The celebration of the art of looking good hasalways demanded talent, vision, and style, and theartists recruited to fill the pages of Vogue since1909—when it was taken over by Cond‚ Nast—have possessed these qualities in abundance. Theirbrilliant drawings chronicle not only fashion butalso, with wit and delicacy, the whole comedyof manners that is the international social round.
William Packer, painter, writer, and art critic,collected the best drawings from over seventyyears of Vogue for this classic volume,whichfeatures work by hundreds of artists, includingEdouard Benito, Ren‚ Bouch‚, Salvador Dal¡,Georges Lepape, Harriet Meserole, DouglasPollard, and John Ward.
Part 1 1923-1934: art deco and the artists of the "Gazette du Bon Ton"; fashion illustration and the modern movement in art. Part 2 1935-1946: romantic expressionism and applied surrealism; "Vogue"'s eye on society in peace and war. Part 3 1947-1983: a new look and a continuing graphic tradition; from constant practice to occasional use.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st May 1989
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.4 x 24.9
Weight (kg): 1.32
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition