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Decoration : Tradition et Renouveau
Collection Connaissance des Arts

First printing of one of the heaviest hitters of Interior Design books, the enormous, lavishly illustrated “Decoration : Tradition et Renouveau” (Collection Connaissance des Arts) published in 1973 is without a doubt one of the most collectable of 1970’s design books.

This huge, prestigious, cloth-bound volume travels through some of the world’s most incredible domestic interiors of the period, including those of major architects, interior designers, fashion designers, art and antiquities collectors, and more, showcasing objets d’art, historical artifacts and furniture (from Pablo Picasso, Mies van der Rohe, Lucio Fontana, Nicola L, Cesar, Jean Dubuffet, Arman, Gae Aulenti, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Enzo Mari, Pierre Paulin, Afra + Tobia Scarpa, Charles Eames, Joe Columbo, Verner Panton, Bruno Munari Afra Scarpa, Mario Bellini, Tom Wesselman, Sonia Delaunay, Man Ray) adorning decorated interiors ranging from “Tradition” (“a formula that allows one to integrate older items, furniture and artwork in a contemporary context”); “le Renouveau” (contemporary interiors of the 1970’s and “a section dedicated to design of the time offering a selection of the finest furniture, objects and accessories created by top designers”); and “l’Avant-garde” (displaying some of the most experimental, idiosyncratic, and forward-thinking interiors that bring together modern materiality, pop art and space design to create inspired interior living architectural spaces).
“How to reconcile antique furniture and contemporary structures? Can we adapt modern furniture within a traditionally inspired framework? This book, illustrated with beautiful photographs, mostly in color, reproducing the finest achievements of the great contemporary designers, responds to these questions.”
All texts in French.

A must-have for the interior design lover.

* Condition: Very Good (tight, clean fine copy throughout, original dustjacket with only minor wear, crease to front blank endpaper) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Interior Views
Design At Its Best


First edition of the 1980 Studio Book from New York’s Viking Press, “Interior View: Design at Its Best”, printed and bound in Japan.
Profiles some of the finest examples of interior design by the amazing Gae Aulenti, Joe D’Urso and Ward Bennett, amongst many others.

“There are no simple formulas for interior design, nor are there any set rules for success. The art is not a simple one. But there are designers who have a special talent for taking a multitude of ideas and distilling them into a functional, beautiful environment. It is those inter- nationally famous designers and their personal view- points that you will encounter in this book. The author has interviewed each of them, and they and their photo- graphs are allowed to speak for themselves. The design- ers are frank about their work, their ideas, and their relationships with clients. In these pages you will meet “Sister” Parish and Albert Hadley; Betty Sherrill, Luis Rey, and John Drews of McMillen, Inc.; David Hicks, Georgina Fairholme, Angelo Donghia, David Mlinaric, Carla Venosta, David Easton and Michael La Rocca, John Dickinson, John Stefanidis, Gae Aulenti, Bob Bray and Michael Schaible, Tom Parr, Mario Buatta, Ward Bennett, Renzo Mongiardino, John Saladino, Eric Jacobson, Francois Catroux, Joe D’Urso, Mimi London and Dixie Marquis, and many others―forty in all. The designs illustrated represent a vast range of styles, from the traditional to the intensely modern, and, in some cases, the exotic and fantastic. Some are lavish; others emphasize simplicity. Whatever the approach, all are stimulating and imaginative. But most interesting of all are the backgrounds, personalities, and philosophies of the individual designers and what they have to say about how they go about bringing together sometimes contradictory components to produce a satisfying (and frequently superb) result.”

* Condition: Very Good (a clean, tight copy in original jacket, general minor wear) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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