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House beautiful art : decorating with art at home
Gura, Judith.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hearst Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
171 pages: color illustrations ; 29 cm
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House beautiful.
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NK2115.5.A77 H678 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Whether you want to make artwork an integral part of your design, effectively showcase a beloved collection, or turn the walls themselves into canvases, you'll never find a more exquisite guide than this. Every awe-inspiring interior showcases a different magnificent approach and style for you to consider, including tables and floors stacked with sculpture, larger-than-life paintings, and antique furniture and fabrics. A beautiful fifteenth-century Milanese palazzo blends real foliage with an imaginary trompe l'oeil overgrowth; in the dining room restored frescoes flank a massive Louis XV fireplace. In a more playful mode, architect Steve Ehlich transforms a whimsical assortment of 1950s lunch boxes into a veritable work of art. Each image is eye opening and inspirational.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

How can one integrate art, whether a few pieces or a large collection, into one's home and life? In House Beautiful Art: Decorating with Art at Home, design historian Judith Gura and the editors of House Beautiful showcase the many ways in which such decorative bliss can be accomplished, using scale and balance to produce harmonious environments. Whether the setting is a 17th-century Dutch castle, a small cottage in Connecticut or a stark modern manse in Arizona, amazing combinations of old and new, classic and modern, sentimental mementos and priceless objects can all contribute to a satisfying environment which surprises and excites. Two hundred superb color photographs show off the ideas and collections and inspire creative new approaches to those beloved treasures relegated to a shelf or packed away. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Using a multitude of color photographs, this book shows how various interior designers have arranged space so that art collectors can give their collections "pride of place and make art an integral part of the design, permeating the very life of the house." The highlighted collections include sculpture, painting, ceramics, furniture, and folk art in various design styles, from classical to modern to whimsical. Successfully depicting how to showcase art in the home, this book will be especially appreciated in large and academic collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.