First American edition. SIGNED by David Hockney on the half-title page. Fine in fine dust jacket. Hockney's disapproval with the production values employed in this edition are well documented. When the book was reprinted he insisted that it be produced to the same high standards as the original British edition. Signed copies of the American first are uncommon. ; 9 1/4" X 11 1/2"; 92 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: British interior designer Nina Campbell's signature style -- timeless elegance, with an emphasis on luxurious comfort -- has brought her acclaim and admirers from around the world. Now, in The Art of Decoration. Nina shares the design secrets that have made her one of England's leading decorators. Glorious full-color photographs capture an eclectic mix of interiors, from a dramatic New York penthouse to a classic English country home, from an elegant banker's retreat to a charming Queen Anne cottage.
Renowned for her use of fabrics, colors, and patterns, and for her refined finishing touches. Nina begins by describing her own approach to decorating. She offers seasoned advice on design basics, like developing a personal style, overcoming decorating challenges -- such as a lack of natural light, a limited budget, or an awkwardly shaped room -- and working with painters, architects, and contractors.
Next, Nina takes you on a guided tour of ten very individual homes she has designed in the United States and Europe, including her own London apartment. Outlining her strategy for each location, she demonstrates how professional decorators rely on simple tricks like displaying fresh flowers and colorful table or bed linens, moving furniture around for different looks, using a minimum of expensive fabric for a maximum effect. and hanging pictures in new ways to enliven and elevate any decorative scheme.
Full of insider's tips, practical advice. and brilliant design solutions. The Art of Decoration demystifies the process of decorating and will serve as an inspiration to anyone wishing to create a stylish living environment.
From Library Journal:
Spender's good idea of publishing a book as an AIDS fundraiser resulted in 26 letters drawn by Hockney and 26 short pieces by a who's who of contemporary writers. Hockney's drawings are true to his style, yielding bright, cheery, surprising mini-artworks. The writers' poems, essays, etc., use the letters of the alphabet as inspiration. The book that results from Spender's idea and Hockney's drawings turns into a one-of-a-kind collection of short writings by such distinguished writers as Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, and Susan Sontag. The bonus successful merging of the visual and the written will give some comfort to AIDS victims. Recommended for academic, hospital, museum, and public libraries.
- David Bryant, Belleville P.L., N.J.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: HOCKNEY'S ALPHABET.
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE. NY 1991
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Random House, 1991. Condition: Good. First Edition ~1st Printing. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP17499053
Book Description Condition: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Seller Inventory # 0KVBHV004772
Book Description Random House, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG067941066X
Book Description Random House, 1991. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 067941066X-2-4
Book Description Random House December 1991, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Random House, 1991. First printing. Red and blue cloth hardcover with light edge wear bottom-edge, interior clean and unmarked, binding solid. Mild wear and discreet dampstain to foot of dust jacket spine, now protected in transparent, archival mylar sleeve. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 134668
Book Description Random House, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P02067941066X
Book Description Random House, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P01067941066X
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Condition: New. 067941066X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0880625
Book Description Random House, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11067941066X
Book Description Random House, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. David Hockney (illustrator). 1st Edition. Fine first edition of a collection of written contributions edited by Stephen Spender. This book was put together with contributions from some famous writers from Britain and North America with all proceeds benefiting the fight against AIDS. Contributors include such notables as Joyce Carol Oates, Iris Murdoch and Norman Mailer This copy is clean and unmarked throughout. The jacket is not price clipped and shows only minor soiling which could possibly be cleaned. This copy appears unread. A highly collectible, important work. Seller Inventory # 002433