Richard Gillette: The Art of the Interior

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The first monograph on the work of Richard Gillette, a visionary designer whose elegant interiors are inspired by the works of the great artists of history. Richard Gillette is one of America?s leading interior designers, lauded for his comprehensively conceived and exquisitely detailed rooms. A painter by training, his work draws inspiration from the great masters, ranging from artists of the ancient world and the luminaries of the Enlightenment to such familiar figures as Rembrandt, Millais, Klimt, Miro, de ...
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Overview

The first monograph on the work of Richard Gillette, a visionary designer whose elegant interiors are inspired by the works of the great artists of history. Richard Gillette is one of America’s leading interior designers, lauded for his comprehensively conceived and exquisitely detailed rooms. A painter by training, his work draws inspiration from the great masters, ranging from artists of the ancient world and the luminaries of the Enlightenment to such familiar figures as Rembrandt, Millais, Klimt, Miro, de Chirico, and Braque, among others. Richard Gillette: The Art of the Interior presents twenty of the best examples of his interiors. Although his style palette ranges widely, from Cubist Illusion to Victorian Minimal, Pre-Raphaelite Deco to Rococo, all of the apartments and homes featured share a common element: each design was inspired by a central and unifying piece of art that informs the space—a cubist painting by Picasso or Braque, a neo-realist piece by de Chirico, a Pre-Raphaelite masterpiece by Millais. Stunning color photographs highlight the hallmarks of Gillette’s work—his exceptionally fine craftsmanship and painterly attention to surface and form, elements that contribute to making his interiors works of art in their own right. A volume rich in sumptuous detail, Richard Gillette: The Art of the Interior is a sublime integration of aesthetics and form in the realized contemporary interior.
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"Richard Gillette has a genuinely artistic sensibility that makes for painterly, even somewhat mysterious, interiors, a selection of which are now beautifully showcased in his new book The Art of the Interior (Rizzoli)." ~New York Social Diary

“Richard Gillette’s interior design makes leaving the house that much harder… ‘Interiors’ collects a series of clear vivid photographs that document work he did between 1975 and 2008, mostly in New York City. The range is genuinely astonishing: How did the same man design both a townhouse based on the minimal, strong lines of Japanese homes and a cool, glorious apartment filled with an array of Greco-Roman elements? If Gillette has designed your home, collecting art seems almost redundant.” ~The Daily
 
“Stunning photographs highlight the hallmarks of Gillette’s work—his exceptionally fine craftsmanship and painterly attention to surface and form, elements that contribute to making his interiors works of art in their own right.” ~Dexigner
 
“Richard Gillette has worked mightily as a one-man atelier for the past 30 years.” ~Architects + Artisans

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847835928
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,292,498
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Gillette is a New York–based interior designer and principal of Richard Gillette Designs. His work for an international clientele has appeared in publications such as Architectural Digest, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and the New York Times, among many others.

Wendy Moonan was the architecture and design editor at Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, and House & Garden before becoming a contributing writer at Architectural Digest. She wrote the "Antiques" column for the New York Times for fourteen years.

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