The Opulent Eye: Late Victorian and Edwardian Taste in Interior Design
London, The Architectural Press 1980 (1977)
258pp with 200 b/w plates. Very good in dust wrapper. Collection of stunning photographs of interiors taken by the architectural photographer Bedford Lemere (1864-1944) working on commission for the affluent middle classes. Focusing on the period 1890-1914, and depicting many houses no longer extant, the plates are accompanied by introductory material and detailed annotations by Cooper. A remarkable insight into fashionable interiors of the period.