Author(s): Marie-Therese Rieber
Produced in collaboration with Liberty, the leading destination store in London, and a unique and eclectic British emporium, this lavishly illustrated, official book, presented in a slipcase, showcases the heritage and innovation of this individualistic and one-of-a-kind department store that has served as tastemaker to the public since 1875 An inspiration for design and fashion students as well as the avid Liberty devotee Includes previously unseen photographs of pieces from the vaults and archives, including 16 pieces of memorabilia Features 135 years of the brand's most iconic and groundbreaking textile prints, as well as the collaborations with contemporary artists, fashion designers and illustrators This heritage brand with its foot firmly in the future is known for its eclectic, avant-garde design and unmistakable Art Fabrics. The book showcases not only its historic beginnings, from Arthur Liberty's 'Eastern Bazaar' to its Art Nouveau furniture, jewelry and clothing designs, whimsical window displays and the iconic Art Fabrics, but also to the innovations in design and printmaking today.
Researcher and writer Marie-Therese Rieber has degrees in law, literature and history, and has worked for pioneering Internet copyright organization Creative Commons. She is based in Berlin.
Introduction; 1: The Emporium; 2: The Art Fabrics; 3: Stile Liberty; 4: Mid-Century Design; 5: Art Nouveau Revisited; 6: The Design Studio; 7: New Directions; Index; Acknowledgements.