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by Estelle; Seebohm Caroline; Sykes Christopher Simon Ellis


Estelle Ellis (Author), Caroline Seebohm (Author), Christopher Simon Sykes (Photographer) Not all bibliophiles in this book had a dedicated.

Estelle Ellis (Author), Caroline Seebohm (Author), Christopher Simon Sykes (Photographer). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Christopher Simon Sykes (Photographer) & 0 more Not all bibliophiles in this book had a dedicated room for their books; some placed their books all over their homes, even on stairwells and corridors. Many had libraries in their bedrooms too.

Estelle Ellis, coauthor of At Home with Books, is a pioneering figure in the world of magazine publishing . Diving into this book, as an avid art collector, one might expect to learn how different people work with the art they possess

Estelle Ellis, coauthor of At Home with Books, is a pioneering figure in the world of magazine publishing whose marketing programs are preserved in the Smithsonian Center for Advertising History. She is the founder and president of Business Image, In. and lives in New York City. Diving into this book, as an avid art collector, one might expect to learn how different people work with the art they possess. This book though is really for those who are stricly ardent and almost excessive collectors who like to jam pack their residences with works galore. What is missing from this text is a careful presentation of how many different types of people display their art.

At Home with Books book. By: Estelle Ellis, Caroline Seebohm, and Christopher Simon Sykes. The photography was done by Christopher Simon Sykes. Published By: Carol Southern Books. At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries. Sykes did a fantastic job in showing the reader books, bookshelves, and libraries. These photographs provide many ideas which can be use to design ones own home library. I would like to be able to transform my 14X14 library, into a more sophisticated design.

Estelle Ellis, Caroline Seebohm, Christopher Simon Sykes. At Home with Books" takes the reader into the houses of forty booklovers to view their very personal libraries and reading spaces.

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by Christopher Simon Sykes, Caroline Seebohm, Estelle Ellis. At Home with Books is a visual delight, a helpful resource, and an inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library. Full-color photographs.

Find nearly any book by Estelle Ellis. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Booklover's Repair Kit: First Aid For Home Libraries. by Estelle Ellis, Wilton Wiggins, Douglas Lee. ISBN 9780375411199 (978-0-375-41119-9) Hardcover, Knopf, 2000. Find signed collectible books: 'The Booklover's Repair Kit: First Aid for Home Libraries'.

It’s obvious their love of books is as important, if not more, than the beautiful furnishings. Loved seeing all the gorgeous antiques sprinkled throughout the book, including the beautiful old library ladders.

At Home with Books by Estelle Ellis: At Home with Books is a visual delight, a helpful resource, and an inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library. a pretty, but expensive book on home libraries. A look at fabulous home libraries around the world. Stefan Zweig Lus Reading Lists Cinematography Open Book Libraries Renaissance Novels Songs.

At Home with Books epub download

ISBN13: 978-0500286111

ISBN: 0500286116

Author: Estelle; Seebohm Caroline; Sykes Christopher Simon Ellis

Category: Crafts and Hobbies

Subcategory: Antiques & Collectibles

Language: English

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd; New Ed edition (2006)

Pages: 256 pages

ePUB size: 1540 kb

FB2 size: 1891 kb

Rating: 4.7

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Mot
I am not alone! Many share my enthusiasm and love for books!

This book will take you into the homes of many bibliophiles, and you'll most likely find many pieces of yourself in each of their homes. If you are a bibliophile, no one home or person in this book will seem alien to you.

One bibliophile had a copy of Homer's work done in rubber so he could read it in his bathtub. I also love reading in my bathtub, and damaged many books in the process. It never occurred to me to actually have a book printed in rubber. This gave me the idea of downloading an e-book from the internet, and printing the chapters to read in the bathtub. Getting the papers wet would not matter in this case since they can be re-printed at any given time.

This book is fully illustrated with some amazing libraries. Some libraries are well organized, while others are not, but all are unique. By organized I mean neatly arranged on the bookshelves. You'll find some homes in this book where the books seem to be haphazardly arranged, with some on floors, desks, chairs, tables etc... Not all bibliophiles in this book had a dedicated room for their books; some placed their books all over their homes, even on stairwells and corridors. Many had libraries in their bedrooms too. I used to have my library in my bedroom until I designed a dedicated room in my house for books only. I now only keep the books I have not read in my bedroom.

