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Styles of Living
The Best of Casa Vogue


First edition, published by Rizzoli in 1985, of this classic interior design book, “Styles of Living: The Best of Casa Vogue”

Making appearances in these rooms: Gae Aulenti, Man Ray, Enzo Mari, Carlo Scarpa, Pablo Picasso, Josef Hoffman, Cinzia Ruggeri, Max Ernst, Wols, Matteo Thun, Ettore Sottsass, Le Corbusier, Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Lucio Fontana, Eileen Grey, Daniel Buren, Gaetano Pesce, Charles Eames, Verner Panton, Massimo Vignelli, Andy Warhol, Frank Lloyd Wright, Antoni Tàpies, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Alver Aalto…..

“Ever since the end of the Second World War, Italian style, design and decoration have maintained an unprecedented predominance in the Western World. It was in the early 1950s that a great surge of decorative talent welled up in Italy, and this resulted in the ‘Italian look’ in clothes and in homes – a new standard of chic inventiveness.

The Italian view of interior design has been most enterprisingly expressed in the magazine Casa Vogue, which was founded in 1968 and has consistently been one of the most admired publications of Condé Nast International.

This book, garnered from the many issues of Casa Vogue, has been written and produced under the guidance of  Isa Vercellonim who has been its editor ever since its inception. The choice of picture-stories is intended to reflect the unusual and distinctive diversity of the magazine – ranging from traditional decoration to the more advance examples of minimal design, most the most significant  of contemporary buildings to the spectacular reconstructions and reconversions of old palazzi and coachhouses, from the ‘post modern’ to the ‘anti-modern’ and any other ‘moderns’ that may have been advocated recently. Italian trends naturally provide the main focus, but Casa Vogue also includes developments in the United States, France, Switzerland – indeed, wherever unusual and meaningful designs are being created.”

* Condition: Good-Very Good (light wear/tanning to original dust-jacket and binding, otherwise clean and tight throughout, protected in mylar wrap) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Fashion and Surrealism

“The influence of Surrealism on fashion and its ancillary arts lasted decades longer than the movement itself. This catalog, accompanying a 1987 exhibition at Fashion Institute of Technology, explores the extravagances of visual language as social and political comment, a revolution in perception.”–The Library Journal.

“The love affair between fashion and Surrealism began in the Paris of the 1920s when Surrealist artists plundered fashion’s imagery for their art, raising fashion beyond the level of mere style to an important expression of culture. This text reveals the extravagent and ingenious creations resulting from this collaboration. It ranges from the shocking Surrealist dresses of Schiaparelli and Dali, and photographic experiments with Surrealist techniques by Horst P. Horst, Cecil Beaton and George Hoyningen-Huene to the work of younger fashion designers, including Olivier Guillemin and Vivienne Westwood, who have all brought Surrealist imagery into clothing and accessories.”

This bountiful, visually lavish volume, published to accompany a 1987 exhibition at Fashion Institute of Technology, features the garments, paintings, sculptures, illustrations, window displays, fashion advertisements, costume designs and photography of Man Ray, Cecil Beaton, Issey Miyake, Horst P. Horst, Cinzia Ruggeri, Vivienne Westwood, Thierry Mugler, Krizia, Giorgio De Chirico, Meret Oppenheim, Max Ernst, Donatella, Rene Magritte, Comme des Garcons, Enrico Donati, Elsa Schiaparelli, Salvador Dali, Marcel Rochas, Jaques Griffe, Adelle Lutz, Marina Killery, Dominique Lacoustille, Emme, Stephen Jones, Louise Bourbon, Bill Cunningham, Germaine Vittu, Eric Braagaard, Karl Lagerfeld, Candy Pratts Price, Serge Lutens, Antonio, Linda Fargo, Claude Montana, Georgina Godley, Olivier Guillemin, Yves Tanguy, Christian Lacroix, Valentine Hugo, Paul Colin, Francoise Lesage, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Cocteau, Adam Kurtzman, Herbert Bayer, Mel Odom, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alfa Castaldi, Leo Malet, Jorge Silvetti, Gabriella Giandelli, Givenchy, Marcel Jean, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Michael Roberts, Marcel Vertés, Bert Stern, John Galliano, Danuta Riyder, Paul Delvaux, Manolo Blahnik, Dorothea Tanning, Eileen Agar, Miguel Covarubias, Cristobal Balenciaga, Andre Masson, Leonor Fini, Roman Cieslewicz, Shoji Ueda, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Bruce Weber, Robert Mapplethorpe, A. M. Cassandre, Peter Lindbergh, Claude Cahun, Jean Arp, and so many more.

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Snoopy In Fashion

First English edition of SNOOPY IN FASHION, published in 1988!

In the early 1980s Art Director Connie Boucher contacted a long list of the world’s most progressive and famous fashion designers of the time, asking each of them to create an original one-of-a-kind designer outfit for Snoopy and his beagle sister Belle.  The response was tremendous, with the world-famous designers loving the idea of dressing these world-famous dogs. Boucher’s unique concept grew into a fabulous collection of specially designed haute couture modelled exclusively by Snoopy and Belle in an exhibition mounted by museums, galleries, and large department stores in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States.  The skill and genius of many of the world’s greatest designers breathed tremendous life, verve, and excitement into Connie’s concept, forming SNOOPY IN FASHION in 1984. 

For the book, first published in Japan in 1984, photographer Taishi Hirokawa has studio-documented each designer garment, modelled by Snoopy and Belle, one designer or fashion house per page. Designers include Givenchy, Issey Miyake, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Pierre Balmain, Gianni Versace, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Thierry Mugler, Missoni, Krizia, L.L. Bean, Jen Paul Gaultier, Popy Moreni, Cinzia Ruggeri, Giorgio Armani, Cacharel, Fiorucci, Esprit, Levi Strauss, Gucci, and so many more!

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Nuove intenzioni del Design
Giuseppe Berti (Ed.)

Lovely hardcover catalogue published by Ricerche Design Editore in Milan for an exhibition on radical Italian art and design held at Centro Comunicazioni Visive, sala Comunale delle Esposizioni, April – May 1982.

Features the work of Cinzia Ruggeri, Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Riccardo Dalisi, Ugo La Pietra, Superstudio, Occhiomagico, Studio Alchimia, Franco Raggi, Adolfo Natalini, Ettore Sottsass, amongst others.

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