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The Ultimate House Book: For Home Design in the Twenty-First Century [Paperback]

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Pages   272
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 9.5" Height: 11.75"
Weight:   3.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 28, 2003
Publisher   Conran
ISBN  1840914688  
EAN  9781840914689  

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Features a comprehensive compendium providing what you need to know from buying to building, improving to decorating, furnishing to fitting out. This book offers a blueprint for planning a home to suit your lifestyle. It offers a practical advice, in-depth case studies with illustrated examples.

Publishers Description
Three years into the new millennium, Sir Terence Conran has once again reinvented his concept of home design, now a harmonious blur between public and private living with a soupcon of professionalism. The Conran movement (stores and style) began in 1974 with The House Book and was updated as The New House Book in 1985 and The Essential House Book in 1994. The significance of the newly added word home in the title should not be overlooked, as the author has gravitated toward LeCorbusier's 1927 statement: "Everybody, quite rightly, dreams of sheltering himself in a sure and permanent home of his own."Ultimate appeals to this primal notion of belonging, starting with an aspirational, visual introduction before separating ideas into three distinct sections: home life, or the different stages of design, from first house to empty nest; home work, exploring all options for decorating, from paint versus plaster to remodeling versus new construction; and compendium, the nitty-gritty information so necessary to understanding and making design choices. A feat worthy of any bookshelf. Barbara Jacobs
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One of the few house design books you need  Apr 3, 2007
Book store (and this site) shelves in the architecture section are filled with coffee table books with large pictures of homes we can never afford to own, or homes that look more like a museum show case than a place where people actually live. This book is different.

It gets you in the right mind set for starting to think about designing your own home. Practical, with lots of images that contain useful suggestions. Start with this book, then buy others.

This edition is a comlete re-write from the version I bought in 2002.
great book  Feb 14, 2007
great resource information mostly for UK though (i think)
pictures and ideas are solid i just like to skim thru it for ideas
everything you can imagine related to the home is in there somehow
The Ultimate House Book by Conran et al.  Aug 20, 2004
This book is an excellent reference for decorating a private
home. It describes flexible living quarters, work at home and
family quarters. There is a basic budget model, as well as
provision for more elaborate and expensive customizations.
The work contains an extensive materials directory which is
useful for deciding upon the material components and pricing
structure. Both form and function are described in detail.
There are contrasting arguments for employing vulcanized
rubber, plastics and marble. The book is excellent if it is
utilized wisely in connection with planned home designs.

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