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The Decoration of Houses (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

The Decoration of Houses (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Edith Wharton, Ogden Codman Jr.
 

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Edith Wharton’s contributions to literature went beyond her fiction: She was an influential writer and thinker on design as well. Reacting against heavy, ornate Victorian design, as well as the conspicuous consumption of her day, Wharton makes the case for a classical simplicity in home décor—one that grows from architectural necessity. Her

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Edith Wharton’s contributions to literature went beyond her fiction: She was an influential writer and thinker on design as well. Reacting against heavy, ornate Victorian design, as well as the conspicuous consumption of her day, Wharton makes the case for a classical simplicity in home décor—one that grows from architectural necessity. Her co-author is eminent architect Ogden Codman, Jr.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411464803
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
341
Sales rank:
493,215
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author


Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was an acclaimed chronicler and keen observer of privileged society, novelist, and short story writer. Her novel The Age of Innocence made her the first female Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction in 1921. She is the also the author of The House of Mirth and Ethan Frome.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 24, 1862
Date of Death:
August 11, 1937
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
Education:
Educated privately in New York and Europe

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