The Alchemy of Things

Interiors shaped by curious minds

Karen McCartney
AUD $59.99
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ON THE ARCHITECTURAL EDGE - BOLD HOME DECOR IDEAS

If you have read The House that Pinterest Built, Smart Spaces, Iconic Australian Houses, or Elements of Style, you're going to love Karen McCartney's new book The Alchemy of Things.


Karen McCartney's eighteen most fascinating homes in the world: The Alchemy of Things invites you into the homes and minds of eighteen fascinating UK, Australian, US and European creatives selected by esteemed interior design editor and author, Karen McCartney. These artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers take you on an eccentric, whimsical, curated and clever tour of their interior design and home decor, and the philosophies behind their creations.

An esteemed interior design editor and author: Author Karen McCartney is best known for her work in the world of interiors, architecture and design across print and digital media. She edited Marie Claire Lifestyle and was the founding editor of Inside Out magazine before becoming Editorial Director (Lifestyle) at News Corp Australia. Karen is the author of eight architecture and interior design books including the bestselling 50/60/70 Iconic Australian Houses, 70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses and more recently, Perfect Imperfect: The beauty of accident, age & patina. According to Karen, the idea for The Alchemy of Things arose out of her previous book, Perfect Imperfect, where some of the content revolved around remarkable people with quite extreme interiors - people such as Martyn Thompson in New York and Nectar Efkarpidis in Canberra.

Enjoy the visual splendour of The Alchemy of Things:

• Tap into architectural energy that defies trend
• Visit remarkable homes that have never been seen before
• Change your perspective and think out of the interior design box

Author bio:

Karen McCartney is best known for her work in the world of interiors, architecture and design. In Australia she was editor of marie claire lifestyle and launch editor of Inside Out, which she ran for ten years. In tandem with her magazine work, Karen has written several architecture books (Iconic Australian Houses, Superhouse), which have been translated into successful exhibitions at the Museum of Sydney. In 2015 she wrote Perfect Imperfect (Murdoch Books) - this also formed the basis for a curated exhibition at the Nishi Gallery in collaboration with Hotel Hotel, Canberra. She is architecture editor of Belle magazine, where she profiles Australian architects and has produced a book, Twenty-One Australian Architects; Breaking New Ground, in collaboration with Bauer Books. She has a weekly design and architecture column in Fairfax Media's Good Weekend. The Alchemy of Things is her fourth book with Murdoch Books.

Category: Lifestyle
ISBN: 9781760522759
Awards: Shortlisted Best Designed Illustrated Book over $50 2019 AU
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Imprint: Murdoch Books
Pub Date: September 2018
Page Extent: 272
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Lifestyle & personal style guides