The Well-Dressed Window. Sandy Brown.
The Well-Dressed Window
The Well-Dressed Window

The Well-Dressed Window

New York: Monacelli Press, 2017. Hardcover. Dark green boards with stamped lettering in front, gilt lettering on spine, glossy green and color illustrated dust jacket, 207 pp, profusely illustrated in mostly color. VG+/VG+. Item #178514
ISBN: 9781580934589

"Today, Henry Francis du Pont, the force behind the transformation of Winterthur from a family house to the premier museum of American decorative arts, is recognized, along with Henry Davis Sleeper and Elsie de Wolfe, as one of the early leaders of interior design in this country. Working with architects, curators, and antiques dealers, du Pont created some 175 room settings within the house. He assembled his rooms using architectural elements from historic houses along the East Coast and filled them with an extraordinary collection of American furniture and decorative arts. Du Pont's unique talent was his ability to arrange historically related objects in a beautiful way, in settings that enhanced their shape and form through the choice of color, textiles, and style. Du Pont paid particular attention to the design of the curtains, and 'The Well-Dressed Window' surveys his achievement, explaining how the fabrics were selected as well as their relationship to the architecture and other decorative elements in the rooms. Forty rooms are presented, each specially photographed to show the overall space in addition to details of fabric and trim."- dust jacket Includes bibliographical references and index.

OCLC: 984177082

Price: $45.00