Intimate views into 20 houses by celebrity interior designers that define current design and style in LA now.
After studying art and architecture at the Cooper Union in New York City, Anthony Iannacci moved to Milan, where he established himself as an art critic, journalist, and curator. During his eleven-year tenure there, he was published regularly in Artforum, Artscribe, and Vogue Italia. He also orchestrated exhibitions across Northern Italy and consulted with collectors and dealers on American artists. Upon returning to New York, Iannacci dedicated his professional efforts to publishing volumes on architects and designers; he founded Edizioni Press, and, later, Architecture/Interiors Press in Los Angeles. He currently edits and art directs books on design, interior design, and architecture.
"It was love at first white-stucco wall when Big Bang Theory
star Jim Parsons and partner Todd Spiewak walked into this 1922
Spanish-Moorish revival in Los Angeles, designed by Stiles O.
Clements, the architect of the city's El Capitan Theatre. Seeking d
cor that honored the house's character, especially those ceilings,
the pair chose Steven Johanknecht, a painter and student of art
history who is a co-founder of L.A. design firm Commune. The
designer's answer: Look at the home as an artwork itself, and
choose furnishings whose textures, shapes and colors align with the
house. The result, featured in Anthony Iannacci's book Hollywood
Interiors: Style and Design in Los Angeles, is an artistic but
livable oasis for the owners and their two dogs."
--The Wall Street Journal
"Over the last decade, Los Angeles has become known as a hub for
great design, thanks in part to the industry that drives its
culture and distinguishes it from every other city: Hollywood. In
his new book, Hollywood Interiors, art critic and
architecture historian Anthony Iannacci sets out to illustrate some
of the most interesting interior design being done by L.A.-based
decorators, discussing some of the conditions that have fostered
the city's current aesthetic."