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Synopsis: The fin-de-siecle aura of high society before the War is nowhere better exemplified than on the images created by the Lafayette Studio, the major fashionable photographers or the period. All the trappings of extravagant aristocracy, the impractical, intricate details for couture gowns, the improbable hourglass figures and the gleaming cars of the early motorists are frozen for posterity memorials of a society swept away with the Great War, whose self-confidence now appears more poignant than well-founded. This was the era of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, the Devonshire House Ball and the sinking of the Titanic.
This book, published to tie in with major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, is a critical investigation of these photographic portraits of aristocracy and royalty, interpreting them within the context of their period and approaching them as emblematic of a society that was on the brink of collapse. As well as a visual treat, the reader can explore the various themes these pictures raise.
Title: High Society: Photographs 1897-1914
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery
Book Condition: Good
Book Description National Portrait Gallery Publications, London, United Kingdom, 1998. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fair. Fair, large paperback. Reasonably clean, bright and tight. Some marks but otherwise in fair condition. Cover creased. Owner's name inside back cover. Bookseller Inventory # 50544
Book Description National Portrait Gallery. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2637306957
Book Description Natl Portrait Gallery Pubns. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G1855141973I3N00
Book Description National Portrait Gallery, London, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st. 96 pp., illus., ports., biblio., index; 30 cm. Published to accompany the exhibition High Society, held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, from 30 January to 21 June 1998. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light edgewear to wraps, age toning. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Exhibition Catalogue. Bookseller Inventory # 066217
Book Description National Portrait Gallery, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. RARE! Paperback copy published on the occasion of the January 30th to June 21st, 1998 exhibition. Bookseller Inventory # 21903
Book Description National portrait gallery., 1998. Book Condition: Very Good. Softback. Book-VG, corners rubbed.12x9. 96pp. Profuse b/w photos and plates throughout. Pictorial endpapers. Bookseller Inventory # 1676669
Book Description National Portrait Gallery, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1855141973
Book Description National Portrait Gallery, Lndn / 1998. Introduction by Hugo Vickers., 1998. Paperback. Black and White photographs. VG-, without dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 17887
Book Description National Portrait Gallery. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 1855141973 Minor shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # Z1855141973Z2
Book Description National Portrait Gallery. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 1855141973 signs of little wear on the cover. Bookseller Inventory # Z1855141973Z2