Apart from being a visual record of famous dwellings that depict the essence of the New York City look, from the Victorian era to the present, this book is also a history of design trends and the figures who created them.
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This is a historical survey of the interior design profession as it evolved in New York after the publication of Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman Jr.'s The Decoration of Houses in 1897. Wharton and Codman rejected the Victorian clutter popular at the time and inspired a generation of designers who espoused elegant, functional style and who were years ahead of their time. Historical and modern photographs of apartments and townhouses along with well-written biographical sketches of the designers make this a valuable addition to the literature of interior design. Highly recommended for general and decorative arts collections.
-Constance Ashmore Fairchild, Univ. of Illinois Lib., Urbana-Champaign
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Book Description Little Brown & Co (T), 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316250066
Book Description Little Brown & Co (T). Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0316250066 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1031145