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Handbags: The Power of the Purse

Johnson, Anna

ISBN 10: 0761123776 / ISBN 13: 9780761123774
Editorial: Workman Pub Co, 2002
Usado Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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-----The scan you see is the book you get. Thick soft cover, 4 x 6 inches tall, xv + 486 glossy pages filled with full colour photos, Near Fine condition with an errant ink mark on bottom edge (minor). "The Bolide, The Birkin, Buckets and Baguettes. Moschino's smiley-face bag and Judith Leiber's whimsical minaudieres. Venetian vs. Bohemian beads. The history of the handbag and the history of style. With over 900 full-color photographs, Handbags is an extravagance of desire, secrecy, humor, fashion, craftsman-ship, art, and exuberance." Contents include: Intro / How the Bag Was Born / Class Acts: Elegant Icons / Silvia Venturini Fendi: Empress of Style / Bag Bytes: How a Kelly Bag is Made / Night Creatures: The Evening Bag / Judith Leiber: The Success of Excess / Bag Bytes: The Metal Mesh Bag / Sculptural Chic: Shape & Structure / Will Hardy: The Lord of Lucite / Carlos Falchi: On the Fringe / Bag Bytes: Bags and the Body / Obsessive Oranament: The Decorated Bag / Jamin Puechi: The Dream Team / Bag Bytes: Clutching at Style: The Art of the Clasp / American Classics: Sporty Style / Bonnie Cashin: Poet of Utility / Bag Bytes: The Bag that Went to Work / Novelty & Caprice: Handbag Humor / Elsa Schiaparelli: The Mad Hatter / Bag Bytes: The "It" Bag / Acknowlegements / Photo Credits / About the Author. Check out the scans. N° de ref. de la librería 009042

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Título: Handbags: The Power of the Purse

Editorial: Workman Pub Co

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Soft Cover

Ilustrador: Featuring photos by Eri Morita,

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Edición: 3rd Printing

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The Bolide. The Plume. The Birkin--object of lust in Sex in the City. Celebrating the must-have accessory for the fashion conscious woman, Handbags is an obsessive, irresistible visual extravaganza, featuring over 900 full-color photographs of the most luxurious, witty, covetable, talismanic examples of the bagmaker's art and history.

The iconic Hermés Kelly bag, made from first stitch to last by a single craftsperson. Judith Leiber's whimsical minaudiFres, Moschino's smiley-face bag, Elsa Schiaparelli's surrealist "bird cage," and the ne plus ultra of fashionable purses--the Chanel bag, reinvented for a new generation by Karl Lagerfeld. There are novelty bags, evening bags, sculptural bags, and class acts. Practical leather pochettes to carry a life, and elegant little reticules for nothing more than a credit card and a lipstick. Profiles of famous bagmakers: Jamin Puech, Kate Spade, Carlos Falchi, and the poet of utility, Bonnie Cashin, with her visionary "Cashin Carry" bags for Coach. Plus the anonymous Florentine artisans whose specialist leather workshops sprouted up in the 14th century.

A labor of love written by Anna Johnson, author of Three Black Skirts, Handbags features over 900 bags from collections, museums, and designers around the world, most of them photographed in seductive full-color exclusively for the book. The perfectly matched complement to Shoes, Handbags is about fashion, about desire, about secrecy, craftsmanship, art, and imagination as well as about the changing roles of women--everything that's packed into every important bag. Includes timelines, fascinating captions, and the "It" bags--anyone for a Fendi baguette?

About the Author:

Anna Johnson started her career at nineteen as a journalist with Stiletto magazine. She writes for Vogue Australia, Vogue UK, Condé Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, and Elle. Currently she's dividing her time between Sydney and New York.

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