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Art Deco 'The Golden Age of Style' Julian Robinson, 1976 1st Ed, DJ, Fashion
A celebration of the achievements of these EXTRAORDINARY artists who through their skill, ingenuity and flair, captured unique flavor and preserved ambiance of this fascinating period.
COLLECTOR'S 1976 stated first American edition, first printing vintage hardcover book - The Golden Age of Style: Art Deco Fashion Illustration by Julian Robinson.
This rare out-of-print edition has its original unclipped dust jacket - $12.95 on flap. Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, Orbis Publishing Limited, Copyright: 1976, stated first American edition, first printing. Printed in Italy. ISBN: 0-15-136085-5. Not later 1980's reprint. Not ex-library.
Over 200 illustrations including 100 EXQUISITE color plates and black & white photographs and illustrations created between 1901 and 1939 by the major Art Deco image-makers. Pictures do not fully capture brilliant color hues and elaborate detail; wait until you see these art prints up close. WOW!!
Even for the most jaded eyes, the collections of 1911 must have been a dazzling spectacle. After hesitating at the cross-roads of fashion since the arrival of the 'Ballet Russe,' the most influential of the French 'courtiers' plunged boldly down a new thoroughfare, clearly marked 'To Mecca.'
Paul Poiret's harem pantaloons, lampshade tunic and simple, flowing gowns dramatically freed the fashionable woman from the shackling corsets of the 'Belle Epoque' and, with Georges Lepape's beautiful album, 'Les Choses de Paul Poiret,' heralded the 'Art Deco' revolution in both fashion and fashion illustration.
This design revolution, encompassed the whole field of fashionable life and decorative arts, promoted by the exclusive, limited-edition fashion magazines of the time in their skilfully written editorials and attractively presented illustrations. With the aid of extracts from these articles and 100 full-color reproductions of these increasingly rare, hand-stenciled fashion plates, Julian Robinson evokes the fashionable atmosphere of the period and captures the visual excitement of these creative golden years.
MASTER 20th century artists, fashion designers, Hollywood actresses, models: Georges Lepape, Bakst, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Barbier, Dufy, Paul Allier, Van Gogh, Benito, Jean Patou, Jeanne Lanvin, Charles Martin, Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich, Drian, M. Cito, Paul Iribe, Georges Valmier, Delauney, Andre Marty, Guy Arnoux, L'Hom and more.
Originally published in exclusive publications including famous French fashion journals who used Pochoir process to produce high fashion plates. La Gazette du bon ton, Le Jardin des Dames et des Modes, Les Robes de Paul Poiret, Repetoire du gout moderne, Decors et couleurs, Nous deux, and others. Features: Paintings, Lithograph Prints, Asian Art, Magazine Covers, Photographs, Art Nouveau Style Prints, Textiles, Japanese Silk, European, Chromo-litho Art Prints, Haute Couture, Paris Fashion, Fashion Models and more.
CHAPTERS: Preface; Introduction The Age of Opulence; Art Deco Revolution; Golden Age of Style; A New Fashion image; The End of an Epoch;Collections; Index and Bibliography.
JULIAN ROBINSON: Fashion designer, author, lecturer, television personality, researcher, historian, international reputation, born London, 1931. World expert on Art Deco Illustration, sold collections to leading museums and art galleries. After becoming Captain in British Army during his National Service, won scholarship to Cordwainer's Guild School and Royal Scholarship to Royal College of Art. Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. Director of Fashion Studies at Hornsby College, Head Interior Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design at Sydney College.
Oversize hardcover, vibrant color pictorial DJ. Navy blue cloth boards, gilt spine titles. Illustrated endpapers. 128 bright, clean, glossy cardstock pages. Binding tight. Excellent vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/clean. Cover excellent/bright/clean/light shelfwear-minimal corner bump/light front bow. DJ very good+overall/bright/clean/some shelfwear includes light scuffing-rubbing-edgewear-top chipping-few small edge tears. Interior some shelfwear includes light foxing.
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