Pauline C. Metcalf. Preface by Camilla Chandon.
Acanthus Press. New York. 2010. First edition. Hardback, 4to; white cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 299 pages. Over 250 b&w and colour illustrations. English. 310 x 265mm. 2.2kg. 9780926494077. Fine, in fine dust jacket; in original publisher's shrink-wrap.
The most comprehensive book available on the life and work of interior decorator Syrie Maugham. Maugham was one of the most influential decorators of the twenties and thirties. Her all-white rooms set a style that spread from London to Hollywood. The book takes a chronological journey through Maugham's various design projects, including her own homes and those of Noel Coward, Stephen Tennant, Mona and Harrison Williams, the Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson, and Babe Paley.