Horst, Vogue’s Book of Houses, Gardens, People
Horst, Horst P. Vogue’s Book of Houses, Gardens, People. First Edition. 1968. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition. Text by Valentine Lawford. Introduction by Diana Vreeland.
Leave it to the great Diana Vreeland to make society sublime. She was the editor of this folio-sized coffee table book, a compilation from the midcentury pages of Vogue. On the top ten lists of many designers, it includes profiles and photographs of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, Desmond and Marie-Gabrielle Guinness, Pauline de Rothschild, Carter and Amanda Burden, Cy Twombly, Doris Duke, Emilio Pucci, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and their abodes. It even includes a chapter on Horst’s own charming Long Island home.
“As a one-time assistant to Le Corbusier, and a long-standing friend and admirer of Phillip Johnson, Horst had tastes that were scarcely conservative. But with the passage of time, his house has assumed the elegance and distinction of an eighteenth-century hunting lodge.”