 160
Acknowledgementsp. 160

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