Paris, William Franklin
Decorative elements in architecture. Random observations on the eternal fitness of things from a decorative point of view.
New York, John Lane 1917.
8vo. 152pp, 99 photo plates. Contemporary quarter morocco.
This encapsulates the design philosophy of a successful American interior decorator who rejected the “aberrations of Eastlake” and the “dislocations of Art Nouveau” and whose real preference was for a Louis XIV or Louis XV look. Irritating but in its own way rather interesting.