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Underwear Fashion in Detail

Скачать книгу (размер 1 136 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 224) Аннотация: From camisoles to corsets, basques to boudoir caps and girdles to garters, Underwear: Fashion in Detail gets up close to some of the most intimate items in the V&A. The book traces the evolution of underwear, from rare examples dating from the sixteenth century and the exaggerated shapes of eighteenth-century courtly undergarments, to Dior's curvaceous 'New Look' girdles to contemporary lingerie…

Hulanicki Barbara: The Biba Years: 1963-1975

Скачать книгу (размер 1 217 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 240) Аннотация: Founded as a boutique mail-order service in 1963, Biba — the brainchild of designer Barbara Hulanicki — quickly gained cult status, and outgrew several London premises before landing at 99 — 117 Kensington High Street in 1973 as 'Big Biba', 'the most beautiful store in the world'. This book tells the story of the Biba years, from the first ensembles, through the four iconic London shops, to the…

Brown Susanna: Horst: Photographer of Style

Скачать книгу (размер 1 789 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 352) Аннотация: Published to accompany a headline exhibition at the V&A, this book is the definitive celebration of the extraordinary photographic career of Horst P. Horst (1906 — 99). One of Vogue's most prolific and creative contributors, Horst worked in Paris and New York, photographing fashions by leading designers and making portraits of the century's stars. His important work made outside the realms of…

Sutton Emily: The Dolls' House: Colouring Book

Скачать книгу (размер 157 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 32) Аннотация: This delightful colouring book brings one of the V&A's favourite collections into your home. Drawn by Emily Sutton, illustrator of the best-selling Clara Button books, each page is based on a dolls' house from the V&A Museum of Childhood and is ready for you to personalize. The book is a journey through the rooms of a perfect dolls' house, from front door and reception to bedroom, via toy room,…

Rose Clare: Art Nouveau Fashion

Скачать книгу (размер 728 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 144) Аннотация: The Art Nouveau movement overlapped with late Arts and Crafts in the 1890s and early modernism in the 1910s, combining the exquisite workmanship and natural forms of the former with the innovative materials, forms and practices associated with the latter. Art Nouveau Fashion provides a fascinating introduction to the style, defining it, and placing it in design history by focusing on a number of…

Haughland H. Kristina: Grace Kelly Style

Скачать книгу (размер 565 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 112) Аннотация: Synonymous with cool elegance and impeccable good taste, Grace Kelly remains a style icon of the twentieth century. This book is the first to explore exclusively Grace Kelly's personal style and how she carefully cultivated her public image through dress. The three sections, looking at Grace Kelly as an actress, bride and princess, introduce her unrivalled wardrobe, from spectacular film…

Wilcox Claire: V&A Gallery of Fashion

Скачать книгу (размер 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 160) Аннотация: Spanning four centuries, the V&A's Fashion Collection is the most comprehensive in the world, housing unrivalled collections of dress, accessories, shoes and hats from the seventeenth century to the present day. This concise volume perfectly encapsulates the collection, from rare eighteenth-century gowns and exquisite eighteenth-century bodices to 1930s evening wear, post-war couture and…

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting: 700 — 1900

Скачать книгу (размер 1 819 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 358) Аннотация: Painting has always been regarded by the Chinese as a supreme art, its merits equal to those of poetry and philosophy. The tradition can be traced over 2,500 years, but — from very early on — many Chinese paintings were made to be viewed on a temporary basis, displayed for just a few hours, or perhaps several weeks. The masterpieces of the form have been seen very rarely, and then only by few,…

Baroque and Later Ivories

Скачать книгу (размер 2 686 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 528) Аннотация: Over 500 baroque and later ivories from the V&A's outstanding collection are illustrated and discussed in this scholarly catalogue. This publication includes every ivory sculpture made after 1550 from a collection comprising German, Austrian, Netherlandish, British, French, Italian, Scandinavian, Russian and Spanish pieces, as well as examples from the Philippines, Goa, Sri Lanka and South…

