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Color Design Source Book: Using Fabrics, Paints, & Accessories for Successful Decorating Hardcover – Sep 1 2001

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (Sept. 1 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841722251
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841722252
  • Product Dimensions: 29.9 x 25.1 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #763,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Alan Williams is a photographer specializing in interiors and architecture. His clients include contemporary American and British architects and English Heritage, and his work has appeared in numerous publications, including Abitare, Blueprint, and The Independent Magazine.

Caroline Clifton-Mogg is an experienced journalist and author. She contributes to such magazines and newspapers as House & Garden, Country Life, The Financial Times, and You magazine, writing about interior design, gardens, and other subjects. She is a contributing editor to both Harpers & Queen and Christie's magazine and her books include The Interior Design File, Curtains: A Design Source Book (both published by Ryland Peters & Small), and Decorating with Antiques (Bulfinch).

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Format: Hardcover
The designs of many of the rooms have a modern British feel, and I'm not in love with them (they remind me of the Terrance Conran books). BUT...the prose in this book is outstanding, and the author has a grasp of the use of cool and warm colors, and what colors tend to look best with others. This is probably the most "entertaining" read you are going to find out of a color design book (most color books are pretty bad). You'll refer to this often.
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Format: Hardcover
Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson "Back to Literature" columnist for MyShelf
One of the most stylish publishers that exhibits at Book Expo America each year is Ryland Peters and Small of London and New York. The Color Design Source Book by Caroline Clifton-Mogg is one of their smartest presentations.
Much more than a how-to book, this is very nearly a piece for the coffee table. The size is impressive, the colors more than catching, the paper quality so luxurious a browser notices the "click, snap" sound of the pages as they turn. Mostly, though, it is the content that keeps a reader between the covers. Clifton-Mogg covers color, pure and simply. She explains what it is, gives something of its history and is off and running with the different color group, nicely arranged so that a researcher can find what she wants and a browser just can't wait to go from one luscious assembly of colors to another.
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson's first novel THIS IS THE PLACE has won eight awards. Her book of creative nonfiction, HARKENING: A COLLECTION OF STORIES REMEMBERED, has won three. Her newest effort, THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER: HOW TO DO WHAT YOUR PUBLISHER WON'T is released in September.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6744bac) out of 5 stars Not just for the pictures Dec 23 2003
By Usonian33 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The designs of many of the rooms have a modern British feel, and I'm not in love with them (they remind me of the Terrance Conran books). BUT...the prose in this book is outstanding, and the author has a grasp of the use of cool and warm colors, and what colors tend to look best with others. This is probably the most "entertaining" read you are going to find out of a color design book (most color books are pretty bad). You'll refer to this often.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6744c00) out of 5 stars More informitive then it is at offering ideas Dec 5 2009
By RB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I like pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. I don't really want information. I want decorating ideas. I could have definitely done without this book.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6744edc) out of 5 stars Oh What a Little Paint Can Do-Do-Do!!! July 6 2004
By Carolyn Howard-Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson "Back to Literature" columnist for MyShelf
One of the most stylish publishers that exhibits at Book Expo America each year is Ryland Peters and Small of London and New York. The Color Design Source Book by Caroline Clifton-Mogg is one of their smartest presentations.
Much more than a how-to book, this is very nearly a piece for the coffee table. The size is impressive, the colors more than catching, the paper quality so luxurious a browser notices the "click, snap" sound of the pages as they turn. Mostly, though, it is the content that keeps a reader between the covers. Clifton-Mogg covers color, pure and simply. She explains what it is, gives something of its history and is off and running with the different color group, nicely arranged so that a researcher can find what she wants and a browser just can't wait to go from one luscious assembly of colors to another.
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson's first novel THIS IS THE PLACE has won eight awards. Her book of creative nonfiction, HARKENING: A COLLECTION OF STORIES REMEMBERED, has won three. Her newest effort, THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER: HOW TO DO WHAT YOUR PUBLISHER WON'T is released in September.
HASH(0xa727a420) out of 5 stars Better Than I Expected March 31 2008
By Emma M. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be extremely informative and useful in my design business. Color is so important and more technical than most people think.
I would recommend this book to students, designers, painters,architects,and anyone interested in color theory.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By chung lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It was great~the book is clean. But the cover was teased by mailing man i guess.. anyway im happy to get the book good price.


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