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  • Published: 2 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857526403
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $37.00

The Art of Living




One man's quest to transform the drabness of post-War Britain into technicolour, from the fading fifties, through the swinging sixties, via Thatcherite politics and beyond. Britain never looked so good. For fans of John Lanchester's THE DEBT OF PLEASURE.

Some people make living an art.

And none more so than Eustace Dunne, entrepreneur, maverick, magpie, media darling, advisor to government, bon viveur.

Over the course of his long and storied life and career, he will straddle the worlds of design and cuisine and in so doing change them and the tastes of the nation forever...

  • Published: 2 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857526403
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $37.00

About the author

Stephen Bayley

In the 1970s, Terence Conran plucked Stephen from the obscurity of provincial academe to do his good works. One result was The Boilerhouse Project, promoting design in London's V&A, which became the most successful gallery of the eighties. Another result was the influential Design Museum. Stephen has since become one of the world's best-known commentators on design and popular culture.

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Praise for The Art of Living

A wild satirical journey through the world of late 20th-century art and design, treating us to exuberantly drawn, invented characters and many real-life style icons

Daily Mail

Eustace Dunne is a wonderful central character ... there is much to cherish in The Art of Living... full of sly humour and repellent characters ... the wit is droll

Independent

Brilliantly drawn ..the pages are full of Wildean paradoxes

The Spectator

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