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The Fine Art of Fashion Illustration : 400 Years of Beauty - Julian Robinson

The Fine Art of Fashion Illustration

400 Years of Beauty

Hardcover Published: 23rd September 2015
ISBN: 9780711237001
Number Of Pages: 304

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A visual celebration of fashion image making and illustration from the Renaissance to the end of the Art Deco period.

The Fine Art of Fashion Illustration is a visual celebration of fashion image making and illustration from the Renaissance to the end of the Art Deco period, when studio photography became predominant in the promotion of new fashionable styles.

It shows fashion illustration as an art form of allure and beauty, as captured by talented image-makers and printed in publications spanning centuries.

About the Authors

Julian Robinson is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. He worked for fifteen years as a professional fashion designer, with his own label and as a consultant, working with Sir Norman Hartnell, Yves Saint Laurent, Mary Quant and Zandra Rhodes. He worked as a lecturer at colleges and universities in the UK and Australia and is the author of numerous books including The Brilliance of Art Deco(1987), The Fine Art of Fashion(1989) and The Golden Age of Style (1983).

Gracie Calvey has worked as a fashion illustrator, journalist and artist. She lives in France.

Industry Reviews

"Exquisitely rendered colour palates convey the intricacies of the 16th-century Venetian robes, suitable headgear for attending a concert in 19th-century Paris and the most flamboyant creations of the Art Deco years. There's even some guidance on flying gear for the modern woman."


"one big, beautiful, and seriously stylish tome... Every fashionable coffee table should have one."


"one big, beautiful, and seriously stylish tome... Every fashionable coffee table should have one."

"Exquisitely rendered colour palates convey the intricacies of the 16th-century Venetian robes, suitable headgear for attending a concert in 19th-century Paris and the most flamboyant creations of the Art Deco years. There's even some guidance on flying gear for the modern woman."

ISBN: 9780711237001
ISBN-10: 071123700X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 23rd September 2015
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 24.0  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 2.08

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