London. Leslie Frewin. 1968. First edition. Cloth-bound hardback, green-blue stripy dust jacket. 150 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w and colour photographs taken by David Hicks himself. 315 by 245mm (12½ by 9¾ inches). 1.1kg. . English. Very good; some browning and fading to jacket, light shelf wear to jacket commensurate with age, mainly to fore-edges; no inscriptions, not price-clipped, a very good clean copy.
The second volume in David Hick's classic series of design volumes, with the iconic stripy dust jacket.
'Following upon the phenomenal international success of David Hicks on Decoration, this new volume by one of the world's top designers is a most exciting sequel. He demonstrates here, visually, and in words, how people of all incomes can achieve the warmth and interest provided by taste and functional detail. 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." (from the blurb).