David Hicks is acknowledged as one of the most important interior designers of the late twentieth century, in the company of Albert Hadley and Billy Baldwin. Known for his bold use of color, eclecticism, and geometric designs in carpets and textiles, Hicks turned English decorating on its head in the ’50s and ’60s. His trademark use of electrifying color combinations, and mixing antiques, modern furniture, and abstract paintings became the "in style" for the chic of the day, including Vidal Sassoon and Helena Rubinstein. By the ’70s, David Hicks was a brand; his company was making wallpaper, fabrics, and linens and had outposts in eight countries, including the U.S. where he worked with the young Mark Hampton, and where his wallpaper was used in the White House. "My greatest contribution as an interior designer has been to show people how to use bold color mixtures, how to use patterned carpets, how to light rooms, and how to mix old with new,’’ he stated in his 1968 work, David Hicks on Living—with Taste, the last authoritative book on his work. Written by his son Ashley Hicks, who has unprecedented access to Hicks’s archives, personal photos, journals, and scrapbooks, this is a vibrantly illustrated celebration of a half century of stunning interiors.
A Life of Design
Author: Ashley Hicks
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Category: Biography & Autobiography
David Hicks's international reputation was built on his talents as an interior designer but, from his childhood on, gardening had always been an underlying passion. In the latter part of his life he devoted his attention more and more to gardens, designing both for himself and for others around the world. My Kind of Garden summarises his philosophy of garden design which was nothing if not forthright. It guides the reader through the gardens that influenced the young Hicks, from Villandry in France to Lutyens's Moghul Garden in New Delhi; it reveals the genesis of his own garden at The Grove in Oxfordshire, his family home where, in a four acre plot, he created a series of ten 'outdoor rooms' with hornbeam 'walls' and linked by 'corridors', and chronicles the outstanding gardens around the globe which he so much admired, from Europe to the United States, Australia and South Africa. Finally we see the gardens which he designed himself both in England and abroad.
Author: David Hicks,Ashley Hicks,Dana Hyde,Dana Hyde ((Photographer))
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist
Author: David Hicks,Nicholas Jenkins
Publisher: William Morrow &Company
Author: David Hicks
Category: Interior decoration
Looks at twenty interior design projects by designer David Kleinberg, with detailed descriptions and color photographs.
Interiors by David Kleinberg
Author: David Kleinberg,Chesie Breen
Artist, collector, and entertaining guru Cathy Graham shares her secrets for gracious living and memorable get-togethers in Second Bloom. Graham covers the essential elements that make every event shine--flowers, paper components, table setting, and food presentation. Quentin Bacon's photographs of a seaside gathering, a casual cocktail party, or a lively dinner in honor of a friend show how to achieve winning possibilities with ease. Approaching life with a sense of whimsy, Graham demonstrates how to arrange flowers and create original touches, such as hand-drawn one-of-a-kind invitations or her practice of scattering collectable miniatures on her dinner tables. Filled with Graham's charming sketches, Second Bloom shows how to create truly special occasions.
Cathy Graham's Art of the Table
Author: Clark Alexis
David Hicks is an internationally renowned Australian interior designer. He founded his eponymous interior and building design practice in 2001, and now has offices in Melbourne and Los Angeles, where he leads teams of highly motivated, likeminded interior designers and architects. Mixing antique finds with modern finishes, the award winning designer has a knack for juxtaposing styles and materials while ensuring livability and smart design are always at the core. Featuring the best of his residential projects, this luxurious volume offers a glimpse into bespoke designs that capture his holistic approach of considering architecture, interiors and decoration as one. With photography by Ivan Terestchenko and Shannon McGrath, Intimate is a personal look at Hicks's world of interiors.
Author: Hicks David
Category: Interior decoration
Baroque between the Wars is a fascinating and new account of the arts in the twenties and thirties. We often think of this time as being dominated by modernism, yet the period saw a dialogue between modern baroque--eclectic, playful, camp, open to influence from popular culture yet in dialogue with the past, and unafraid of the grotesque or surreal--and modernism, which was theory-driven, didactic, exclusive, and essentially neo-classical. Jane Stevenson argues that both baroque and classical forms were equally valid responses to the challenge of modernity, by setting painting and literature in the context of 'minor arts' such as interior design, photography, fashion, ballet, and flower arranging, and by highlighting the social context and sexual politics of creative production. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, the volume focuses on artists, artefacts, clients, places, and publicists to demonstrate how baroque offered a whole way of being modern which was actively subversive of the tenets of modernism and practised by the people modernism habitually defined as not worth listening to, particularly women and homosexuals.
Alternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939
Author: Jane Stevenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Aesthetics, Baroque
India Hicks: Island Style invites readers into the charming world of Hibiscus Hill, . Timeless and under-decorated, her designs combine carefree island culture with British colonial form and formality.
Author: India Hicks
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Yves Saint Laurent is one of the world's most famous designers, who's haute couture collections have deeply marked society and revolutionized the image of women. All About Yves documents the life of this great designer, from his childhood, to the seminal moments of his career, up until his death in 2008. This one-of-a-kind book includes unseen sketches and photographs of Saint Laurent's key collections, as well as fascinating removable documents that include handwritten letters, paper dolls, contact sheets, magazines, and invitations. All About Yves was compiled in collaboration with the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent and is essential reading for those with a passion for YSL.
Author: Catherine Ormen
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Interior designer and artist Ashley Hicks presents his photographs and description of the interior design of Buckingham Palace, home of Britain's royal family since 1837. An important representation of Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian styles, the palace is the work of such noted architects as John Nash and Sir Aston Webb. Hicks records the formal spaces with vibrancy, capturing the magnificent rooms furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection. Starting at the Grand Staircase, Hicks leads us through the state rooms, which include the White Drawing Room and the Blue Drawing Room that both overlook the palace gardens; the Ballroom, which is the setting for twenty investiture ceremonies each year; and the Throne Room, used by Queen Victoria for spectacular costume balls in the 1840s. The long, skylit Picture Gallery is hung with important works of art from the Royal Collection by Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, Anthony van Dyck, Johannes Vermeer, and Canaletto, among others. Decorative furnishings from George IV's exotic Brighton Pavilion lend a fanciful turn to many of the rooms.
Author: Ashley Hicks
Publisher: Rizzoli International publication
Who, exactly, is a haute bohemian? Leave it to the discriminating eye of photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna, who enjoys an international, cult-like following. He has journeyed through four continents to capture an extraordinary group of fashion designers, landscape architects, artists and art historians, potters, and interior designers, wherever they live--in country cottages, beach bungalows, canal-side lofts, and East Village apartments, as well as assorted estancias, ch�teaux, and palazzi. Some spaces are grand, others are modest, but all are original, stylish, charming, and above all authentic, in the sense that they reflect their owners' cares and tastes. As the readers of his column in Architectural Digest know, Flores-Vianna is as gifted a writer as he is an observant photographer. Here, Flores-Vianna's work is introduced by Amy Astley, editor of Architectural Digest and a longtime friend.
Author: Miguel Flores-Vianna
Discover the world of decorating in the classic English style as revealed by Roger Banks-Pye, one of Colefax & Fowler's most innovative and talented designers. Discover the world of decorating in the classic English style as revealed by Roger Banks-Pye of legendary English decorating company Colefax and Fowler. Roger Banks-Pye was one of the most sought-after interior decorators of his time. Design director at the doyen of interior decoration Colefax and Fowler, his work appears traditional at first glance but is in fact spiced with innovation, originality and irreverence. This classic volume shows the decorator at work in a selection of the private homes he transformed with flair and panache, from a London studio apartment decorated on a shoestring to a Scottish hunting lodge where money was no object. This book is a record of the spaces he created and there are accessible, practical and creative ideas to be picked up on each and every page. Inspirational Interiors allows a privileged glimpse into his unique world of style.
Classic English Interiors from Colefax and Fowler
Author: Roger Banks-Pye
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
This book showcases twenty-one of the most celebrated gardens in Italy's most glamorous seaside getaway. They include La Reggia, Caserta, the 'Italian Versailles' laid out for the Bourbon King Charles III in the mid-eighteenth century, the gardens of the Villa San Michele on Capri and Lord Grimthorpe's Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, with its breathtaking panoramas. The text also traces the horticultural history of Campania, from Roman emperors to Edwardian millionaires, encompassing a parade of glamorous characters that includes Lord Byron, Wagner, Chanel, Jacqueline Kennedy, D.H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf and Graham Greene.
The Gardens of Naples, Capri and the Amalfi Coast
Author: Robert I. C. Fisher
Publisher: Frances Lincoln