Hachette, 1973. First edition. Out of print title. Hardcover. 287 pages. 32 x 25 cm. Colour and Black & White photographs. Texts in French. Used. VG.
Note: A little wear with small tears on cover and corners spine (as shown).
Certainly a must-have. Published in 1973, is an interior design cult classic book and one of the most collectable design book of 1970's.
This lavishly illustrated book shows world's most incredible interiors, including the top talented architects, interior and fashion designers or collectors like Valentino, Maurice Rheims, David Hicks, Alberto Pinto, Serge Royaux, Karl Lagerfeld, Jacques Grange, Yves Vidal, Gunter Sachs or John Stefanidis.
Split into three chapters 'La Tradition. Mise au goût du jour', spaces that integrate old objects, furniture and artwork in a contemporary context; 'Le Renouveau', great contemporary interiors and design of the 1970's, with a selection of the finest objects, accessories and furniture created by major designers; 'L'Avant-Garde' which illustrates some of the most experimental and forward-thinking interiors and spaces; and finally the 'Index des pièces et des éléments de la decoration'. So, the book's aim is to illustrate how to mix both traditional and contemporary elements in one space.
Another names you can find in the book: Mies van der Rohe, Lucio Fontana, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Enzo Mari, Charles Eames, Joe Colombo, Verner Panton, Bruno Munari, Tom Wesselman, Sonia Delaunay, Man Ray or Picasso.
A scarce vintage book, an incredible piece of interior design history and an excellent addition to any designer library.