Emilio Terry (1890-1969), the Cuban-born, Paris-based architect and interior designer who created homes for the rich and famous in the prewar and postwar years, was a member of the avant-garde circle which included Jean-Michel Frank, Christian Bérard, Boris Kochno, Salvador Dalí, the Vicomte and Vicomtesse de Noailles, and others. A monograph recently published by Pierre Arizzoli-Clémentel documents his glorious career, based on the prolific archive which he bequeathed to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Among the projects featured in this publication are his work at Amphion, Lutry, the Château de Clavary, the Villa Loste, the Hôtel de Chanaleilles and the Château de Groussay. Terry owned a villa on the Côte d'Azur and purchased his Paris apartment from Boni de Castellane in 1914. His language was rooted in neoclassical and baroque heritage and he called his persona style “Style Louis XVII", freely inspired by historical examples such as Palladio or Claude Nicolas Ledoux. Yet, his furniture, whether created of plaster, rocks, or wood, carries whimsical qualities while based on historical quotations.