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Bar Style
     

Bar Style

by Howard Watson
 

Bar Style charts the glamorous design renaissance of hotel bars and members' clubs and the way their cutting-edge interiors have helped forge a new social culture. Until recently dominated by sexless corporate design and traditional stuffiness, hotel and members? bars have responded to a backlash against homogeneity and are now the playground for innovative

Overview

Bar Style charts the glamorous design renaissance of hotel bars and members' clubs and the way their cutting-edge interiors have helped forge a new social culture. Until recently dominated by sexless corporate design and traditional stuffiness, hotel and members? bars have responded to a backlash against homogeneity and are now the playground for innovative designers, sophisticated celebrities, and ultra-cool urbanites.

The revolution in 'exclusive' bars began with the birth of the Groucho and Ian Schrager's boutique hotels. There is now a stunning range of intimate, ground-breaking bars — even within traditional hotels — that offer the fashion-savvy, post-club generation somewhere to see and be seen. The designs of Starck, Collins, Jiricna, Conran and Chipperfield rise above the zeitgeist, providing interiors of great beauty, style, and wit.

Join author Howard Watson in an examination of bars from the UK, USA, Australia, Europe, and Asia and of the designs of Starck, Collins, Jiricna, Conran, and Chipperfield. Each bar study is accompanied by high quality images and a full description, summing up the design, ambience, and clientele. Bar Style is a great source of information and inspiration for your own projects. Order your copy today.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...the photos drip with gorgeousness: sigh over them at your leisure..." Metro (London) 26/5/05

"...the photos drip with gorgeousness: sigh over them at your leisure" Metro (North East), 26th May 05

"If you consider yourself a bit of a bar fly then gorgeous new book Bar Style. is a must for your coffee table collection." (24-7 Magazine, July 2005)

"...contains examples of contemporary interior design...accompanied with extensive information on clientele, opening hours, dress code and membership policy..." (Frame, No 46 September 2005)

"...Well researched and skilfully written..." HotelDesigns.co.uk, October 2005

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470011478
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/10/2005
Series:
Interior Angles Series , #9
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Howard Watson gained a degree at the University of York and a postgraduate diploma in publishing before becoming an editor and writer specialising in the arts and culture. He has contributed to many publications, including Architectural Design, and edited a wide range of titles on architecture, art and theatre.

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