New York. The Macmillan Company. 1967. First American edition. First published in Britain in 1966. Pink cloth-bound hardback, pink stripy dust jacket. 152 pages. Illustrated throughout with 120 b&w illustrations and 32 colour plates. 315 by 245mm (12½ by 9¾ inches). 1.1kg. . English. Very good; light shelf wear to dust jacket, light crease along top edge of rear jacket, a couple of short tears at head of spine, neatly repaired with tape on reverse of jacket; some light browning and spotting to endpapers; price-clipped, no inscriptions, a well-preserved jacket now preserved in archival plastic cover.
The first volume in David Hick's classic series of design volumes, with the iconic stripy dust jacket.
'"Interior decoration is the art of achieving the maximum with the minimum. It is the art of making the most of your house, your rooms and your possessions..." which is the great truth that David Hicks brings home so forcefully in this the most exciting book on interior decoration to be published for years.
It is also a challenging, provocative book. "Good taste is in no way dependent on money... Expensive antique velvet is hideous, yet plain, coarse linen is inexpensive and elegant. This is a question of taste - one bad, one good."
But Mr. Hicks does not pontificate. Rather, he stimulates and encourages the ordinary householder by showing how even ambitious designs can be applied to the average home, given commonsense, planning and some imagination.
David Hicks on decoration covers every aspect of interior design, and includes colour, lighting, furniture, fabrics and carpets. There are fascinating chapters on some of the world's most exciting homes and gardens' (from the blurb).