Kitchen Culture

Kitchen Culture

Re-inventing Kitchen Design

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Features a variety of kitchen designs, with advice on light, color, room for visiting, and distinctly shaped counters, shelves, walls, posts, cupboards, and drawers.

Firefly Books Ltd
An illustrated and practical design book for creating kitchens. Beginning with a look at the kitchen and how it affects sociability and family life, it then looks to maximize the benefits and possibilities. Tips on materials and sources included.

An inspiring design guide and practical resource.

The kitchen is the home base for any family to prepare meals, eat, interact, read the paper, listen to the radio, watch TV, relax and more. No other room is used for so much by so many.

Kitchen Culture is a beautifully illustrated reference for creating the home's busiest and most important room. The book explores how the kitchen influences sociability, family life and relationships with food and also examines how changing attitudes towards family life are changing kitchen design. Each generation invents its ideal kitchen -- reflecting personal views, lifestyles and the latest design concepts and technology.

Kitchen Culture provides critical design advice for maximizing the role the kitchen plays. The book offers fresh ideas and fascinating possibilities for using the kitchen as a lounge, retreat, library, art gallery, playroom, activity center and hospitality zone. Topics include:

  • Effective kitchen storage
  • Working triangles and ergonomics
  • Cooking, small appliances and tools
  • Facilities for cooking
  • Lighting, floors and work surfaces.

Practical tips on materials and craftsmanship are also included along with a source list of suppliers and manufacturers.

Kitchen Culture is the ideal reference for anyone designing a new home or remodeling a kitchen.

Book News
Grey's approach to kitchen design incorporates light, color, room for visiting, and distinctly shaped counters, shelves, walls, posts, cupboards, and drawers. He writes here of each aspect of his design ethos, with chapters on eccentric spaces, freestanding kitchens, using space to be comfortable for people, and personalizing design, among other topics. There are many color photos of his designs. The book is not indexed. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2004
ISBN: 9781552979686
Branch Call Number: 747.797 GRE
Characteristics: 192 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,29 cm.


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