Liberty: The History

Treasures from the archives of the luxury department store

Marie-Therese Rieber
AUD $49.99

This illustrated, official book charts the heritage and innovation of this individualistic department store.

Liberty is a heritage brand with one foot firmly planted in the future. Known for its unique, avant-garde design and unmistakeable Art Fabrics, Liberty is celebrated for its blend of bohemian luxury and expert craftsmanship. Rieber discusses not only the historic beginnings of the brand, from Arthur Liberty's 'Eastern Bazaar' to its Art Nouveau furniture, jewellery and clothing designs, whimsical window displays and the Art Fabrics, but also to the innovations in design and printmaking today that have kept Liberty at the forefront of the fashion and textile industries.

Since 1875, Liberty has been synonymous with luxury and great design. Arthur Liberty's intuitive vision and pioneering spirit led him to travel the world looking for individual pieces to inspire and excite his discerning clientele. Liberty is Arthur's legacy, and stands for integrity, value, quality and, above all, beautifully designed products. It is this vision and spirit that prevails today within the trademark Tudor building and this same vision and spirit is celebrated in this treasure trove of designs and objects from the store's archives and vaults.

Author bio:

Marie-Therese Rieber has degrees in literature and history, and has worked for pioneering Internet copyright organization Creative Commons, iD magazine in London and as a costume history researcher in film. She is based in Berlin.

Category: Visual arts
ISBN: 9781783130207
Table Of Contents: Introduction • 1: The Emporium • 2: The Art Fabrics • 3: Stile Liberty • 4: Mid-Century Design • 5: Art Nouveau Revisited • 6: New Directions • Index • Acknowledgements.
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Carlton Books
Pub Date: October 2019
Page Extent: 160
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: The arts