Item description for Juan Montoya by Margaret Cottom-Winslow...
Colombian Juan Montoya, one of the world's most versatile and inspired interior designers, is known for reintroducing sophistication and charm into the demanding world of design. His work reflects a vast knowledge of world culture and is always influenced by his signature use of space. The rich photography in this monograph surveys 37 of Montoya's international projects, from private residences and large commercial corporations to beautiful country houses and haciendas.
El colombiano Juan Montoya, uno de los ms verstiles e inspirados diseadores de interiores, ese difcil y raro oficio de crear ambientes, es conocido por la sofisticacin y gracia que incorpor en los ambientes que cre. La fotografa lujosa en esta monografa ilustra una seleccin de 37 proyectos internacionales de Montoya, desde residencias privadas hasta grandes corporaciones comerciales, pasando por hermosas casas de campo y haciendas en diversas latitudes.
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Studio: Villegas Editores
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.28" Width: 10.39" Height: 1.5" Weight: 6.44 lbs.
Release Date Nov 28, 2005
Publisher Villegas Editores
ISBN 9589393543 ISBN13 9789589393543
Reviews - What do customers think about Juan Montoya?
"Absolutely Stunning" Jul 1, 2008
Simply put, this is one of the most gorgeous and stimulating interior design books that I've ever seen. I turn to it month after month for fresh inspiration in approaching new projects. Every friend and colleague that has received this volume from me, as a gift, has thanked me endlessly. IF I were to be marooned on a deserted island (lol), and had to magically pick one interior design book to be brought to me during my sleep, to live with the remainder of my days, this book would be in the "Top Five" of all books I have ever encountered that I would consider picking. It is simply that stunning! Montoya (whom I do not know) is a great Artist.
MONTOYA: MASTER OF CLASSIC ELEGANCE Sep 7, 2002
This masterful book is one of the very best design books out today. the fabulous photos give richly detailed images of how the mind of Montoya turns dreams into reality. Colorfully planned rooms evoke reverence for things past and present. Montoya's use of religious references inform us of his link with humanity. Indirect lighting mixed with many different kinds of stone, granite, marbles and limestone create theatrical yet uplifing interiors that make beckon us to linger. Always sensitive to his clients' desires and wishes, he incorporates scale, harmony and balance while implementing function with style. Montoya is a master of surprise, you'll go back to this collection of his work time and again.
Juan Montoya sinonimo del buen gusto Jan 22, 1999
He tenido la oportunidad de conocer trabajos de diferentes maestros del diseño de interiores contemporaneos, pero sencillamente Juan Montoya ocupa un sitial especial entre ellos. Montoya demuestra una retrospectiva de su trabajo muy interesante dejando siempre señal de su excelente trabajo. Es por eso que me atrevo afirmar que Montoya es sinonimo de buen gusto, el Mercedes-Benz del diseño.
Design excellence captured in print. Nov 25, 1998
This 400 page pictorial of Juan Montoya's work, past and present, is an engaging look at the designer's commitment to creating living spaces with flair, refinement,and cultural aesthetic.
Juan Montoya reveals the inspirations for his designs - both furniture and interior design - coming from a broad range of technology; to foreign cultural artifacts that are used to enrich and enhance spaces.
The spaces he creates are magnificent - a miriad of textures and colors that blend harmoniously into a defined living space - which the self titled book reveals quite well. Large color images enable you to study subtle details of the various rooms. This book also gives you a certain time line of his experience and influences during recent decades. Much of the text is reprinted from Architectural Digest, among other periodicals and books. Not to miss is the spread that displays the custom furniture designs that have been created, and used in various client's residences and office spaces.
This is a great addition to anyone's design collection. Definately a keeper, as well as a great design resource.