The House and Garden Book of Classic Rooms.

Printed: 1989

Publisher: Chatto 7 Windus. London

Dimensions 23 × 28 × 3 cm
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Language: English

Size (cminches): 23 x 28 x 3

£26.00
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In the original dustsheet. Brown cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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I never fail to get bored looking through this inspirational book. Just moved and have used some of the ideas to create a classical interior. This must be one of my very best buys. If you love looking through home magazines then do buy this lovely book.

Review: The English can draw on a 1000 years of empire and scholarship when it comes to interior design. Its unequaled legacy of estate houses, its wealthiest citizens’ penchant for collecting, as well as the influence of generations of Grand Tours and tourists, all come together in the English interior. Magazine audiences change, as well as editor’s tastes, and so too the need to continue to refresh and deliver new ideas. What English House and Garden however, did in the 1980s and 1990’s, was chronicle the results of refined English tastemakers, in a series of hardcover volumes, drawing from material from their magazines. To my eye, decades now later, these interiors still resonate and reflect the sophisticated eye and cultivation of their creators and or patrons. Having them collected in hardcover means that their legacy will survive my increasingly ragged collection of magazines from the same era. These are interiors with souls that show the stamp of humanity and human creativity at every step. In a world where interior magazines today are filled over and over again with empty pastiches of the leftovers of modernism, or alternatively just plain empty, without rarely a single personal motif in sight, these volumes speak of a period when modern interior design reached its published zenith in England.The only other international magazine that reached the same heights, and did so in chronicling New York Interiors at around the same time, was Architectural Digest. There are several books in this series. They are all of the same high standard.

 

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