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The Ultimate House Book
Terence Conran
1840913525
September 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Three years into the new millennium, Sir Terence Conran has once again reinvented his concept of home design, now a harmonious blur between public and private living with a soupcon of professionalism. The Conran movement (stores and style) began in 1974 with The House Book and was updated as The New House Book in 1985 and The Essential House Book in 1994. The significance of the newly added word home in the title should not be overlooked, as the author has gravitated toward LeCorbusier's 1927 statement: "Everybody, quite rightly, dreams of sheltering himself in a sure and permanent home of his own." Ultimate appeals to this primal notion of belonging, starting with an aspirational, visual introduction before separating ideas into three distinct sections: home life, or the different...


Bathrooms
Terence Conran
1840913576
June 2004
Hardcover
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Easy Living
Terence Conran
1579590454
February 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Conran's The Essential House Book (Crown, 1994) provided an excellent overview of how to design domestic interiors. Here he gives advice on how to create a more comfortable, relaxed way of living through interior design. Throughout, he gives examples of what he considers important elements when designing for ease of living and illustrates these ideas with beautifully photographed interiors that depict a modern, clean, uncluttered style. Professional and design school libraries will find this book particularly useful for Conran's discussion of his design approach. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Good Housekeeping, September 1999
Tired of how-to books, but still yearning for inspiration? "Terence Conran's Easy Living" offers up a clean-cut approach to maintaing...


Q and A
Terence Conran
0007115296
Mar 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"I enjoy... offering [people] a slice of my life," declares Conran (Terence Conran's Easy Living), and he has done precisely that for more than 40 years as a designer, restaurateur and founder of the legendary furniture stores Habitat and the Conran Shop. The autobiography of this British entrepreneur is as original as his home design concepts: Conran enlisted friends, family and co-workers, and a few celebrities (including New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gucci's Tom Ford), to ask him dozens of questions about his life and work, which he has published, along with the answers, in q&a format. Conran's chatty and forthright responses yield an engaging portrait of a man who sums himself up as a "hard-working hedonist." The day-to-day minutiae of Conran's life are here (his wardrobe is dominated by a...


The Essential Cook Book: The Back-To-Basics Guide to Selecting, Preparing, Cooking, and Serving the Very Best of Food
Caroline Conran, et al
1556706022


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Book Review
The Essential Cook Book was written by Brits who love and understand good food, which is not an oxymoron, as anyone visiting Great Britain these days will discover. This book contains more than 450 recipes, all Americanized by the expert Rick Rodgers, but its real strength is as a reference. More than half of its pages are devoted to describing and explaining ingredients and kitchen equipment. A multitude of photos illustrate hundreds of ingredients and show important techniques such as cutting up chicken and paring out a globe artichoke bottom.

International in scope, The Essential Cook Book shows ingredients often used in ethnic cookbooks as well as some unique to American and to British cookery. The equipment section provides exceptional explanations of which appurtenances are good and why. The ...



Designers on Design
Terence Conran
0060834102
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description

Cell phones, watches, coffee cups, grand pianos, light fixtures, even a dog house. Consumer products are brought to life through designers’ imagination and ingenuity, and Terence Conran and Max Fraser present some of the biggest names in the business and the items they’ve created.

Between the covers of Designers on Design are interviews with more than a hundred designers, who answer such questions as:

What was your big break?;
What or who has most influenced your work?;
What elements of the design process do you find particularly frustrating?; and
To what level will you compromise to satisfy your client?

This beautifully illustrated book shows key pieces from each designer, along with a timeline that highlights major developments in the field from the early 1900s to the...



