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Celia Birtwell Hardcover – October 11, 2011
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“Celia is one of the most talented textile designers ever. She's brilliant…” ―Manolo Blahnik
About the Author
CELIA BIRTWELL is one of Britain's best-loved textile designers. She started working with her then husband, fashion designer Ossie Clark in the 1960's and soon they were the darlings of the fashion world, collaborating on a series of hit dress collections until 1973. Celia is also a lifelong friend and muse of painter David Hockney. In 1984 she opened a shop in Notting Hill selling her home collection, which continues to operate today. In the last few years she has produced two bestselling collections for Top Shop.
DOMINIC LUTYENS is a style journalist who writes about fashion, design, interiors, and art for a range of publications including Observer Magazine, Financial Times, Elle Decoration, and Design Week. He is the coauthor with Kirsty Hislop of Seventies Style and Design.
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There was only one thing I wasn't really happy about, and that was the paper on which the book was printed. One is used to glossy stock for this sort of work, and there were pages where this would definitely have enhanced the beauty of the illustrative content. I'll also note that some of the snapshots and magazine extracts were less than crystal clear owing to their age, and the quality of the original image, but remembering what magazine printing was like then, I could easily forgive this.
Overall, I don't think I have ever responded so viscerally to a book about a designer before--and I can't remember the last time I gave a book five stars.