Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz are the design columnists for the Boston Globe magazine. Their Boston-based design company, C&J Katz Studio, is engaged in a broad range of work including retail spaces, corporate headquarters, restaurants, residences, exhibits, and furniture. Their writing and design work is centered on the idea that good design should simply bean everyday fact of life. The Katzes are the authors of Room Recipes: Ingredients for Great Looking Rooms and Chandeliers. They live in Boston with their children, Fanny and Oliver.
Date Published 10/1/2001
Rated By: Lightman
From: New York
Comments: Beautifully Designed But Lacking in Depth This book is a feast for the eyes and a pleasure to leaf through casually. Abundant colorful images whet the reader's decorating appetite while presenting examples of a number of styles of chandeliers.
Were this the book's intended purpose it would be highly recommended. The authors, however, purport to provide an authoritative guide, and here Chandeliers falls short. Missing almost entirely is a discussion of historical designs, antiques, and the styling of formal and grand chandeliers. The authors' clear preference for the whimsical and casual decorative idiom skews the content of this lovely book and ultimately limits its usefulness.