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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: As New


Price:
$20.00

Townsend, Chris
RAPTURE: Art's Seduction by Fashion Since 1970
London: Thames & Hudson, 2002

Quarto. 176 pp; illustrated throughout with color photographs; conclusions; notes; credits. Paperback in as new unread condition.
Inventory number #011776



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$35.00

Vertes, Marcel
ART AND FASHION
NY: Studio Publications, 1944

Quarto. 112 pp; color & b/w illustrations. Original red cloth with gilt-lettered cover & spine, lacks dustjacket. VG, small tear to cloth at head of spine, cloth rubbed at top corners, bottom corners bent affecting text block, gilt spine lettering dulled. The book is illustrated with many examples of fashion in art of the 15th to 19th centuries, as well as the 20th century. Many artists' work is depicted in addition to Vertes. Some examples are from the pages of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue magazines.
Inventory number #011773



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: As New
Jacket: As New


Price:
$65.00

Outumuro, Manuel (ed)
Genio y Figura: La influencia de la cultura espanola en la Moda
Spain: Disparo, 2006

Quarto. 189 pp; illustrated throughout with color photographs; exhibition list. Text primarily in Spanish, there is also an English language section in the rear. Boards with illustrated glassine dustjacket, in publisher's box. Fine in fine jacket. Box closure slot torn.
Inventory number #011771



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Bussagli, Mario
LA SETA IN ITALIA
Rome: Editalia, 1986

Large quarto. 303 pp; 32 color plates; b/w photographs & illustrations in the text; index of text illustrations; index of plates. Text in Italian. Paper-covered boards in unclipped dustjacket and publisher slipcase. Near Fine in VG jacket. Jacket has small closed tear to base of spine.
Inventory number #011692



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Wolfe, Tom, Walter Kerr, Judith Crist et al
New York Herald Tribune Presents New York, New York
NY: Dial Press, 1964

First printing. Octavo. 190 pp. Blue cloth with silver lettering on cover & spine, no jacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, light wear to joints at top & bottom of spine. A collection of essays about New York City in the 1960's.
Inventory number #011507



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$50.00

Grunow, Evelise
HUGO FRANCA: The Story of the Tree
NY: R 20th Century Gallery, 2008

Quarto. Unpaginated. Full of color & b/w photographs. Text in English and Portuguese. Tan linen cloth with brown lettering. Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. The work of the Brazilian designer-maker Hugo Franca, who repurposes hardwood from fallen Pequi trees in Bahia, Brazil, and fashions them into monumental furniture and sculptural works that call to mind George Nakashima, Constantin Brancusi, Isamu Noguchi and Henry Moore in equal parts. This volume presents 20 finished tables, benches and objects alongside documentary photographs of Hugo Franca and his work team as they locate, cut and transport the wood to his studio. Published to accompany Franca's 2008 exhibition at R 20th Century Gallery in New York, it also contains a short essay by Brazilian scholar Evelise Grunow.
Inventory number #011483



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$45.00

Natori, Josie Cruz [Signed]
THE ART OF NATORI
NY: Glitterati Inc, 2007

First printing. Quarto. unpaginated; full page color photographs and illustrations. Cloth in unclipped dustjacket. Near Fine in very good dust jacket. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on title page.
Inventory number #011256



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$50.00

Baldt, Laura I.
DRESSMAKING MADE EASY
NY: McCall Company, 1928

Small octavo. 181 pp; profusely illustrated with line drawings, b/w photograph of the author; index. Patterned paper boards with cloth spine. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; corners rubbed, minor soil to green cloth spine. The author was assistant professor of household arts at Teachers College, Columbia University. A very attractive vintage sewing book.
Inventory number #011231



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$100.00

Wildenstein, Georges
Oeuvres Romaines de Francois-Andre Vincent, Peintre du Roi
Paris: Les Beaux-Arts, 1938

Two volumes. 16mo. 26 pp, 12 facsimile plates, 10 in color. Green paper-covered boards in marbled slipcase with paper label. VG, spines of volumes sunned, else clean, vg copies; slipcase spine has been reattached, edges lightly rubbed. This copy was specially printed for Capt. Edward Molyneux, Paris fashion designer (1891-1974).
Inventory number #010532



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00


SECRETS D'ELEGANCE (1750-1950)
Paris: Musee de La Mode et Du Costume, 1979

8vo. 61 pp; sq. sm. 8 . orig. stiff pict. col. wraps. 59pp. many ills. of which 8 full-page. An interesting exhib. catalogue as held at the Paris Museum of Fashion depict. & descr. mainly female fashions fr. the period, incl. corsets, lingerie & gloves.
Inventory number #010225



