Nancy Braithwaite: Simplicity

By | July 16, 2019
Nancy Braithwaite: Simplicity Author Nancy Braithwaite
ISBN-10 0847843610
ISBN-13 9780847843619
Year 2014-10-14
Pages 296
Language English
Publisher Rizzoli
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Interior designer Nancy Braithwaites long awaited first book is a striking tutorial in the power of simplicity in design In the world of interior design Nancy Braithwaite is known for her single minded devotion to the principle that has guided her work for more than forty years simplicity Braithwaites work is luxuriously minimalist its beauty inextricably tied to its Shaker like purity While her work varies from art deco to country the underlying rules remain the same every element should strive to be simple and powerful without compromise and every room must have a level of power that comes from commanding scale repetition of elements subtleties of color or the sheer beauty of forms In Braithwaites world excess is not opulent Simplicity is opulent Braithwaite takes the reader deep into her singular vision Divided into five sections the book begins with her manifesto on simplicity and the aspects of design used to achieve it including architecture scale color texture pattern and composition She then presents three categories of stylecountry classic and contemporaryand explains and illustrates each with iconic rooms from her portfolio Finally she presents several houses as case studies displaying the power of these principles in action and emphasizing the importance of craftsmanship in design from a stunning modern seaside retreat on Kiawah Island South Carolina to her unforgettable country house in Atlanta

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