Thousands of books on interior design have come and gone since the 1897 publication of this pioneering manual but the decoration of houses remains thanks to the insightful and inspiring advice of its co authors before she became the pulitzer prize winning author of the age of innocence edith wharton was a society matron remodeling a summer home in newport rhode island. The decoration of houses a manual of interior design written by edith wharton with architect ogden codman was first published in 1897 in the book the authors denounce victorian style interior decoration and interior design especially rooms decorated with heavy window curtains victorian bric a brac and overstuffed furniture they argue . Edith whartons the decoration of houses is an invaluable reference one of the classic works on interior decoration and a testament to the enduring style of one of americas greatest writers written in collaboration with celebrated american architect ogden codman jr whartons first book is a comprehensive look at the history and character of turn of the century. The subject of the talk was whether the decoration of houses now nearly 120 years old still had any relevancy in the age of ikeathe general conclusion was a qualified yes wharton and . The decoration of houses item preview remove circle share or embed this item embed embed for wordpresscom hosted blogs and archiveorg item description tags want more advanced embedding details examples and help favorite share
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