Front cover of Liberty The History, with several horizontal bands of iconic Liberty prints

Liberty The History

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Termed "the chosen resort of the artistic shopper" by Oscar Wilde, Liberty London is the last word in bohemian luxury, a destination and brand celebrated for its unique blend of avant-garde design and expert craftsmanship. From its beginnings in 1875 as a treasure trove of Art Nouveau furnishings and eclectic goods from the East, to a contemporary purveyor of cutting-edge fashion, opulent scents and accessories, and its unmistakeable prints, Liberty has always been a heritage brand with one foot firmly planted in the future.

Liberty: the History celebrates the historic beginnings of the brand as well as their contemporary vision - from Arthur Lasenby Liberty's Eastern Bazaar of objets d'art, rugs and textiles from Japan and the East to the brand's association with the developing Art Nouveau movement, their whimsical window displays and quintessential Art Fabrics, to the innovations in design and printmaking and the savvy collaborations and creative direction that have kept Liberty at the forefront of the fashion world. Featuring reproductions of treasures from the Liberty archives - including letters between Arthur Liberty and leading figures of the time, silk scarves and fabric samples featuring designs from the 1880s to the twenty-first century, and original advertisments and sketches for Liberty Art Fabrics - Liberty: the History is the official invitation into a London institution and a global icon.


Format: Hardback, 160 pages

Dimensions: 25.2 x 29 x 1.8cm

Publisher: Carlton Books

ISBN: 978-1-78313-020-7



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