The life and work of the groundbreaking interior designer and inventor of the "California Look."
One of the most innovative, imitated, and internationally respected design icons of the twentieth century, Michael Taylor brought with him a new vision that changed California's, and the profession's, approach to interiors. More than fifty of his commissions and other projects, ranging from classical to "Californian," illustrate the breadth of his talent.
- January 2009
- 9.5 × 12.3 in
/ 325 pages
- Sales Territory: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“[L]avishly illustrated, obsessively documented…gives the influential designer his due.” — Steve Oney, Los Angeles Magazine
“[T]horoughly researched, well written, and beautifully illustrated….a valuable addition to the design literature.” — Stanley Abercrombie, Interior Design
“[R]eveals clever twists on old-money, old-world interiors and a brawny rustic modernism that still resonates today.” — Los Angeles Times
“Why do these rooms still make us want to walk right in and sit right down? Stephen M. Salny’s new book, Michael Taylor: Interior Design reminds us why….Taylor’s legacy lives on…in the work of countless designers today.” — Veranda
“[A] beautiful survey of his work and its influence on interior design today. A gorgeous book for coffee tables, it is also filled with ideas for your home.” — Malibu Times
“More than just another pretty coffee table book, Michael Taylor Interior Design is an entertaining and enlightening text on one of America’s most important designers.” — HGTV.com
“Most people will probably by the book just for the wonderful photographs of his work, but the text by Stephen Salny is rich.” — Newell Turner, Style Director of House Beautiful
“30 years after the late Michael Taylor invented this tone-on-tone "California style," the work in Michael Taylor: Interior Design by Stephen M. Salny still looks breathtakingly original.” — O at Home
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