Liz O'Brien's book on the work of Samuel Marx, a master of chic American furniture and interiors. Pointed Leaf Press, 2007. ISBN: 0977787524. Signed by Liz O'Brien. For 20 years, gallery owner, author, and decorative-arts historian Liz O’Brien has been discovering the “new” old names in 20th-century American design, introducing the works of Samuel Marx, William Haines, and Karl Springer to the latest generation of trendsetters. Her distinctive point of view is guided by a passionate interest in the history of design and decoration.