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Liberty of London : masters of style & decoration

Author: Stephen Calloway
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [1992] ©1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First North American editionView all editions and formats
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For more than one hundred years the name Liberty of London has been synonymous with the highest achievements in the decorative arts - from fabric to furniture, from carpets to ceramics. A great trading company is always affected by changes in fashion; what gives this one its remarkable distinction is that it has not just followed these changes but helped to create them since 1875. Arthur Lasenby Liberty, its
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Arthur Lasenby Liberty
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Calloway
ISBN: 082121974X 9780821219744
OCLC Number: 25706886
Notes: "A Bulfinch Press book."
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Calloway.

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A brilliantly illustrated history of the incomparable Liberty's of London and its far-reaching influence on 20th-century design. Beginning with the company's founding in 1875, here is a visual  Read more...

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