9/22/2010

Book Review: Scandinavian Design


I've been asked to review several books in the past.  One was a gardening book, another was a crafting book...these are books that have nothing to do with the subject matter of my blog or profession, and if I must be honest, as far as gardening is concerned I have the extreme "black thumb." So, I declined.  I'm not one for saying yes, just to get free stuff.

But, when I was asked to review the book Lars Bolander's Scandinavian Design, I checked into it and agreed, as it looked like something that I might enjoy.  I am so glad I did.  It has become one of my favorite design books, and I'm sure I will be referring to it over and over.    The book is just beautiful.  While it has many pictures of what you might think of as traditional Scandinavian design, it also has several pictures in there that incorporate other elements and different styles as well, which gave it a lovely layering effect.   Something I saw many times in there was the injection of French details (which I LOVE.)  A little curved leg here, gilt there, and of course gorgeous portraiture.  Beautiful.  I just kept turning the pages and gasping.

So, if you are looking for a book to expand your design library, or even just an engaging coffee table book...I'm sure this won't disappoint it truly is exquisite in it's composition and execution. 



1 comment:

mydesignchic said...

Ohhhh, it looks beautiful...another one for the shelf!!

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