The Iconic Interior
1900 to the Present
- ISBN 9780500516331
- 28.00 x 26.00 cm
- 575 Illustrations, 571 in colour
- First published 2012
Interiors created by artists and designers, fashion personalities and artisans, architects and set-designers – the private spaces where many experimented and lived with their inspiration – have a special significance.
Featuring one hundred of the world’s most important and influential spaces, by some of the great talents of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, The Iconic Interior tells the often intimate stories of these remarkable domestic designs, their creators and their clients.
Every conceivable style is represented, including some that defy categorization. The book includes everyone from Alvar Aalto to Coco Chanel, Henry Moore to Piero Fornasetti, Marcel Wanders to Axel Vervoordt, Marc Newson and Karim Rashid.
Interiors range from integrated spaces of architecture and built-in furniture to spirited essays in texture and fabric, breathtaking decorative follies, mind-blowing craftsmanship and elegant compositions of precision and restraint.
Concise, informative texts and vibrant illustrations, including specially commissioned photographs, offer detailed documentation, while a bibliography and gazetteer provide further information.
Dominic Bradbury is a design writer who writes for numerous publications, including House & Garden, The Daily Telegraph,
The Financial Times and Wallpaper*. His books include Mediterranean Modern, The Iconic House and New Natural Home.
Richard Powers is an interiors photographer whose work appears regularly in magazines and newspapers around the world, as well as in a number of Thames & Hudson publications, including, most recently, Living Modern and The Iconic House.