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Ann Getty: Interior Style Hardcover – October 23, 2012
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“The book’s photographs are lavish and colorful, a testament to the depth of Getty’s work. But whatever you do, make sure to pay attention to the book’s text. Saeks’ writing is the perfect partner to Getty’s work...If you’re looking for a book that both inspires and informs, I urge you to take a look at this book. I think you’ll find that it’s a special addition to your library." ~Peak of chic
“For people passionate about fine interiors, the preservation of antiques, the highest level of craftsmanship and respect for architectural integrity, author Diane Saeks’ examination of Getty’s designs will prove an invaluable source." ~Boca Raton Observer
"Getty's expert eye, deep knowledge and personal collection of 18th century art and antiques are gloriously unveiled." ~San Francisco Chronicle
"...sumptuous tour of Getty's varied projects...even die-hard devotees of contemporary decor will find something to admire." ~1stdibs.com
"This beautiful coffee table book chronicles the work of the very talented Ann Getty, the designer and philanthropist married to Gordon Getty. It is a joy to turn the pages of this luscious book with photos of treasure-filled rooms." ~Quest Magazine
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Top Customer Reviews
The book presents some residences decorated by Getty with a relatively spare and modern aesthetic. However, the prevailing style in most of the chapters is best described as a refined combination of the orientalist and the baroque. This style makes extensive use of antique European furniture, luxe fabrics, chinoiserie, and even Ottoman influences. These homes, especially those in which the Gettys themselves live, feature a lavish layering of objects and mixing of fabric and wall decor patterns. It is this richness of detail and Getty's insistence on quality of the highest level that produce rooms surpassingly beautiful, and stunningly complex.
I have personal access to one of the most complete design libraries, and I highly recommend this book for its superlative presentation, scholarship, and sheer breathtaking beauty. This book gives the reader access to rare examples in the decorative arts that you will never find anywhere else.
Taking years in the production, this is a "must have" for any good design library, or simply for someone looking for a book to treasure and inspire for many years to come.
It's okay not to be rich, not to know everything about every art piece, not to have a bigger house than whoever. One thing I've noticed about mixing with the wealthy is that it takes up so very much TIME, it takes staff and appointments and networking and fear and jealousy and a house or three FULL of stuff. I'm really all the wealthy I can cope with just living in this country, with time to go to art exhibitions and and the freedom to decorate my own little home with ideas I like from beautiful art books. I've since bought this book and found it truly delightful. Don't ever let the lack of a few million dollars intimidate you from enjoying an image, a book, or a work of art. Every life comes with its full set of troubles, not a one comes with less to answer for at the end, and no one has taken so much as a button out of this world. Enjoy what you have and share it with whoever you can - even in a big, full colour book if you get the chance!
This volume solves any gift-giving dilemma. If you know me, you will probably get it for Christmas. Invite me for dinner, you'll get it sooner.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like this book. It is full of amazing ideas. Thank you.Published 20 months ago by Natali Polonsky
I would buy this one again. The interiors are lovely and she has a great eye and style for putting together stylish interiors with a warmth and formality all at the same time.Published 24 months ago by Kevin Stone
This book is absolutely stunning. Rarely do we get a glimpse inside such opulent interiors outside of palaces and museums. Highly recommend this book!Published on December 16, 2013 by Cyndi Withrow
This book is total eye candy! Every page is dripping with glorious excess and glamour! Love it, love it, love it!!!!Published on September 23, 2013 by Kevin W. Meredith