Yay for books! Who doesn’t love a ton of books!? Even if you don’t love to read books as much as we do, you could be one of those folks who just likes having a lot of books around the house (for looks or comfort). The point is, lots of books need storage space. You could go with a boring old set of level, rectangular bookshelves, but why not at least consider all the other options out there?
“Bookshelf” by Alex Johnson does just that: Shows you all the amazing ideas and strides in bookshelves that have come along in recent years. Published by Thames & Hudson, the smallish, square-shaped book features a whopping 305 color illustrations of just about any sort of bookshelf shape you could imagine, and plenty more that you could never even come up with in your wildest dreams.
Featuring bookshelves that play with materials, to those that challenge the traditional shape of one, to those that barely look functional, you’ll have your mind blown open with what’s being done with furniture made to hold books, and you’ll love marveling at over all the clever designs. You’ll no doubt grab inspiration for what to with your own library. And! Meta alert: win this copy of this book and put it on your own awesome bookshelf at home (or buy a new one if you don’t have a good one!)
Specification details are provided for each bookcase, including materials and documentation, and the accompanying texts by Alex Johnson, author and editor of ‘The Blog on the Bookshelf’, provide a fun and informative look at the history of the bookcase, as well as reflecting on how a new generation of designers have re-imagined a classic. Find more photos, information and buy the book at the Thames & Hudson website.
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