Liberty: The History
Treasures from the archives of the luxury department store
By Marie-Terese Rieber
Housed in a large and bizarrely incongruous mock-Tudor building in London’s Regent Street, is the iconic shop Liberty. Drawing from its extensive archives, Liberty: The History offers an intriguing and extravagantly colourful insight into the story behind the store.
The vision of the charismatic, Arthur Liberty, who travelled the world in search of unusual artefacts for his ‘Eastern Bazaar’, Liberty was founded in 1875. Since then Liberty has become synonymous with flamboyant colour and superb design, from Arts & Crafts furniture and Art Nouveau jewellery to its famous textile prints. As this book reveals, Liberty's focus remains on supplying sought-after, unusual and edgy products.
Illustrations: Fully illustrated
Dimensions: H:28.3cm, W:24.5cm, D:2cm
ISBN-10: 1783130202; ISBN-13: 978 1783130207