Regency Redux: High Style Interiors: Napoleonic, Classical Moderne, Hollwood Regency, and Contemporary

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The classical elegance of the Regency period in England is considered one of the most sophisticated and refined moments in design history. Throughout the twentieth century, designers took elements of the Regency vocabulary and restyled them to meld with the reigning design aesthetic of the day to extraordinary effect. The book opens with an introduction to the original Regency period, which built its sophisticated aesthetic on the example of the Neoclassical style of Napoleon’s time. It then picks up with the Art...
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Overview

The classical elegance of the Regency period in England is considered one of the most sophisticated and refined moments in design history. Throughout the twentieth century, designers took elements of the Regency vocabulary and restyled them to meld with the reigning design aesthetic of the day to extraordinary effect. The book opens with an introduction to the original Regency period, which built its sophisticated aesthetic on the example of the Neoclassical style of Napoleon’s time. It then picks up with the Art Deco designs of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Süe et Mare in France. By the 1930s, the Vogue Regency returned home to England where Sibyl Colefax and Syrie Maugham created stylized classical interiors. In America, the Regency revival took hold in Hollywood on the lavish film sets of the 1930s and ‘40s. Designers and architects to the stars such as Billy Haines and T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings made a mark with their work for the Hollywood elite. The book concludes with Regency fashions of the 1930s and ‘40s, when Dorothy Draper and Elsie de Wolfe cut a stylish swath with their Regency-infused designs from coast to coast. Rounding out the vintage interiors are designs by acclaimed contemporary designers. Each chapter is illustrated with a rich selection of images of interiors, film sets, and furniture.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Proof that Classicism is alive and well, this tome...documents the revival of a grand and glamorous style." ~Traditional Home

"Our most favorite coffee table tome of the season." ~Michigan Avenue

"Finally, an answer to that pesky question, 'What is Hollywood Regency'?" ~House Beautiful

"charming text...A full blown Regency revival could be around the corner." ~Interiors Magazine

"The images are as dramatic as the style." ~The New York Post

"Educational and a work of art at the same time." ~Newsday

"This is an amazing book! Filled with luscious images and art plates - it's part historical text and reference book and part day dream fest." ~Surroundings.com

"But no matter what your style is, if you're interested in classical, modern, traditional, stylized, theatrical or sophisticated interiors, then you too just might find this book to be as captivating as I did. Regency Redux is a must-have for any design library." ~Thepeakofchic.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847831449
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/21/2008
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,071,846
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 12.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Emily Evans Eerdmans, is an expert in English decorative arts. Her first book Classic English Design and Antiques was published by Rizzoli. Kelly Wearstler is an internationally acclaimed interior designer.
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Table of Contents

Forword Kelly Wearstler 8

Introduction 12

Pomp and Pageantry 14

Neoclassical Moderne 58

Vogue Regency 174

Decorator Regency 244

Bibliography 300

Index 301

Photo Credits 303

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