Leslie Frewin & Britwell Books. London. 1966-1972. All first British editions. 5 volumes. Hardback; cloth-bound boards, dust jackets. 152, 150, 151, [c.150], 168 pages. All volumes illustrated throughout with b&w illustrations and colour plates. English. 315 x 245mm. 5.8kg. . Near fine, in near fine dust jackets; some slight shelf wear, slight yellowing to jacket as usual; 'on decoration' - light wear to base of spine, some loss of laminate to top edge; 'on living - with taste' - small residue of price sticker to front flap, some occasional spotting to pages, with the signature of theatre designer Russell Craig to dedication page; 'on decoration - with fabrics' - price-clipped.
A well-preserved complete five volume set of the classic David Hicks on... series of design volumes with the iconic graphic dust jackets. Hicks is widely-recognised as one of the twentieth-century's most influential decorators. His mix of old and new, colour and pattern and his infamous tablescapes are much emulated today. Over a period of six years between 1966 and 1972 Hicks published a series of five books on design. The books were filled with his musings on what makes good decoration, practical tips on what to do and what not to do, and images of his projects in Britain and abroad. The striking, colourful dust jackets reflect Hicks' aesthetic and the style of the period, making them highly collectable. Complete sets of the series in very good condition are hard to come by.
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