Fabulous! : the dazzling interiors of Tom Britt / by Mitchell Owens ; afterword by Paige Rense Noland.
By: Owens, Mitchell.
Contributor(s): Rense, Paige [author of afterword, colophon, etc.] | Britt, Tom [designer.].Material type: BookPublisher: New York, New York : Rizzoli, 2017Description: 303 pages : colour illustrations ; 31 cm.Content type: still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780847860319; 0847860310.Other title: Dazzling interiors of Tom Britt.Subject(s): Britt, Tom | Interior decoration | Interior decorators -- United StatesGenre/Form: Photobooks.DDC classification: 747 fB862Zo 2017
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
For readers who enjoyed Mario Buatta , Tom Britt's monograph documents the fifty-year career of one of America's greatest designers. Britt's interiors reflect a cleanly tailored and brightly hued modernity, with all the embellishments of refined and luxurious decoration. A must-have addition to Rizzoli's list of books on the modern masters of interior design. Fabulous: The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt is a sweeping survey of (and the first book about) the AD100 interior designer's grand way with decoration.
Preface by Tom Britt -- Introduction by Mitchell Owens -- Portfolio of projects. Exotic ; Modern ; Historical ; Classic ; At home -- Becoming Tom Britt -- Afterword by Paige Rense Noland.
This first book on the famed designer, renowned for rooms with bold color palettes, strongly graphic style contrasts, multicultural allusions, and stylish innovations, is a sweeping survey of his fifty-year career. Ever since Tom Britt opened his New York-based firm in 1964, he has been creating dramatic environments for his high-profile clients on multiple continents. His masterful design palette, with a wonderfully exotic slant, includes plush upholstered furniture, boldly patterned carpets, seductive lighting, and an elegantly theatrical use of mirrors. The resulting spaces are perfect for luxuriating and entertaining. From a chic pied-a-terre in San Francisco and tantalizing rooms at New York's famed Dakota apartment building to suburban manses in America's Midwest and a palace apartment in Jaipur, Britt's inimitable style merges saturated colors with an easy luxury. This book is necessary reading for anyone interested in the modern masters of interior design. Tom Britt has been a presence in the interior design industry both nationally and worldwide for over fifty years. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, he has been extensively featured in Architectural Digest and has appeared in many other domestic publications such as Elle Decor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, the New York Times, and W magazine.