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The Iconic Interior

1900 to the Present

Dominic Bradbury, Richard Powers


100 of the world’s most important and influential interiors, by some of the great talents of the 20th and 21st centuries

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This compact volume features over 100 of the most spectacular interiors from across the world, spanning the entire 20th century to the present day. It includes interiors assembled by artists and fashion designers, architects, interior and set-designers, bringing together diverse design talents from Piero Fornasetti to Alvar Aalto, Marc Newson and Matthew Williamson. Twenty short profiles are presented in the introduction, with a single iconic photograph and a concise, informative text; the interiors are arranged by chronological order, with superb colour photography and texts recounting the stories of these remarkable designs. Representing every style from minimalism and Art Nouveau to Gesamtkunstwerk creations that defy definition, these interiors are elegant compositions that will endure.


'Remarkable craftsmanship, animated essays, unique compositions and vibrant photography'

'Compelling ... no serious interiors enthusiast should be without it'
Sunday Telegraph

'The Iconic Interior really does live up to its billing … these homes are bona fide standard bearers for the styles they represent, whether it’s Oscar Niemeyer cresting a wave of West Coast Modernism, Marcel Wanders launching himself into Futurism with his Mallorcan casa, or Coco Chanel tooting the horn for Art Deco in her Paris apartment'
World of Interiors

'A thumping tome that explores the evolution of extraordinary homes around the world, from around 1900 to the present'
BBC Culture

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Edition Type: New Edition

Size: 22.4 x 20.8 cm

Extent: 376 pp

Illustrations: 600

Publication date: 27 February 2020

ISBN: 9780500023334

Contents List

With interiors by:

24h Architecture / Alvar Aalto / Marcos Acayaba / David Adjaye / Jonathan Adler / Ron Arad / Laura Ashley & Bernard Ashley / Axel Vervoordt / William Baldwin / Shigeru Ban & Shamir Shah / Lina Bo Bardi / Peter Behrens / Bill Blass / Ricardo Bofill / Boyarsky Murphy / Robin Boyd / Brinkman & Van Der Vlugt / Hugh Buhrich / Antonio Bonet Castellana / Coco Chanel / Jean Cocteau & Madeleine Castaing / Anthony Collett / David Collins / Joe Colombo / Commune / Jasper Conran / Terence Conran / Robin & Lucienne Day / Caitlin & Samuel Dowe-Sandes / Tony Duquette / Agnès Emery / Wharton Esherick / Zeynep Fadillioglu / Piero Fornasetti / John Fowler & Nancy Lancaster / Jean-Michel Frank / Jacques Garcia / Cedric Gibbons / Jacques Grange / Duncan Grant & Vanessa Bell / Halldor Gunnløgsson / Patrick Gwynne / Albert Hadley / William Haines / Nicholas Haslam & John Fowler / David Hicks / Ray Kappe / Donna Karan / Kemp & Tasker / Marcio Kogan / Kengo Kuma / John Lautner / Eduardo Longo / Adolf Loos / Christian Louboutin / Berthold Lubetkin / Edwin Lutyens / Greg Lynn / Frédéric Méchiche / Ministero Del Gusto / John Minshaw / David Mlinaric & Hugh Henry / Lorenzo Mongiardino / Henry Moore / Marc Newson / Oscar Niemeyer & Michael Boyd / Todd Oldham / Claude Parent / John Pawson / David Pocknell / Bart Prince / Andrée Putman / Dieter Rams / Karim Rashid / Armand-Albert Rateau / Rios Clementi Hale / Jens Risom / Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann / Eliel Saarinen / John Saladino / Hans Scharoun / Michael S. Smith / Louis Sorel & Tony Selmersheim / John Stefanidis / Seth Stein / Sills Huniford / Studio KO / Rose Tarlow / Henry Van De Velde / Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown / Marcel Wanders / Edith Wharton / E. Stewart Williams / Matthew Williamson / Vicente Wolf / Elsie De Wolfe / Frank Lloyd Wright / Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr / Russel Wright / Yabu Pushelberg / William Yeoward / Shoei Yoh

About the Author

Dominic Bradbury is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design. He is the author of many books on the subject, including Mountain Modern, New Brazilian House, Vertical Living, Mid Century Modern Complete, Mediterranean Modern, New Natural Home and The Iconic House, all published by Thames & Hudson. Richard Powers specializes in interiors, architecture and the built environment. His books include Beyond Bawa and New Natural Home, both published by Thames & Hudson.

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