One thing I noticed though is that not a single library in this book had its books arranged according to subject and author. This was quite surprising to me, for some of the homes had thousands of books, and I would imagine it would be very difficult to find specific books. I have my books arranged according to sections, such as philosophy, politics, fiction, religion, economics...and of course a section labeled bibliomania! I also have my books arranged alphabetically according to the author's name. My library is pretty much arranged like a bookstore. It is easy this way to find books, especially when I am discussing a book with a friend and need to quickly refer to it. I will include a video of my library in this review (if I figure out how to do it).

There is something magical sitting in a room surrounded by books. Imagine being surrounded by knowledge spanning thousands of years! What a wonderful and unique feeling that is!

Each book has a story to tell. I am not referring to the story within the pages of the book, but by the book itself. Is the book worn out? How did it get worn out? In whose home was it before? Who touched that book before? Could it have been somebody famous maybe? Are there notes on the margins of the book? If so, who wrote them and what do the notes say about the previous reader? How is the book binding? How was it designed? There are always two fascinating stories in every book you hold: the story read within the pages, and the story told by just holding the book.

For those wanting to design their own libraries, this book will give you many ideas through its many pictures and advice. There are sections in this book about how to organize your library; how to start a collection; all about library lighting; the art of the bookshelf (how thick and of what material should the shelves be to carry the weight of the books); the enemies of books (fire, water, light, dust); and library ladders. You'll find all the inspiration you need in this book to start or renovate your own library.

I also enjoyed learning about the psychology of the different bibliophiles. For example, some collect books just for their cover design, and not necessary to read them. The message is not `read this book' but `see this book.' Some bibliophiles derive pleasure from the thrill of finding old books, not necessary reading them. Some don't keep all their books, but often give them out to charities, libraries, and to prisons. I personally keep all my books for they all have a story to tell me. Again, not the story within the pages, but the story of how I acquired the book and what it meant to me when I first held it in my hands. Some books remind me of my youth for that is when I first held them. I have a very special attachment to my books, and parting with them is very difficult.

There are also some very nice quotations from the bibliophiles in this book. Here are a few:

"You can't want to be a collector, you're born that way. Driven."

"I could spend a lifetime in this room and not be bored."

"Books, like wine, need to be kept at a regular, unfluctuating temperature."

"The book collector must take extraordinary steps to gain the pleasures so easily afforded the art collector."

"A room filled with memories of the past."

"The library as theatre"

"Books are like works of art. You enjoy them, you're their guardians for a while, you're aware that other people have owned and enjoyed them for a short time, and then they are passed on."

"I would never have a room without books. They're a transforming element."

"I like a project that never ends, and a library is that."

"When people ask me, `Do you collect books?' I always say, `No. Books collect me.' "

"Books make better wall decorations than paintings."

"Your books are your personal history. You are what you read."

"It is a terrible thing to have educated eyes but a depleted bank account."

Interestingly, there is a town in the UK, Hay-on-Wye, dedicated only to books. On my next visit to the UK I will surely pass by this town. Its creator is now establishing similar towns across Europe.

I have often been asked why I keep books when they are so easily available electronically through the internet. Electronic books, or eBooks, are also easily stored, requiring only the space of a hard drive, and not a fully dedicated room! My answer is simple. Remember movies on U-matic? If you have U-matic movies today, you'd probably be unable to play them, for their format is no longer supported by the new players and TVs. Similarly, Betamax and VHS have now been replaced by DVD. DVD is now being replaced by Blu-ray. And none of those players are backward compatible. For example, a Blu-ray player cannot play Betamax or VHS. So what will happen to your eBooks collection in a few years from now when no players would support their format? The beauty of a library is that bookshelves are backward compatible, and printed books are here to stay forever, regardless of how fast or what direction technology evolves.

Books change people's lives. This book will give you a glimpse at libraries that will also change your life.

Enjoy your journey. I certainly have!
Mot
I am not alone! Many share my enthusiasm and love for books!

This book will take you into the homes of many bibliophiles, and you'll most likely find many pieces of yourself in each of their homes. If you are a bibliophile, no one home or person in this book will seem alien to you.

One bibliophile had a copy of Homer's work done in rubber so he could read it in his bathtub. I also love reading in my bathtub, and damaged many books in the process. It never occurred to me to actually have a book printed in rubber. This gave me the idea of downloading an e-book from the internet, and printing the chapters to read in the bathtub. Getting the papers wet would not matter in this case since they can be re-printed at any given time.

This book is fully illustrated with some amazing libraries. Some libraries are well organized, while others are not, but all are unique. By organized I mean neatly arranged on the bookshelves. You'll find some homes in this book where the books seem to be haphazardly arranged, with some on floors, desks, chairs, tables etc... Not all bibliophiles in this book had a dedicated room for their books; some placed their books all over their homes, even on stairwells and corridors. Many had libraries in their bedrooms too. I used to have my library in my bedroom until I designed a dedicated room in my house for books only. I now only keep the books I have not read in my bedroom.

