Robert Adam: Country House Design, Decoration & the Art of Elegance | Robert Adam: Country House Design, Decoration & the Art of Elegance | Around That Time | Alberto Pinto Interior Design | Great Houses, Modern Aristocrats | Cecil Beaton at Home | Signature Spaces | Domus | Renzo Mongiardino | Francois Catroux
- 115 new images and 175 images from the earlier volume completely digitally re-mastered
- A total of 290 images as compared to 225 in the 1993 edition
- A completely new layout
- All new and expanded captions
- A new section of 14 sketches, printed on special paper
- An index for both houses and names
- Edited by Francesca Simone, Mongiardino's niece
- A preface by the renowned art historian, Giovanni Agosti
This beautiful testament to Mongiardino's imaginative creations, showcases the magnificent rooms he re-shaped and decorated in ancient Italian and Parisian palaces, English houses, and New York apartments with important text that analyzes space, function, decoration and lighting of rooms. It is meant as a guide to conceive spaces that are inhabited through time and by time. Sketches, drawings, and models by Mongiardino, next to the images of the finished rooms, make the creative process clear and showcase his extraordinary ability and taste.
Preface by Giovanni Agosti and Introduction
Part one: The genesis of a room; Sketches; Chapter one: Space, measure, and models; Chapter two: The function of a room and its appearance; Chapter three: Decoration: ways to invent it, transform it, correct it; Chapter four: Decoration and the appeal of the exotic
Part two: Illusion: the eye deceived; Chapter five: Materials and the simulation of materials; Chapter six: The birth and development of perspective; Conclusion
Appendix: 16 unpublished sketches by Renzo Mongiardino
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