Your World and Welcome to It: A Rogue's Gallery of Interior Design

Your World and Welcome to It: A Rogue's Gallery of Interior Design

by Patrick Mauries, Christian Lacroix
     
 

In scathing, tongue-in-cheek word portraits by Patrick Mauries and devilish drawings by Christian Lacroix, YOUR WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT offers a sly, satiric take on recent fads and fashions in interior decoration, from spare loft living to fussy Louis XVI. Here is irresistible "comic sociology" for the "baby boomers-grown-old generation". 41 line-art drawings.… See more details below

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In scathing, tongue-in-cheek word portraits by Patrick Mauries and devilish drawings by Christian Lacroix, YOUR WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT offers a sly, satiric take on recent fads and fashions in interior decoration, from spare loft living to fussy Louis XVI. Here is irresistible "comic sociology" for the "baby boomers-grown-old generation". 41 line-art drawings. 2-color throughout.

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Mauries (Jewelry by Chanel, LJ 10/15/93) was inspired to write this book by "[his] astonishment at the speed at which trends...have given way to one another over the last 30 years," which he attributes to the baby boomers' "attention-deficit voraciousness." With the help of Lacroix's drawings, Mauries captures interior decorating styles of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s with wit and whimsy. Neo-Art Nouveau, Scandinavian Modern, Memphis, Shaker, Colefax and Fowler, and Shabby Chic are a few of the styles described that have been (or still remain) popular in France, England, and the United States. Those familiar with interior design will especially enjoy this poke at late 20th-century decorating. Fashion design collections should purchase for famed couturier Lacroix's work.

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ISBN-13:
9780684844206
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
08/04/1998
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.89(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.60(d)

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