HAPPY. Amanda Talbot. Murdoch Books, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2014. Distributed 2016 in the U.S.A. by Trafalgar Square Publishing, North Pomfret. 336 pp. with 290 ills. (275 col.). 30 x 24 cm. ISBN 9781743360545 In English.
Publisher's description: Stylist and design consultant Amanda Talbot shows how, at their best, architecture and design can make us safer, healthier, more efficient, enlightened and productive -- all contributing to a fundamental sense of wellbeing and happiness. She reveals how architecture and interior design at their best can make us safer, healthier, more efficient, enlightened and productive -- all contributing to a fundamental sense of wellbeing. Designers accomplish this with strategic planning and execution and by using carefully chosen colors, textures, quality of materials and finishes. Each chapter incorporates case studies from homes around the world with the book divided into sections on Colour, Communal, Down time, Edit, Flow, Humour, Light, Location, Memories, Nature, Order, Pets, 'Play', Senses and Spontaneity. A cutting edge contemporary design and photography showcase, Happy captures the explosion of interest in "social" design and explores how designers are interpreting happiness through aesthetic and tactile means.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Interior Design
Worldwide Number: 171726
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