Judith Leiber: The Artful Handbag
4to hardcover in black cloth boards with titles in gilt on front & spine. Pictorial DJ. Third printing. Fine in a Near Fine DJ/: Rear panel of DJ slightly smudged from routine handling; text itself clean, bright & unmarked. Inscribed (but not *to* anyone) by Leiber in ink on bright red fep. Foreward by Dorothy Twining Globus; Essay by Enid Nemy. 160pp. The absolutely remarkable artistry of Judith Leiber who has taken the handbag into the realm of wearable sculpture. Featured here in vivid color are Leiber's bags in the shapes of vegetables, fruit, cats, dogs, birds, turtles, fish, egss, tiny suitcases, books, folding fans, boxes and more. Her evening bags are elegant and extravegant; her day bags sophisticated, and her minaudieres (tiny jewel encrusted evening sachets) simply brilliant. Photographed brilliantly as well by John Bigelow Taylor. A lovely copy of a book featuring works that are highly collectible and prized and in permanent collections at the Smithsonian and The Metropolitan Musuem of Art. #12008hbr. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1236824762
Title: Judith Leiber: The Artful Handbag
Publisher: New York: Harry N Abrams Inc
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
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