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Living ArtfullyAt Home with Marjorie Merriweather Post

Published by GILES in association with the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

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Living Artfully - Cover

Living Artfully - Double page spread

Living Artfully - Double page spread

Add to Cart US$29.25   was US$45.00

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 144 pages, 254 × 210 mm, (8¼ × 10 in)

Illustrations — 170 colour

Format — Hardback

Price — UK£29.95/US$45.00

ISBN — 978-1-907804-13-7

Press Release — Living Artfully

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Sales Points

"Entertaining the Marjorie Merriweather Post way"—Christine Davis, Palm Beach Daily News

"New book, "Living Artfully," celebrates the most fearless hostess-—and one of the wealthiest—in American history"—Charlotte Moss, The Wall Street Journal

"The Rich are Different" Read Even Kahn's column in The New York Times

"House porn"

"Peppered with fond reminiscences by family and staff , gives a fascinating insight into the glamorous life enjoyed in her three stylish homes...She sounds great fun"—Tim Forrest, The Lady

From summer camp cook-outs to formal state banquets, this book shares an abundance of photographs, hand-written and typed notes, menus, invitation cards, and other ephemera, much of it published for the first time.

About the Book

Living Artfully is a beautifully illustrated account of the three main homes of Marjorie Merriweather Post through the 1950s to 1970s. Mrs Post, one of America's most stylish women, lived in stately Hillwood in Washington, D.C. in the spring and autumn, retreated to Camp Topridge in the Adirondacks for the summer, and enjoyed the winter season at her glamorous villa Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach. Author Estella M. Chung draws on Hillwood’s remarkable oral history collection and archives; especially fascinating are the rare and intimate glimpses provided by the staff, such as the interviews with surviving members like Earle Loy, Mrs. Post’s former Head Gardener, now aged 91. Accompanies an exhibition at the Hillwood Museum, June 8th 2013 - January 12th 2014

About the Author(s)

Estella M. Chung is the head of oral history and curator of American material culture and history at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, in Washington, D.C.