Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Books my Mother Gave Me
These books are like bibles for those interested in or in the profession of interior design and decoration. My mother bought these books in 1963 when she was an interior designer at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. She gave them to me about 8 years ago. I love these books, and find much of the design timeless in terms of being very pleasing to the eye.
Well, La Decoration ** (volume II) which normally retails for $150 at Librairie de France at Rockefeller Center Promenade is now $2o. Librairie de France is closing next September after 73 years of business; it was the first retail tenant of Rockefeller Center in 1935. Here are some images from La Decoration **:
The cliches, "Everything old is new again" and "The more things change, the more they stay the same", could not be more true.
Librairie de France's Vitals
610 Fifth Avenue
Rockefeller Center Promenade
U r 24K!