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From A to Biba: The Autobiography of Barbara Hulanicki


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"Nobody who was shaken awake by the Swinging Sixties should miss the story of the rise of Biba."Sunday Express Barbara Hulanickis Biba Shop grew from one room to a five-story department store as it became an icon of hip 60s and 70s London and a hangout for artists, movie stars, and rock musicians, including the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Twiggy, Brigitte Bardot, and Marianne Faithfull. Bibas black-and-gold Deco-style logo is still a familiar symbol of Londons heyday as a world capital of fashion, music, and the arts, and Bibas designs now fetch high prices in vintage clothing stores. This lively autobiography vividly evokes the adventurous, entrepreneurial spirit of the 1960s and is essential reading for everyone interested in fashion and design.

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Barbara Hulanicki reconceived Miami Beach’s Art Deco district nearly 20 years ago, and continues to do so with the Chris Blackwell’s Island Outpost Group. Her work can be seen in some of the area’s hottest hotels and shops.

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Leslie Joseph, February 10, 2014 (view all comments by Leslie Joseph)
From A to Biba is a gorgeous and detailed memoir of the famous clothing company and the couple behind it. This book is part start-up story and part cultural history; Youthquake, Twiggy, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones...swinging London in the 1960s and 70s. Barbara Hulanicki tells the story with personality and loving attention to detail, much in the way she created the legendary Biba store itself.
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Product Details

The Autobiography of Barbara Hulanicki
Hulanicki, Barbara
Victoria and Albert Museum
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Art; fashion; biography; memoir
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
June 2007
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
7.78x5.10x.65 in. .46 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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