Kerry Joyce The Intangible

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Kerry Joyce

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hardcover, non-returnable
Pointed Leaf Press
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 11.25 in x 13.5 in
Pages: 240
Illustrations: 200 color

RRP $90.00

  • Whitney Robinson, the current editor in chief of Elle Décor wrote the Foreword

Emmy Award-winning designer Kerry Joyce is known for the refined elegance and quiet classicism that unite his varied houses and interiors, as well as his collections of textiles, furniture, and rugs. His debut book spans a fascinating career, celebrating a unique, warm design sense that seeks always to turn houses into homes - to achieve the Intangible through the creation of tranquility and balance. The book covers eight homes in a surprising range of styles, from modern to traditional, urban to rustic, period restorations to entirely newly imagined houses that feel as though they are just as authentic. In addition, a charming introduction describes Joyce's unusual path to becoming a designer, with thoughtful essays on each part of his work, from houses to interiors to his products. A special view into the creative process of an influential and multi-talented designer.

Contents: Foreword by Whitney Robinson; Beginnings; Interiors; Houses; A Classic Los Angeles Home; New York Panoramic; Manhattan Townhouse; Aspen-Curated Family Home; Legoretta House in Bel-Air; Old World Revisited in Santa Monica; Art Moderne Redux in Los Angeles; Modern Retreat in Aspen; Index; Dedication and Acknowledgments; Biographies and Credits.

Kerry Joyce opened his Los Angeles design firm, Kerry Joyce Associates, following a successful career as an Art Director for film and television. A master of crafting cohesive design stories, Joyce is recognized as one of the top interior designers in the country. A testament to his impeccable design sense, Joyce has received a broad array of honors from some of the most highly regarded organizations in design and entertainment, including an Emmy award for set decoration, and a number of nationally regarded best design lists. Joyce's work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, WSJ Magazine, World of Interiors, and Veranda magazine, amongst others. In addition to his lauded interior projects, Joyce has channeled his diverse talents into several highly regarded furniture, lighting, and rug collections. Most recently his firm introduced Kerry Joyce Textiles, whose fabrics and wallpapers mirror the firm's refined aesthetic, combining his powerful visual perspective, with reduced historical reference and nuanced color palette. With offices in Los Angeles and Connecticut, Joyce offers a comprehensive approach to design showcasing his talent for architecture, interior design, product design, artistic direction, and consulting for his sophisticated clientele.

What the press have said about this book...

"His fabrics, his furniture, his interiors—they all have a certain je ne sais quoi. Now Kerry Joyce, in his first book, sheds light on the intangible, taking readers through eight projects in which his quiet classicism turned mere houses into homes. You’ll want to jump right in—but don’t skip the introduction."Traditional Home