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Bookshelf By Alex Johnson

Bookshelf by Alex Johnson

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Summary

From the conceptual Read-Unread Bookshelf (which weighs books read against those still to be started) to the multi-function Trick (a unit that transforms from shelf-space into a table and two chairs), this title presents over 200 inventive and experimental book shelving designs in more than 400 colour illustrations.

Bookshelf Summary

Bookshelf by Alex Johnson

A title that will appeal to those interested in book culture as well as furniture and interior design, Bookshelf is the first publication to take bookshelf design as its subject. From the conceptual `Read-Unread Bookshelf' (which weighs books read against those still to be started) to the multi-function `Trick' (a unit that transforms from shelf-space into a table and two chairs), Bookshelf presents over 200 inventive and experimental shelving designs in more than 400 colour illustrations that are sure to covet and inspire. Individual specification details are provided for each bookcase, including materials and documentation, and the accompanying texts by Alex Johnson, author and editor of `The Blog on the Bookshelf', provide a fun and informative look at the history of the bookcase, as well as reflecting on how a new generation of designers have re-imagined a classic. One might have presumed that, with the advent of the e-book, the days of the bookshelf were numbered. In fact, readers are now taking almost as much interest in the furniture that houses their libraries as the books themselves; if the titles in your collection are a reflection of your personality, then so too is the design of your bookshelf.

Bookshelf Reviews

'In this day of e-readers and downloads, it is refreshing to see a celebration of the real thing - books. 'Bookshelf' does so in a relevant rather than nostalgic way, taking a look at clever, beautiful and useful examples of modern shelving design' - Daily Telegraph

About Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson is a regular contributor to the Independent and Enterprise Nation, and the founding editor/publisher of two internationally popular blogs, Shedworking and Bookshelf.

Table of Contents

Introduction: In Praise of the Bookshelf * I. Bookcases * II. Single Shelves * III. Bookshelf Furniture * IV. Unusual Bookcases * V. Bookcases as Art * VI. Outside the Box * VII. Restricted-size Bookshelves

Additional information

GOR004603573
Bookshelf by Alex Johnson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2012-02-01
272
0500516146
9780500516140
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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