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In 1916, Emily Burbank and Grace Wood published The Art of Interior Decoration. The following year Emily Burbank published Woman as Decoration (1917), which was intended as a sequel. She also wrote Be Your Own Decorator (1922). "Having assisted in setting the stage for woman, the next logical step is the consideration of woman, herself, as an important factor in the decorative scheme of any setting, -the vital spark to animate all interior decoration, private or public. The book in hand is intended as a brief guide for the woman who would understand her own type, -make the most of it, and know how simple a matter it is to be decorative if she will but master the few rules underlying all successful dressing. As the costuming of woman is an art, the history of that art must be known-to a certain extent-by one who would be an intelligent student of our subject."