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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00


AMERICAN FABRICS Number Eight, 4th Quarter 1948
NY: Reporter Publications, 1948

Folio. 155 pp; color & b/w illustrations; fabric samples tipped in; advertisers index. Paperback. VG Trade periodical. Articles in this issue include: the MMA collection of textiles, using apparel woolens in interior design, chinchilla, Christopher Marlowe, moths, block-printed cottons of Jouy, hand-weaving part I of III.
Inventory number #008776



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$50.00

Albrecht, Donald
PARIS / NEW YORK: Design, Fashion, Culture 1925-1940
NY: Monacelli Press, 2008

Tall quarto. 240 pp; over 250 color & b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. A new copy. Twelve essays by leading French and American scholars and 250 illustrations vividly recreate the contributions of the era's legendary figures, including Josephine Baker, Chanel, Salvador Dali, Raymond Hood, Ely Jacques Kahn, Raymond Loewy, Paul Poiret, Helena Rubinstein, and Henri Soule. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.
Inventory number #008457



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$70.00

Dufresne, Jean-Luc
CHRISTIAN DIOR: Man of the Century
Granville: Musee Christian Dior, 2005

Quarto. 245 pp; full of color & b/w photographs & drawings. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. Published to accompany the 100-year anniversary exhibition of Dior's birth, which was held at Dior's birthplace in Granville, Normandy.
Inventory number #008398



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: As New


Price:
$15.00

Lovegrove, Keith
PAGEANT: The Beauty Contest
NY: Te Neues, 2002

Quarto. 142 pp; 100 color & 60 b/w illustrations. Paperback. A Near Fine copy. The author celebrates the culture of the beauty contest, from the well-known spectacles of Miss World and Mr. and Miss Universe to the flamboyance of Alternative Miss World. He looks at international and national beauty pageants alike.
Inventory number #007897



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: As New


Price:
$50.00

Tierney, Tom
MOVIE STAR VAMPS AND SCAMPS: Paper Dolls
Mineola, NY: Dover, 2003

First edition. Quarto. 32 pp; 12 dolls and 32 costumes on 16 color plates. Paperback. A fine copy. This paper doll collection focuses on 12 femmes fatales who dominated the silver screen from the silent era through the 1930s, accompanied by costumes from their most popular films. The actresses are: Theda Bara, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Barbara La Marr, Myrna Loy, Mae Murray, Nita Naldi, Pola Negri, Gloria Swanson, Mae West.
Inventory number #007725



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


Price:
$20.00

Kemper, Rachel H.
COSTUME
NY: Newsweek Books, 1977

Quarto. 191 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations. Red cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, minor wear at top of jacket spine. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper.
Inventory number #007437



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Good


Price:
$15.00

Langner, Lawrence
THE IMPORTANCE OF WEARING CLOTHES
London: Constable, 1959

Octavo. 349 pp; over 300 b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Dark blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG/Good, This is the classic history of clothing that inspired the bold, young designers of the 1960s to create the controversial styles of the period, including the mini-skirt, the topless bathing suit, & the unisex look. It is essential reading for social scientists, historians, students, artists, librarians & all those who cover & adorn their bodies.
Inventory number #007436



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


Price:
$50.00

O'Hagan, Helen, Kathleen Rowold & Michael Vollbracht
BILL BLASS: An American Designer
NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2002

First edition. Quarto. 272 pp; color & b/w illustrations throughout. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, small black dot on bottom edge. Published to accompany a major retrospective of the designer's 50-year career, this volume features over 100 new photographs by such notables as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Horst, and Guy Bourdin, in addition to Blass's own sketches.
Inventory number #007311



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Zakaria, Fatma R, Editor
THE TAJ MAGAZINE 1903-2003: The Centenary
Mumbai: Taj Mahal Hotel, 2003

