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Frances Elkins: Interior Design Hardcover – July 17, 2005
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Salny… makes a case here for regarding Elkins as much more than a society decorator… He points to powerful influences in her work… that support the idea of Elkins as a sort of American filter for European avant-gardism, introducing it stealthily and incrementally in her designs for upper-crust clients with more traditional tastes. Though her rooms might blend Asian antiques with Queen Anne and Chippendale, a modern undercurrent could always be felt in the emphasis on order, balance and serenity. (The Washington Post)
Any design devotee would enjoy this book. (Los Angeles Times)
[A] valuable insight into the life and works of a legendary interior decorator… Highly recommended. (Choice)
[A] splendid, authoritative treatment. (California Bookwatch)
I also admire…Frances Elkins: Interior Design…bent open at least once a week by someone on my design team (California Homes)
[E]ntertaining as well as meticulously researched… Keep a bookshelf slot open for it in your decorative-arts section. (Clem Labine's Period Homes)
If you seek inspiration for your own interiors then I suggest that you take a look at the new book on the notable American decorator Frances Elkins, whose stylish interiors have a resonance particularly suitable for present-day tastes. (Mayfair & St. James's Life)
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Top Customer Reviews
Elkins actively promoted the work of Jean-Michel Frank and his associates (the Giacometti brothers) in the USA, and was one of the first decorators to commission Tony Duquette to produce pieces for her interiors. She is without doubt one of the greatest decorators of the 20th Century.
Full of inspirational photos, this will definitely be a book in my library that I will go back to time after time after time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mrs. Parish can never hold a candle to the talent of Frances Elkins.Published 2 months ago by Douglas Reymer
A life-changing book. The Zellerbach commission in San Francisco and the Reed commission in Lake Forest are particularly spectacular.Published 4 months ago by Adlee Efraim
I wish there were more books that covered her work. She was WAY ahead of her time and very modern. It's one of my favorite design books.Published on December 21, 2012 by gf