Edith Wharton
Ogden Codman Jr.
Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 2007; originally published 1897, English
Nonfiction, Interior Design
ISBN: 9780847829163

From the Publisher. An invaluable reference, one of the classic works on interior decoration, and a testament to the enduring style of one of America's greatest writers. Written in collaboration with celebrated American architect Ogden Codman, Jr., Wharton’s first book is a comprehensive look at the history and character of turn-of-the-century interior design, moving from historical traditions to the distinctive styles of contemporary taste.

On 4 book lists
Dominique Browning

First published in 1897, as a reaction to the fussy, ornate Victorian style, this book describes a classical tradition in decorating and architecture. It makes an eloquent plea for a return to better principles of design—and expresses those simply and elegantly.

David Easton

One of the very first books about architecture and decoration, which helped define American style as we know it.

Alexa Hampton

The essential book on design by two huge figures.

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