Judith Miller
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1998, English
Nonfiction, Interior Design; Nonfiction, Architecture
ISBN: 9780684849973

From the Publisher. Studied and evoked by great architects and designers from Palladio in 16th-century Italy to Michael Graves in 20th-century America, the effect of Greek and Roman art and architecture on the architecture and interior design in subsequent centuries and civilizations is uniquely enduring and pervasive. In Classic Style specially commissioned photographs capture the elegance of beautifully restored period interiors as well as imaginative and tasteful modern adaptations in homes throughout Europe and America. Extraordinary examples of classic style embodied in a house along the Hudson River, a Normandy château, and apartments in Paris, New York, and London rival each other for beauty and splendor. Featuring the work of such leading architects and interior designers as Michael Graves, Frédéric Méchiche, and Sills and Huniford, Classic Style offers a multitude of inspiring ideas in color and fabrics, wall and window treatments, moldings and woodwork, furniture arrangement, accessories and ornamentation—even fireplaces and stairs. The informative and carefully researched text reveals the importance of details and the key elements of the style—from features like columns to motifs such as wreaths and palmettes—and explains how readers can incorporate them in their own homes.

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Alexa Hampton

One of my favorite design books. I love the images and the structure of the book.

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