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True Life: Steven Harris Architects Hardcover – November 3, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (November 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568989717
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568989716
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 1.2 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,136,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"What distinguishes [True Life ] and makes it rise high above shelter-magazine fare, besides the beauty and creativity of the architecture, is the way it's structured: not project by project but by the thing that propels residential architecture and design, or should- the way people actually live." -- The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2010

"True Life: Steven Harris Architects is organized around daily routines (Dine, Sleep, Lounge, etc.)- fitting for a firm devoted to creating effortlessly functional spaces. Spanning 25 years, the projects range from crisp modern to rustic to coolly traditional." --ELLE DECOR, December 2010

"This weighty, satisfying look at the New York firm's quarter century is comfort food for garden-hungry readers." --Garden Design, March 2011

About the Author

Steven Harris is the founding partner of Steven Harris Architects and professor of Architecture at Yale where he has taught for twenty-five years. He is the co-editor of Architecture of the Everyday and in 2008 was inducted into the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Michael Moran on November 17, 2010
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This book is a masterpiece that belongs in every library of residential design volumes or prominently displayed on a coffee table. Steven Harris Architects has a true gift for creating structures and spaces that are both beautiful and function flawlessly on a day-to-day basis. Steven is a true innovator with the keenest eye around. To live in a Steven Harris residence, is to exist within an artistic creation that conveys beauty and order - but which is also very enjoyable and livable. The book is beautifully photographed and really captures the essence of their work. Buy this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tatu120 on December 14, 2010
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Filled with big beautiful images and luscious photography, this book is truly stunning. I found the organization to be fresh and exciting, and was impressed to see such an intriguing range of styles and moods. This would be the perfect book for anyone looking for inspiration for their next space, or for anyone who loves to get lost in gorgeous photos of amazing spaces. So glad I purchased this book - it is worth every penny!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B.G.H. on December 7, 2010
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I purchased a copy of True Life for a friend and one for myself. The gift was enthusiastically received- my friend said she found her fantasy home within its pages. I have to agree with her. The work of Steven Harris is a beautifully unified vision of house, interiors and landscape. It's inviting, elegant, even glamorous, without being cold. This book is a real treat!
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This book focuses on photo vignettes, without a larger sense of the architecture of how it is "true to life."
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What a disappointment. Incredibly thin on text! No project information at all. Some beautiful photos, but many so painfully large that I had to step back to allow my eyes time to refocus. Sadly, it will not find a permanent home in my library.
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