By Al3xa. bookcases. At Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 21:37:35 PM.
Built-in bookshelves, with their visual heft and custom touches, are the ultimate luxury for the organizing-obsessed—especially if you`re renting and can only dream of such things. However, even if you do own your own place, they can often be prohibitively expensive to build. (And then there`s the matter of deciding where they should go . . . forever.)
In Queen Anne’s reign in England (1702–14), bookcases became extremely simple, relying for effect on fine proportions and veneers. They normally had a straight front, the doors of the lower portion revealing drawers when open. Within a few years architectural characteristics such as pediments, cornices, and pilasters became prominent.
But what of the organizational system? Suppose I hadn`t known that Mutations was large and yellow, I could have spent an age looking for the thing. As it happens, I did spend a while looking through the various piles and shelves where it could have been hiding, only to come up empty.