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Dreaming Small: Intimate Interiors

Written by Douglas Woods, Photographed by Melba Levick

  • March 4, 2014
  • Hardcover
  • Architecture - Interior Design - General
  • Rizzoli
  • 9 x 9
  • $45.00
  • $45.00
  • 978-0-8478-4231-5

About This Book

The masterpieces of small-house living featured here will serve as inspiration to those who struggle with the challenges presented by contemporary life in petite-size homes. Dreaming Small is a celebration of jewel-box homes, each marked by a sense of style that marries eclecticism, practicality, beauty, and livability. From quintessential bungalows and classic casas to Tudor fantasies, these delightful abodes are models of rich diversity and inspired living. In brilliant new photography, the book explores the possibilities that exist in these mostly unpublished gems by legendary architects Irving Gill, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, and Paul R. Williams, among others. The houses, each under two thousand square feet, are examples of what is possible in the small house and offer the reader a colorful palette of ideas from which to artfully transform spaces into comfortable, contemporary living.

Some homes featured here are period-perfect time capsules, harkening back to the ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, while others embrace the new and are entirely of today. All are a testament to how a well-designed house can wonderfully serve the needs of the twenty-first century. In an age where many are downsizing, this book will be welcomed. While showcasing a mix of homes, it emphasizes light, bright, and inspiring interiors that are beyond distinct architectural styles. The trend of reviving old houses will continue to grow steadily, and this book will be inspirational for those looking to do it right.

About the Author

Douglas Woods has spent the last twenty years as a book dealer, consultant, and private librarian specializing in architecture and the arts. He is the author of Classic Homes of Los Angeles and The California Casa. Melba Levick is a widely published and exhibited photographer.

Reviews

  • "Dreaming Small: Intimate Interiors by Douglas Woods is a celebration of jewel-box homes, each marked by a sense of style that marries eclecticism, practicality, beauty and livability. The book explores through photography the possibilities that exist in these mostly unpublished gems.." -EditorAtLarge.com
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