CELIA BIRTWELL Book Number: 75859 Product format: Hardback
Described by Manolo Blahnik as ‘one of the most talented textile designers ever’, Celia Birtwell’s work is regarded as timeless, and is immediately recognisable the world over. An iconic figure on the global arts scene, she is famous for being David Hockney’s chief muse, and equally famous for her dynamic collaboration with her then-husband, fashion designer Ossie Clark. Produced in the style of a family scrapbook, this lovely volume delves deep into her work and eventful life. It features intimate photos of Celia and her friends from her own photo albums, snapshots of people from her Bohemian milieu in West London during the 1960s and 1970s, reproductions of her colourful and charming drawings and fashion sketches, and a multitude of examples of her fashion and home fabrics. Here are explanations of how her fluent, yet instinctive approach to design works – unpicking the creative process behind her designs, from sketch to printed textile, and showcasing her flair for audaciously vibrant, yet always harmonious colour combinations. Peppering the text are her own perceptive observations and fascinating reminiscences. 192 pages 28.5cm x 22cm extremely lavishly illustrated in glorious colour.
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