Century, 1913, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
ELSIE de WOLFE. The House in Good Taste, New York: Century Co. 1913. Octavo, first edition, pp. [iv], 322, illustrated blue cloth boards, halftone photos, former owner's initials on free front endpaper. The author was considered the first person ever to turn interior design into a career, although people were designing long before she existed. Her style was a reaction against the Victorian era, with open, airy rooms influenced by French thinking. This book includes articles she had written for magazines. Condition of this book: Covers and spine darkened, head of spine fraying, front hinge starting; overall good. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; United States; 1900-1920; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54638.