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The Well-Worn Interior
The Well-Worn Interior
by Robin Forster
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.26

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars top marks for pictures, less for content, 22 Aug 2011
This review is from: The Well-Worn Interior (Hardcover)
This book is absolutely stunning, but the content has little meat to it. If you're looking for inspiring images of gorgeous shabbiness, then it is definitely the book for you. It is also full of helpful tips about how to maintain the most appealing patina of an old building. More DIY than academic, but definitely worth it just for the images.

Wabi Sabi: The Japanese Art of Impermanence
Wabi Sabi: The Japanese Art of Impermanence
by Andrew Juniper
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.63

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good and poetic summary of a complex subject, 22 Aug 2011
Wabi Sabi is an eternally vague and complex subject, but Juniper does a very good job of summarising and explaining it. I liked his poetic turns of phrase as well. The final chapters where he itemises good materials and some design theories would be useful inspiration for designers.

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