Vintage 1960s Interior Design Book - Interior Decoration A to Z - Betty Pepis - 1965 Edition
Interior decoration is the mid-twentieth century's contribution to the arts of living... Betty Pepis
This is not your average interior design book. It doesn't show you where to put this and how to coordinate that. Instead, what well known 20th century interior decorating authority, Betty Pepis, organized here is the alphabetic vocabulary of designers, trends, styles and artifacts that made up the 1960's home furnishings conversation. Covering everything from A (accessories!) to Z (zebra!), Betty walks readers through the varied terminology that defined trends, showing what they looked in a room, what aspects and elements made them unique, and what effects they suggested.
Tackling everything from color to conversation pits, Eames to Italianate, plastics to primitives, this book is both a reference resource and a design lookbook showcasing various styles, trends and tastes that have defined an industry founded on visual stimulation and emotional expression.
Published in 1965, it contains over 200 pages of midcentury room layouts - some that feature the classic 1960's danish modern style and others that feature more traditional, blended vignettes incorporating styles prior to the '60's. It's almost like a little museum exhibit extolling the art of the homefront and all that was considered attractive and beautiful.
- 1965 Edition
- 224 pages
- Includes black and white and color photographs throughout
In lovely vintage condition. Original dust jacket has one small tear in the top corner by the spine (less than 1/4" inch in length). Previous owner's name is covered over in black marker on the inside cover. Grey coverboards and all interior pages are very clean and bright. Spine is tight and all pages are intact.
Measures 8.75" inches (width) x 11.25" inches (length) x .5" inch (thickness)