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Living Modern

The Sourcebook of Contemporary Interiors

Richard Powers, Phyllis Richardson


The ultimate resource for stylish, design-conscious contemporary living

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This stunning volume is the 21st-century interiors bible. Understanding 'modern' as much more than 'modernist', Living Modern is all about clean lines, elegant colour combinations, maximizing indoor-outdoor relationships, showcasing great design objects and creating open areas for lounging, cooking and dining.

Hundreds of photographs have been drawn from stylish residences around the world, particularly from places where easy modern living has achieved its best expression, such as Brazil, California, Scandinavia and Australia, but also from places where streamlined forms have been fused with vernacular styles. From desert to jungle, from city to country, 'modern' has a wide spectrum.

With clean, elegant design and thematic structure, together with a comprehensive index of designers and architects, and directory of stockists, this book offers anyone looking to create their own stylish and contemporary interior a complete source of inspiration.

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'A truly beautiful book to behold … has more than 350 pages of inspiration for anyone trying to create a modern space in their home'
Daily Telegraph

'Escape and inspiration in a beautiful and well-organized book featuring projects from all over the world … the book is for those who are dreaming of or planning a perfect home'

'The ultimate resource for those with an interest in contemporary design and modern living'

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 28.0 x 25.0 cm

Extent: 368 pp

Illustrations: 750

Publication date: 27 September 2010

ISBN: 9780500515259

Contents List

Introduction • Places • Styles • Outdoors • Architecture • Function Materials • Surface • Ambience • Elements • Furniture • Directory of Designers/Architects; Credits

About the Author

Richard Powers’ books include The Iconic House, Beyond Bawa and New Natural Home, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Phyllis Richardson has published numerous books on lifestyle, interiors and building, including multiple volumes of the ‘StyleCity’ travel series.

List of Contributors

Richard Powers, Phyllis Richardson

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