Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Book Review: An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Classical Details II

An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Classical Details II by Phillip James Dodd
Published by Images Publishing
 
We use the word collaboration quite a bit, don't we? It's almost a catch-phrase now. Everyone and everything seems to be in collaboration with someone or something else. But true collaboration, which requires an understanding and appreciation of both roles is rare, and not often realized. When it is though - magic happens. That magic is what Phillip James Dodd shows us in An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Classical Details II, his follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Art of Classical Details.
 
The book features projects where top interior designers and architects have collaborated to build amazing finished products for their clients. Homes where living is beautiful and functional and inspiring all at once. British born architect, Phillip James Dodd has a thriving architecture firm, and has a reputation as one of the foremost experts on classical architecture and interiors. To have him walk you through the pages of this beautiful book, is like having a seasoned docent walk you through a well curated museum. Each room is more beautiful that the one before it, and the knowledge you take away from the detailed narrative of the space is empowering.
 
An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Classical Details II, tours homes in the United States, and the UK both inside and out. Let's take a look at some of the gorgeous spaces and gardens within:
 
 Photo Credit: Nick Johnson; Designer Credit: Cullman & Kravis - Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse; An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Clasical Details II

  Photo Credit: Sheppard Day; Designer Credit: Russell Sullivan; An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Clasical Details II

  Photo Credit: Courtesy of Foster Reeve & Associates; An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Clasical Details II

  Photo Credit: Eric Piasecki; Designer Credit: S. R. Gambrell with Liederbach & Graham Architects; An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Clasical Details II

  Photo Credit: Neil Landino Jnr.; Designer Credit: Doyle Herman Design Associates; An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Clasical Details II

  Photo Credit: Courtesy of Hamady Architects, LLC; Designer Credit: Hamady Architects with Doyle Herman Design Associates (HARMONY FARM); An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Clasical Details II

 Photo Credit: Courtesy of Foster Reeve and Associates; Designer Credit: Same; An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Clasical Details II
 
 Photo Credit: Richard Johnson; Designer Credit: Michael Franck (Franck & Lohsen Architects); An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Clasical Details II
 
An absolutely gorgeous collection of rooms, with stunning photography, and in depth detail of space - understanding architecture and design. An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Clasical Details II is sure to awaken the senses and inspire you in projects both big and small, inside and out. I highly recommend taking a closer look, and grabbing a copy for your interior design book library via the amazon link below: 
 

2 comments:

  1. This place was amazing! Great food, it's smaller than others I guess but it is still a fair sized fun. The decor at this venue was amazing as every note of music reverberates off the beautiful walls. Everything about the Seattle Venues is nothing less than 5 stars.

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  2. All are beautiful I'm impressed to see your photography, Thanks .

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