Stephanie Hoppen presents a series of master-classes about today's fashionable window treatments, given by more than 30 of the world's most innovative designers. The designs showcase a huge range of contemporary styles and materials. There are classes in classical, traditional designs and in modern, simple ones; and equal weight is given to dramatic, smart, romantic and country curtains. The fabrics and materials include everything now possible - from glamorous silk, velvet, taffeta and cashmere, through rural prints, formal stripes, canvas and ticking, to 21st-century perspex panels, crystal beads and metallic voile. All tastes are represented: unashamedly rich, colourful and exotic interiors alongside the most neutral schemes that let light pour into a room. The text is also packed with expert technical advice on everything from the proportions and architecture of windows to how to decide on a design idea and choose and measure. The book ends with a directory of all the accoutrements of window dressing, from poles and finials, shutter and blind attachments to trimmings and tassels, swags and tails.
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Stephanie Hoppen runs an art dealership, working out of both London and New York, in which she is known for her ability to find exciting and unusual decorative art. Her previous books include Red on Red (Bulfinch, 2001), White on White (Bulfinch, 2000), Decorating with Pictures, and Blue and White Living.
Fritz von der Schulenberg is one of the world's most accomplished photographers of interiors, and his work has appeared in many books and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. His recent books include Neoclassicism in the North, Living by Design, and Inspired by Antiques.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 245x290mm. First edition, hardcover. Boards are very lightly thumbed. Page edges are slightly discoloured. Else this book is in very good condition. Dust jacket is light thumbed at the edges, and bears the odd scuff mark, else in very good condition *We always describe the faults of our books meticulously but they usually present better than they sound. This book weighs over 1kg and will attract extra postage to destinations outside of Australia. Please contact bookseller for postage quote. Bookseller Inventory # DES008