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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 Ruggieri, 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 Cieslewitz, Shoji Ueda, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Bruce Weber, Robert Mapplethorpe, A. M. Cassandre, Peter Lindbergh, Claude Cahun, Jean Arp, and so many more.

* Condition: Good – (some internal stamping/stickers from ex-library, light creasing, otherwise clean, tight throughout) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

 

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SALE2 No.33
HOMOSEX ISSUE

Issue No.33 of the great SALE2 periodical from Tokyo Japan during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Published regularly as a sort-of fanzine/journal/catalogue/pocket-book by Fiction, Inc., a specialty shop and publisher of fetish and erotica in Tokyo in the 1980-90s. Each issue covers different themes and features, heavy on fetishism.
Issue No.33, the “Homosex Issue” features Quentin Crisp, Andy Warhol, Pierre Klossowski, David Hockney, Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden, Mel Odom, Jean Cocteau, Aubrey Beardsley, Guglielmo Plüschow, Vincenzo Galdi, and much more. It also features the Fiction, Inc. section that samples a cross-section of content from catalogue publications including the work of John Willie, Bill Ward, Carlo, Guido Crepax, Eric Stanton, Ruiz, Sally Roberts, Irving Claw, Betty Page, and periodicals such as Rubber Magazine, Amateur Bondage, Bizarre Comix, Bizarre Classix, Bizarre Fotos, and much more…
Very heavily illustrated throughout with erotic photography and artwork, all texts in Japanese.

* Condition: Very Good (tanning to page edges, very light cracking to spine) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

 

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Mel Odom
First Eyes

First printing of this, the first book on the work of American illustrator Mel Odom.

After graduating from his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in Fashion Illustration from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1972, Odom spent time in London before moving to New York City in 1975. His illustration work found an early home in the gay magazine, Blueboy, and shortly thereafter in Playboy. The frank, unfettered sexuality of his art has a powerful appeal,  and his work began appearing in a wide variety of magazines, such as Time, Omni, New York Times, CBS Records and Rolling Stone. But Mel’s favourite work was his regular contributions to Playboy.  His illustrations earned him multiple awards from The Society of Illustrators and other graphics and illustration organizations.

Mel’s style spread internationally through book covers for major publishers, a line of Paper Moon cards and posters that ultimately triggered the publishing of this, his first book, First Eyes, in Japan in 1982. Two years later, a re-edited book of his work, Dreamer was published by Viking-Penguin, featuring a forward by Edmund White. Mel also worked on art projects, including limited edition lithographs for publisher Eleanor Ettinger and more tellingly, three-dimensional masks. These are featured within the pages of this book, alongside a large number of beautiful reproductions of his fantastic and erotically-charged, highly-stylised illustrated work.

Text in English and Japanese.

* Condition: Very Good (Tight, clean copy with only light wear) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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