Britwell Salome. Britwell Books. 1970. First edition. With the Michael Joseph dust jacket, with price in £s. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 151 pages. Illustrated throughout, including 32 large colour plates. 310 x 245mm (12¼ x 9¾"). 1.2kg. . English. Near fine; very slight surface wear to jacket with light rubbing to top and bottom edges and forecorners; not price-clipped and internally clean.
David Hicks' classic vintage book on bathrooms, with a striking dust jacket with Hicks' iconic cross design.
'The book is lavishly illustrated with 32 pages of colour, illustrating historic and traditional bathrooms and ones that he and other internationally famous designers have created today which are prophetic of tomorrow. The reader will find this an authoritative, original book and it will unquestionably have a stimulating effect on the future of bathroom design.
This third book of David Hicks' shows his work in the United States, Switzerland, England, France, Holland and Nassau. Most of the illustrations were taken specially for the book and include bathrooms, cloakrooms and dressing rooms.
It also shows the work of other designers in the past and present, and rooms which were made by amateurs of taste.
Authoritative, international and original, it is redolent of the man himself - full of strong convictions. A typically uncompromising statement in visual and written terms of one of the most sought-after designers of our time. It is full of ideas and thoughts to reassure even the most unimaginative or timid reader.' (from the blurb).