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Underground Interiors
Decorating for Alternate Life Styles (Oberto Gili, Norma Skurka Eds.)

At the start of the 1970’s, at the very beginning of renowned photographer Oberto Gili’s professional career (Architectural Digest, Vogue, House & Garden, Town & Country), he moved to Milan to work for L’Esperto, a publishing company…
“… to shoot and produce a book that was to be called ‘Crazy, Mad, Outrageous Interiors’.  I traveled around the world for a year working on this book. L’Esperto dropped the project, but Norma Skurka, The New York Times interiors editor those days, took over and Quadrangle Books published the book in 1972.  It was called ‘Underground Interiors’.”
– Oberto Gili

First soft cover edition of this cult classic interior design book – the only one of its kind. This lavishly illustrated book features the deluxe photography of eclectic and inspired domestic settings  from all over the world c. early 1970s: “Surrealist Interiors”, “Environments”, “Radical Chic”, “Pop Culture”, “Space Age Habitations”…  An incredible piece of interior design history.

Includes the living spaces of Karl Lagerfeld, Derek Jarman, Zandra Rhodes, Marina Lante della Rovere, Nanda Vigo, Alan Buchsbaum, Julie Christie, to name only a handful.

“Not just another book on interior decoration with look-alike rooms, Underground Interiors is a fantastic mind-expanding experience into contemporary life styles.”

* Condition: Good-Very Good (light shelf bumping to cover edges, corners, otherwise bright, tight copy throughout)  – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Nova 1965-1975
David Hillman, Harry Peccinotti (Eds.)


The now very collectable “Nova 1965-1975” was issued in 1993 by Pavilion, in London, and is a comprehensive celebration of the iconic and pioneering 1960-1970s British style magazine, Nova.

Features the work of Harry Peccinotti, Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Diane Arbus, Issey Miyake, Jeanloup Sieff, Hans Feurer, Zandra Rhodes, Bob Richardson, Jonvelle, Alan Aldridge, Terence Donovan, Kansai Yamamoto, Saul Leiter, Caroline Baker, David Hillman, and many more.

A product of the creative cauldron in “Swinging London”, Nova was avant-garde in every aspect: its typography and layout, illustration and photography. It offered a mixture of daring and artistic imagery with unconstrained writing which had never been done before, and marked a period of real innovation in magazine design. This over-sized volume shows every Nova cover, and over 200 photographs and layouts of key features. The accompanying words tell the story of the magazine and the people who made it, how Nova influenced and was influenced by the times, and is complemented by a “time-line” of events, the signposts of the era. But the lavishly reproduced images, such as the groundbreaking “How to Undress in Front of Your Husband” speak largely for themselves. Not only of specialist interest to designers and artists, and nostalgic interest to avid subscribers, this is also a visual document of times of great change, of the political and cultural upheavals which brought us platform soles and flares, Mick Jagger and Ted Heath. David Hillman was art director for “Nova” from 1969 until it closed in 1975. He was also deputy editor during that time. Harry Peccinotti was the magazine’s first art director and regular photographer throughout.

* Condition: Good-Very Good (some light bending/shelf rubbing to covers and small crack across lower spine, otherwise bright, tight very good copy throughout) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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