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Classic English Design and Antiques: Period Styles and Furniture Hardcover – November 14, 2006
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-- "This encyclopedic, lavishly illustrated volume provides an in-depth study of classic English antiques and interiors." -- Feb NEW YORK LIVING
-- "This volume promises to be pure eye candy for your imagination." -- Apr AMERICANSTYLE
"opulent, yet tastefully traditional" -- 12/22 PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
About the Author
Emily Eerdmans received her master's degree in fine and decorative arts from Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, and has become a leading authority on antique furniture while working for Partridge Fine Arts, Devenish, and Hyde Park Antiques, New York. She lives in New York City. Mario Buatta is one of the most sought-after interior designers working today.
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There are full page images of rooms, and half page images. Interspersed are more contemporary rooms with antiques in them by current designers. If you want an accessible overview of English style and antiques from the l7th century to the Regency period, you should enjoy this book
As Mr. Buatta says: 'The gallery is like a living museum, with the important difference being that you not only get to touch the objects, you have the unparalleled pleasure of being able to take them home with you.'
This book is a beautifully photographed, exquisitely printed collection of some 150 items from the gallery. It is organized by date, beginning with William and Mary & Queen Anne style dating from their reign (1689-1714).
These photographs are accompanied by drawings and photographs of rooms from English (and a few imitation) homes that illustrate how this furniture was combined with other items, perhaps English, Indian or oriental to create English rooms.
After reading it myself, I must agree Martha had it right. Visually stunning, thoroughly researched and beautifully written - an aesthetic, scholarly and literary tour de force. In short, as Martha said, a fantastic, fantastic book.
Andrew J McKeon