9781580932677-1580932673-Lifting the Curtain on Design

Lifting the Curtain on Design

ISBN-13: 9781580932677
ISBN-10: 1580932673
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Wolf, Vicente
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Format: Hardcover 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781580932677
ISBN-10: 1580932673
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Wolf, Vicente
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Format: Hardcover 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Wolf, Vicente wrote Lifting the Curtain on Design comprising 224 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1580932673 and 9781580932677. Since then Lifting the Curtain on Design textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Simplify, Connect, Expand. These principles, each fundamental to the practice of design, provide the framework for interior designer Vicente Wolf’s engaging new book. Wolf is famous for his modern and elegant style, always guided by integrity and simplicity. Lifting the Curtain on Design delves into his selected themes from myriad viewpoints: through the prism of international travel, via the detailed focus on a single project, and finally by means of the sweeping perspective of a seasoned design mind.

Wolf, an inveterate voyager, leaves his New York studio once a year to immerse himself in the culture of a distant land. In this volume, illustrated entirely with his own photographs, he recounts a trip to Namibia: with its sand dunes and sunsets, this southern African country is “a landscape that has been reduced to its essence.” A journey to Papua New Guinea makes clear the connections between cultures, as well as the connections that may be fostered through skilled design. And Bhutan is a lesson in expanding horizons and experiences.

It is in Wolf’s design that the essence of his three principles, suggested in his travels, is fully illuminated. In a step-by-step account of two recent interiors—a traditional apartment and an open loft—Wolf describes his initial design process, the various phases of construction, the expert selection of color palettes and furniture, and the final installation of art and decorative objects. He also explains the development of the dramatic tablescapes for which he is so well known, which balance style, form, and color with humor and ease. Finally, a dazzling presentation of Wolf’s current projects touches on grand design gestures and minute yet indispensable details. Lifting the Curtain on Design offers a glimpse into the mind of the designer at work, from inspiration through implementation to unforgettable finished room.
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