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In the Pink: Dorothy Draper: America's Most Fabulous Decorator

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | In the Pink: Dorothy Draper: America's Most Fabulous Decorator.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Carleton Varney(Author)

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  • From the 1930s to the 1960s, Dorothy Draper was the most famous decorator in America. In the Pink documents both her familiar and forgotten achievements
  • Carleton Varney is uniquely positioned as the author of this book; he joined the Dorothy Draper, Inc. in 1960, when he was twenty-nine years old
  • This is a reprint of the first illustrated monograph on this seminal American designer

Has there ever been an American decorator as famous as Dorothy Draper? Like Martha Stewart, Draper was a preacher and teacher whose how-to books and Good Housekeeping columns provided middle-class housewives with affordable ideas for making their homes more functional and comfortable. Thanks to her originality as a stylist and her daring as a businesswoman, she became one of the most respected career women in the United States. She shocked the design world in 1937 when she decorated the thirty-seven-story Hampshire House apartment hotel on Central Park South in New York City, delivering a project that became indicative of her signature touch - 'baroque fantasy'. In the Pink: Dorothy Draper, America's Most Fabulous Decorator, by Carleton Varney, lavishly illustrates Draper's most important projects.

Carleton Varney is President of Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., an interior design firm that specialises in the interiors for the hospitality industry. The company's projects include continuing renovations at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, as well as the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc. is one of the oldest operating decorating firms in America with offices in New York, Palm Beach, Florida and White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Mr. Varney is a lecturer, author of 30 books, as well as a television personality. He was the design consultant to the White House during the Carter administration and to the Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta. He was also design consultant for the Vice President's residence in Washington during the George Bush administration.

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Book details

  • PDF | 216 pages
  • Carleton Varney(Author)
  • Shannongrove Press (20 July 2012)
  • English
  • 3
  • Home & Garden

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  • By Lorraine kinman on 23 June 2014

    Great book with lovely illustrations in fantastic conditionPerfect for interior design ideas and a good talking pointRecommend it highly

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