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Title:
Learning to see : bringing the world around you into your home
Author:
Wolf, Vicente.
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Publication Information:
New York : Artisan, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
199 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781579652173
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Book

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Acclaimed as one to the country's top one hundred interior designers by both Metropolitan Home and Architectural Digest , Vicente Wolf is the uncontested master of cool, luminous rooms that combine strength and sensuality. From a rich but disciplined palette of materials, he creates a signature minimalism that is simple, handsome, and eminently comfortable. In Learning to See , Wolf shares the secrets of his alchemy, insights into a design process that he says starts with taking his traveler's eye into every environment. If you, like he, can simply transfer the special excitement and intense sensations you feel when you are in nature or when you first encounter something exotic to the way you want to feel on entering a room for the first time, you can learn to see. With incisive text and more than one hundred sixty photographs, Wolf walks you through this process. While providing step-by-step instructions on such practical matters as how to create floor plans, treat windows, arrange furniture, hang pictures, use flowers and mirrors and other accents, he helps instill confidence to trust your own aesthetic inspiration.


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Library Journal Review

In each of these books, interior designers recount how their upbringing, education, and personal experiences have helped them develop their style. A London-based interior designer born in Egypt to Greek parents, Stefanidis has designed interiors throughout the world; here he describes his upbringing and the experiences that shaped his design philosophy. Color photographs depict a sampling of his commissions, accompanied by his reflections on the work. Wolf relates his experiences as a Cuban-born, New York-based designer. Wolf's own color photographs professionally depict his recent interior design work and illustrate his philosophy on the use of color, light, space, and texture. Both are recommended for academic, professional, and large interior design collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.