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HYBRID INTERIORS

Essays by FRANCESCO ALBERTI and DARIA RICCHI
Principal Photography by MARIO CIAMPI

FLEXI-BINDING / 304 pages
8-½ x 10-½ inches / 21.6 x 26.9 cm
340 color illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-1-905216-08-6

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DESCRIPTION

Hybrid Interiors presents a collection of the most innovative and imaginative homes culled from the world of contemporary interior design. Each interior defines a new formula for projecting living spaces; they are not unlike laboratories where sophisticated combinations of styles emanating from different cultures and centuries are created. Design cues from the forties to the seventies are seamlessly blended in an apartment in an eighteenth-century building in London, a modern residence in Florence functions as an art gallery and living space, each of the interiors included has its own unique personality and share only one thing: they fit the description “hybrid.” The simplicity and visual coherence of the combinations of styles and functions shown belies the fact that each interior is the fruit of complex and considered architectural elaborations. Richly illustrated with more than three hundred color photographs, Hybrid Interiors proposes a tour, in twenty-five stages from Amsterdam to Rome, from Berlin to Beijing, of settings that give rise to a studied dialogue between contemporary design and historic preservation, living space and working space, and classic style and popular culture.

AUTHOR

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DARIA RICCHI studied Architecture at the University of Florence. She is currently attending a postdoctoral course at Princeton University. She has written as a freelance journalist for Corriere della Sera, A10, Frame, Il Giornale dell’ Architettura, and Vanity Fair.

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FRANCESCO ALBERTI has been a practicing architect with the Florentine firm Studio Giorgiere (which specializes in the design of interiors and public spaces) for ten years. He is also a professor with the School of Architecture at the University of Florence.

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MARIO CIAMPI has been an architectural photographer for more than twenty-five years and his work has appeared in numerous magazines worldwide, and in particular, Casa Vogue and Architectural Digest