92 pages, profusely illustrated, two tiny spots on foredge, dustjacket with some modest rubbing and smudging but still attractive, inscribed by David Hockey on the half-title page "for Michael, David Hockney". 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 in association with the American Friends of AIDS Crisis Trust
Publication Date: 1991
Illustrator: David Hockney
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Random House. Book Condition: Acceptable. 0. Ex-Library. 1. Moderate wear. 2. Light interior markings. Bookseller Inventory # BOOK-0836-00051
Book Description Random House, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG067941066X
Book Description Random House, 1991. Bookseller Inventory # P-85-22
Book Description PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978067941066900. Bookseller Inventory # 01978067941066900
Book Description Random House, New York, 1991. First. First edition, second printing; small quarto; VG-/VG-; off-white spine with blue, red, and black text; dustjacket has minimal edgewear, some discoloration, staining, and smudging on covers, front cover has 2 inch mark in bottom left corner where a sticker has been removed; boards are strong and clean; front free-end paper has been embossed by previous owner in bottom right corner, the impression has a date written over it and previous owner's name written under it in black ink, otherwise textblock is clean; 92pp. Shelved Aisle 10. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates]. Full-priced Rockville. Bookseller Inventory # 14-13-1266401
Book Description RANDOM HOUSE., U.S.A., 1991. Book Condition: Very Good PLUS. Dust Jacket Condition: VERY GOOD PLUS. First Edition.. TIGHT CLEAN COPY IN A BRIGHT CRISP CLEAN DUSTJACKET WITH STICKER ON FRONT COVER INDICATING ALL PROFITS OF SALE WILL GO TO AN AIDS CHARITY.ALL ILLUSTRATIONS BY HOCKNEY.CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS INCLUDE MAILER VIDAL HEANEY ELIOT AND UPDIKE. Bookseller Inventory # 32419
Book Description Random House in association with the American Friends of AIDS Crisis Trust, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 92 pages, illustrated, mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 069337
Book Description Random House, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Illustrated by David Hockney (illustrator). First Edition. NY: Random House, 1991. First Edition. 11 ¾ x 9 ¼ in. Half red cloth back & dark blue paper boards, spine title gilt. Book in fine condition, no owner's name. Dustjacket price intact, some light soiling. xiii,,92 pages & p. Color illustrations by Hockney, edited by Spender, text by Joyce Carol Oates, Iris Murdoch, Paul Theroux, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Seamus Heaney, Ian McEwan, William Golding, Arthur Miller, Kazuo Ishiguro, others. Mrs. Valerie Eliot contributed a hitherto unpublished letter by T. S. Eliot to an aspiring young writer. Proceeds from the sale of this book went to the American Friends of AIDS Crisis Trust. ISBN 067941066X; Color Illustrations; 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches; 92 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 3671
Book Description Random House, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First US Edition; First Printing. Fine First U. S. Edition (stated) . Fine hardback first printing with print line consistent with Random House first printing designation. Near Fine dust jacket with price intact and the only flaw is that the red HOCKNEY on the DJ spine is slightly faded. 92 pages, unmarked. ; OVR34 UO15; 11.40 X 9.10 X 0.70 inches; 92 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 43939
Book Description Random House in association with the American Friends of AIDS Crisis Trust, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First American Edition. [Art-Mon]. 92 pp. Hardcover, bound in boards with dustjacket. Light shelf-wear. Bookseller Inventory # 043012