American Decoration (Hardcover)

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Drawing on a rich academic background in the decorative arts, Thomas Jayne brings a unique voice steeped in the history of interiors and objects to his work. His reverence for traditional ideas goes beyond simple replication. Rather he interprets them with a fresh modern hand, providing new meaning and relevance in the process.

About the Author

Thomas Jayne is the founder and principal of Jayne Design Studio in New York City. His interiors reflect his passion and wide-ranging knowledge of classical traditions and his quest to foster those traditions within more contemporary design. Jayne holds a Master's degree in American decorative arts and architecture from Wintethur, and has completed fellowships at the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum. He is the author of "The Finest Rooms in America: Fifty Influential Interiors from the Eighteenth Century to the Present" (The Monacelli Press), and his projects have been featured "The New York Times," "House Beautiful," "Town & Country," "House and Garden," and "Vogue."

Praise For…

"Pulling from his extensive knowledge of historical interiors, Thomas Jayne designs rooms that are an artful mix of decades and centuries gone by blended with a graceful nod to modernity. A perfect coffee table book for those who love the beauty of antiques but still want relevant, relatable designs." —Traditional Home

"Thomas Jayne has a gift for honoring the past in a timeless way. American Decoration: A Sense of Place serves as a project-by-project exploration of how he achieves his work, and what it takes to create a truly classical room.... He isn’t replicating the past; he’s paying homage to the very best of it." —Veranda

"In his latest book, Jayne showcases the aesthetic traditions of the past that have most influenced his own work and reveals his methods for synthesizing old and new." —Lonny magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781580933377
ISBN-10: 1580933378
Publisher: Monacelli Press
Publication Date: October 30th, 2012
Pages: 240
Language: English