I love checking out books that are related to architecture and decorating. They are kind of adult picture books. This book was no exception, a lot of fun checking out all the Art Deco Interior designs featured in this book. A lot of great colors and interesting living spaces are included in this book. Some were amazing, like Plate 12. Pierre Chareau’s Dressing room home of Mrs R which had a library up above on the wall complete with a ladder that went across the wall so you could reach the books. I’m not sure that this is something I’d actually ever use, but man would it look cool in any house. Some of the designs are simple, some more complex and “busy” All of them pretty cool and a pleasure to flip through/
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
First published in Paris as Decoration Moderne dans l’Interieur, this rare 1935 portfolio of full-color plates reflects the influence of Art Deco modernism on architects and interior designers. Designs for every space include living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, offices, terraces, artists’ studios, and other settings. Equally eye-catching are the lighting, chairs, tables, beds, bookcases, desks, accessories, and other furniture along with floor and wall treatments and additional elements of modernist interior design.
Captions identify the creator of every design, and the book includes a translation of the original Introduction and a new Publisher’s Note. This splendid collection of authentic, hard-to-find designs will provide a treasury of inspiration for architects, interior designers, and designers of furniture and accessories as well as collectors of authentic Art Deco material and students of design, architectural history, and popular culture.