Hampton, whose star rose some time ago in the firmament of interior decoration, here gazes back on a century of taste in home design, opining that a onetime pastime of idle 19th-century ladies has edged much closer to Art. He sketches the professional--and sometimes the private--lives of the industry's demi-gods, modestly presenting himself as an acolyte. Hampton's witty, well-crafted biographies include everyone from Elsie de Wolfe (who claimed she was the first interior decorator) to David Hicks and Michael Taylor, the author's immediate predecessors. We are also allowed a glimpse into the narrow world of American wealth that eagerly defined class as displayed in home possessions. Woven into the book as well is a tale of the development of an upper-class American domestic sensibility. Hampton's own preferences lean toward a relatively clean and simple traditional look that breaks away from fuss and pretension, but makes no attempt to be egalitarian. He illustrates his book with his own hand, in accomplished but homogeneous watercolors of 22 decorators' interiors. Author tour; first serial to House Beautiful.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Focusing on interior decorators for whom decorating was a livelihood (rather than architects who dabbled in decorating), Hampton has written an enthusiastic, personal narrative describing each decorator's style and his or her relationship with clients. His watercolors show the work of 22 decorators, including "Sister" Parrish, Michael Taylor, and Jean-Michel Frank. Unfortunately, the biographical information is sketchy; for example, in describing Ruby Ross Wood's life, Hampton notes, "Somewhere along here, she has been married and divorced." However, this is the only book available that gives a historic view of West and East Coast decorators as well as those from Europe. Recommended where there is a strong patron interest in interior design.
-Gayle A. Williamson, Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción Robert Hale Ltd, London, 1993. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. This is a fine hardcover copy with a fine dust jacket with no wear at all. Completely clean. Illustrated throughout with Mark Hampton's sketches in color and black & white. Covers over 20 of the best known and loved interior designers in Europe and America. From Elsie de Wolfe to David Hicks. 9" high X 8" wide, 293 pages. Erratum sheet tipped in at the end. Nº de ref. de la librería 014079
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Descripción Robert Hale Limited, London, England, 1992. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Mark Hampton Ilustrador. First Edition. 293 + Erratum page, b/w & colour illustrations. Paper to cloth cover, very minor edge-wear. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, minor edge-wear. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Binding is slightly soft but strong & intact. ". is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the distinctive styles of these twenty-two men and women, their influences from the past and their influences on each other . illuminates the complex and mysterious relationship between designer, client, and the history of style . it is the most captivating, all-encompassing guide to interior decoration to date." 165 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 001023