CALLOWAY, Stephen LIBERTY, Arthur Lasenby) SWEET, Fay BAYER, Patricia
Title: House of Liberty : Masters of Style and Decoration. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Thames and Hudson, London, 1992, ISBN:0500236453
Seller ID: 102016
(LIBERTY, Arthur Lasenby). CALLOWAY, Stephen. The House of Liberty : Masters of Style and Decoration. (London): Thames & Hudson, (1992). First Printing. Pp. (7),8-224. Illustrated, largely in colour. 4to, navy blue cloth withsilver decoration to front cover and silver lettering to spine. "From its founding in 1875, the firm of Liberty has been a byword for high-quality, stylish design. A great shop and trading company is inevitably affected by changes in fashion; what gives this one its peculiar distinction is that it has not just followed these changes but has helped to create them, for overa hundred years. Arthur Lasenby Liberty, its founder, set out to trasnform the appearance of dress and interior decoration; that sense of excitement has remained integral to the house to this day, and continues to appeal to a wide international clientele, making Liberty one of the few names in retailing to be known worldwide." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Part I: The Early Years: Alison Adburgham on "The Wind of the East", "The Oriental Bazaar", and "The Aesthetic Movement". Part II: Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau: Stephen Calloway on "Liberty's and International Art Nouveau", Jennifer Harris on textiles, Judith Watt on costume, Stephen Astley on furniture, Eric Turner on metalwork, Malcolm Haslam on ceramics and glass, and Catherine Bindman on graphics. Part III: The Twenties and Thirties: Calloway on "An Ageof Nostalgia", Wendy Hitchmough on "The Liberty Shops", Margaret Knight on textiles, Watt on costume, and Haslam on ceramics and glass. Part IV: The Fifties and Sixties: Patricia Bayer on an era of revivals, textiles, the Liberty scarf, furniture, ceramics, an glass. Part V: Liberty's Now: Fay Sweet on the new internationalism and Liberty today. Very good in lightly nicked dustjacket. Due to the size of this book, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cover postage on international orders. 40.00