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Fashion and Surrealism

Martin, Richard

Published by Rizzoli, New York, 1987
ISBN 10: 0847808319 / ISBN 13: 9780847808311
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Title: Fashion and Surrealism

Publisher: Rizzoli, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition.

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Wraps; 4to; pp. [239], illustrated in b/w and full-color throughout. Spot of soiling on front cover (coffee?); covers rubbed. Internally bright and clean. Indexed. Bookseller Inventory # D12416

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Synopsis: The love affair between fashion and Surrealism began in the Paris of the 1920s when Surrealist artists plundered fashion's imagery for their art, raising fashion beyond the level of mere style to an important expression of culture. This text reveals the extravagent and ingenious creations resulting from this collaboration. It ranges from the shocking Surrealist dresses of Schiaparelli and Dali, and photographic experiments with Surrealist techniques by Horst P. Horst, Cecil Beaton and George Hoyningen-Huene to the work of younger fashion designers, including Olivier Guillemin and Vivienne Westwood, who have all brought Surrealist imagery into clothing and accessories.

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