New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 191, indexed, illustrated with 265 color photographs. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket. Item #19508
This volume will delight anyone interested in interior design. Tracing the evolution of these electic European styles from their roots in the Renaissance through the early twentieth century, it reveals a strikingly creative decorative tradition that has been admired and imitated the world over. The author was given privileged access to private houses, many of which have never been photographed before, spanning the Baltin to the Alps and Dusseldorf to Dresden, these astonishingly varied and authentic interiors are seen as different strands of a complex but characteristic decorative heritage. From the Old House Journal library.