Syrie Maugham: Staging Glamorous Interiors

Syrie Maugham: Staging Glamorous Interiors

by Pauline C. Metcalf
     
 
Acanthus Press celebrates the publication in September 2010 of Syrie Maugham: Staging the Glamorous Interior by author, lecturer, and authority in the preservation and restoration of late 19th- and early 20th- century American interiors, Pauline C. Metcalf.
Maugham - trendsetter, fashion maven, and wife of internationally-renowned novelist, Somerset

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Acanthus Press celebrates the publication in September 2010 of Syrie Maugham: Staging the Glamorous Interior by author, lecturer, and authority in the preservation and restoration of late 19th- and early 20th- century American interiors, Pauline C. Metcalf.
Maugham - trendsetter, fashion maven, and wife of internationally-renowned novelist, Somerset Maugham-created a world of ultra-chic style and elegance that was uniquely Syrie. With verve and flair, Metcalf takes the reader on a transatlantic voyage, from the drawing rooms of Mayfair to the interiors of New York, Chicago, and Hollywood as Syrie refines her famous "all-white room" style of the 1920s. .
With over three hundred photographs and illustrations, Syrie Maugham profiles the decorator's international clientele that included European aristocrats, American socialites, and Broadway stars who discovered in Syrie's blend of traditional elegance and the Style Moderne-console tables floating on dolphin bases, fringed sleigh beds, leather dining chairs, sheep skin rugs and miles of mirrors-a perfect expression of their own joie de vivre.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
(the book)... makes the point that no pedestal was too high for the woman who popularized the all-white room, an icily moderne cocktail of mirrored screens and fireplaces, geometrically sculptured carpets, shagreen tables, satin slipcovers, towering plaster lamps in the form of palm trees and velvet velvet! lampshades� Metcalf's... research and command of detail is dazzling...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780926494077
Publisher:
Acanthus Press
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
698,192
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.20(d)

What People are saying about this

Albert Hadley
�This remarkable book documents [Syrie Maugham�s] life and her accomplishments �with accuracy and style supplemented by numerous splendid photographs. A perfect way to experience a magic touch, the beauty, the style, and the professional command of Syrie Maugham.� --(Albert Hadley)
Nicky Haslam
�This supremely elegant book soars on silver wings through Syrie Maugham�s gossamer legacy ....To me, her skill in bringing humour, that all-important ingredient, into the pale voluptuous rooms that were her trademark, is paramount... and each of these fascinating photographs, many hitherto unseen, reveal her remoulding of tradition, her fearless creativity.� --(Nicky Haslam)

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