London: Studio, 1934.
A very nice copy of this classic from the 'thirties. Derek Patmore used his first two books (this, along with COLOUR SCHEMES FOR THE MODERN HOME) to secure a job creating a modern look for B. Altman in New York before the war- and is credited with introducing the minimalist "Wedgwood Style" at their showrooms. With 16 lovely tipped-in color plates, and 32 monotone; these include designs by Evelyn Wyld and Eyre de Lanux, Syrie Maugham, Fortnum & Mason design dept., Marie Laurencin, Jean Dupas, Duncan Grant, Edward Bawden, Marlene Poelzig, Jean Lurçat, Donald Deskey, etc., etc. Chapters include "What is Decoration?", "What Should Go Into the Modern Room?" and "How to Arrange your Furniture, Books and Your Lighting". Smudge on the edge of one plate. Lacking dj, with light shelf wear only.
hardcover, very good condition