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Divinely Elegant: The World of Ernst Dryden

Lipmann, Anthony

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ISBN 10: 1851452362 / ISBN 13: 9781851452361
Published by Pavilion, London, 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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"Ernst Dryden, poster artist, fashion pioneer and Hollywood costume designer, played amajor part in dictating how an entire generation looked and dressed." Inc. superb colour examples of Dryden's output from all stages of his career, as well as rare persona.l photographs, erotica from private collections, letters and material from the Dryden Archive and collections in Europe and the United States." An exquisite, unmarked book in a price-clipped dust jacket. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027156

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Title: Divinely Elegant: The World of Ernst Dryden

Publisher: Pavilion, London

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First U.K. Edition.

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Traces Dryden's life and career and shows his designs for costumes, clothing, advertisements, and magazine covers

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Viennese designer Dryden left his mark on magazines, haute couture, movie costumes, erotica, posters and more; his advertisement for a liqueur made a noble thing of a goblet and a tousled bird, while another for a shoe company exalted a robust icon of a womanly ankle. Born Ernst Deutsch in 1887, the artist, who studied with Gustav Klimt, made his name as a poster designer in Berlin in the years before WW I. After the war, he returned to Vienna to design menswear; in 1926, he joined a Berlin fashion magazine as illustrator. During the '30s, he ventured to the United States, continuing his career as a couturier and ending up in Hollywood. Celebrating a "lost world of elegance," Dryden's graphic work revealed here is enchanting: leggy, fey flappers burst from birdcages; attenuated Olympians stride down boulevards of immaculate white space. In tandem with the illustrations, first-time author Lipmann ably sketches the course of a rich career.
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