David Hicks Scrapbook

Author: Ashley Hicks

Publisher: Vendome Press

ISBN: 9780865653450

Category: Design

Page: 336

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British designer David Hicks (1929-1998) wowed the English decorating world with his bold geometric prints, electrifying color combinations, and quirky mix of antique and contemporary furniture. Thanks to his prodigious talents, his gift for publicity, and his connection to the royal family through his wife, Lady Pamela Mountbatten (cousin of Prince Philip), Hicks attracted an A-list clientele. For decades, Hicks documented every salient moment of his life in scrapbooks, amassing 24 volumes filled with press clippings, invitations, swatches of his signature textiles, sketches of interiors, magazine articles on his projects, and hundreds of photographs, mainly family snapshots but also his own photos of people like Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, and Andy Warhol. Many of the pages, now thumbed and foxed, are laid out in a collage style, and several are embellished with drawings and notes, revealing Hicks's thoughts and sense of whimsy. Here, his son, Ashley Hicks, has chosen more than 325 of the best pages--providing not just a window into the extraordinary world of David Hicks but also a fascinating time capsule.
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David Hicks

designer

Author: Ashley Hicks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 1619

David Hicks is considered to be among the foremost interior designers of the 20th century. From the decoration of his own house in London in 1956—in powerful colors that heralded an end to the drab, postwar English look—he set the pace for interior design both in Europe and America. David Hicks: Designer looks at the most vital period of his career, from 1958 to 1979. Presenting 200 original color photos, many never before published, it displays a decorating oeuvre that ranged from apartments for Helena Rubinstein, the Niarchos children, and the Prince of Wales to yachts, private jets, and the glamorous New York offices of British Steel. Central to the book are the interiors of his own houses, where he mixed antique and modern with a groundbreaking command of style and color. This book is a splendid overview of the entire range of the designer’s vision and talents, with chapters on English and New York interiors interspersed with sections on his designs for stores and offices, furniture and carpets, fabrics and wallpapers, tablescapes, graphics, and books.
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David Hicks

A Life of Design

Author: Ashley Hicks

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

View: 3613

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.
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My Kind of Garden

Author: David Hicks,Ashley Hicks,Dana Hyde,Dana Hyde ((Photographer))

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 5057

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.
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Living with Design

Author: David Hicks,Nicholas Jenkins

Publisher: William Morrow &Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 287

View: 8238

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David Hicks on Living--with Taste

Author: David Hicks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 150

View: 622

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Traditional Now

Interiors by David Kleinberg

Author: David Kleinberg,Chesie Breen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580933223

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 9842

Looks at twenty interior design projects by designer David Kleinberg, with detailed descriptions and color photographs.
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Second Bloom

Cathy Graham's Art of the Table

Author: Clark Alexis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865653436

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 3699

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.
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Private World of Interiors

Author: Hicks David

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500500835

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 276

View: 8319

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.
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Baroque Between the Wars

Alternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939

Author: Jane Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198808770

Category: Aesthetics, Baroque

Page: 336

View: 8279

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.
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India Hicks: Island Style

Author: India Hicks

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847845060

Category: Architecture

Page: 221

View: 2656

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.
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All About Yves

Author: Catherine Ormen

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786271242

Category: Design

Page: 128

View: 6689

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.
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David Hicks on Decoration, 5

Author: David Hicks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 168

View: 2159

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Buckingham Palace

The Interiors

Author: Ashley Hicks

Publisher: Rizzoli International publication

ISBN: 0847863190

Category:

Page: 256

View: 5655

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.
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Haute Bohemians

Author: Miguel Flores-Vianna

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865653399

Category:

Page: 312

View: 1884

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.
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Karine Laval: Poolscapes

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783958292611

Category:

Page: 130

View: 5877

Poolscapesbrings together two bodies of work—The Pool(2002–05) and Poolscapes(2009–12)—by French-born, Brooklyn-based photographer Karine Laval (born 1971), both focusing on the motif of the swimming pool. Presenting public pools in urban and natural environments throughout Europe and private pools in the US in two distinct sections, the book is arranged chronologically and shows an evolution in tone and depth, from the photographic to the painterly. The Poolseries invites us into a sun-bleached public pool at midday, evocative of childhood memories and the experience of leisure and bathing. Gradually these geometric lines and familiar architectural structures give way to the abstract, often blurred shapes and colors of the Poolscapespictures that oscillate between representation and abstraction. Here the pool becomes a metaphor, a mirror whose surface reflects the surrounding world but is also a gateway into a realm where bathers are distorted and fragmented.
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Inspirational Interiors

Classic English Interiors from Colefax and Fowler

Author: Roger Banks-Pye

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781788790475

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 7068

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.
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Close to Paradise

The Gardens of Naples, Capri and the Amalfi Coast

Author: Robert I. C. Fisher

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711230385

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 3184

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.
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