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Through a Designer’s Eye A Focus on Interiors

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A sumptuous presentation of impeccably Classic interiors by Matthew Patrick Smyth. Matthew Patrick Smyth is renowned for elegant, sophisticated rooms that combine sumptuous fabrics, well-selected antiques, and contemporary comfort. In Through a Designer’s Eye, he reveals his design process, emphasizing his commitment to exploring the world, through travel and in the imagination of the theater, and to recording scenes and vignettes in photographs. Through a Designer’s Eye presents Smyth’s recent work ranging from a traditional Park Avenue apartment and an edgy Tribeca loft in Manhattan to waterfront houses in Florida, New England, and Long Island that demonstrate his skills in responding to context and eliciting preferences of clients to create a unique environment for each. Nowhere is this better seen than in his own house in Salisbury, Connecticut, an unexpected 1970s prefabricated deck house now elegantly appointed with an eclectic mix of furniture, objects, and works of art he and his partner have collected over many years. Smyth’s engaging, first-person narrative references formative experiences with theater and photography and focuses on five elements of interior design-appreciating of artisanal and handcrafted elements, understanding of history and context, evaluating light and seasonal change, weaving furnishings and art into a coherent mise-en-scène, creating an inviting atmosphere-that contribute to successful spaces. Illustrating the text are lush photographs of completed rooms, interspersed with.

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    Height: 11.5 in (29.21 cm)Width: 9 in (22.86 cm)Depth: 2 in (5.08 cm)
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    2020
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    New York City, GB
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    Seller: 97815809354181stDibs: LU1878320548352

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Phaidon

PHAIDON: HOME OF THE VISUAL ARTS Phaidon Press, founded in Vienna in 1923 is the premier global publisher of the creative arts. We work with the world's most influential authors to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food, travel, and illustrated books for children that represent the very best in design, quality, and taste. Phaidon's beautiful illustrated books are treasured worldwide for their outstanding content and award-winning production. In October 2012, Phaidon came under new ownership and its new senior management team began the task of growing the company for the long term as the world's leading publisher of books in the visual arts, food, and children's markets. Publishing successes in subsequent years expanded the growing art program to include books made in collaboration with the global superstar Rihanna, NIKE, photographer Annie Leibovitz, fashion designer Sir Paul Smith, the streetwear brand Supreme, and Cecily Brown, one of many cutting-edge artists in the company's iconic Contemporary Artists Series. More recently, Phaidon has successfully added interior design to its core publishing categories. Phaidon now operates a global sales and distribution network, selling in over 100 countries and publishing books in English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese, and German, and with an increasing number of publishing partners in further languages.
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