Interior Design

The Interiors and Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino: A Painterly Vision

A fresh look at the interiors of Renzo Mongiardino—considered one of the finest designers of the late twentieth century—that will both appeal to past devotees and introduce his work to a new generation of design enthusiasts.

This book explores the sublime work of Renzo Mongiardino (1916–1998), reinforcing his place as a legend in the field. Mongiardino has a background as an acclaimed set designer for stage and film, which had an effect on his work—lush interiors with trompe l’oeil finishes, museum-quality antiques, sumptuous fabrics, and a bewitching theatricality. Clients included elite members of the worlds of fashion, art, and society: Agnelli, Rothschild, Peretti, Radziwill, and Onassis.

Cabana, the au courant interiors magazine, investigates Mongiardino’s work with stunning new photography (many interiors are published here for the first time), thoughtful prose, and animated layouts. This is the most contemporary book on the creations of the modern master and will appeal to connoisseurs of beauty and interior design.

About The Author

Martina Mondadori Sartogo is the founder of Cabana magazine and European editor-at-large for Town & Country magazine. Cabana is a semiannual magazine that focuses on interior design, lifestyle, architecture, and all related luxuries.

Additional contributions by photographer Guido Taroni, Elsa Peretti, Lee Radziwill, Umberto Pasti, Patrick Kinmonth, and Francesca Simone.

  • Publish Date: October 03, 2017
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 11-4/5
  • Pages: 272
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $85.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6029-6

Reviews

"An exclusive look at a new book on Renzo Mongiardino reveals rare images of the Italian designer’s most iconic interiors"
Wall Street Journal Magazine

"He was the master of illusion, a man entrusted by global arbiters of taste including Marella Agnelli, Jil Sanders, Lee Radziwill, and Elsa Peretti to transform their homes. For many, the Genoa-born Renzo Mongiardino was the artist who elevated interior design into an art form worthy of longevity. The book is filled with envy-inducing photographs by Guido Taroni making it hard not to sigh and declare: 'To have had those houses, those budgets, and Mongiardino.' "
TheDailyBeast.com

"Martina Mondadori Sartogo, the editor of the twice-yearly Cabana magazine, grew up in interiors designed by Mongiardino, thus, it is only apropos that she authors a book on the design legend. Renzo Mongiardino: A Painterly Vision shows the designer's work in all its glory — from expansive room shots to minute decorative details — accompanied by essays from the likes of Radziwill and Elsa Peretti."
Forbes.com

"With this new book by Rizzoli, you can take a last look into the beautiful world Renzo Mongiardino created, and left for all to be inspired by. A humble offering to one of the most talented creators of ambiance who ever lived."
Color Outside the Lines Blog

"On My Bookshelf: Fall Must-Haves"
La Dolce Vita Blog

"Exploring the work of the late Renzo Mongiardino, this tome illustrates why he is one of the most iconic designers of the 20th century. Photography includes never-before-published work, and features some of his signature choices, trompe l’oeil finishes, museum-quality antiques and sumptuous fabrics."
EditorAtLarge.com