(Sorry, this post is quite picture heavy, but its such a beautiful book, I had to share!)
I have to be honest, before she collaborated with Topshop in 2006, I had never heard of Celia Birtwell. Even before receiving this book, I knew the name, and the general style, but not much more. This is the first time a book has been published about Celia, and its a fascinating story about how she has gotten to where she is now.
This is very much a coffee table kind of book – as you can see from my pictures, theres quite a lot of pictures and graphics in here, but how could you write this sort of book otherwise?!
I knew of the Topshop collections, but it was interesting to see that the patterns used in those collections were ones originally created in the 60’s.
I loved the interior design section of the book, explaining how she made the move over to home fabrics, and giving glimpses into her own home (above)
This book is available from Amazon* (of course)
I love Celia Birtwell prints but I have never seen them on stuff anywhere other than Boots! Have added this to my wishlist!
It looks like a beautiful book! I have a scarf from her Topshop collaboration, but I’ve always loved her gorgeous prints, although like you I don’t actually know that much about her.