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At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries

Estelle Ellis

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ISBN 10: 0500016844 / ISBN 13: 9780500016848
Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1995
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with...

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 2nd prt.

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Examining the art of displaying books effectively, this book offers advice on organizing and caring for books, looking at the collections of 40 well-known booklovers, including Loren and Frances Rothschild, the Duke of Devonshire, Jack Lenor Larsen, Roger Rosenblatt, Keith Richards, Paul Getty, Jean Stein and Bill Blass. Each room has been photographed especially for this book, providing a visual reference for anyone seeking ideas for creating their own personal library. The book also contains hints on how to start a collection, and information on bookbinders, dealers, fairs, shops, conservationists, lighting and furniture.

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For the bibliophile anxious to enhance the home library, At Home with Books presents both practical advice and divine inspiration. Chapters on starting a collection, organizing the library, and caring for books offer useful information on categorizing, editing, storage, and space-saving--"break down the books into categories by subject matter ... and compare their quantities to the available shelf space. If necessary, measure. Consider the book's height as well as its width. You may need to adjust your shelves to optimize your space." "Library Lighting," "The Art of the Bookshelf," and "Library Ladders" further encourage collectors to create a personal space suitable for its intended purpose, yet reflective of one's passion--"shelf lighting can draw attention to cherished objects and volumes; track lights can highlight certain areas of your room." Interspersed throughout these highly helpful chapters are interviews with noteworthy bibliophiles, including Keith Richards, Loren and Frances Rothschild, Bill Blass, and Paul Getty, whose "literary lairs"--ranging from the classic book-lined walls to books in the kitchen and the bathroom--are beautifully photographed, making At Home with Books not only a valuable resource for the dedicated collector, but a beautiful addition to any collection.

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