'Required reading way outside the narrow definition implied by the title'
The Art Newspaper
'Superbly illustrated and supplied with a detailed, thematic bibliography, the major achievement of the book is in satisfying the needs and pleasures of a wide spectrum of people interested in interior design, including professionals and more general readers'
The Art Book
'Carefully conceived and deeply evocative … one of the most important publications in the field for years'
'Profound, well-informed and factually rich … an astounding source of textual and pictorial material, which will be a lasting enrichment to further research in the area of interior design'