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Style and Grace: African-American Home Design, Decoration

This 2006 paperback edition of STYLE AND GRACE showcases the stylish, elegant, and, above all, unique homes of distinguished African-American professionals and entertainers, by the premier expert on the architectural history of Harlem.

The 2003 hardcover version of STYLE AND GRACE: AFRICAN AMERICANS AT HOME has done extremely well and is still selling, making this the perfect time to introduce an even more affordable paperback.

STYLE AND GRACE is the first book of its kind, devoted exclusively to presenting an African-American tradition of flair and creativity in home design and decoration. This unique book celebrates the distinctive style of notable homeowners such as hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons, photographer Gordon Parks, and Congressman Charles Rangel, as well as leading bankers, lawyers, artists, and other professionals who have added cultural elements and icons to create gorgeous home environments.

Michael Henry Adams studied at Columbia University and is one of the foremost authorities on the architecture and culture of Harlem. He has been featured in countless articles on the architecture and preservation of Harlem. He has also written for the New York Times and numerous other leading newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Harlem Lost and Found, which was the basis for a 2004 Museum of the City of New York exhibit.

Photographer Mick Hales’s work has appeared in such magazines as House and Garden, Vanity Fair, Architectural Record, and Town and Country. His books include Monastic Gardens, New York Apartments, and Gardens Around the World.


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