The Monacelli Press
"Interior designer and decorative arts historian Thomas Jayne takes on the redoubtable Edith Wharton and her co-author Ogden Codman, whose 1897 book 'The Decoration of Houses' is acknowledged as the Bible of American interior design. Wharton and Codman advocated for classical simplicity and balance, replacing the excesses of the Gilded Age. In Jayne?s view, ?The Decoration of Houses is the level-headed, indispensable book on the subject. It is not...