The Decoration of Houses by Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman, Jr.
Edith Wharton's The Decoration of Houses is one of the classic works on interior design, and a testament to the enduring style of one of America's greatest writers. Written in collaboration with celebrated American architect Ogden Codman, Jr., Wharton's first book is a comprehensive look at the history and character of turn-of-the-century interior design. The book moves from the historical traditions of decorating to the distinctive styles of contemporary taste.
W. W. Norton, 1978.
ISBN: 9780393008401. 204 pp.
Softcover. Very good.