Van Day Truex: The Man Who Defined Twentieth-Century Taste and Style
Van Day Truex is widely regarded as the father of twentieth-century American design. Under his leadership, Parsons School of Design became the ... Show synopsis Van Day Truex is widely regarded as the father of twentieth-century American design. Under his leadership, Parsons School of Design became the foremost school for interior design and fashion in the United States and he influenced generations of students entering these fields. But his greatest legacy -- beautifully chronicled in Van Day Truex -- is his long reign as design director at Tiffany & Co., which he transformed into a model for unprecedented style and grace. Interior designers, architects, fashion devotees, and furniture designers will treasure this first-ever portrait of Truex. This magnificent volume -- illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white photographs -- is a glorious tribute to one of America's foremost designers and a fascinating biography of the man Brooke Astor called "one of the most charming men I ever knew".