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The Best of Grand Designs
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A complete celebration of Britain's favourite architectural show. Grand Designs is broadcast in over 130 countries and regularly gleans 5 million viewers in the UK. Its success, says Kevin, is due to 'good old-fashioned story telling; of joy and sorrow, torment and triumph, expressed tangibly in the making of a building'. To celebrate fourteen glorious years of film-making, 100 editions of Grand Designs Magazine, 100 separate programmes and ten years of hosting the Stirling Prize, Kevin now delves into the archives to highlight his favourite projects. The Best of Grand Designs charts where domestic architecture has come from, and is moving to, in the first decade or so of a new millennium. And it places people at the centre of the stories of these buildings. Each project is supported by beautiful photography, building plans and Kevin's own personal analysis, together with commentary from his long-time collaborator, Isabel Allen. From the off-grid ecological approach of woodsman Ben Law in Sussex to the quirky experimentalism of Sarah Wigglesworth and Jeremy Till's straw bale house in London, Kevin demonstrates how Grand Designs continues to contribute to television history and why it provides an important legacy for good house design.

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By: Collins.   2012-10-11

Decorative Style: The Most Original and Comprehensive Sourcebook of Styles, Treatments, Techniques by Kevin Mccloud (1990-11-15)
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By: Simon & Schuster.   1842

Grand Designs Handbook: The Blueprint for Building Your Dream Home
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An architecture and design guru arms the aspiring self-builder with the tools to ensure that their vision becomes reality. Via three main sections—Thinking, Dreaming, and Doing—home designers will be guided through each stage of the process of building a home, from working out what they really want to implementing the build itself. Structured around fundamental locations—urban, suburban, and rural—the author presents his own compendium of houses that he finds exciting and exemplary. For anyone who cares about design or has thought about building their own home, this illustrated guide is inspiring reading.
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By: HarperCollins UK.   2007-03-01

Choosing Colors: An Expert Choice of the Best Colors to Use in your Home
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This beautiful and unique reference provides an unrivaled mine of inspiration and ideas for anyone wishing to create a colorful new look for their home or garden!

In this stunningly produced guide, internationally renowned interior designer Kevin McCloud puts together over 1,000 color chips arranged in over 80 palettes. Each palette—which includes anywhere from 6 to 16 color swatches—forms a blueprint for a unique decorative scheme. A palette based on old Chinese silk, for example, is seen reinterpreted in a contemporary New York apartment.

Plus, each palette features gorgeous photographs that bring the color scheme to life, along with invaluable advice and tips for using the colors to transform a room. Readers will also find manufacturers’ paint references and numbers, lists of suppliers, and much more. The ultimate color sourcebook!
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By: Watson-Guptill.   2003-10-01

Kevin McCloud's Principles of Home: Making a Place to Live
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New, practical paperback edition of the landmark design manifesto from the UK’s favourite design guru.

In this inspirational yet also practical paperback Kevin explores all areas of domestic living, from materialism to sustainability, craftsmanship to comfort. Kevin’s beautifully written text brings insight and understanding to enjoying life in the 21st century, but crucially he offers detailed, helpful and incisive advice on design, construction and style.

Kevin addresses very real and solvable domestic issues: What is the perfect kitchen layout? How to create a feeling of space in traditionally sized rooms? How to create an extension that works? How best to choose colour for function? What to use for insulation? How to shop for second hand? And how best to manage home waste and recycling?

An inspiring but always usable book from the foremost voice in modern architectural design.

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By: Collins.   2011-10-27

Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour of Europe
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Based on a four-part television series, Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour of Europe is a behind-the-stairs tour of Europe's high spots . . . with some spicy detours into continental lowlife. The author proves himself a masterly companion as he follows in the footsteps of notorious travelers to peek behind famous facades and venture to the wrong side of town on this myth-busting romp through France, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Turkey. It's an irreverent travel guide like no other.  Includes lavish new photography and sketches by the author.
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By: Phoenix.   2011-09-06

Kevin McCloud's Lighting Book: The Ultimate Guide to Lighting Every Room in the Home
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A room-by-room guide to lighting in the home, to suit every budget and mood. The introductory section defines different types of light, followed by case studies, in which photographs show rooms lit in three different moods and then show how these effects are achieved.

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By: Ebury Press.   1995-03-02

Kevin McCloud's 43 Principles of Home: Enjoying Life in the 21st Century.
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Kevin McCloud's 43 Principles of Home represents a landmark piece of interiors publishing. In this lavish and inspirational yet also practical book Kevin explores all areas of domestic living, from materialism to sustainability, craftsmanship to comfort. In his witty, wide-ranging commentary on the way we live now, the things we have gained and lost, Kevin's beautifully written text brings insight and understanding. Crucially, however, he also offers up his 43 principles of home life -- each one addressing very real and solvable domestic issues. What is the perfect kitchen layout? How to create a feeling of space in traditionally sized rooms? How to create an extension that works? How best to choose colour for function? How do you create dynamic and enjoyable kids spaces? What to do with your empty fireplace? And how best to manage home waste and recycling? An inspiring but always usable book from the foremost voice in modern architectural design.
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By: Collins.   2010-10-01

Outdoor Decorator
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How to transform your garden, patio or balcony into a stylish living area.

Whether you have a garden, patio or balcony, this innovative and practical book will open up a whole new area of decorating. Forget about ground cover and seasonal planting and instead, transform your outdoor space with paint, fabric, tiles and a host of other materials. While interior decorating has become increasingly sophisticated, often the clever ideas and effects stop at the garden door. The Outdoor Decorator shows you that when it comes to decorating, the sky’s the limit! Step-by-step, Kevin McCloud covers all the elements that can transform an outdoor space – from walls, floors and fabrics, to furniture, lighting and accessories. Why not paint your garden walls in spectacular Mediterranean colours, install Cape Cod beach house decking, or rig up a pretty canopy of simple cotton fabric on your balcony? The emphasis is on quick, inexpensive projects that will suit even limited budgets, and will bring a unique look to your home.
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By: Random House UK.   2001-03-20

Grand Designs: Building Your Dream Home
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Grand Designs provides inspiration and information to anyone thinking of taking on the challenge of building their own house. During the 1990s, architects and designers have increasingly called for us to change our houses to reflect the way we live, exchanging poky kitchens for larger living spaces, having more room than one bathroom, and taking the surrounding environment into our plans. What better way of accomodating such demands than by designing and building your own home, creating a living space suited to your changing lifestyle? This aspirational book not only provides a guide to the series, but it illustrates the increasingly fashionable desire to design and build a home of one's own.
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By: Macmillan UK.   2000-10-01


 

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