"The book is a masterpiece." --David Netto
"There was a rich vein of interior decorators in Paris in its mid-century decorative heyday, many of whom feature in this entrancing book. It elegantly delivers its title..." --Nicky Haslam, House & Garden UK
"EVERY NOW AND THEN in the continuing blizzard of books on design and decor somebody truly first rank gets left out. There is no good reason for this but it does make it very exciting when the book finally comes along that does justice to the omission. The long awaited World of Madeleine Castaing
about the French interior designer who died in 1992 at age 98 is such a book It manages to be both love letter and catalogue raisonne devoted to this most charismatic and mysterious of great lady decorators." ~Wall Street Journal
"The World of Madeleine Castaing
reflects the French designer's mantra, 'Be audacious, but with taste.' Her fabric patterns, many still in production, and her neoclassical-inspired interiors for Jean Cocteau, Francine Wesweiller, and others are the stuff of legend." ~Elle Decor
"Thanks to author Emily Evans Eerdmans, we now have The World of Madeleine Castaing
, a wonderfully comprehensive work that tells Castaing's fascinating life story and provides many examples of her stylish and original take on turn-of-the-century decorating... The World of Madeleine Castaing
establishes the decorator in the context of her peers and highlights her influences, predominately the English Regency and Napoleon III styles, which she makes fashionable again." ~New York Observer
About the Author
Emily Evans Eerdmans
is a design and decorative arts historian. She received her master's degree in fine and decorative arts from Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, and is an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her previous books include Classic English Design
and Antiques and Regency Redux
is a world-famous interior decorator who worked with Madeleine Castaing in his early career.
is Madeleine's grandson and is an historical autographs dealer in Paris.