The Macmillan Company. 1969. First American edition. First published in Britain in 1968. Hardback; bluecloth-bound boards, green-blue stripy dust jacket. 150 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w and colour photographs taken by David Hicks himself. English. 315 x 19105mm. 1.1kg. . Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight yellowing to jacket, not price-clipped, no inscriptions, an excellent copy.
The second volume in David Hicks' classic series of design volumes, with the iconic stripy dust jacket. 'This lavish and elegant volume pin-points all aspects of Living with Taste and covers flower arrangements, tablescapes, wall arrangements, massing, style, lighting and general decoration. It shows how people can live with taste, regardless of their incomes, and selects and expounds on all types of accessories from door handles to lavatories.... "It is amazing how few poeple bother to cultivate their taste and how very many people there are with no taste - either good or bad, or any feelings about it and all that it affects."'