Title: Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress: Frida's ...
Publisher: Chronicle Books, San Francisco
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
HB book in VG condition. Bright yellow boards are clean and sturdy; upper corners are bumped; otherwise exterior is undamaged. Binding is tight. Interior pages clean, unmarked and undamaged. Numerous color photographs. DJ in VG condition has no rips, holes or tears. Minor shelfwear evident on DJ, as well as bumps to corners and head and foot of DJ spine. DJ wrapped in protective mylar. Heavy book may require additional shipping charges. Very nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 00687Ro-kk
Synopsis: Frida Kahlo remains one of the most popular artists of our timesales of Frida books number into the hundreds ofthousandsand yet no volume has ever focused on one of the most memorable aspects of her persona and creativeoeuvre: her wardrobe. Now, for the first time, 95 original and beautifully staged photographs of Kahlo's newly restored clothing are paired with historic photos of the artist wearing them and her paintings in which the garments appear. Frida's life and style were an integral part of her art, and she is long overdue for recognition as a fashion icon.
About the Author:
Carlos Phillips Olmedo is director of the Blue House Museum.
Denise and Magdalena Rosenzweig are textile restorers.
Teresa del Conde is an author and art historian.
Marta Turok is an author and anthropologist.
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