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Bars, Pubs, Cafes: Hot Designs for Cool Spaces Paperback – November, 2002

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Julie D. Taylor is a freelance architecture and design writer who lives in Beverly Hills, California. She is the principal and founder of her own firm Taylor & Company, which provides marketing, public relations, and communications services to design professionals, manufacturers, and organizations in the fields of architecture, design and furnishings. As a former magazine editor for Designer’s West she is well known in the design field. She currently is a contributing editor to Patioscapes, and has written articles for Contract Design, Interior Design, Interiors, LA Architect and the Los Angeles Business Journal among others. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers (November 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564969169
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564969163
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,790,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Christian Schulz on July 12, 2000
Format: Hardcover
As an architect who has considerable experience with designing Bars, Hotels, & similar hospitality spaces, I applaud Julie Taylor's overall creative vision. This publication's attention to detail, descriptive project narratives, and beautiful photography will satisfy the most critical designer; at the same time acting as a wonderful conversation piece for any casual reader. It's simply a beautiful book to look at! I reccommend this book as a great resource to architects & designers looking for inspiration; as well as anyone who appreciates interesting spaces, as opposed to the same old drabby places Americans have become accustomed to!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Christian Hunter on June 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
I own a pretty sucessful bar in Santa Barbara California and decided last year to give the restaurant biz a shot. I know I know, but I was drunk.
Anyway, before I could back out, the lease was signed, big pieces were moving...I was pretty freaked.
I decided to learn all I could about the biz. From Management, to Design I ordered a blizzard of books on those and other subjects.
In the design genre I was very disappointed with this book. I (like some other reviewers here) found the interiors to look dated and generally "uncool". That is very much a matter of opinion, but really, the best teacher for me in design was to simply cruise around and put my head in a bunch of restaurants.
I good book (just outside the design genre) that takes design into consideration (more from a functional standpoint) is a book called "Restaurants That Work: Case Studies of the Best in the Industry". I recommend that one highly.
Good luck.
Christian Hunter
Owner - Sevilla Restaurant, Santa Barbara California
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
In Bars Pubs Cafes: Hot Designs For Cool Spaces, Julie Taylor takes the reader on a superlative tour of the hippest, hottest nightlife spots around the world showcasing today's most creative interior designers and architects. The styles span a range from Glamour Days and Minimal Moments, to Jesonia and Art Attack. Lavishly illustrated, meticulously chronicled, Bars Pubs Cafes is a tour-de-force presentation of some of the most elegant designs to be found in today's restarant and hotel bars, pubs, cocktail lungles, coffee hosues, and nightclubs from Tokyo to Toronto.
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