Good in Missing jacket. No dust jacket, grey cloth boards have slight soiling, wear to edges, binding sound, internally clean. Has slight "old book" odor. From the Publisher: A resplendent memoir by the dean of decorators of his more than 40 years of creating beautiful things for fascinating people. Billy Baldwin writes intimately of Greta Garbo, Cole Porter, Mary Wells, Gilbert and Kitty Miller, Mrs. William Paley, Diana Vreeland, the two Jackies (Kennedy and Onassis), and others of his famous clients. He gives us as well an irresistible account of the dark side of decorating-the impossible clients-in stories that are wickedly funny, not least because of Baldwin's perpetual astonishment in the face of the absurd (the Broadway producer who wants a sofa covered in a "material I've never seen, ideally, one that has never ever been made, " or the playwright who orders him to buy false book spines to fill her bookcases. Through these pages teeming with invaluable decorating hints, the reader can trace the development of the theories that have made Baldwin the most sought after, admired, and imitated decorator on two continents. But the greatest pleasure will be in getting to know Billy Baldwin himself: his love for beauty, his nearly superhuman tolerance of idiosyncrasy, and his gentle, accepting humor.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1974. First edition. Quarto. Gray cloth. Edges have a trace of tanning. Cloth is slightly edge faded else very good in dustjacket with some light wear to the extremities. A nice copy of a standard and excellent interior design title by the author of "Billy Baldwin Decorates". Profusley illustrated. A wonderful book.
Good/Good; clean, tight text; with general shelf wear, some age toning to bottom of front dj and bottom edge of front cloth cover. Clean internally but for ink inscription to former owner on ffep. Grey cloth with white lettering; grey dj with white and multi-colored lettering; mylar cover; 232 pp. with numerous bw and color photographs. A resplendent memoir by the dean of decorators of his more than forty years of creating beautiful things for fascinating people.
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