The Essential Garden Book
Terence Conran
0609800221
Mar 1998
Paperback
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Pre- and Post- Natal Fitness: A Guide for Fitness Professionals from the American Council on Exercise
Lenita Anthony
1585186910
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness serves as an excellent foundation for providing safe and effective fitness programming for women during and immediately following pregnancy. Author Lenita Anthony brings more than 20 years of fitness industry experience to this book and delivers an up-to-date discussion of the science behind exercising during and after pregnancy, in both group programs and one-on-one environments. The book covers the current American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines on exercise during pregnancy as well as contraindications and risk factors, and will help you explain to women the numerous changes taking place in their bodies and how those changes affect their response to exercise. It also covers some of the common issues confronting pregnant women, including hyperthermia, carbohydrate...


The Essential House Book: Getting Back to Basics
Terence Conran
0517882310


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Book Description
Marrying practical living with attractive home design ideas, Sir Terence Conran offers a big, beautiful compendium of expert solutions for today's house or apartment dweller. His vision is an all-new, commonsense approach to making the place you call home a place where you can feel both comfortable and in style. Includes complete instructions and practical information.

Inside Flap Copy
Marrying practical living with attractive home design ideas, Sir Terence Conran offers a big, beautiful compendium of expert solutions for today's house or apartment dweller. His vision is an all-new, commonsense approach to making the place you call home a place where you can feel both comfortable and in style. Includes complete instructions and practical information. --This text refers to...


Terence Conran's Kitchen Book
Terence Conran
0879515139
Nov 1993
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Conran, whose name will sound familiar to many readers, is the popular author of many enjoyable, informative decorating books. He begins his latest with the history of kitchens and then takes readers through the essentials for redoing a kitchen or designing a new one. He covers flooring, walls, countertops, cabinets, storage, and appliances as well as decorative styles. The book includes numerous color photos and sketches, and it is fun to page through even if you don't want to "study" it. Highly recommended.- Barbara Bartos, St. Croix Central Elementary Sch., Roberts, Wis.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
"Everything and the Kitchen Sink" would be an appropriate subtitle for Conran's foray into the heart of the home. In one thick volume,...


Quaglino's
Richard Whittington
087951678X
Aug 1996
Hardcover
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Classic Conran
Terence Conran
1840913495
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
In a world where cooking has become increasingly complex it is perhaps an opportune time to demonstrate that simply prepared and cooked food is as good, if not better than the complicated offerings recently in vogue. For years the best ket secret has been that many of the best dishes are in fact perfectly simple. This applies to both the flavor and the preparation. The quality of the ingredients comes first whilst the preparation and the cooking concentrates on bringing out the natural flavours. The recipes are classics not only because of their enduring apeal, but also because of their timeless quality, such as Soupe a l'Oignon, Steak au Poivre and Summer Pudding. This collection of mouthwatering recipes is a resource to return to again and again.

About the Author
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The Cigar in Art
Overlook Press
0879516933
Nov 1996
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
Edward Hopper, Frida Kahlo, Larry Rivers, and Pablo Picasso are just a few of the diverse artists represented in this elegant little volume who have portrayed the cigar in their paintings and drawings. Each artwork is paired with a clever, relevant quote from the likes of such luminaries as Oscar Wilde, Bertolt Brecht, and Mark Twain. The quintessential art book for the cigar lover, this memorable book should be relished in the same spirit as the artwork--and the subject matter--that it celebrates.

Midwest Book Review
This is the first book to celebrate the cigar in art, providing a gallery of cigar art works accompanied by quotes and poems reflecting on the cigar and the life it represents. Its use as a gift book will be ongoing and specific to cigar affectionados.


Terence Conran Kitchens : The Hub of the Home
Terence Conran
060961052X


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Book Description
Updated with all-new content for 2002, Terence Conran’s invaluable reference on kitchens tackles the most complex design project in the house.

In many ways the heart of the home, the kitchen is a place where style and function can coexist magnificently. International style king Terence Conran shows us how to do just that in Terence Conran Kitchens. In terms of planning, the kitchen makes unique demands, and Conran covers both the overarching style concerns and the nitty-gritty practicalities of making your dream kitchen a reality. The book ranges from the basics of good design (whether you’re starting from scratch or fitting new appliances into an old layout) to an encyclopedic look at all the materials (storage, lighting, worktops, and more) available to the kitchen designer today. As...


