Tag - Recommended Reading

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Whatever Happened to the Future?
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The Book That Explains Why You Care About Design
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Recommended Reading: “Mirei Shigemori: Modernizing the Japanese Garden” by Christian Tschumi
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Recommended Reading: “The Right Color” by Eve Ashcraft
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Recommended Reading: John Pile’s “A History of Interior Design” (3rd Ed.)
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Recommended Reading: “Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens” by David A. Slawson
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Recommended Reading: “Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way” by Jake Hobson
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Recommended Reading: The Home Lighting Effects Bible by Lucy Martin

Whatever Happened to the Future?

We used to be so excited about the future, and it showed in the design of the 50s and 60s. In “Where’s My Space Age? – The Rise and Fall of Futuristic Design” author Sean Topham explores where space age design came from and how it worked its way into every aspect of our lives. While it may have ended in the early 1970s, there are ideas that keep resurfacing in design today that began in this era. Definitely recommended reading.

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The Book That Explains Why You Care About Design

In “The Architecture of Happiness” Alain de Botton explores why we care about architecture, and how it can affect us. Mercifully free of the jargon of so many architectural books, this is a journey into the delights and challenges of the visual aspect of the worlds we build for ourselves, individually and collectively, and what they say about us.

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Recommended Reading: “Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way” by Jake Hobson

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to shape your trees and shrubs so they look like a classical Japanese garden, this book is for you. Jake Hobson’s “Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese way” is a great read and provides step by step instructions on techniques.

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