Van Day Truex: The Man Who Defined Twentieth-Century Taste and Style

Van Day Truex: The Man Who Defined Twentieth-Century Taste and Style

by Adam Lewis
     
 

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Van Day Truex is widely regarded as the father of twentieth-century American design. Under his leadership, Parsons School of Design became the foremost school for interior design and fashion in the United States and he influenced generations of students entering these fields. But his greatest legacy—beautifully chronicled in Van Day Truex—is his long

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Van Day Truex is widely regarded as the father of twentieth-century American design. Under his leadership, Parsons School of Design became the foremost school for interior design and fashion in the United States and he influenced generations of students entering these fields. But his greatest legacy—beautifully chronicled in Van Day Truex—is his long reign as design director at Tiffany & Co., which he transformed into a model for unprecedented style and grace. Interior designers, architects, fashion devotees, and furniture designers will treasure this first-ever portrait of Truex. This magnificent volume—illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white photographs—is a glorious tribute to one of America's foremost designers and a fascinating biography of the man Brooke Astor called "one of the most charming men I ever knew."

Author Biography: Adam Lewis is a graduate of the Yale School of Art and Architecture and currently teaches and practices interior design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670030248
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/29/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.81(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.06(d)

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