Brown Susanna: Queen Elizabeth II: Portraits by Cecil Beaton

Скачать книгу (размер 646 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 128) Аннотация: Photographer, costume designer, avid diarist—Cecil Beaton was also a “romantic royalist” whose glittering photographs of Queen Elizabeth II were among the most widely published portraits of the 20th century. This fascinating book explores Beaton’s long relationship with the Queen and the royal family, and describes how his royal portraits shaped the monarchy’s public image from the 1930s to the…

V&A Pattern: Slipcased Set #2 (+ CD-ROM)

Скачать книгу (размер 401 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 80) Аннотация: The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world’s greatest museum of art and design, with a vast collection that been an unparalleled resource for designers for 150 years. This new series of pattern books presents the range of the V&A’s superb collections. Beautifully designed, accessible, and informative– perhaps a little quirky – they are a repository of ideas for designers of all kinds,…

Stemp Sinty: A to Z of Hollywood Style

Скачать книгу (размер 728 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 144) Аннотация: A to Z of Hollywood Style brings together style advice from the good, the bad and the beautiful to explore the allure of some of the world's best-loved film stars: Alfred Hitchcock on elegance, Sophia Loren on sex appeal and Edith Head on how to make a woman more beautiful. This book includes the opinions of critics, designers and film directors, as well as the actors themselves. Including Joan…

Amy de La Haye: Chanel: Couture and Industry

Скачать книгу (размер 646 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 128) Аннотация: For almost a century, the name of Chanel has been inextricably linked to elegance, modernity and fashion innovation. It was Chanel who single-handedly made striped jerseys and loose trousers chic, costume jewellery desirable, the little black dress the height of sophistication, and tweed suits a staple of every stylish woman's wardrobe. In this beautifully illustrated book, dress historian Amy de…

Mark Evans: John Constable

Скачать книгу (размер 728 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 144) Аннотация: This exciting book presents a unique insight into Constable's working process through the V&A's unparalleled collection. It places the artist in the context of his historical and ongoing influence and charts Constable's progress, from his early works to the oils that helped to define our idea of the English countryside. It presents afresh two of the V&A's star works, the vibrant full-size oil…

Stephen Calloway: The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

Скачать книгу (размер 1 462 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 288) Аннотация: The Cult of Beauty focuses on a period at the end of the nineteenth century when a group of artists, architects and designers found themselves linked by the search for a new Beauty. The Aesthetic Movement, as it came to be known, united romantic bohemians such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, along with maverick figures such as James McNeill Whistler. The Cult of…

Hardy Amies: ABC of Men's Fashion

Скачать книгу (размер 646 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 128) Аннотация: This bestselling fashion classic now available in cloth-bound special edition. Illustrated with delightful photographs and drawings, this beautiful book is the perfect gift for both the style-conscious and the desperately in need! Hardy Amies' skilful eye guides you safely through style decisions on everything from blazers and brogues to skiing and sandals.

Prichard Sue: The Fifties

Скачать книгу (размер 401 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 80) Аннотация: The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world’s greatest museum of art and design, with a vast collection that been an unparalleled resource for designers for 150 years. This new series of pattern books presents the range of the V&A’s superb collections. Beautifully designed, accessible, and informative, these little books are a repository of ideas and inspiration for designers of all…

Parry Linda: William Morris

Скачать книгу (размер 401 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 80) Аннотация: The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world’s greatest museum of art and design, with a vast collection that been an unparalleled resource for designers for 150 years. This new series of pattern books presents the range of the V&A’s superb collections. Beautifully designed, accessible, and informative, these little books are a repository of ideas and inspiration for designers of all…

Crill Rosemary: Indian Florals

Скачать книгу (размер 401 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 80) Аннотация: The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world’s greatest museum of art and design, with a vast collection that been an unparalleled resource for designers for 150 years. This new series of pattern books presents the range of the V&A’s superb collections. Beautifully designed, accessible, and informative, these little books are a repository of ideas and inspiration for designers of all…

Wilson Ming: Imperial Chinese Robes: From the Forbidden City

Скачать книгу (размер 646 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 128) Аннотация: In Qing Dynasty China (1644-1911) there were clear rules on what to wear on different occasions. Official dresses were worn when the emperor performed sacrifices and other important rituals. Auspicious dresses were for New Year, birthdays, and weddings; military dresses for troop inspection; traveling dresses for hunting and royal visits to provinces; and ordinary dresses for events of a…