Item description for Ultimate Kitchen Design (Ultimate Books) by Francisco Asensio Cerver...
State-of-the-art kitchen design strongly reflects the 21st century lifestyle. Now, more than ever, the kitchen really is the heart of the home, and there is a kitchen to suit every personality and design sensibility. The aim of this comprehensive selection of new designs is to showcase the best of what is happening in kitchens today. This book features the innovative use of materials by brands like Boffi, as well as original and alternative use of space by architects such as Messana ORorke.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.69" Width: 8.03" Height: 1.81" Weight: 5.16 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2006
Publisher Te Neues Publishing Company
ISBN 383279056X ISBN13 9783832790561
Availability 0 units.
More About Francisco Asensio Cerver
Francisco Asensio Cerver, president of a publishing house specializing in architecture and design, is also the founder of several international magazines and an advertising agency. He has won many graphic design and publishing awards and is also the author of "Fine Arts for Beginners" and "Practical Course of Watercolor." He currently lives and works in Spain.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ultimate Kitchen Design (Ultimate Books)?
Great source of ideas Oct 14, 2007
Some comments about this book:
1) It's all pictures, not text. Something which I like (personal preference though). 700 pictures/500 kitchens.
2) Most of the kitchen (including the "romantic/traditional" ones) are really modern ("European" as some would call it here), not a book for people looking to create the "traditional" kitchen. Something I like, but again a personal taste.
3) I actually do not like most of the kitchens layouts in the book (again personal taste), but it helped me a lot to decide about combinations of materials (dark floor/light floor, corian/stone, metal/wood, etc.). I now know what NOT to do.
All in all, a good source of ideas.
Worthless For What I Needed May 18, 2007
The book is great if you want 700 pages of sterile looking European kitchens. But if you want lots of ornate wood and raised panel cabinet doors, find a different book; this isn't it.
500 beautiful pictures of unique kitchens Feb 4, 2007
I think the kitchens are all european. The pictures are mostly full page. There is almost no text. There is very little sourcing (names of some designers in tiny type on the side of the picture, you'll have to google to find contact information, and then they'll be somewhere in europe.). This isn't a guide to fixtures. This is a book you'd use to communicate what you want to architects.
I love this book, but again, there is no sourcing, and you can't use it as a guide to fixtures.
Great resource Nov 13, 2006
Whether you are working with a designer, building a house or just looking for ideas, this is an important and valuable book. NOTE: it is 99% photos of different styles and designs of kitchens. It is broken up into modern, country, minimalist, etc, and each section has about 30 photos of different kitchens. It contains no descriptions of materials or how toos. The photos are fabulous and the ideas are varied. I guarantee that you will find a kitchen that fits your style in this books. Good luck!