One thing I noticed though is that not a single library in this book had its books arranged according to subject and author. This was quite surprising to me, for some of the homes had thousands of books, and I would imagine it would be very difficult to find specific books. I have my books arranged according to sections, such as philosophy, politics, fiction, religion, economics...and of course a section labeled bibliomania! I also have my books arranged alphabetically according to the author's name. My library is pretty much arranged like a bookstore. It is easy this way to find books, especially when I am discussing a book with a friend and need to quickly refer to it. I will include a video of my library in this review (if I figure out how to do it).

There is something magical sitting in a room surrounded by books. Imagine being surrounded by knowledge spanning thousands of years! What a wonderful and unique feeling that is!

Each book has a story to tell. I am not referring to the story within the pages of the book, but by the book itself. Is the book worn out? How did it get worn out? In whose home was it before? Who touched that book before? Could it have been somebody famous maybe? Are there notes on the margins of the book? If so, who wrote them and what do the notes say about the previous reader? How is the book binding? How was it designed? There are always two fascinating stories in every book you hold: the story read within the pages, and the story told by just holding the book.

For those wanting to design their own libraries, this book will give you many ideas through its many pictures and advice. There are sections in this book about how to organize your library; how to start a collection; all about library lighting; the art of the bookshelf (how thick and of what material should the shelves be to carry the weight of the books); the enemies of books (fire, water, light, dust); and library ladders. You'll find all the inspiration you need in this book to start or renovate your own library.

I also enjoyed learning about the psychology of the different bibliophiles. For example, some collect books just for their cover design, and not necessary to read them. The message is not `read this book' but `see this book.' Some bibliophiles derive pleasure from the thrill of finding old books, not necessary reading them. Some don't keep all their books, but often give them out to charities, libraries, and to prisons. I personally keep all my books for they all have a story to tell me. Again, not the story within the pages, but the story of how I acquired the book and what it meant to me when I first held it in my hands. Some books remind me of my youth for that is when I first held them. I have a very special attachment to my books, and parting with them is very difficult.

There are also some very nice quotations from the bibliophiles in this book. Here are a few:

"You can't want to be a collector, you're born that way. Driven."

"I could spend a lifetime in this room and not be bored."

"Books, like wine, need to be kept at a regular, unfluctuating temperature."

"The book collector must take extraordinary steps to gain the pleasures so easily afforded the art collector."

"A room filled with memories of the past."

"The library as theatre"

"Books are like works of art. You enjoy them, you're their guardians for a while, you're aware that other people have owned and enjoyed them for a short time, and then they are passed on."

"I would never have a room without books. They're a transforming element."

"I like a project that never ends, and a library is that."

"When people ask me, `Do you collect books?' I always say, `No. Books collect me.' "

"Books make better wall decorations than paintings."

"Your books are your personal history. You are what you read."

"It is a terrible thing to have educated eyes but a depleted bank account."

Interestingly, there is a town in the UK, Hay-on-Wye, dedicated only to books. On my next visit to the UK I will surely pass by this town. Its creator is now establishing similar towns across Europe.

I have often been asked why I keep books when they are so easily available electronically through the internet. Electronic books, or eBooks, are also easily stored, requiring only the space of a hard drive, and not a fully dedicated room! My answer is simple. Remember movies on U-matic? If you have U-matic movies today, you'd probably be unable to play them, for their format is no longer supported by the new players and TVs. Similarly, Betamax and VHS have now been replaced by DVD. DVD is now being replaced by Blu-ray. And none of those players are backward compatible. For example, a Blu-ray player cannot play Betamax or VHS. So what will happen to your eBooks collection in a few years from now when no players would support their format? The beauty of a library is that bookshelves are backward compatible, and printed books are here to stay forever, regardless of how fast or what direction technology evolves.

Books change people's lives. This book will give you a glimpse at libraries that will also change your life.

