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Rose Cumming Hardcover – September 4, 2012
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"There is so much to read about Cumming in this book....just get the book and let it unfold itself to you and you'll be hooked, intrigued and just plain astounded by this lovely lady." ~Studio of Style.com
"This lovely history of one of the truly great American decorators chronicles Cumming's beginnings and presents beautiful examples of her work." ~Traditional Home
"This monograph is no mere coffee table book, though photographs of gorgeous spaces are plentiful. Through personal letters and business correspondence, we learn about the day-to-day workings of an influential 20th-century decorating firm." ~If the Lamp Shade Fits
"..I got completely lost in the pages of sketches, hand-drawn patters, interiors and portraits." ~Posted by Kevin Sharkey for Martha Stewart.com
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The rooms of her house in New York were incredibly beautiful, with the most luxurious and exotic of everything, yet still inviting and comfortable. If rooms could have landmark status, these would deserve it, except that they are already gone. Some readers have been disappointed that many of the pictures are black and white, or sepia, and have a grainy quality. For me that just enhances the dreamlike, unworldly quality of these rooms. Even when I look at books with bright modern color illustrations, I often realize these rooms are no longer in existence, as the people who owned them have died and their houses have been sold and remodeled or demolished. In fact this book does have nice color photos of her most spectacular New York rooms, as well as full page reproductions of watercolor paintings of some of them. The facsimiles of old newspaper and magazine articles just further emphasize that we are looking at a world that no longer exists. And I haven't even mentioned the papier mache chinoiserie chandelier or the French gilded dragon (?) sleigh!
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I had the pleasure of working with Ron Grimaldi at Rose Cumming Chintzes during the 1980's. The shop was one of a kind and the experience was priceless. Read morePublished on July 1, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Even though I have lived with mostly Bauhaus furniture, I always appreciate Rose Cummings and try to add some of her style and color to every room in my house. Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by Ruth F. Shaw
The description of this book did not give enough detail on the type and quality of the photos. Turns out that most of them are black and white, which was not what I was looking... Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by quilter
fabulous book - have been a fan of Rose Cummimg's fabric for over 30 years. Have several pieces (sofa, love seat and dining room chairs) made out of her fabric. Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by Jackie H.