The Stocking Book Victor Arwas & Special Guests
Available: January 2011 ISBN: 9781906506087 Price: £12.95 Format: Hardback Pages: 144 Illustrations: 100 col & b/w ills Size: 215 x 110 mm Category: Fashion Rights: -
The Stocking Book explores the astonishing variety of stockings from the eighteenth century to the present, the way great painters made use of them, the way illustrators and cartoonists made use of them, the way advertisements depicted them, and the way the shape has developed, from the wind-sock in an airfield to the geography of Italy, to the stocking hung from the mantlepiece waiting for Santa Claus. Ranging from the shapeless utilitarian woollen stocking suddenly transformed by being black or allowed to droop erotically down the leg, to the breathtaking sheen of silk stockings drawn tight over the leg, held in place by an elaborate garter or garter-belt, silk being replaced in recent years by nylon or rayon, enlivened in certain decades by a central seam in the back of the leg, a tiny monogram or a variety of colours in the sheer quality of the transparent material, listed in deniers.
Silvana Costume Jewelry Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo’s Collection Enrica Pagella, Cesare Cunaccia & Erika Zacchello Available: February 2011 ISBN: 9788836618880 Price: £31.50 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Illustrations: 350 col ill Size: 232 x 232 mm Category: Fashion Rights: UK, Eire & Scandinavia only
This volume documents five hundred items of costume jewellery made in the United States from 1930 to the present day, from the collection of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: necklaces, bracelets, brooches and earrings made with non-precious materials, metal alloys and coloured crystals, in some cases inspired by the styles and shapes of traditional jewellery, though more often unique and innovative creations. It was the Depression of 1929-1939, that saw a boom in costume jewellery. With the disappearance of luxury products, experimentation with non-precious materials became the only way of survival for the jewellers.The catalogue reveals the historical and social context which led to the development of costume jewellery, with illustrations and brief informative entries that show how these objects became part of the history of the decorative arts in the United States in the twentieth century. Artists include: Trifari, Marcel Boucher, Coro, De Rosa, Eisenberg, Miriam Haskell, Eugene Joseff and Wendy Gell.
JOHN RULE SPRING 2011