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Loft style
Tolliver, Jessica.
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Publication Information:
New York : Friedman /Fairfax, [2002]

Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
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Includes index.
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NK2117.L63 T65 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Sunny, enormous, and fashionable, with sprawling floor plans and oversized windows: lofts stand in sharp contrast to dank, dark, claustrophobic city dwellings. Plus they often possess prized features, like brick walls, concrete floors, and exposed pipes. How can you make the most of these beautiful advantages, turning the massive layout into a cozy, hospitable home? Tour wonderfully designed and decorated lofts that illustrate a variety of imaginative style possibilities. Breathtaking photos show inventive ways of defining space with screens and pillars, arranging furniture to form small "rooms" in open areas, incorporating views from outside into the indoor design, and keeping visible intriguing vestiges of lofts' industrial origins. See how not to obstruct treasured sunshine, and add artificial light in darker corners and for evenings. And, in case you don't live in a loft but want the same look--there are ideas that to apply to any kind of residence!

Author Notes

Jessica Tolliver is a writer specializing in home design and decorating. She contributes to several publications, including House Beautiful Kitchens/Baths and House Beautiful Home Remodeling & Decorating. In the past, she has served as editor of House Beautiful Kitchens/Baths and House Beautiful Home Building. She has also worked at various newspapers, including the Star Tribune in Minneapolis

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Library Journal Review

Clagett, who has written about urban residential architecture, presents a look at the interior design of lofts, town houses, apartments, and studios. Detailed case studies of individual urban living spaces in the United States and Canada, complete with numerous color photographs and floor plans, show how the architects and designers worked with the occupants to accommodate their needs and solve the particular design challenges of each space. Sidebars in each chapter look at the particular concerns of urban living, such as security, space efficiency, and graffiti. Tolliver's overview of loft living considers choosing lighting, defining space, and creating comfortable settings; numerous color photographs depict the areas discussed. Clagett's book is highly recommended for professional and academic libraries, while Tolliver's book is recommended for urban libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Chapter 1 The Canvasp. 16
Chapter 2 Lightp. 28
Chapter 3 Defining Spacep. 46
Chapter 4 Performance Spacesp. 64
Chapter 5 Creating Comfortp. 80
Indexp. 96