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Classic or rakish, discreet or ostentatious, worn by day or at night, over the shoulder or handheld, this minuscule box of secrets is women s most essential accessory. It s a miniature version of her universe: mirror, keys, diary, photographs, and secret messages; the bedroom or boudoir she hangs from her arm. The purse has lived many lives. Designers have become uninhibited, constantly surpassing the limits of the functional and the beautiful; fashion icons have given their names to bags. Combining photographs of fashion with archival images from around the world, Bags recounts the flamboyant history of this accessory and is a must read.Note: This special memoire actually carries as a small handbag!
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Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter is an art historian and critic, journalist and archeologist. She has published numerous articles on primitive art in such magazines as Archeologia, Beaux-Arts Magazine, and Kaos. As a child she lived in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and has subsequently worked all over the far east. She is author of numerous books including Ethnic Style: History and Fashion and Gandhara: The Memory of Afghanistan (Assouline), and Tribal Arts: Africa, Oceania, Southeast Asia (Vendôme Press).
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Book Description Assouline, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX2843234530
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Book Description Assouline, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P112843234530
Book Description Assouline, 2004. Rilegato. Condition: nuovo. Brand New Mint Copy., Ill. bn: 25, Ill. colori: 25, Peso: 360 gr. Seller Inventory # 5061-D32