New York, is among the most loved and photographed cities in the world, and we all think we already know everything about it: its magnificent skyline, its skyscrapers, its lively streets teeming with bars, restaurants, art and design galleries, which have represented, over time, the ideal stage for photographic sets and films. A book entitled “New York Splendor: The City’s Most Memorable Rooms” published by Rizzoli now invites us to discover its magnificent interiors.
Curated by Wendy Moonan, a well-known design, architecture and antiques critic, who collaborates for well-known newspapers such as New York Times, Town & Country, House & Garden, and Architectural Digest. The volume puts together precious photographs bringing together a collection of interiors curated by leading interior designers and architects (Mario Buatta, Robert Couturier, Albert Hadley, Denning & Fourcade, Mark Hampton, Philip Johnson, Charlotte Moss, Thomas O’Brien, Paul Rudolph, Bunny Williams, Steven Gambrel and many others) alongside spaces no longer existing, but present for the beauty that characterized them, in the memory of lovers of good design. Among the various interiors that the author allows us, at least ideally to visit, there is the elegant library of Brooke Astor designed by Albert Hadley, the sublime bedroom of Gloria Vanderbilt, the loft of Donald Judd furnished only with works of art, the opulent entrance of Adolfo characterized by a bright red color, an attic designed by Peter Marino that shows a panoramic view of midtown Manhattan. Wide and ample range of styles characterize the interiors from traditional classic all the way to embrace different expressions of modern styles.
Above: 1880s Upper east side brownstone restored by Architect David Scott Parker. Photo by Durston Saylor. The Picture taken from the book “New York Splendor: The City’s Most Memorable Rooms” published by Rizzoli and curated by Wendy Moonan