Elsie de Wolfe: a decorative life
A colorful overview of contemporary interior design combined with the riveting life and times of the founding mother of the decorating profession. Broadway star, decorating pioneer, international hostess, suffragette, and self-made millionairess de Wolfe mixed styles and periods and arranged seats for conversation's sake--innovative ideas that designers still employ. 75 full-color and 75 duotone illustrations.
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