Color and Interior Decoration Basil Ionides 'Claridges Interior Decorator', 1926
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Color and Interior Decoration Basil Ionides 'Claridges Interior Decorator', 1926

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First edition, published by Country Life Ltd, 1926 This incredibly scarce book was published the same year Basil Ionides did the iconic refit for Claridges Hotel in Brook Street London and 3 years before he remodeled rooms for The Savoy Hotel and his professional piece de resistance was the 1929 mirror-and-glass decoration of the Savoy Theatre, whose icy glitter still staggers the eye. In this first book by this influential British interior designer Basil Ionides, the guide to the use of color in interior decoration approaches the many intricacies of color combination in the styles of the period. He gives advice on the treatment and trim for soft furnishings, to the more surprising suggestions of pasting gold stars on a dark blue ceiling, and entirely covering walls with an irregular arrangement of 18th century prints.  Generously illustrated with color reproductions of watercolors and black and white photographic prints- for which you will have to use your imagination concerning the color.  

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  • Condition Details
    slightly dulled boards, and discoloured spine. Signs of shelf wear. Some mild foxing to interior pages but otherwise a bright copy of a very important book.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 10.04 in. x W 7.68 in. x D 0.6 in.H 25.5 cm x W 19.5 cm x D 1.5 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU210236371003
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