Описание: The 1930s they began somewhat unstylishly in the midst of a worldwide depression but ended as a dazzling and influential decade of haute couture. Influenced by the Bauhaus movement ("Form follow function") and the Art Deco trend, a coterie of brilliant designers set the tone for the times with an exciting new wave of provocative fashions. Here, in a handsome, painstakingly researched paper doll fashion book, noted artist and fashion authority Tom Tierney re-creates the exquisite inventions of the top couturiers: Schiaparelli, Lanvin, Vionnet, Molyneux, Chanel, Mainbocher, Worth, Paquin, and others. Rendered in glowing full color, the collection comprises two dolls and 32 meticulously detailed costumes, accurate down to the last nuance of fabric and fold. Suddenly out is the "boyish look" of the Roaring Twenties. It is a more seductive line. In the 30s, skirts take on a clinging fluidity, hats get smaller, gloves of every length are a la mode, and the backless evening gown makes a dramatic entrance. By 1933, Paris turns to Hollywood for inspiration and film stars Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, and Garbo are the new international fashion setters. (Tierney's dolls bear striking resemblances to the first two actresses.) Fashion connoisseurs will delight in this parade of stunning costumes, featuring a navy wool frock with sable-bordered cape-scarf and muff by Worth; an elegant gold lame evening gown with gathered peplum flounce by Lanvin; a Chanel creation of white tulle with sunburst stitching; Schiaparelli's "Chinese" taffeta cape and satin dress; and dozens of other inspiring designs. An informative text describes fabrics and accessories and lists the date of the creation and the designer's name. This charming, inexpensive haute-couture collection will appeal to paper doll enthusiasts, costume fanciers, fashion historians, and anyone interested in the fascinating 30s."
Описание: Over 140 different artists—John Held, Jr., Peter Arno and Rube Goldberg among them—capture the carefree charm of the Jazz Age in 864 black-and-white illustrations. Their subjects: a flapper wedding, a wild "Charleston," Babe Ruth, motoring, Charlie Chaplin, football, theater crowds, a ga
Описание: Modestly priced, richly illustrated reprint of rare guidebook published in 1920s by Architects’ Small House Service Bureau. Designs, floor plans, construction materials, prices for wide variety of small homes. Over 800 line drawings and photographs of models ranging from charming five-room Eng
Описание: Catalog illustrations show what American men, women and children actually wore during the 1930s, including shoes, coats, underwear, shirts, blouses, hats, dresses, purses, suits, and sweaters.
Описание: Over 1,300 distinctive, well-designed copyright-free cuts in a wide variety of categories: men engaged in athletic and social activities; women as homemakers, models, femme fatales; animals as fantasy figures and in realistic poses; transportation, many other topics. Add period flavor to almost any
Описание: Over 700 appealing, copyright-free graphics by Charles Dana Gibson, Dr. Seuss, Rube Goldberg, Milt Gross, Oliver Herford, and over 90 other leading illustrators of the period include appealing vignettes of flappers in cloche hats, young men alongside sleek sports cars, an anguished entrepreneur read