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Judith Leiber: The Artful Handbag

Nemy, Enid

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ISBN 10: 0810935716 / ISBN 13: 9780810935716
Published by Harry N Abrams, New York, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Cloth in mylar protected dust-jacket. 159 pages; illustrated by 192 color photographs. This book captures the bags and the women who has created them. Judith Leiber is renowned as the world's foremost designer of fine handbags. This copy INSCRIBED by Leiber on front free fly paper. A clean, tight copy. Bookseller Inventory # 002618

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Title: Judith Leiber: The Artful Handbag

Publisher: Harry N Abrams, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition

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Renowned as the worlds foremost contemporary designer of fine handbags, Judith Leiber brings together the realms of art and fashion in her astonishing creations. Coveted by many, collected by celebrities and socialites, affordable by only a few, Judith Leiber bags are a wearable art form, appearing in the permanent collections of some of America" trop museums and galleries.The first book on the creations of this talented designer, "Judith Leiber: The Artful Handbag" tells the personal story of the "Bag Lady from Budapest'. In a lively, anecdotal text, Enid Nemy, features writer for the "New York Times, " traces Leiber's life from her roots in Pre-World War II Hungary, where she was the first woman accepted into the Handbag Guild, to her arrival in the United States and the eventual opening of her own business in 1963. Some 192 full colour photographs, taken especially for this book, reveal the very best of her designs in all their exquisite detail.

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Winner of the Coty Fashion Award in 1973 and the Council of Fashion Designers Award for Accessories in 1994, Judith Leiber designs day and evening bags coveted and owned by socialites, celebrities, and First Ladies. Published in conjunction with an exhibit at the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, New York Times writer Nemy's book provides a cursory view of Leiber's life, the manufacturing of her designs, and anecdotes about the owners of her purses. The book contains close to 200 photographs of her exquisite handbags, from leather day bags to rhinestone-encrusted, molded-metal minaudieres, small handbags that fit in the palm of the hand and are produced in such whimsical shapes as tomatoes, teddy bears, and eggs. Recommended where there is an interest.
Gayle A. Williamson, Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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