Elsie De Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Decoration

Elsie De Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Decoration



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Elsie De Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Decoration by Penny Sparke

Considered the mother of interior decoration, Elsie de Wolfe introduced light and air into previously dark and cluttered Victorian interiors, and insisted on comfort, livability, and beauty. While all her clients were wealthy, her influence extended to a wide audience of women through books, magazine articles, and radio broadcasts. This oversize (10.25x12.25") volume showcases 29 of her important projects, from the Conde Nast apartment in New York, to several residences of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Newly restored archival photographs accompany text by decorative art scholar Sparke. Includes a catalog of known projects and an extensive bibliography. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780926494275
Publisher: Acanthus Press
Publication date: 05/01/2005
Series: 20th Century Decorators Series
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 10.26(w) x 12.40(h) x 1.26(d)

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