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New York Interior Design, 1935-1985. Limited Edition


Judith Gura

Limited-edition slipcased set
Each volume 12 x 10 inches, 320 and 296 pp.
Cloth, dust jackets, over 600 illustrations  $300.
ISBN: 978-0-926494-60-2

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Limited-edition, numbered slipcased set with original renderings by Albert Hadley and R Scott Bromley created especially for this work.


New York City has always been home to the chic and urbane—a place where Andy Warhol entertained in his French Empire salon and where Babe Paley served martinis and cigarettes in her taxicab-yellow living room. Who made this city the center of cosmopolitan interior design as we know it today? The answer is found in the lavishly illustrated profiles of the nearly 100 interior designers featured in the two-volumes of  New York Interior Design, 1935--€“1985.


Over 600 photographs assembled by author Judith Gura present a visual biography of the city’s interior innovators. From the refreshed Francophilia of Eleanor McMillen Brown to the high-tech minimalism of Ward Bennett, New York Interior Design unfolds a glittering panorama of New York’s old world duplexes, river and park-view towers, and its minimalist downtown lofts.


" New York Interior Design, 1935-1985 <...> documents the fearlesness of residential designers in Manhattan, who lined ceilings with neon tubes and covered walls in tortoiseshell vinyl. Ms. Gura <...> spent hundreds of hours interviewing designers and digging up images and projects like the Denning & Fourcade 1980s interior with cloissone elephants..."--€” The New York Times


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