House & Garden's Best in Decoration by the Editor's of House & Garden is a 303-page clothbound hardcover published in 1987 by Conde Nast Books, Random House, New York. The dust jacket has several small "dents" and the edges are slightly shelf worn, with bumping to the head of the spine and denting to the top corners. The cover has silver lettering along the spine. There is a small remainder mark along the bottom edge in red ink. Inside, the pages are clean with tight binding in as-new condition with the exception of a previous price written in ink and blacked out on the front free endpaper. The condition is good.
House & Garden's Best in Decoration will satisfy anyone with an interest in interior decoration or design, anyone with a passion for art or architecture, and everyone familiar with House & Garden Magazine.
With over 250 full-color photographs and an evocative, entertaining text, House & Garden's Best in Decoration is a lavish record of the rooms that shape and define contemporary taste in this country and beyond. The most exciting work of the world's top interior designers--from Mario Buatta to Mark Hampton, Mica Ertegun to Geoffrey Bennison, Mac II to McMillen, John Saladino to Renzo Mongiardino, Parish-Hadley to Henri Samuel--is presented in two parts. In the first, decorators work with such clients as Oscar de la Renta, the Baron and Baroness Guy de Rothschild, Bill Blass, and Elsa Peretti, in collaborations that range from close consultation to the exercise of an entirely free hand. In the second part, designers take stock and take charge in their own rooms, creating quintessential examples of why their talents are so much in demand.
Here is a myriad of decorating styles, all reflecting the common goal of comfortable living and aesthetic appreciation. The widely influential English tradition in decorating is explored in many variations by designers both English and American--John Stefanidis on the River Thames, John Maurer in Connecticut fox-hunting country, Sister Parish in Manhattan. The clean lines and white expanses of modernism mark out original moods in the work of Andree Putman, Jack Ceglic, and Benjamin Baldwin. The diverse results: a romantic Paris apartment, a stalwart New England farmhouse, a spectacular Italian castle, a classic modern apartment on San Francisco Bay.
House & Garden's Best in Decoration is the perfect book for readers who are like its creators, people who welcome the good life into their own lives.