- Full Description
Right up to the roaring twenties and avante-garde pochoir illustrations. Before the invention of photography, the fashion-conscious public relied on illustrations in magazines to follow the latest developments in style and ensure they were dressed for High Society in every season. These illustrations became an art form in themselves, as key publications—and their taste-making illustrators—defined the looks of each era, featuring beautiful women--and some men--in the latest cutting-edge fashions.
This lavishly illustrated book charts the history of fashion and the social calendar in Britain through the fashion plates of the most important periodicals. It offers a visually stunning record of fashion illustration in Britain over two centuries.
Just as the book is divided by seasons of the year, the activities of the women portrayed here range from tennis and strolling in the park with umbrellas, to walking the sea shore, sailing and skiing, hunting and driving those fancy new automobiles.
This nicely portrays the very height of fashion, nearly all in full color since these were done with the latest technology, from hand-colored plates in the mid- and late-1800s, to the deluxe era of pochoir (hand-colored stencils) of the first decades of the 1900s. Includes wonderful work by Rene Vincent. Excellent reproduction. Full descriptive text accompanies artwork on every page, much of it full page.
- Additional Information
Item Code FASHBH Publisher British Library Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9780712352000 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 224pg Color Full Color
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