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. Good; light shelf wear to jacket, wear at head of spine, binding slightly shaken, brown spotting effecting verso of jacket and also endpapers and first and last few pages, a few small marks to first few pages; not price-clipped, no inscriptions.
The fifth volume in David Hick's classic series of design volumes, with a striking dust jacket with Hicks' iconic cross design.
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.