My favourite books 13: Austerity Binge

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.