The Chef's Garden
Terence Conran
1579590500
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
British tycoon Terence Conran has turned to gardening with the same exacting eye and aesthetic sensibilities that have made his books on home decorating such a success over the years (The Essential House Book, Terence Conran's Easy Living, etc.). His modern, clean, uncluttered look extends here to the kitchen garden, his simplicity and good taste to the recipes. Conran believes it worthwhile to cultivate a kitchen garden in even the smallest of spaces, seeing it as a chance to grow chemical-free, more intensely flavored varieties of fruit and vegetables than can be found in the supermarket.

The Chef's Garden is a beautiful book, full of color photographs of luscious produce. Who would have thought purple broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and chard could be so ornamental? Best of all, you don't need an acre of farmland to...



Das Grosse Haus-und Gartenbuch: Planen, Gestalten, Modernisieren
Terence Conran
3832087907

Hardcover
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Eat. Work. Shop.: New Japanese Design
Terence Conran (Foreword), et al
0794602517
October 15, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Vibrant color photography and compelling text make this the ultimate guide to modern Japanese life. Readers the world over will marvel at this collection of 21st-century commercial sites in Japan. Seven of the country's foremost architects showcase their ideas in 34 shops, restaurants, salons, bars and spas. In collaboration with a new generation of entrepreneurs, these designers are reshaping basic concepts of how contemporary Japanese eat, work and shop. Beautifully photographed, the locations in this book reflect everything from postmodern industrialism to suggestive eroticism. A whole new language of design, propelled by the Japanese penchants for innovation, has given this generation a carte blanche to redefine Japan as the world's next cultural superpower, unhindered by the barriers of tradition.


Terence Conran's Easy Living
Terence Conran
1579590772
Nov 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Conran's The Essential House Book (Crown, 1994) provided an excellent overview of how to design domestic interiors. Here he gives advice on how to create a more comfortable, relaxed way of living through interior design. Throughout, he gives examples of what he considers important elements when designing for ease of living and illustrates these ideas with beautifully photographed interiors that depict a modern, clean, uncluttered style. Professional and design school libraries will find this book particularly useful for Conran's discussion of his design approach. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Good Housekeeping, September 1999
Tired of how-to books, but still yearning for inspiration?...


Terence Conran Small Spaces : Inspiring Ideas and Creative Solutions
Terence Conran
0609609408


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Book Description
One of the most acclaimed figures in the field of home design—and author of the classic Essential House Book—offers the ultimate source of ideas for anyone who needs to design a comfortable, workable, and visually appealing home in a small space.

Whether tiny apartments or modest homes, small spaces are what most people start with and ?nish with, and many of us never figure out how to make them comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Now, in Terence Conran Small Spaces, the superstar of home design offers tips, tricks, and inspired wisdom for making the most out of any available space.

Stunning full-color photographs show Conran’s creative, stylish solutions in a variety of beautiful spaces, from a houseboat to a treehouse to a small office. His clear and practical tips...


Terence Conran on Restaurants
Terence Conran
1585670456
June 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
A complete guide to creating the successful restaurant--from conception to design to menu--from world-renowned restaurateur/designer Terence Conran.

For many people the idea of opening a restaurant is the stuff of dreams. Terence Conran has been making that dream a reality for over forty years, remaining at the cutting edge of those influencing culinary tastes here and abroad. He is the mastermind behind hotspots like Quaglino's, Mezzo, Paris's Alcazar, and, most recently, Manhattan's Gustavino's, his first American restaurant venture, which opened to rave reviews. Now, with his new book, Conran helps readers follow their own dreams, drawing on his rich experience as a restaurateur to reveal the secrets behind his successes.

Filled with anecdotes and practical advice, Terence Conran on Restaurants...


Terence Conran's Garden Style
Terence Conran
0517584638
April 16, 1991
Hardcover
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