COLLECTOR'S out-of-print vintage hardcover fashion book with its original dustjacket - The Art of Vogue Covers 1909-1940.
Exquisite Vogue magazine fashion collection featuring Art Novena, Art Nouveau, Art Deco & Jazz Age covers. Written by William Packer. Introduction by Lady Diana Cooper.
These are the French, British and American Vogue covers from the worlds premier high fashion cities; Paris, London and New York. Over 400 GORGEOUS art plates. Reproduced in brilliant color, numerous full page color plates. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues and exquisite detail; wait until you see up close. Conde Nast first published Vogue in America in 1909, until 1930s when photography began to take over. Every cover published between 1920 & 1930 and large selection of what went before or came after.
Vogue covers were specially commissioned showcasing distinguished artists and designers including painters, art deco illustrators, french fashion designers: Lepape, Benito, Helen Dryden, T. Earl Christy, Frank Leyendecker, George Plank, Bolin, Harriet Meserole, Woodruff, Pierre Brissaud, Gayle Porter Hoskins, Christian Bérard, Steinmetz, Pierre Mourgue and more.
William Packer provides summary of influences at work on cover artists, illustrated with fascinating collection of sketches, cartoons and fashion plates. Extraordinary cover art, a remarkably valuable record of fashion designs, and graphic arts. Detailed captions provide historical cover fashion notes.
Publisher: First Published 1980 by Octopus Books Limited, London, this edition published by Bonanza Books, distributed by Crown Publishers. Copyright: 1980, 1985. ISBN 1-85052-041-0. Not ex-library.
Oversize heavy hardcover, priceclipped pictorial DJ, gray cloth boards, brilliant silver illustration & titles, 256pp glossy cardstock, 10" x 12". Illustrations MINT. Fine vintage condition. Pages fine overall/bright/clean/all pages mint except intro pp9 missing & fbep owner name front & back. DJ excellent/bright/clean/light shelfwear includes light edgewear-rubbing. Cover near fine overall/bright/clean/light shelfwear including light edgewear-corner bump.
Do not pass up this masterpiece, what a stylish look on your living room table; will make a FABULOUS gift!!