This luxuriously illustrated volume contains a rich and representative selection of images, drawn from throughout Erte's long and extraordinarily productive career. A detailed introduction to the artist's life and work is complemented by over 100 exquisite full-colour plates, which pay tribute to a "miraculous magician". Erte is a book to treasure.
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Early in a career that began in 1912 when he was 19 years old, Romain de Tirtoff, the Russian - born artist who called himself Erte after the French pronunciation of his initials, was regarded as a 'miraculous magician,' whose spectacular fashions transformed the ordinary into the outstanding, whose period costumes made the present vanish mystically into the past, and whose decors converted bare stages into sparkling wonderlands of fun and fancy. When his career ended with his death in 1990, Erte was considered as 'one of the twentieth-century's single most important influences on fashion,' 'a mirror of fashion for 75 years,' and the unchallenged 'prince of the music hall,' who had been accorded the most significant international honors in the field of design and whose work was represented in major museums and private collections throughout the world.
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Book Description London : Bison Books, 1995. 4° Pappband mit Schutzumschlag. Sehr schönes, innen wie außen sauberes Exemplar. 128 S., Abb. Englisch 1200g. Bookseller Inventory # 958532
Book Description Bison Books, London, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Erte (illustrator). First Edition. Introduction by author. Black coloured end pages. The text is illustrated with reproductions, mostly in colour, of Erte designs the costumes and artwork, interspersed with black-and-white photography. Black coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the back strip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, again by Erte, with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. For over 80 years the Russian born Romain de Tirtoff, known to the world as Erte after the French pronunciation of his initials, was a doyen of design up until his death in 1990. This book is an overview of the artist's output from design, both costume and haute couture, illustrations for various magazines and textiles etc. Some rubbing of the back strip corners and book corners with a small bump to the lower edge of the front panel. Very light age toning of the text block edges. A little creasing of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. There is a very small split to the top corner of the rear fold over crease. Small piece missing from the lower right-hand corner of the rear panel. Remnants of a price sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the rear panel. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). , 6 - 128 pages, Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Erte. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; France; Fashion, Fabrics & Style. ISBN: 1858411572. ISBN/EAN: 9781858411576. Inventory No: 0125118. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia. Bookseller Inventory # 0125118
Book Description Bison Books, London, 1995. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. The Russian born painter Romain de Tirtoff, who called himself Erte after the French pronunciation of his initials, was one of the foremost fashion and stage designers of the early twentieth century. His productive career lasted for nearly 80 years and perhaps is best remembered for the exravagant costumes and stage sets that he designed for the Follies-Bergere in Paris and George White's Scandals in New York. 128pp of which over 100 are full colour plates. Dustjacket edges slightly delaminated otherwise the book very good throughout. 330x250mm. Bookseller Inventory # 18004s54
Book Description Bison Bks Corp, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021858411572