Brilliant: White in Design:
Measurements: 10¼" SQ
Care: Wipe with a dry cloth
Published:October 25, 2011
Official book description:It all begins and ends with white.
White is everywhere, from sculptures and art installations to interior and furniture designs to fields of snow and mythical animals. In its countless tones - eggshell, ballerina, off-white, edelweiss, and so many more - white elicits a range of emotions, depending on the viewer, the design, the culture, the use.
Brilliant: White in Design examines the spectrum of colors and talents inherent in white, exploring how it is used, and viewed, in art, design, architecture, and nature. Noted design writer Linda O'Keeffe parses the language of white and considers its strengths and, at times, its weaknesses. She shows that living with white has soothing rewards and dust-collecting drawbacks; that beige is not a four-letter word but a glamorous alternative to its more pristine counterpart; that designing with white reduces everything to pure form; and much more.
Designers and artists include Jonathan Adler, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, Andy Goldsworthy, Kelly Hoppen, Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Richard Meier, Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, Andre Putman, Robert Ryman, Philippe Starck, Kelly Wearstler, and Vicente Wolf.
Brand: Random House
Publishing behemoth Random House is the largest English language publisher in the world, with books of all kinds including the best in fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature. Random House first made international news by successfully defending in court the U.S. publication of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, setting a major legal precedent for freedom of speech. Beginning in the 1930s, the company moved into publishing for children, and over the years has become a leader in the field. Random House entered reference publishing in 1947 with the highly successful American College Dictionary, which was followed in 1966 by the equally successful unabridged Random House Dictionary of the English Language. It continues to publish numerous reference works, including the Random House Webster's College Dictionary.