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Celia Birtwell book by Celia Birtwell and Dominic Lutyens


Interestingly, no one has written a book on Celia Birtwell, so it's about time one turned up. Which happens to be this Celia Birtwell book by Celia Birtwell and Dominic Lutyens.

Part life story, part feature on her work, Celia Birtwell features personal photographs and sketches of Celia, her family and friends, especially from her 'bohemian' life in the 1960s and 70s and images from her long association with David Hockney as both friend and muse. Of course, the flipside is Birtwell the designer, with the book also offering up a multitude of examples of her fashion and home fabrics.

Quadrille publishes the 208-page book in hardback from 3rd October 2011, with Amazon doing discounted pre-orders for £20.99. Also, look out for Celia Birtwell: In Conversation at the V&A, which takes place on Friday 23rd September. Who knows…you might get a signed copy on the night.

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70s Style and Design book

70s style

A must for anyone interested in the period, Thames and Hudson's new 70s Style and Design book does exactly what the title suggests. It's a review of the decade, aiming to rescue it from its reputation as the decade that taste forgot. 

Through the generous use of illustrations and witty text the authors, Dominic Lutyens and Kirsty Hislop, show how the Seventies' decorative style drew inspiration from the past – the Art Deco revival and the influence of 60s Pop Art – and continues to influence design today.

With 224 browsable pages, it's an ideal Christmas present and costs just £17.47 on Amazon. 

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