Jed Johnson

Jed Johnson

Opulent Restraint Interiors

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
Jed Johnson: Opulent Restraint is the first book to chronicle the fascinating career, work and times of an interior design superstar whose life was cut short in 1996 by the disastrous explosion of TWA Flight 800. From humble beginnings in Minnesota, Johnson rose to prominence in nineteen-seventies New York, via the Warhol Factory, to the highest echelons of the rarified world of design and decoration. His impressive celebrity client list included Pierre Bergé, Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Richard Gere, and Barbara Streisand. Yet, with success and acclaim, he never lost his shy humility, generous spirit and quiet grace. Through a series of essays, project photographs and personal pictures we trace the influences on his nascent career, his special relationship with Andy Warhol and his magical affect on others. Many never-before-seen photographs are included by important photographers, among them: Cecil Beaton, Francesco Scavullo, Billy Name, Jack Mitchell, John Hall, Elizabeth Heyert and Warhol himself. Opulent Restraint is a must have book for every interior design office and for those interested in the fascinating Warhol years in New York. Interior Design magazine called Johnson “a great talent” whose “spirit lives on in a stunning legacy of interior design.”

Baker & Taylor
A collection of essays, along with photographs by such legends as Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Scavullo, highlights the distinguished career of interior designer Jed Johnson, following his work for celebrities including Warhol, Yves St. Laurent, Mick Jagger, Barbra Strisand, and Richard Gere, from his early New York days until his tragic 1996 death in the crash of TWA flight 800.

Book News
The classic, elegant, and expensive interior design of Johnson is showcased in full-page color plates in this oversize (9.75x12.25") volume. Johnson (d.1996) who lived with Andy Warhol in the 1970s and decorated their townhouse, went on to design interiors for clients, mainly in New York City, until his death. Sixteen of these interiors are surveyed here, with a short text on the commission and descriptive captions for the photos. The volume is not indexed. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Jed Johnson: Opulent Restraint charts the career of the acclaimed interior designer whose life was cut short in 1996 by the disastrous explosion of TWA Flight 800. This illustrated monograph includes accounts of Johnson's humble beginnings in Minnesota, his life in the culturally changing times of the late sixties and seventies in New York, his importance in Andy Warhol's life, and his rise to the highest echelons in the rarified world of design and decoration. Yet, with success and acclaim, he never lost his shy humility, generous spirit and quiet grace. Through a series of essays by publisher Sandra Brant, writer Bob Colacello, interior designer Arthur Dunnam, critic Paul Goldberger and his twin brother Jay Johnson, we see the influences on his nascent career and how he influenced others in his brief life.

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2005
ISBN: 9780847827145
0847827143
Branch Call Number: 729.092 J6334j 2005
Characteristics: 223 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Cashin, Tom
Callahan, Temo
Alternative Title: Opulent restraint interiors

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