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Mario Buatta :fifty years of American interior decoration /Mario Buatta with Emily Evans Eerdmans ; foreword by Paige Rense.

Collection Type
Buatta, Mario, author.
Eerdmans, Emily, author.
Rense, Paige, writer of added commentary.
"The eagerly anticipated first monograph to celebrate the fifty-years-and-counting career of decorating legend Mario Buatta. Influenced by the understated elegance of Colefax and Fowler and the doyenne of exuberant American decor, Sister Parish, Buatta reinvented the English Country House style stateside for clients such as Henry Ford II, Barbara Walters, Malcolm Forbes, and Mariah Carey, and for Blair House, the President's guest quarters. The designer is acclaimed for his sumptuous rooms that layer fine antiques, confectionery curtains, and sublime colorations, creating an atmosphere of lived-in opulence. This lavishly illustrated survey -- filled with images taken for the foremost shelter magazines as well as many unpublished photographs from the designer's own archive -- closely follows Buatta's highly documented career from his professional start in the 1950s working for department store B. Altman & Co. and Elisabeth Draper, Inc. to his most recent projects, which include some of the country's finest residences. Buatta shares exclusive insights into his process, his own rules for decorating, and personal stories of his adventures along the way"--Provided by publisher.
429 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-428).
Library and Archives purchase, 2014.
0847840727 (hc)
9780847840724 (hc)
Call Number
Coll. NK2004.3.B83 A4 2013
Other People and Orgs
Buatta, Mario
Buatta, Mario.
Descriptive terms
Interior decoration
Interior decoration.
Interior decorators
Interior decorators.
Themes, motives.
Material Type
Pictorial works.
United States
United States.