The Home: Exciting New Designs for Today's Lifestyles

Susan S. Szenasy, Author MacMillan Publishing Company $38.46 (256p) ISBN 978-0-02-600120-5
The decorating and architectural suggestions in this colorful book are original and as exciting as promised in the title. Form definitely follows function: different activitiesresting, eating, bathing, workingdictate the organization of the book, portraying designs for areas of the home devoted to each. There is discussion of lighting, heating, storage and ornamentation, and attention is given to such details as renovating doorways, windows and stairways as architectural features, creating separate areas in a room by varying the design of the floor, and housing special collections. The array of decor possibilities ranges from a simple, elegant Japanese-style room that uses surrounding trees as a backdrop and encourages peacefulness, to a cluttered library/study that also does duty as a dining room. Tasteful and inspiring, this book is bursting with ideas. Szenasy is former senior editor of Interiors. Interior Design Book Club, Designers Book Club and Architects and Planners Book Club main selections. Foreign rights: Macmillan. November 19
Reviewed on: 01/01/1985
Release date: 01/01/1985
Genre: Nonfiction
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