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David Hicks: Designer [Hardcover]

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David Hicks is considered to be among the foremost interior designers of the 20th century. From the decoration of his own house in London in 1956---in powerful colors that heralded an end to the drab, postwar English look---he set the pace for interior design both in Europe and America. David Hicks: Designer looks at the most vital period of his career, from 1958 to 1979. Presenting 200 original color photos, many never before published, it displays a decorating oeuvre that ranged from apartments for Helena Rubinstein, the Niarchos children, and the Prince of Wales to yachts, private jets, and the glamorous New York offices of British Steel. Central to the book are the interiors of his own houses, where he mixed antique and modern with a groundbreaking command of style and color.This book is a splendid overview of the entire range of the designer's vision and talents, with chapters on English and New York interiors interspersed with sections on his designs for stores and offices, furniture and carpets, fabrics and wallpapers, tablescapes, graphics, and books.

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Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 9.75" Height: 11.5"
Weight:   3.15 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2002
Publisher   Scriptum Editions
ISBN  1902686195  
ISBN13  9781902686196  

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Architecture
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art Instruction & Reference > General
4Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Commercial > General
5Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Design > General
6Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Interior Design > General
7Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > General
8Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > Interior Design > General

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Best Design Book Ever  Sep 30, 2008
This book is hard to put down. When you do, you'll want to pick it up again. It is so interesting. He is a fab designer, very candid. His style is so comfortable while being exciting. This book will be read over and over. I love modern, although this book is for anyone who was ever afraid to try a fresh approach. It is one of my best coffee table reads. Val, from Mo.
Interesting read and good reference book  Apr 6, 2008
A great book for those wanting to recreate timeless interior design.
Fascinating insight into his life. Good balance of editorial and images. Given the pinacle of his career was the late 1960's / 1970's, some of the photos will appeal to those in the current 1960's 1970's retro style. However saying that, there are aspects of all the images that could be used and adapted for both modern and classical room styles.
Celebrity Designer , more renowned for his name than taste  Dec 19, 2007
I loved the cover, wish I could of seen inside photos. I am a designer and love to learn from books of all eras. This one however left me with lessons on what not to do, rather than models for success and beauty. So if you hope to see beautiful interior work on grand villas, palaces etc, buy Roomscapes by Renzo Mongiardino instead. The photos are stunners of a full life's in such places, and the text he wrote is so insightful in how to diagnose the problems of a room and how to listen to a room that it is worth the most to me in my design library. I always go back to it for inspiration and guidance. The Hicks book is a celebrity bio that shows how you can get paid a lot of money by installing interiors that shock most and cow nay sayers by their boldness. But that doesn't make it beautiful.
Great Design Book!  Feb 12, 2007
I waited an extremely long time for this book to be delivered. I have to say that is was worth the wait. This gives a great look at at great designer from a perspective of someone who probably knew him better than anyone. The photos are great and his designs are still very relevant today (probably more than ever). I recommend this book to any fan of Hicks or a fan of high end 70's modern design.
Amazon does not ship this book with the dust jacket - Do not order from Amazon if it is a gift  Dec 13, 2006
this site needs to get their act together. This book is great - but I would order it somewhere else. I ordered these books to give as holiday gifts and they came without the dust covers. I had to go ahead and give them anyway, but this site can't seem to locate any covers for them. They shipped 3 more books to me but they didn't have covers either. It has just been impossible to get in touch with anyone there that can help and I can't seem to talk to anyone other than a phone operator in India to help with the issue.

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