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1950s Fashion Print

1950s Fashion Print (Hardback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Fogg, Marnie

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    2 Jul 20

A sourcebook of 1950s fashion print, this book covers the heyday of postwar design where an analytical approach to design, with a lightness and freshness, combined with whimsical imagery and idiosyncratic subject matter. The designs and influences of the print gurus of the time -... Lucienne Day, Robert Stewart and Maija Isola of Marimekko - are all covered in this wonderful creative resource. The creativity of the period - the beginning of the atomic age - is given full expression in this sourcebook of hundreds of designs. It is an essential sourcebook for contemporary design practitioners and students. The book contains exclusive illustrations and original artwork from designers as well as finished prints. Each short chapter introduction is followed by a range of illustrations with captions to give provenance and relevance. The book is divided into four chapters covering the major themes of the period: Narrative and novelty; Abstraction, exploring the distorted and attenuated forms used in print; Artistic license and the influence of contemporary art on fashion print; Kinetic prints that capture the influence of the era's 'mobiles, doodles and spasms'.
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ISBN 9781849945875
Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
Publisher Pavilion Books
Format Hardback, 2nd Revised edition
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Jul 2020

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ISBN-13 9781849945875
Stock Release date is 2 July 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Jul 2020
Publisher Pavilion Books
Imprint Batsford Ltd
Released 2 Jul 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Fogg, Marnie
Category History of Art
Art Styles: C 1960 -
Fashion Design
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 220mm
Height: 220mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 746.62
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade