Miller's Collecting the 1970s
MILLER'S COLLECTING THE 1970S is structured thematically. After an introduction and timeline highlighting important events of the decade, it is split into three sections. Homestyle features items from furniture, ceramics, and glass, to the latest technology and kicthenware. Fashion covers everything from the nostalgic revival of old prints and patterns, embroidered flares, and platform shoes to punk style, plus the boom in costume jewellery. Leisure looks at toys and dolls, rock and pop, film, and books, covering Happy Days memorabilia, chopper bikes, Bowie, and Clockwork Orange among much else. There is also an international directory of useful addresses of dealers and auction houses, and a bibliography including handy website references. From the shimmering lurex of the disco age to the floral prints of Laura Ashley, COLLECTING THE 1970S explores the leading trend-setters of the decade through their creations.
Katherine Higgins is an author, broadcaster, and presenter who specialises in antiques and collectables. A huge fan of 1970s design, she is one of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow team and films for the BBC's new 20th Century Roadshow. Katherine writes a monthly collecting column in Woman and Home and regular features for The Express, Real Homes, and The Mail. She hosts a monthly phone-in on modern collectables for BBC Radio. Recent projects include her book Are You Rich and anchoring two television series, The Victorians and Home Ground, for Channel 5.