Book: Liberty - The History
This lavishly illustrated, official book showcases the heritage and innovation of Liberty, a one-of-a-kind London department store that has served as tastemaker to the public since 1875.
"Liberty is the chosen resort of the artistic shopper."-- Oscar Wilde
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. Known for its eclectic, avant-garde design, the store features a unique blend of bohemian opulence and expert craftsmanship. Liberty: The History showcases the beginnings of the brand, from Arthur Liberty's "Eastern Bazaar" to the store's Art Nouveau furniture, jewelry, and clothing, from its whimsical window display to its iconic Art Fabrics. This fascinating volume also explores the innovations in design and printmaking that keep Liberty at the forefront of the fashion and textile industries. 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--and it is this vision that still prevails and is celebrated in this treasure trove of images, many previously unseen, from the store's archives and vaults.