Michael Taylor: Interior Design

Overview

The life and work of the groundbreaking interior designer and inventor of the "California Look."One of the most innovative, imitated, and internationally respected design icons of the twentieth century, Michael Taylor brought with him a new vision that changed California's, and the profession's, approach to interiors. More than fifty of his commissions and other projects, ranging from classical to "Californian," illustrate the breadth of his talent.

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Overview

The life and work of the groundbreaking interior designer and inventor of the "California Look."One of the most innovative, imitated, and internationally respected design icons of the twentieth century, Michael Taylor brought with him a new vision that changed California's, and the profession's, approach to interiors. More than fifty of his commissions and other projects, ranging from classical to "Californian," illustrate the breadth of his talent.

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Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Magazine
[L]avishly illustrated, obsessively documented…gives the influential designer his due.— Steve Oney
Interior Design
[T]horoughly researched, well written, and beautifully illustrated….a valuable addition to the design literature.— Stanley Abercrombie
Veranda
“Why do these rooms still make us want to walk right in and sit right down? Stephen M. Salny’s new book, Michael Taylor: Interior Design reminds us why….Taylor’s legacy lives on…in the work of countless designers today.”
O at Home
“30 years after the late Michael Taylor invented this tone-on-tone "California style," the work in Michael Taylor: Interior Design by Stephen M. Salny still looks breathtakingly original.”
Steve Oney - Los Angeles Magazine
“[L]avishly illustrated, obsessively documented…gives the influential designer his due.”
Stanley Abercrombie - Interior Design
“[T]horoughly researched, well written, and beautifully illustrated….a valuable addition to the design literature.”
Midwest Book Review
“A gorgeously illustrated book makes for a celebration of [Taylor's] lasting California heritage works.”
Los Angeles Times
“[R]eveals clever twists on old-money, old-world interiors and a brawny rustic modernism that still resonates today.”
Malibu Times
“[A] beautiful survey of his work and its influence on interior design today. A gorgeous book for coffee tables, it is also filled with ideas for your home.”
HGTV.com
“More than just another pretty coffee table book, Michael Taylor Interior Design is an entertaining and enlightening text on one of America’s most important designers.”
Newell Turner
“Most people will probably by the book just for the wonderful photographs of his work, but the text by Stephen Salny is rich.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393732351
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/26/2009
  • Pages: 325
  • Sales rank: 798,896
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen M. Salny, the author of Frances Elkins: Interior Design, lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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