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The Great Lady Decorators: The Women Who Defined Interior Design, 1870-1955

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Mixing gorgeous interiors with sparkling social history, this is the first book on the visionary women whose work gave us the timeless, essential principles of modern interior decorating.

In 1904, Elsie de Wolfe was given a contract to design the interiors of the Colony Club. Their success launched de Wolfe’s career and the entire field of professional interior decoration.
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Rizzoli
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Ashley
Jan 04, 2015 Ashley rated it really liked it
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This is mostly a series of biographies and professional pedigrees, seemingly well researched, but repetitive within paragraphs of the same subject, ultimately written without much enthusiasm. And while the righting of some very minor historical inaccuracies is always appreciated in any work of non-fiction, it didn't make for a compelling historiography. These women and their contribution to the world of interior design, in being lumped together to give the impression of substance, is a ...more
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Women in the late 19th and early 20th century invented the business of interior design. This book gives a short biography and a history of accomplishments of a dozen or so women who are important in this field. The book is lavishly illustrated. I found it to be a little stuffy though it may have been the subject matter and not the book itself. If you want to know how the wealthy lived read this book.
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