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Brian Coleman: The Romance of Fortuny
February 7, 2014
6:30pm to 8pm | All Ages
More info: bellevuearts.org
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Brian Coleman, the author of 16 books on the decorative arts is currently touring with his most recent book, Fortuny Interiors. For over a century, sumptuous Fortuny textiles have been used in some of the most beautiful homes in the world. Brian traces the history of Fortuny beginning with the founding of the company in Venice by Mariano Fortuny in the early, twentieth century. He visits homes from a Palladian palazzo in Venice, to a luxurious, horse farm in Lexington to an elegant restoration in Provence, showing how the luxurious, high style of Fortuny’s enduring designs continue to inspire today.
About the Presenter
Brian D. Coleman, M.D. is a practicing psychiatrist in Seattle, Washington. Also an old house enthusiast, he has grown his love for restoration and design into an active second career. He is the Editor-at-large for “Arts and Crafts Homes” magazine and has written numerous articles on home design for magazines ranging from “Old House Journal” to “Period Living” in the U.K. Brian is the author of sixteen books including Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color, Scalamandre, Window Dressings and The Intimate Garden among others and most recently Fortuny Interiors.
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