Sunnylands: America's Midcentury Masterpiece by Janice LyleSunnylands: America's Midcentury Masterpiece by Janice Lyle

Sunnylands: America's Midcentury Masterpiece

Text byJanice LyleForeword byMichael S. Smith

Hardcover | November 15, 2016

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With its pastel green and yellow interior, its dazzling collection of Impressionist paintings, and long, low sofas that look like vintage Cadillac convertibles, Sunnylands was a Versailles for the Space Age. In Palm Springs, the mecca of midcentury modern architecture, this immaculately preserved estate is considered the undisputed masterpiece, envisioned by A. Quincy Jones, one of California’s most important architects, and furnished by California’s great decorator-to-the-stars, William Haines. Built by media moguls, art collectors, and diplomats Walter and Leonore Annenberg, Sunnylands became a seat of power where politicians, movie stars, and corporate leaders could meet, relax, reflect, make deals, and run the world—all with nobody watching. For four decades, an invitation to New Year’s Eve at Sunnylands was the ultimate social prize. Exquisitely illustrated, Sunnylands is a must-have for every fan of midcentury design.
Janice Lyle, the Director of Sunnylands Center & Gardens, has been at the estate since 2008.Michael S. Smith is an American interior designer responsible for the 2010 makeover of the Oval Office and the private quarters of the Obamas.Mark Davidson photographs for the Smithsonian, Getty Museum, and Hammer Museum.
Title:Sunnylands: America's Midcentury MasterpieceFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 12 × 10 × 1.25 inShipping dimensions:12 × 10 × 1.25 inPublished:November 15, 2016Publisher:Vendome PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0865653313

ISBN - 13:9780865653313


Editorial Reviews

"Janice Lyle's new book looks at the history, architecture and over-the-top interiors of Sunnylands, the dazzling desert residence of philanthropists Walter and Leonor Annenberg designed by architect A. Quincy Jones and interior designer William Haines."