'David Hicks: Designer'

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 colours 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.

Ashley Hicks


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