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100 Years of Fashion Illustration

100 Years of Fashion Illustration

Laurence King Publishing

By Cally Blackman


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A visual feast of 400 dazzling images, this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day. Early in the century fashion illustration reflected new, liberating currents in art and culture, such as the exoticism of the Ballets Russes, while the postwar period saw inspiration from the great Parisian couturiers. After the dominance of the celebrity fashion photographer in the '60s, a new generation of illustrators emerged, embracing the medium of the computer, while many returned to more traditional techniques.

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Size: 9-3/4 x 7-1/2 in;
Pages: 384 pp;
400 color illustrations
Format: Paperback
Publication: April 2007
ISBN: 9781856694629
ISBN10: 1856694623
Cally Blackman is a writer and lecturer with degrees in Fashion Design and History of Art, and an MA in History of Dress from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She teaches the Fashion History and Theory course at Central Saint Martins College. Her previous publications include Costume: From 1500 to the Present Day and The '20s and '30s: Flappers and Vamps.