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THE WORLD OF MADELEINE CASTAING

Emily Eerdmans

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ISBN 10: 0847832813 / ISBN 13: 9780847832811
Published by Rizzoli, New York, 2010
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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10 x 12 in. Paper boards. Lavish photos. Signed by Eerdmans on the title pg. Condition is FINE ; like new on all points. DJ is FINE ; like new. Int. RGR. Bookseller Inventory # 28238

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Title: THE WORLD OF MADELEINE CASTAING

Publisher: Rizzoli, New York

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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The inimitable style of renowned French interior designer Madeleine Castaing, chronicled in-depth for the first time. While many were drumming to the beat of modernism in the early- and mid-twentieth century, French antiquaire and decorator Madeleine Castaing created her own look that was a unique blend of neoclassicism, Proustian romanticism, and pure wit. Her distinctive aesthetic vision has inspired tastemakers on both sides of the Atlantic, and her devotees—both then and now—are legion. Ocelot carpeting, opaline blue, "coolie" lampshades, and an eclectic mix of neoclassical furnishings ranging from English Regency to Napoleon III all formed part of the vocabulary of "le style Castaing." This lavishly illustrated volume—the first on her work—explores in-depth the elements of her style, and examines how she crafted interiors so emotive that visitors felt that they had stepped into a Balzac novel or a Proustian recollection. Her entire life and career are chronicled, from her early years in Montparnasse, the epicenter of artistic activity in Paris, to her incomparable country house Lèves and her legendary shop on rue Jacob in Paris.

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Emily Evans Eerdmans is a design and decorative arts historian.  She received her master's degree in fine and decorative arts from Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, and is an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.  Her previous books include Classic English Design and Antiques and Regency Redux.

Jacques Grange
is a world-famous interior decorator who worked with Madeleine Castaing in his early career.

 Frédéric Castaing
is Madeleine's grandson and is an historical autographs dealer in Paris.

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