Enjoy your journey. I certainly have!
Jesmi
This is a stunning coffee table book for book lovers, particularly people who keep their books. I gave it to myself as I began a huge project that includes rearranging, cleaning and inventorying my books, as well as painting the room and shelves. It was a needed punch in the arm, but be warned that as practical information goes, it is hit and miss. Good advice on deciding what to keep, what to move on; no information on how those people with all those books keep them clean (I don't count the person who had everything slip-jacketed). I would have liked more detailed advice on organizing systems. I wish, too, there had been more variety to the libraries shown, though it was a pleasant surprise to find Keith Richards and writer Roger Rosenblatt in here, the latter perhaps more of a touchstone to us of middle-class abodes than some of the palace-owners profiled. The rooms stacked to ceilings with unshelved books were not an inspiration. That's what I'm trying to run from.
Jesmi
This is a stunning coffee table book for book lovers, particularly people who keep their books. I gave it to myself as I began a huge project that includes rearranging, cleaning and inventorying my books, as well as painting the room and shelves. It was a needed punch in the arm, but be warned that as practical information goes, it is hit and miss. Good advice on deciding what to keep, what to move on; no information on how those people with all those books keep them clean (I don't count the person who had everything slip-jacketed). I would have liked more detailed advice on organizing systems. I wish, too, there had been more variety to the libraries shown, though it was a pleasant surprise to find Keith Richards and writer Roger Rosenblatt in here, the latter perhaps more of a touchstone to us of middle-class abodes than some of the palace-owners profiled. The rooms stacked to ceilings with unshelved books were not an inspiration. That's what I'm trying to run from.
Agantrius
The last time I moved, I had the movers weigh our books. We hadover 5 1/2 tons of books.
When you live with a lot of books,they become, by default, a major theme in your decor. This lovely,wonderful book demonstrates ways to incorporate large quantities of books into your life in a way that is stylish and beautiful, but which also permits access to the book you just have to have in your hands, right this second.
The photographs demonstrate just what it means to be a bibiophile, and they provide inspiration to anyone wondering just how to deal with having too many books.
And in the end, feeling that I own too many books is a result of not having a reasonable way to store them all. This book provides ideas which made it possible for me to change my attitude -- no longer an owner of too many books, I am now a book lover at home with my books.
(Plus, reading this book reminds me that there are other people with large, well-read and well-loved libraries. If you are one of them, you will love this book.) END
Agantrius
The last time I moved, I had the movers weigh our books. We hadover 5 1/2 tons of books.
When you live with a lot of books,they become, by default, a major theme in your decor. This lovely,wonderful book demonstrates ways to incorporate large quantities of books into your life in a way that is stylish and beautiful, but which also permits access to the book you just have to have in your hands, right this second.
The photographs demonstrate just what it means to be a bibiophile, and they provide inspiration to anyone wondering just how to deal with having too many books.
And in the end, feeling that I own too many books is a result of not having a reasonable way to store them all. This book provides ideas which made it possible for me to change my attitude -- no longer an owner of too many books, I am now a book lover at home with my books.
(Plus, reading this book reminds me that there are other people with large, well-read and well-loved libraries. If you are one of them, you will love this book.) END
Sudert
While the photos show many upscale and elegant home libraries, there are some wonderful ideas in each, that can translate to a more modest library. Additionally, this book profiles related companies, such as Putnam Rolling Ladders, and gives concise and useful information on proper book care, bookplates, lighting, library furniture, and of course, a myriad of shelving styles. We bought this as we are designing a simple home library for our extensive collection of art, architecture, photography and garden design tomes, as well as some rare specimens that need special care. This book is proving to be both inspirational and useful.
Sudert
While the photos show many upscale and elegant home libraries, there are some wonderful ideas in each, that can translate to a more modest library. Additionally, this book profiles related companies, such as Putnam Rolling Ladders, and gives concise and useful information on proper book care, bookplates, lighting, library furniture, and of course, a myriad of shelving styles. We bought this as we are designing a simple home library for our extensive collection of art, architecture, photography and garden design tomes, as well as some rare specimens that need special care. This book is proving to be both inspirational and useful.
Just_paw
As a collector of fine books, I really enjoyed reading this book.
Just_paw
As a collector of fine books, I really enjoyed reading this book.
Diab
I have been collection books for over 40 years and found this book very informative and a great addition to my collection.
Diab
I have been collection books for over 40 years and found this book very informative and a great addition to my collection.
Thetahuginn
A voyerestic trip into the private libraries of the rich and famous. Beautifully photographed, written and produced this is a charming addition to any bibliophiles library.
Thetahuginn
A voyerestic trip into the private libraries of the rich and famous. Beautifully photographed, written and produced this is a charming addition to any bibliophiles library.
Perfect for booklovers. Perfect delivery. It is very good for a booklover to see other bookshelves and libraries so that you can show your wife and daughters that you are not the only crazy booklover in the world. And you learn a lot of important things with such other crazy people.
Perfect for booklovers. Perfect delivery. It is very good for a booklover to see other bookshelves and libraries so that you can show your wife and daughters that you are not the only crazy booklover in the world. And you learn a lot of important things with such other crazy people.