Florence Broadhurst

Florence Broadhurst

Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives

Book - 2006
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In a volume as captivating as its subject, Florence Broadhurst paints an unforgettable portrait of a woman ahead of her time. To this day, mystery shrouds her myriad personae (starlet, couturier, painter) as well as her unsolved murder. One thing, however, is certain: Broadhurst's place in the history of interior decor. Recognized worldwide for her groundbreaking wallpaper patterns, this enigmatic Australian left behind a trove of exquisite work, brilliantly displayed here in the first-ever authorized biography of the design icon. Broadhurst's wallpapers out of circulation for nearly 20 years are just now being restored and sold globally to much fanfare. This amazing package showcases more than 100 never-before-published patterns and popular prints, such as those owned by Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Carly Simon, alongside a fascinating murder mystery.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, 2006
ISBN: 9780811859370
Characteristics: 250 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm

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May 06, 2017

What a character! Not only did she reinvent herself repeatedly, but also remarkably ran a creative design business with poor eyesight into her 70's. I loved the full page color designs that accompanied the biography.

Jul 25, 2016

I really only wanted to look at the designs but I did read some of the book - I am not a designer and I've never purchased wallpaper so the writing was not very interesting to me but I still LOVE her designs.


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