Debunking Jon Savage's 'The decade that taste forgot,' (The Face, February 1988) is a book by Dominic Lutyens and Kirsty Hislop, 70s Style & Design. This book has rescued the decade from parody and presents it as a vitally important period in the creative arts. So forget the cliches of avocado suites for the bathroom and crimplene flares, this book argues that today's design owes a great debt to theRead more
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Avocado Sweet is delighted to be giving away this Celia Birtwell book as a competition prize. The book was published by Quadrille this week (3 October 2011) and is worth £30. As you might expect from a textile designer, the hardback book is a piece of beautiful design in itself filled with colourful sketches and designs from throughout her career. The book charts her life, from working with husband andRead more
After forty years of being represented by men; favourably by good friend David Hockney in Mrs and Mrs Clark and Percy (above), and later, less flatteringly in ex-husband, Ossie Clark's diaries, designer Celia Birtwell is publishing her own story. She chose style writer, Dominic Lutyens to help write about her life and work. In a refreshing contrast to the current trend in autobiographies she has avoided sensational revelations and hasRead more