Author(s): Kirsty Hislop
Once dismissed as the decade of avocado suites, lava lamps and shag-pile carpets, the 1970s are now being enthusiastically mined for trends from the fashion, music, literature and vibe of the time. "70s Style and Design" unlike other studies devoted to the decade presents the 70s as a vitally important period in the creative arts, which united such defining trends as the Art Deco craze of the 1920s and 1930s and the Pop movement of the 1960s, and continues to influence todays trend-setting taste makers. "70s Style and Design" is sure to inspire everyone from dedicated followers of fashion to even the harshest critics of the decade. Hislop and Lutyens have rescued the 1970s from parody, and produced a study that is sensationally illustrated, meticulously researched, and wittily written.