Thirty lovely Art Deco costumes by the influential Russian-born designer: exotic garments accented with turbans and shawls, a dancer's attire made up of flowing ribbons, and more.
From the studio of the world famous theatrical and fashion designer Erte come these fabulous designs and the six sophisticated fashion paper dolls who were made to wear them. Never before has so famous a designer fashioned complete wardrobes for a book of paper dolls. The gowns, coats, hats and accessories for every season are striking and elegant and come complete with tassels, long trains, fur muffs, capes, sashes, eccentric pockets and other extravagant flourishes - all the well-known trademarks of Erte, rendered in full color according to his specific instructions. Each doll has her own wardrobe, with 43 costumes in all. Cut out the dolls and all their outfits and you not only have a panorama of costume design of the early 20th century, but a valuable collection of the works of one of the world's foremost designers.
Stained glass enthusiasts will delight in this collection of lush, exotic visions—16 full-page renderings charged with the sensuous theatricality that was Erté's trademark. Add your colors to such world-famous creations as "Sleeping Beauty," "The Slave," an extravagantly designed Madame Butterfly costume, and more, all brimming with the renowned designer's drama, romanticism, and wit. Then hold them up to a bright light source and watch how they blaze with singular beauty!
Splendid selection of 218 black-and-white inventions from legendary designer's productions for Harper's Bazar, 1918–32. Also 8 pages of full-color covers, originals now prized collector's items. Captions. Publisher's Note.
52 extremely rare plates depict the latest in chic apparel for the well-to-do, including elegant day dresses, hunting outfits, ornamented costumes for the theatre, a parade of millinery styles, and more.
A fan-bearing slave girl, a worshipper of Horus, Ceres, a mermaid, and a gypsy dancer. Spanning the years 1911 to 1975, the 49 theatrical creations selected for this volume include costumes for personalities — the comedy star Gaby Deslys, the opera soprano Ganna Walska — Folies-Bergère shows, editions of George White's Scandals, and ballets. 49 plates. Captions.
Finely detailed illustrations of 32 complete costumes, shown in color and black-and-white — from exquisitely embroidered, full-skirted dresses circa 1700 to a magnificent silk dress with an extended bustle and pleated overskirt (1880).
Clothing was hardly a practical necessity in North Africa and what is today the Middle East. Often a luxury item in these warm, humid climates, it became more essential as people's lives improved socially and economically. But even then, the drapery was light and tended to accent the body's shape rather than conceal it. The first part of this profusely illustrated and scrupulously researched text examines the evolution in apparel worn by Egyptian royalty, priests, musicians, manual workers, the military, and foreigners (as depicted by Egyptian artists). Two additional sections consider clothing worn in ancient Mesopotamia and Persia, focusing largely on Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian styles. Over 250 illustrations, drawn in the artistic style of the period, are accompanied by flat patterns showing the cut of the garment, thus enabling today's costumers to accurately reconstruct this apparel. A comprehensive archive that will not only be of immense value to fashion historians and students of costume design, this volume will also fascinate anyone interested in the development of artistic representation. Unabridged republication of the 2nd edition of Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian & Persian Costume and Decoration, published by Adam & Charles Black, London, 1954. Introduction. Over 250 illustrations.
Over 500 illustrations of fur-trimmed evening wraps, casual day wear and more for women; stylish clothing for children, handsome accessories for men, costume jewelry, millinery, shoes, much else.
Erte's unique gift for theatrical and graphic illustration has profoundly influenced twentieth-century fashion, helping to elevate costume design to a fine art. Twenty-four exquisite masterpieces by this legendary designer are reproduced here in their original, strikingly vibrant colors. All the reproductions are in card form, perforated and detachable. Enjoy picture cards of exceptional quality, including such exotic tableaux as "Her Secret Admirers," "Oriental Tale, "Adam and Eve, " "Nature's Vanity," "Harlequin," and "Stolen Kisses," as well as famous designs for theatrical productions--"Legendary Kings, Paradise, Manon, Rigoletto, "and more. Seductive female figures--sensual and provocative--arrayed in Erte's inimitable fashions evoke a sense of fantasy and romance. And dramatic, fiery colors lend excitement to every creation. Each card id identified by a caption on the reverse side. Devotees of art, fashion, and theater will find these Erte cards to be superb examples of witty, inventive graphic design. Original Dover (1984) publication.
One hundred and one stunning portraits, 16 in color, by a select group of world-famous artists. Color portraits include Rubens' Young Woman with Crossed Hands, Rossetti's Aurea Catena (Portrait of Mrs. Morris), and Renoir's Portrait of Cézanne. Black-and-white plates include works by Matisse, Bellini, Delacroix, van Gogh, Schiele, Degas, and others.
Full-page reproductions of drawings from the early 15th century to the end of the 18th century, all beautifully reproduced and representing the finest efforts of the great masters of Western art. Includes works by Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Dürer, Fragonard, Urs Graf, Wouwerman, and many others. A first-rate browse and an excellent model book for artists.
Charming, anecdotal memoir by famous art dealer of one of the greatest 19th-century French painters. 14 illustrations. Introduction by Harold L. Van Doren.