Dimensions: 272 pages, 4.84 × 4.05 × 0.45 in
Published: October 16, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0847835634
ISBN - 13: 9780847835638
About the Book
A luxurious, graphically compelling vision for contemporary domestic living, as observed and artfully presented by the Oscar-winning film star. Keaton's stunning portrayal of rusticated, reimagined, or repurposed spaces across the country shows how inventive designers have brought their talents to bear upon the surface of neglect and decay.
From the Publisher
A luxurious, graphically compelling vision for contemporary
domestic living, as observed and artfully presented by the
Oscar-winning film star. House is Diane Keaton's stunning
portrayal of the way we may and do live now, in rusticated,
reimagined, or repurposed spaces across the country. Inventive
designers, including Annabelle Selldorf, Roy McMakin, Rick Joy, and
Tom Kundig, have brought their talents to bear upon the
structurally old, the disused, and the antiquated, finding in these
buildings the hidden beauty that lies beneath the surface of
neglect and decay, and through their work revealing to us the many
possibilities we might bring to our own domestic spaces.Through
innovative design and repurposing, industrial structures and farm
buildings, crumbling commercial lofts and rusting hangars are
transformed and vividly revealed as thoroughly engaging spaces for
living. House presents a graphically striking vision, frequently
marked by strong geometries and primal coloration, that ignites the
imagination of those intent upon redefining the possible as it
pertains to one's space-work that is joyous and rooted in our most
basic understandings of home.
About the Author
Diane Keaton is known for her work in theater and film and has won
numerous awards and accolades, including an Oscar for her role in
Annie Hall and praise for her work as director of Unstrung Heroes.
Coauthor of Rizzoli's California Romantica, she has been recognized
for her architectural sensitivity and restorations. This is her
second book about architecture and interiors, following the success
of California Romantica (Rizzoli, 2007). D. J. Waldie is the author
of Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir. He is a regular contributor to Los
Angeles Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications,
and is coauthor of California Romantica.
"The volume stunningly portrays rusticated homes, aging farmhouses
and crumbling lofts, all with beauty hidden beneath neglect and
decay." ~Papercity Magazine
"Diane Keaton's new design book House is an
original concept, unlike anything you may expect from the Oscar
winning actress or in a decor book in general."
"...beautiful new book...It's a lavish and mesmerizing
photographic poem to iconic simplicity in home design, with
compelling images of barn- and factory-inspired homes."
"Bold images of walls and windows and arpeggios of stairways,
woodstacks, Seldorf Architects' hallways and walls, and reflections
and shimmering metal will thrill and delight many readers."
"It''s a lavish and mesmerizing photographic poem to iconic
simplicity in home design, with compelling images of barn-and
factory-inspired homes. The underlying theme is that simplicity
isn''t simple, but metaphoric and resonant..."