David Hicks: My Kind of Garden published by Antique Collectors Club

Antique Collectors' Club has published David Hicks' My Kind of Garden, a new edition of the classic book by the late garden designer.

Hicks was one of the best-known designers of the twentieth century. The £29.50 book features 300 colour photographs by Dana Hyde and is a personal choice of Hicks' gardens worldwide. The new edition has a fresh layout.

Antique Collectors' Club said: "The late David Hicks is one of the great designers of the twentieth century. He is primarily known for his interior design, but he was also involved with carpets, jewellery, fabrics, furniture, wall paper, sheets and, last but not least, gardens. His approach was dictatorial and uncompromising and he did not mince his words.

"What he seeks to impart in this book is 'style' and it is very much a style of his own. His clear-cut attitudes are revealed in these writings on garden design and on the gardens and styles which he admires"

"What I have sought to achieve, all through my working life," Hicks wrote "is a liaison between the past and the present day whilst maintaining a practical but somewhat experimental attitude to outdated tradition. I have attempted to introduce a lot of today and some of tomorrow whilst always keeping appropriateness and the client's requirements foremost in my mind. This applies to my interior designing, product designing, writing, jewellery and garden designing. In every one of thiose visually dominated activities quality, form and innovation are always of vital importance to produce style."


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