Art: Back to Mohair?

T. H. (for Terence Harold) Robsjohn-Gibbings has written witheringly about antiques (Goodbye, Mr. Chippendale) and modern art (Mono, Lisa's Mustache). In his new book, Homes of the Brave (Knopf; $3.50), he launches an attack on modern home design that may send readers reeling back to the old mohair sofa.

Says British-born, U.S.-naturalized Author Gibbings, himself an outstanding designer of modern furniture: The trouble with most modern designers is that they are less concerned with the customer's comfort than with the esthetic theories of Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art. In Homes of the Brave,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!