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Materials: A Directory for Home Design [Hardcover]

Elizabeth Wilhide


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21 Sep 2001
This volume explains the array of choices and combinations of material available for interior design, including wood, stone, brick and tile, glass, metal, concrete, plaster, synthetics, leather and lino. It discusses the characteristics of each marerial and offers advice on suitability.

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Elizabeth Wilhide is the author and co-author of many acclaimed books on design and interiors. She has also contributed to many of Terence Conran s books, including The Essential House Book, The Ultimate House Book, Terence Conran on Design, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Storage and How to Live in Small Spaces. Her own books include Eco, New Decor, Surface and Finish and most recently Scandinavian Modern Home. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Materials: A Directory for Home Design 7 April 2003
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this is a great book. i used it as a reference source as i planned the renovation of a building i had recently purchased. it offers great info (and pics) on different materials and how they can be used in an interior space....
highly recommended; esp. good for detailed overview/survey...
5.0 out of 5 stars All you wanted to know about hard finishes 24 Oct 2002
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If you're studying Interior Design, you learn about hard and soft finishes and where you can apply what. If you're a novice, you just want ideas on what can go where. This book caters for both. Lots of picture with examples of hard finish materials and applications for it. It doesn't exhaust all the advantages and disadvantages of each hard finish, nor does it mention them all... but it's a great book for understanding what can go where!
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cool book 28 July 2013
By caribsalvage - Published on Amazon.com
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I was impressed with the scope of the book but I imagine as so many new products are being developed now how it can possibly keep up
4.0 out of 5 stars Materials-a directory for home design 8 April 2006
By aim - Published on Amazon.com
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Wow - this is a great book, especially if you like contemporary spaces. Good general information and many pictures with creative use of materials and textures. As a teacher I assigned this book for a class - negative: only two students were able to get the book, so now I am hunting for a replacement...
4.0 out of 5 stars Picture Book. 4 May 2002
By sarah mcinerney - Published on Amazon.com
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There is a lot of good information, although it is very general. The photos are great for ideas of use of materials.
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