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Home Is Where the Heart Is Hardcover – April 5, 2005


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (April 5, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847826856
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847826858
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.8 x 11.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #690,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'We want to be modern, but we want to be human too.' Ilse Crawford" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Ilse Crawford is a strategic designer who has been predicting what's next in design for more than a decade. Her previous book, Sensual Home: Liberate Your Senses and Change Your Life, is considered a bible of modern living. She was a launch editor for British Elle Decoration and served as Vice President of Donna Karan Home. She is based in London and New York.

Martyn Thompson is an internationally renowned lifestyle photographer whose work has appeared in magazines and books the world over. He is based in New York.

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By hurricane survivor on January 11, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Since my home was demolished in the hurricane, I have been thumbing through the likes of Veranda, In Style and other similar magazines, seeking ideas about color, arrangement and "style". Though this isn't an "idea book" with gadgets and wall paper, it offers something that is missing from most of my current reading. It opens your mind with philosophy and helps you get to the core of what you really want your home to be. It helped me focus on the important aspects of a home.

Some may find it more akin to a book of "feel good" statements. I, however, found it helps break down the boundaries we let others put on us when we express ourselves through our personal style. Basically, it gets those creative juices flowing by helping you to prioritize. The essence of your home should be a reflection of who you REALLY are-not how you want others to see you. Lest I forget, it is a beautiful book to display for easy access.

Great gift for young couples, hostess gift, anyone who is a fan of decorating magazines or is ready for a change in scenery.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tang Xiaojun on January 31, 2010
Format: Hardcover
If you seek a a/b/c guide for decorate home, this is not the book for you. But if you seek a true home for a better life, you cant miss it.
I got it from yesterday, and finish it in one day. read it to my wife over the phone, she's touched. We have a apartment for 4 years, and as a designer myself, i try to improve it over the years, some good, some bad. I'm always thinking about what's the home should be the home for the real good life and well-being. And this book open the doors for me ( instead of answering the questions directly ).
By nicely based on her design philosophy on maslow's theory of human needs, she showed how we consider the home's core value, function and form, what's important ( touching the heart, promoting humanes progress ) , what's un-important ( seemingly beatiful, stylish ), etc.
And it's also a book for general reading, for living a better life.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ana Fernandes on February 13, 2008
Format: Hardcover
the best decoration/home book ever.
congratulations to ilse crawford, the pictures, the texts.
it warms your heart, it caresses your soul.
definetely, home is where your heart is, but this book helps out a lot.
enjoy your reading.
Ana, Portugal
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if you think of this as a book to read with beautiful, related, imagery accompanying the text, it will be fascinating and deeply rewarding.
if you think of it as the usual design book it may not be as full of decor ideas as you had hoped.
that said there are still great decor ideas! but also ideas about life, love, security, respect, the environment and soup!

i found it to be a book that refreshingly breaks the mold, unafraid to venture into that unchartered territory where objects and spaces intertwine with the process of living and personal philosophy. brava ilse!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Santos on March 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I love Ilse Crawford sense for decoration, but I must say I was deceived by the book (which unfortunately I bought at the same time as her other edition Sensual Living, which is more or less the same). I found both books too much concerned about phylosophy of living instead of orineting on practical issues for interiors. I must admit I am looking for ideas to bild my new house, and if this is the case, this is not the book. In fact you do not get to see much of any of her projects except some pictures of her own home, more or less the same as those appeared in AD. Sory, but for me it was not worth buying it.
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