House Beautiful Art: Decorating with Art at Home

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Judith Gura
Hearst Books, 2001 - House & Home - 170 pages
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Whether you want to make artwork an integral part of your design, effectively showcase a beloved collection, or turn the walls themselves into canvases, you'll never find a more exquisite guide than this. Every awe-inspiring interior showcases a different magnificent approach and style for you to consider, including tables and floors stacked with sculpture, larger-than-life paintings, and antique furniture and fabrics. A beautiful fifteenth-century Milanese palazzo blends real foliage with an imaginary trompe l'oeil overgrowth; in the dining room restored frescoes flank a massive Louis XV fireplace. In a more playful mode, architect Steve Ehlich transforms a whimsical assortment of 1950s lunch boxes into a veritable work of art. Each image is eye opening and inspirational.

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Using a multitude of color photographs, this book shows how various interior designers have arranged space so that art collectors can give their collections "pride of place and make art an integral ... Read full review


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Judith Gura is a professor at the New York School of Interior Design, where she directs the design history program and is coordinator of public programs. A graduate of Cornell University, she has a master s degree in the history of the decorative arts from the Bard Graduate Center. She has worked on exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her published works include" New York Interior Design, 1935-1985, Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture, Guide to Period Styles for Interiors, Harvey Probber: Modernist Furniture, Artworks and Design, "and "Edward Wormley: The Other Face of Modernism". She is a contributing editor for "Art+Auction", and lectures frequently on interior design and furniture styles.

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