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A Writer's Library: Michael Cunningham at Home

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 22, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Julie last modified Jan 21, 2013

Yes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham's literary oeuvre is impressive (his tomes include "The Hours" and "By Nightfall"), but it's really his bookshelf-lined NYC bathroom we're interested in. Photos by Joshua Simpson via FSG Work in Progress . Above: Cunningham's custom bathtub is surrounded by books and stacks of magazines. Above: Avian decor mingles with the volumes. Above: Reading within reach; books everywhere (even next to the bathroom sink). Above: Michael Cunningham at home in his sun-flooded NYC loft. "His aesthetic sensibility also extends to his personal style," writer Elliot Holt says at The Migrant Book Club . "He tends to wear jeans, t-shirts, and boots. But not just any boots. He once told me that he buys them from Carol Christian Poell , an Austrian designer in Milan, who buries the boots in his backyard for a few weeks to give them an authentic weathered appearance." Above: Cunningham created a tower of books, spines to the wall, using Conceal Book Shelves by Umbra. Note the appealing visuals created by the different shades of aged and new paper. Above: Prized volumes on a horn stool.






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