Damian Thompson is currently Books Editor and Chief Sub-editor of The World of Interiors, having previously worked in book publishing.
Books Make a Homeby Damian Thompson
Books fulfil myriad functions in our lives. They provide information, foster our enthusiasms and spark our memories. But these personal treasures also add colour and a true sense of personality to our homes. Books Make a Home explores the important role they play as Decoration, as well as functional items. Author and bibliophile Damian Thompson tours the rooms of the home in turn - Living Rooms, Home Libraries & Studies, Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms, Corridors & Staircases and Children's Spaces - discovering a host of techniques for stacking, shelving and closeting volumes, and illustrating how each space can be brought to life by books. Alongside inspirational photography is a wealth of practical design solutions for each space and every size of collection. You will learn how to make the best use of existing storage and create new space for an evergrowing collection; how to combine books with other personal effects to create eye-catching displays; and helpful feature spreads will illustrate how to organize and care for your books. Beautifully presented and elegantly written, scattered with quotes from famous readers throughout, Books Make a Home is an insightful guide to enjoying books with the eye as well as with the mind.
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- 8.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)
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Books Make a Home is a very inspiring, interesting book. While the writing is well done, what will keep me coming back to the book are the wonderful photographs. If you love books you will probably do what I have done- turn the book in many angles to try and read the titles of the books that are on display. Book lovers seem to always be interested in what other people are reading. The book is rather eclectic with things of interest for everyone. Rather than being modern, I would say it has a fresh look. For me it was money well spent.