Volume 32, No. 1. Quarto. 415 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations. Stiff card covers. Near Fine, light delamination at bottom edge of front cover. This richly written and illustrated magazine covers the 100-year history of the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai. The country's leading writers, thinkers, and journalists provide historical landmarks of the 20th century, and leading experts on fashion, food, and the arts discuss the social and cultural life of Bombay over the last 100 years.
Inventory number #007218



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$100.00

Fukai, Akiko & Jun Kanai
MARIANO FORTUNY 1871-1949
Kyoto: Kyoto Costume Institute, 1985

Square octavo. 48 pp; 21 full-page color photographs & a number of b/w illustrations. Text in Japanese. Paperback. Top corner gently creased, else in very good condition. Catalogue of an exhibition held November 9 - Dec 1, 1985.
Inventory number #007209



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$80.00

Zamperini, Alessandra
ORNAMENT AND THE GROTESQUE: Fantastical Decoration from Antiquity to Art Nouveau
NY: Thames & Hudson, 2008

First English edition. Small folio. 308 pp; 242 color illustrations; glossary; bilbiography; indices. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new, unused copy. A lavish survey of the grotesque style in European painting and decoration, from Roman times to the late 19th century. Grotesques consist of loosely connected motifs, often incorporating human figures, birds, animals, and monsters, and arranged around medallions filled with painted scenes. They were a fashionable form of ornamentation in ancient Rome; in the 17th and 18th centuries grotesque decoration was transformed into arabesque, chinoiserie, and singeries, and how it continued in the nineteenth century, leading eventually to Art Nouveau.
Inventory number #007078



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Fine


Price:
$50.00

Ettesvold, Paul M.
THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WOMAN An Exhibition at the Costume Institute, December 12, 1981-September 5, 1982
NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982

Quarto. 64 pp; color & b/w illustrations; checklist of exhibition. Paperback. A fine copy. Introduction by Diana Vreeland
Inventory number #005830



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket: Very Good-


Price:
$10.00

Rybczynski, Witold
THE LOOK OF ARCHITECTURE
NY: Oxford University Press, 2001

Twelvemo. xiv, 130 pp; 34 b/w illustrations; notes; index. Hardcover with dustjacket. VG/VG. Based on three lectures given at the New York Public Library in October 1999. Rybczynski makes a compelling case for the connection between architecture, interior decoration, and fashion.
Inventory number #005559



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


Price:
$15.00

Ames, Winslow
PRINCE ALBERT AND VICTORIAN TASTE
NY: Viking, 1968

First edition. Quarto. 238 pp; several sections of b/w photograph pages; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG in VG jacket, some wear on spine extremities and jacket edges
Inventory number #005072



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


Price:
$8.50

Douglas-Home, Jessica
VIOLET: The Life and Loves of Violet Gordon Woodhouse
London: Harvill Press, 1996

Second printing. Octavo. 342 pp; 32 pages of b/w photographs; appendices; discography; bibliography; index. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, in dustjacket. VG/VG-, light jacket wear & mild creasing at bottom edge on back cover. Violet Gordon-Woodhouse (1872 - 1948) was an acclaimed British harpsichordist and clavichordist, highly influential in bringing both instruments back into fashion. She was the first person to record the harpsichord, and the first to broadcast harpsichord music.
Inventory number #002888



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


Price:
$25.00

Worsley-Gough, Barbara
FASHIONS IN LONDON
London: Allan Wingate, 1952

First edition. Octavo; 118 pp; numerous b&w illustrations. Cloth in unclipped dj designed by Paul Hogarth. VG/VG- moderate sized chip to top of spine and closed tear to face of jacket, other minor dings and chips to top edge, still very nice.
Inventory number #002799



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


Price:
$35.00

Gere, Charlotte
AMERICAN & EUROPEAN JEWELRY 1830-1914
NY: Crown Publishers, 1975

Quarto. 240 pp; 227 illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. Edges of pages age toned, else very good in very good jacket.
Inventory number #001294