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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; Abridged edition (27 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007425066
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007425068
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 212,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kevin McCloud is best known as presenter of Channel 4's BAFTA-nominated 'Grand Designs', now in its tenth series. He writes books and articles about decoration, design, lighting and colour, and is editor-at-large of Grand Designs magazine. In addition, Kevin is a product and lighting designer and has produced ranges of furniture, lighting and tableware for high street names.

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‘A landmark piece of interiors publishing…an inspiring but always usable book from the foremost voice in modern architectural design’. – Henley Standard

‘Both inspirational and practical, each of the 43 principles addresses very real domestic issues’ – Guernsey Now

Quotes on Kevin

‘a serious man of taste and integrity’ The Observer

‘like most television naturals, Kevin McCloud has an unmediated quality which comes across as effortless… (the) David Attenborough of the building site’ The Guardian

‘passionate; knowledgeable; eloquent and basically everything that most TV presenters are not’ The Independent

‘Kevin McCloud can enthuse over a simple joist like no one else. This is a man who actually enjoys watching concrete dry… his enthusiasm is so infectious’ The Observer

About the Author

Kevin McCloud is best known as presenter of Channel 4's BAFTA-nominated ‘Grand Designs’, now in its tenth series. He writes books and articles about decoration, design, lighting and colour, and is editor-at-large of Grand Designs magazine. In addition, Kevin is a product and lighting designer and has produced ranges of furniture, lighting and tableware for high street names.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. WILLIAMSON on 28 April 2012
Format: Paperback
I'm a great Kevin McCloud fan, but this book is dreadful!
Firstly, it loses one star because it's printed in about a 6 point font - fairly clear, I'll admit, but stupidly small.
Another star goes for the pages that are printed on coloured backgrounds. This is what we call in the trade `bad design' (when we're being very polite!) - I guess Kevin was too busy to review the book after he sent the publisher the text!
The content contains a few interesting points, but is by and large woolly - a list of `good ideas' with pretty much no `practical' content - granted the title does say `principles', but the lack of detail makes ploughing through the illegible text pointless.
All in all, a waste of time, and an expensive way to fuel your local CHP station!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Garvey on 15 Jan. 2012
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I bought this for myself after listening to an interview prior to its release and i am not disappointed! The content is easy and fun to read with a message that is thought provoking. Some of the content is a little repetitive but I am enjoying picking up the book here an there and the smaller paper back edition proves effortless on the move. It's easy to fall into the 'sustainable' trap but I would recommend this if you are atall interested in technology, theory or ideas for taking the steps towards a better 'home'. He's onto something, I believe it is a cultural change!
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Kevin has a very entertaining, readable style and tackles some complex but fascinating science into layman's terms. Inspiring stuff that will encourage the reader to take steps to improve their home.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 23 Aug. 2013
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The so called Kindle Edition of this book is a 20 page pamhlet with some clip-art......Not the same book, it needs to be made clearer particularly when Amazon says it is a Kindle edition. When will proper Kindle editions of these sort of illustrated books become more widely available??
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By the man on 4 Sept. 2014
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One cannot simply build a home without listening to kevin mcccloud one must follow the ways of the mccloud
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