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Biba: The Biba Experience: The Biba Experience
by Alwyn Turner (Goodreads Author)
Biba remains one of the most evocative names in British design history; it pioneered a new style, mixing the contemporary with Art Nouveau, Art Deco and the golden age of Hollywood, dressing itself in the richly luxuriant colours of a bygone time. This book showcases Biba clothing and much of the Biba memorabilia, merchandising and interior design, presenting an entire his ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Antique Collectors' Club, Ltd.
(first published September 30th 2004)
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Fucking beautiful. Turner's the absolute best person to have been chosen to write this, as well. His knowledge of 70s British pop culture has to be second to no one. He was once working on what looked like it would be the definitive history of glitter rock, but apparently couldn't find any takers for publishing it. I can't understand why: he published portions of the interviews with musicians he'd conducted in preparation for it online, and they were totally brilliant. As was the way he contextu ...more