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David Hicks. London. Britwell Books. 1972. First edition. British edition. Red cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 168 pages. Illustrated throughout with 64 colour and 84 b&w illustrations. 315 by 245mm (12½ by 9¾ inches). 1.2kg. 0529047004. English. Near fine; very slight shelf wear to jacket; internally excellent, no inscriptions, not price-clipped.The fifth volume in David Hick's classic series of design volumes, with a striking dust jacket with Hicks' iconic cross design. The signed letter from David Hicks was sent from his house in Roquebrune sur Argens and requests a favourable review for the book. It reads: August 72 / My dear Sheila, / I thought that you might like to have a copy of my fifth book to be published in September. J. Inchbald wrote lavishly of another one - any hope of a piece on this one? / With love / David.In Decoration - 5Hicks returns to the general subject of interior decoration. He draws on recent projects to illustrate his ideas on how to create good interior spaces, and uses his own captions to inform the general reader. As Hicks became more established he took on more commercial work, therefore this book includes both private and public spaces (offices and restaurants). The interiors are from around the world. Also evident is the development of the designer's own personal style into the 1970s. As he admits in his introduction, there is a greater interest in pattern. His signature patterned carpets are well illustrated.