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$95.00

Cornforth, John
LONDON INTERIORS: From the Archives of Country Life
London: Aurum Press, 2000

Quarto. 192 pp, including over 150 black and white photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine. John Cornforth, a leading expert on the history of English interiors, has made a selection of 200 of the archive's finest images of London interiors, from the 18th century, turn-of-the-century, and between the wars. They include the glamorous Rococo interiors of Norfolk House or Chesterfield House and the Gothic Pomfret Castle. Fashionable taste between the wars is shown by Lady Diana Cooper's bathroom, Chips Channon's staggering dining room, Lord and Lady Louis Mountbatten's elegant apartment, and several ravishing decorative schemes by Rex Whistler.
Inventory number #010133



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$30.00

Swanson, Dean
A CENTURY OF FASHION 1880-1980
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Museum of Art, 1980

Square octavo. 39 pp; color & b/w illustrations; checklist of 46 items. Paperback. Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy.
Inventory number #009674



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Gernsheim, Alison
VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN FASHION: A Photographic Survey
NY: Dover, 1982

Octavo. 104 pp; b/w photographs throughout. Paperback. VG- tiny front cover tear at top edge near spine, & slight edge wear. This Dover edition, first published in 1981, is an unabridged and slightly corrected republication of the work originally published by Faber and Faber, London, in 1963 under the title Fashion and Reality (1840-1914)
Inventory number #009567



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$40.00

Lipmann, Anthony
DIVINELY ELEGANT: The World of Ernst Dryden
London: Pavilion, 1989

First printing. Quarto. 192 pp; illustrated throughout in color and b/w; bibliography. Cloth in unclipped dustjacket. Near fine in near fine jacket. former owner gift inscription on ffep.
Inventory number #009504



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good-


Price:
$30.00

Kilgour, Ruth Edwards
A PAGEANT OF HATS: Ancient and Modern
NY: Robert M. McBride, 1958

First edition. Quarto. 389 pp; b/w photos & illustrations throughout; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine in VG- jacket, with closed tear across upper panel; top edge & top portion of flap lightly chipped.
Inventory number #009435



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$50.00

Volker, Angela
Wiener Mode + Modefotografie: Die modeabteilung der Wiener Werkstätte 1911-1932. Katalog des Österreichischen Museums für Angewandte Kunst
Munich: Schneider-Henn, 1984

Quarto. 283 pp; 33 color & 360 b/w illustrations; list of designers. Text in German. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. ** Vienna Fashion + fashion photography. The fashion department of the Vienna Workshop 1911-1932. Catalogue of the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts **
Inventory number #009418



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$80.00

Cinematheque Francaise
LES PLUS BELLES ROBES DU CINEMA La Collection De La Cinematheque Francaise
Paris: Paris-Musees, 2001

Quarto. 175 pp; color photos and illustrations of the costumes in the exhibition alongside b/w movie stills; large detailed filmography of important costume designers; bibliography. Text in French. Paperback. Near Fine. Companion book to the Cinematheque Francaise - Most Beautiful Dresses of Cinema- exhibition at the Pavillon des Artes, October 2001 - February 2002 in Paris, and features 47 dresses picked from the Cinematheque's extensive collection. Each dress was chosen based on the importance of the film, the actress and their creator.
Inventory number #009378



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$250.00

Jiang, Bizhen
Miao Costumes of Southeast Guizhou
Taipei: Textile and Clothing Graduate Institute, Fu Jen Catholic University, 2000

Quarto. 436 pp; illustrated throughout with full-page color plates and color images in the text. Text in Chinese. Printed silk over boards with illustrated endpapers and gilt titles. Near FIne. An iIllustrated research directory. Scarce copy of this landmark work by the Graduate Institute.
Inventory number #009370



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$60.00

Matyjaszkiewicz, Krystyna
RUSSIAN STYLE 1700-1920: Court and Country Dress from the Hermitage
London: Barbican Editions, 1987

Quarto. 166 pp; over 40 color & 100 b/w illustrations; catalogue; chronology; notes on designers & fashion houses; glossary; bibliography; index. Two copies of the exhibiton checklist laid in. Paperback with flaps. VG, minor wear at top of spine; a clean, unmarked copy.
Inventory number #009216



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00


AMERICAN FABRICS Number Ten, 2nd Quarter, 1949
NY: Reporter Publications, 1949

Folio. 124 pp; color & illustrations; fabric samples tipped in; advertisers index. Paperback. VG. may be missing a swatch or two. Included articles: portfolio of authentic district checks, portfolio of fabric fashions, loom hand-weaving part III
Inventory number #008778