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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Book Review: Creative Space: Urban Homes of Artists and Innovators

Creative Space: Urban Homes of Artists and InnovatorsCreative Space: Urban Homes of Artists and Innovators

by Francesca Gavin
208 Pages
Laurence King
Creative Space looks at the studios, apartments, and homes of designers, artists, novelists, and innovators in six cities: Barcelona, Berlin, London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo.

The interiors are as diverse as those who have created them. However, there are some commonalities. First is simplicity or minimalism.

The homes of the artists represented in the work are bare. White walls and blank spaces prevail.

Except of course when there is clutter. Many of the living and bed rooms are populated with Japanese toys, collectables, and other knickknacks (some bordering on junk).

Among those featured are Aya Takano, Yasumasa Yonehara, Julie Verhoeven, Gary Card, Idris Khan, Annie Morris, Fafi, Jaybo (aka, the Monk), and others.

The homes are beautifully photographed.

Author Francesca Gavin has done more than just travel to and catalog the idiosyncracies of creative types around the world. She has brought some sense to the various designs and sensibilities.

Creative Space: Urban Homes of Artists and Innovators: Buy this book from Amazon

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