Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives

With stunning full-page prints of Florence Broadhurst's distinctive fabric and wallpaper designs, together with gorgeous photographs of interiors from around the world, this deluxe edition of Helen O'Neill's award-winning book is a must-have for lovers of design.  Makes an incredible coffee table book and a wonderful gift!

 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 of starlet, couturier, and painter—as well as her unsolved murder. One thing is certain, however—Broadhurst's place in the history of interior decor. She created more than 800 hugely popular designs that defined the swinging sixties. Recognized worldwide for her groundbreaking wallpaper patterns, this enigmatic Australian left behind a trove of exquisite work, brilliantly displayed here in this authorized biography. Her extraordinary life led to a tragic end, when on October 16, 1977, the design icon was found murdered in her Paddington wallpaper showroom. This amazing package showcases more than 100 of her never-before-published patterns and popular prints such as those owned by Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Carly Simon, alongside a fascinating murder mystery.




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