100 YEARS OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION


100 YEARS OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION

CALLY BLACKMAN    Book Number: 89662    Product format: Paperback

Between 1520 and 1610 more than 200 collections of engravings, etchings or woodcuts were published containing plates of figures wearing clothes, particularly of their nationality and rank. The 1598 edition included 20 plates on New World dress, Africa and Asia. Wenceslaus Hollar's engravings of mid-17th century English fashions continued the genre. France was established as the centre of fashion under the direction of Louis XIV and, revamped in 1678, Le Nouveau Mercure Galant contained captioned illustrations of fashion complete with addresses of suppliers, French fashion plates and early engravings. Throughout history artists have shown a fascination with dress like Monet's Women in a Garden in which all four figures are modelled by his mistress, Camille. By the 1950s fashion editors were investing more of their budgets for editorial spreads in photography. Fashion illustration and fashion photography are two distinct disciplines and as always in high society, dress signified status. Hand coloured engraved plates were replaced at the end of the 19th century by full-colour printing and the pastel shades of the Belle Epoque was set aside in turn of a new palette of brilliant hues overlaid with gold and silver. See the superb costume designs by Léon Bakst from 1910 and the work of Poiret, the master salesman who linked the worlds of fashion and art. One glamorous usually colour illustration decorates nearly every one of the 382 pages in this visual feast. 400 dazzling images, the book is both a comprehensive survey of the history of fashion illustration in the last 100 years, and recollections through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day. Quality softback.
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ISBN 9781786270689
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