Coffee Culture Hot Coffee + Cool Spaces

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Robert Schneider

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The Images Publishing Group
Territory: World excluding Japan, South Korea, North Korea, and South East Asia
Size: 254 mm x 254 mm
Pages: 224
Illustrations: 200 colour

RRP £28.00

  • This book will appeal to architects, professional designers, photographers, and international coffee aficionados and the epicurean market

Coffee Culture: Hot Coffee + Cool Spaces is a full-colour presentation of coffee shops crafting great coffee in interesting spaces with good design aesthetics. The author has selected thirty-three coffee shops located in cities across the United States, including Ann Arbor, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Seattle.

Photography by an eclectic group of photographers captures the feel and personality of each coffee shop. The concept of space is often extended from the shop interior to the neighbourhood - interweaving coffee, art, architecture, design, and historic preservation.

The book showcases coffee shops located in historic buildings, modern architecture, an art museum, an arcade, a courtyard, a former loading dock and even a reclaimed cargo shipping container - but the common thread is an appreciation for great coffee in spaces that invite human interaction and create memories through good design.

Robert Schneider received degrees in political science and finance and investments providing the foundation for a successful career in capital markets including research, marketing/business development and working with start-up/early-stage companies. He currently pursues his lifelong interest in art and design. Coffee Shops: Hot Coffee + Cool Spaces is his first book. He lives and studies (art | architecture | design | photography) in Minneapolis, United States.

What the press have said about this book...

"Giving new meaning to the phrase ‘coffee table book’, Robert Schneider’s Coffee Culture delivers design inspiration that no coffee lover can resist. An immersive tour of thirty-three of America’s most design conscious coffee shops, Coffee Culture captures the feel and personality of each space and recognizes not just the impact of the physical shop itself, but its reach across entire networks and neighbourhoods. This is not merely an exercise in showcasing design, but a joyous celebration of the life enhancing power of good design in our everyday spaces (...) Each of the 33 coffee shops curated by Schneider are elevated from the common and the ordinary by their detailed and deliberate attention to design. Celebrating the designs  that interweave art, architecture, design and historic perseveration, Coffee Culture is a homage to the spaces of integrity, soul and, of course, a good cup of coffee." -- Furnishing International Magazine

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