Domestic Art Curated Interiors
by Holly Moore, Rob Brinkley and Laurann Claridge
New York: Assouline, 2008. Large hardcover with jacket devoted to a number of interiors.
Publisher’s blurb: What does a modernist have in common with an obsessive collector? The gallery owner with the artist? A metal warehouse with a chalet-style bungalow? Domestic Art: Curated Interiors leads you on a tour through inspiring and individualistic interiors, from a 500-square-foot bedsit to a Philip Johnson architectural wonder. Thirty-five projects in all document nearly a decade of deftly designed and smartly styled interiors from the pages of PaperCity magazine. In this book, a designer builds her dream home—cantilevered over an earthquake fault. A gallery owner brings a circa-1880s house back from the brink of decay and generations of nesting squirrels. The designs range from follies to disciplined mansions, from John and Dominique de Menil’s iconic International Style house outfitted by couturier Charles James to a Philippe Starck–laden love nest by Mikyung Chun that channels the Flintstones and the Jetsons. Call it what you will—lavish, loopy, eccentric assemblages, moody modernism. Whether you browse for inspiration, curiosity, or envy, Domestic Art reveals fascinating snapshots of today’s best, and most intriguing, interior design.