By Suzanne Slessin & Stafford Cliff. Intro by Andrée Putman.
An essential mixture of classic, modern, and postmodern selections from shop favourite Suzanne Slesin, author of the equally excellent interiors books: The New York Times: Home, High-Tech: The Industrial Style and Sourcebook for the Home and The International Book of Lofts.
From the opening image of the Centre Pompidou rising up from the mansard roofscape you know that judging this book solely on it's subdued cover was a bad idea. Here's just some of the incredible moments from the inside pages *deep breath*: The radical Superstudio grid table, the François Lalanne bird bed, lamp designer Olivier Gagnère's television set on a skateboard, the riotous primary gradients of a Marimekko upholstery, an outdoor Picasso mural for a rustic chateau's loggia, a postmodern pink dining room colonnade, a single malachite obelisk, and the white rotary phone on the surreally expansive staircase in a tiny room of Jean-Claude Binoche's Paris duplex. *Phew*.
We won't go on. Buy this book and see for yourself!
Publication date: 1982.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Details: Hardcover. 1st Edition. 288p.