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edited by Stephen Calloway

Thames and Hudson - 1992

224 pages

large h/c with d/j - approx 31cm x 25cm - twink mark on front fly page - no inscriptions


from d/j:

From its founding in 1875, the firm of LIBERTY has been a byword for high-quality, stylish design. A great shop and trading company is inevitable affected by changes in fashion; what gives this one its peculiar distinction is that it has not just followed these changes but has helped to create them, for over a hundred years. Arthur Lasenby Liberty, its founder, set out to transform the appearance of dress and interior decoration; that sense of excitement has remained integral to the house to this day, and continues to appeal to a wide international clientele, making LIBERTY one of the few names in retailing to be known worldwide.
This full account and celebration of LIBERTY'S remarkable achievements in the many branches of the applied arts is therefore also a central work on the history of taste over the past century. Divided into chronological sections and profusely illustrated, it begins with Arthur Liberty's early emporium, selling imported furnishings and Oriental textiles, and ends with a survey of the institution's influence on post-war style and design. Each section is written by an expert on the relevant period...


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