New York: W.W. Norton, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED by the author on title page. 4to. 208 pp. Color and black & white illustrations. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. Item #18593
"Independent, revolutionary, avant-garde" Frances Elkins (1888-1953) belongs to the pantheon of legendary interior decorators. This first book devoted entirely to her life and work offers a ravishing tour of twenty-nine major Elkins residential and public commissions, as well as a visual guide to Elkins' signature furniture, fabrics, wallpapers and accessories. - dustjacket flap. Frances Adler Elkins was one of the twentieth century's most prominent female designers. She was the sister of architect David Adler. Elkins has been called "the first great California decorator"