This highly sought-after volume detailing one of the most influential magazines of the twentieth century is now back in print at a newly affordable price. In 1950, Fleur Cowles established what would become one of the most important and talked about magazines ever created. Critically lauded for its sharp mix of clothes, literature, art, travel, decor, theater, and humor, Flair made publishing history with its combination of eclectic editorial content and lavish production quality. Recalled as "the first magazine that became an art form," The Best of Flair is a compilation of the magazine’s best content as chosen by the woman who created it. Along with its distinctive production values, Flair also features interviews and contributions from some of the most noted artists and celebrities of the past fifty years, including Lucian Freud, Jean Cocteau, Tallulah Bankhead, Saul Steinberg, Salvador Dalí, Simone de Beauvoir, Walker Evans, James Michener, Ogden Nash, Gypsy Rose Lee, Clare Boothe Luce, George Bernard Shaw, John O’Hara, Margaret Mead, and Tennessee Williams. Now, more than ten years after this book was first published by Rizzoli, and more than fifty years after the magazine ceased publication, this facsimile edition offers the same ingenious bookmaking of its predecessor, including multiple gatefolds with die-cuts, booklets, and accordion folder leaflets.
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Literature, clothes, art, travel, decor, theatre, humor, comment, and entertainment...count on FLAIR to bring men and women of taste everywhere a new kind of magazine excitement.
Fifty years after it ceased publication, Flair is still one of the most talked-about and influential magazines ever created. It is remembered for its innovative design and production quality, its superb coverage of the arts, and its intuitive discovery of many artists and writers well before they achieved fame and fortune.
The Best of Flair is beautifully illustrated in full color and produced with all the innovative features of the magazine, including the best pieces from the original twelve issues and a selection of the famous die-cut covers, foldouts, and self-contained booklets. In print once again, The Best of Flair is a cultural event not to be missed.
Fleur Cowles is a distinguished writer and painter whose work has been exhibited around the world. She has had a distinguished career as an author, editor, and diplomat, serving as Ambassador of the United States to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. She has been decorated by five countries for diplomatic activities. She is the author of many previous books, including the authorized biography of Salvador Dali. Her paintings from the books Tiger Flower and Lion in Blue will be made into three-dimensional computer-animated films. She has been honored as the most influential woman in publishing in her time by the Harry Ransom Center for Humanities at the University of Texas in Austin, where fellowships have been named for her. She and her husband, Tom Montague Meyer, live in London, Sussex, and Spain.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. New in new dust jacket. Original packaging. Mint condition. Original printing. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.0000018
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060173904