The Monocle Book of Homes, published by Thames & Hudson, offers inspiration and new perspectives on living: the work reflects on what makes a home good. Compiled by the editorial team of the British lifestyle magazine Monocle, the work moves smoothly from the grassroots to wider perspectives – its scale extends from individual homes to entire neighbourhoods. In the exceptionally richly illustrated work, the photographs also focus on both details and the larger picture.
Good homes are places where lives can unfold, families grow up, dogs jump on sofas, friends share your hospitality. They should also be places where you can find some solitude – a quiet corner to read a book, have a Saturday afternoon nap. In short, they need to be able to sustain you, inspire you and tell your story thanks to their architecture, use of materials and contents.
These are the attributes that Monocle has always celebrated when covering residences in its design and architecture pages – whether featuring a city bolthole, a modernist seaside residence or a summer outpost in a forest. Now Monocle is bringing this all together in one book that explores individual homes, housing projects old and new, communities of self-builders, even whole neighbourhoods where a simple philosophy of building well has created quality of life for many. Monocle has also recruited key thinkers, writers and designers to share their perspectives in a series of fascinating essays.
The Monocle Book of Homes is packed with great photography that delivers the bigger picture and also offers a focus on the smallest details. This is a book that could change how you live.