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What a surprise abc The World of Interiors xyz turned out to be! It may have stuffy covers aimed at affluent adults, but actually it’s a lot of fun. Its timeline is long; its scope is international. If you are ambitious, have an innate love of beauty and yearn for quality, this magazine can be your guiding light. It’s full of unexpected juxtapositions, esoteric tidbits and juicy gossip about King George III.
Whereas other magazines have “Trends” and “Must Have” lists abc World of Interiors xyz calls it “Antennae.” Some examples are:
The style of writing is witty, the point of view elevated, and the illustrations lavish. Where else can you go from 18th century trompe-l'oeil panels of climbing roses on trellis to an Italian designer’s sleek haven in Kenya? They show modern chairs designed to the exact specifications of children’s line drawings and are extremely knowledgeable about toile de Jouy. Sounds like a hodge-podge? No! Just supremely confident designers playing with a world’s worth of goodies.
Reviewer: San Francisco Judith Wehlau, FIDM Library Staff Member