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Gibson Girl Paper Dolls in Full Color

Tierney, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0486249808 / ISBN 13: 9780486249803
Published by Dover Pubns, Mineola, New York, U.S.A., 1985
Used Condition: N-Fine Soft cover
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A square solid tight clean un-opened copy. This copy has some very minor edgewear, previous owner's name neatly to backside of front cover. 16 color plates. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 024225

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Title: Gibson Girl Paper Dolls in Full Color

Publisher: Dover Pubns, Mineola, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:N-Fine

Edition: First Edition/First Printing.

Book Type: Book

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During the first quarter of this century, the pen-and-ink illustrations of Charles Daba Gibson (1867‒1944) set the tone for illustrators everywhere, and their intrinsic charm continues to captivate. A brilliant social satirist and later an accomplished painter, he put his indelible stamp on an era with his lovely creation, the Gibson Girl.
With unusual deftness, directness and economy of line, Gibson, barely in his 20s, idealized the glamor and sophistication of the American woman in masterly pen-and-ink drawings. The appeal of his beautiful, animated young ladies was instantaneous — and universal — and the Gibson Girl's manner, hairstyles and dress were eagerly imitated by women around the world. At home, his illustrations of the Gibson Girl swimming, golfing, boating, seemed to give impetus to the liberation of the American woman.
For this lavish volume, artist Tom Tierney has painstakingly recreated the Gibson Girl as a paper doll, in full color, while retaining the essence of the originator's virtuosic pen strokes. This charming collection includes two Gibson Girl paper dolls with 24 exquisite period costumes and complete accessories: a stately presentation gown worn at the English court, and a bridal gown; tennis, golf, and bathing costumes; walking dresses and travel outfits; proper attire for theater and a day at the races; lacy night wear; elegant beaux-arts ball gowns, dinner gowns, theater gowns ... and more. In addition, you'll find five male dolls attired in fashionable city clothing and country wear — even a bridegroom's outfit.
A total of 31 full-color illustrations accurately capture the look and spirit of the Gibson Girl era and provide a glimpse of the pastimes enjoyed by stylish, active woman. Antique and paper doll collectors, artists, costume historians, anyone interested in fashion design will welcome this splendid tribute to one of America's best-known illustrators and his unforgettable creation, the Gibson Girls.

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One of the leading authorities on fashion history, Tom Tierney created over 150 paper doll books for Dover Publications. With subjects ranging from U.S. Presidents to popular movie stars, Mr. Tierney's books are famous for being carefully researched and meticulously rendered. His releases are prized by fashion professionals, collectors, and paper doll lovers all over the world.

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