Dominic Lutyens


Dominic writes books about different areas of the arts which passionately interest him. He likes to explore how art, fashion and design movements spring from specific social and cultural contexts.

70s Style & Design

Thames & Hudson

A cross-disciplinary book about 1970s fashion, design, architecture and art. Translated into German, French and Italian, it challenges the clichés that that 'The 70s were 'the decade that style forgot', arguing instead that it was an iconoclastic and hugely creative period. It is subdivided into four themes which form its chapters: the pop and postmodernist trends; the Art Deco revival; the ecology and back-to-nature movements, and avant-garde society and taste. The book includes a multitude of quotes from Dominic and Kirsty's many interviews with such movers and shakers of the period as Terence Conran, Barbara Hulanicki and Zandra Rhodes. More info

Co-authored with Kirsty Hislop

Celia Birtwell


Birtwell is one of Britain's best-known textile designers, and this is the only monograph of her work. It is packed with her vibrant textile designs which her former husband, fashion designer Ossie Clark, fashioned into frocks coveted by such style icons of the 60s and 70s as Bianca Jagger, Marisa Berenson, Marianne Faithfull and Talitha Getty. The book also explores her lifelong friendship with David Hockney for whom Birtwell has famously modelled, including, notably, for his painting Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy.

Celia Birtwell and Dominic Lutyens

Living with Mid-Century Collectibles: Collecting and Living with Classic Pieces from the Birth of Contemporary Design 
Ryland Peters & Small

Living with Mid-Century Collectibles charts the fascinating history of mid 20th-century design and architecture, a fantastically fertile, eclectic period of design whose luminaries included Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Alexander Girard, Carlo Mollino and Verner Panton. The book also celebrates lesser-known figures, such as Jens Quistgaard, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Cees Braakman and Edward Wormley. An introduction provides an insightful overview of the period, exploring the main social and political reasons why mid-century design emerged and took off in countries all over the world – from Finland to Denmark, from the US to the UK, from Italy to Czechoslovakia. The book is divided into the following chapters. The first, The Mid-Century Look, identifies its key traits and themes and their influences, among them nature, technology, abstract art and the space race. The next, Mid-Century Collectibles, analyses the main characteristics of the era's furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics, glass and tableware. The third, Living with Mid-Century Collectibles, showcases iconic, international homes in the mid-century style, from a modernist villa in Los Angeles designed by Oscar Niemeyer to the Copenhagen home of Danish designer Finn Juhl. Finally, a section on collecting provides an accessible guide giving names and pieces to look out for – along with a plethora of practical collecting tips.