Competition: five copies of The Source to be won

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Dezeen and specialist publisher eightbooks are offering five readers the chance to win a copy of The Source - Inspirational Ideas for the Home by Michael Freeman.

The Source explores interior design innovation within the home, categorised in four sections: Connect, Divide, Space and Utility.

The book features over 800 colour photographs by author and photographer Michael Freeman.

This competition is now closed.

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page.

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The Source
Inspirational Ideas for the Home
Michael Freeman

Interior design has undergone a quiet but profound revolution in the last decade, as home-owners have become more aware of international influences and more prepared to experiment, to break out of the prescribed moulds of style. Many different parts of the world – in particular India, China, and Japan – have evolved their own unique styles of modernism, much of it rooted in the traditional principles of their particular regions, and this has helped to liberate the way we now think about dwelling space, its organisation and furnishing.

Drawing on a wide range of modern design from many countries, this unique, rich sourcebook takes an elemental approach to the design of a home. In an age when no interior design principle goes unchallenged and all ideas are possible, the only sensible approach is to start from the basic elements – how a home works and what we expect from it.

The Source, illustrated with hundreds of colour photographs by Michael Freeman, one of the most widely travelled authors and photographers working in this area, is divided into four sections which each cover a basic function.

The first, Connect, deals with the connectivity of a home, from entrances and corridors to staircases. The second, Divide, shows the many ways in which individual areas can be divided and linked, from walls to screens and unconventional dividers, as well as flexible partitions that draw on Japanese and Chinese principles. The third section, Space, is concerned with living spaces in all their variety, balancing the twin needs of comfort and inspiration. The last section, Utility, covers the basic functions of any dwelling, from cooking and bathing to working at home and storage. All of this is illustrated by a vast array of ideas and solutions from many of the world’s best interior designers and architects. This new book offers a different and refreshing way of looking at the house and the elemental way of how we live today.

Sales points

  • Challenges and overthrows our preconceptions of how we should live
  • Offers new and exciting ways of flexible living
  • Features over 800 extraordinary colour photographs of interiors from around the world, with particular emphasis on the Asia
  • Different and refreshing view of how we live today

Author and photographer

Michael Freeman is an acclaimed photographer and writer who specialises in travel, architecture and interiors. He has photographed extensively for many international publishers, and has written more than two dozen books on photography, with more than a million copies sold. His many books on interiors and architecture include American Masterworks, India Modern, New Oriental Style, Architecture of Thailand, Japan Modern and China Style.

Contents

Connect
Entrances, Doorways, Steps, Hallways, Staircases, Corridors, Floors

Divide
Walls, Partitions, Screens, Displays, Doors, Handles, Windows, Blinds, Curtains, Ceilings

Space
Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, Studies, Quiet Spaces, Play, Lighting, Mezzanines, Balconies, Courtyards, Inside/Outside, Terraces, Urban Gardens

Utility
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Shower Rooms, Toilets, Basins, Bedrooms, Storage, Shelving, Bookshelves

Directories
Architects/Designers; Stores (NY, London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Beijing, Toyko)

Format: 250 x 250 mm
Extent: 320 pages
Illustrations: approx. 800 colour
Words: approx. 20,000
Binding: flexibound
Price: £25.00
Publication: October 2009
ISBN: 978 0 9554322 4 8

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Congratulations to the winners! Anna Roussou in Greece, Linda Conserva in Italy, Barak Pliskin in the USA, Jeremy Brown in Canada and Nicolas Dijoux in France each win a copy.

| 12 comments

Posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 at 4:20 pm by Brad Turner. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • ness

    ok … i really want this one

  • Richard Sanchez

    Here’s my chance! The book looks wonderful.

  • Laura

    Yes, we need inspiration.

  • heidrun

    This would a great source of inspiration. I hope to win this one so that I can share this with my students.

  • roland sabbagh

    i’d love it ! Best regards.

  • Ignacio

    Pretty please?

  • http://www.davidsign.com Davidsign

    This is a great book! I would love a copy…

  • YBaggili

    WOW! Would love to win one!
    Will save me the hastle of buying one afterall…

  • Dean Militello

    Yes Please. Looks like a wonderful book.

  • Beccy

    What a lovely book. Lots of fantastic ideas. I’d love to win this. I need some inspiration!!!

  • http://www.peteroetkenandpartners.com peter oetken

    The first 2 picture are showing a special show case house – developed by
    Peter Oetken and Partners.
    Developed 3 years handcrafted – with more than 12 000 details – the stair in chinese lacker, 13 layers – polished over weeks – japanese stainless steel features and stunning Bathroom fit outs by Bisazza – a special statement about quality in Shanghai – never seen before in new buildings in China before.
    Peter Oetken

    • Muli Masaroni

      I just don't see too many details…