My favourite books 13: Austerity BingePosted: June 1, 2011
Austerity Binge by Bevis Hillier
Studio Vista, 1975
Decorative arts, 1945-51 – feeling our way towards the 50s, through a curious blend of nostalgia, modernism and kitsch – this was one of the first assessments of the applied arts from that period. Comedian Stuart Lee stole the title for his recent stand-up festival on the South Bank.