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Charles James: Beyond Fashion (2014)

by Harold Koda(Favorite Author)
4.65 of 5 Votes: 2
0300204361 (ISBN13: 9780300204360)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
review 1: An excellent pictorial overview of his work with full page high quality photographs. Not much text, but it does include a concise timeline of James career. This is a large format coffee table-style book that accompanied the Charles James retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum last year. Wish I had seen the show. Photographs just can't capture the incredible quality of the craftsmanship in couture.
review 2: ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ is a biography of a man who is still considered as US couturier No. 1, whose specialty were creation of sculpting fabric.Inside its covers fans of this extraordinary man can find his numerous photographs, his life story and all the fantastic evening dresses that Charles James made in period 40s and 50s.The only thing tha
... moret might bother a bit, book being both equally appealing with its photographs and interesting text, is the unusual choice for the font that makes text reading sometimes very challengingBough it as a present, read it and enjoy, therefore I certainly didn’t regret its purchase and could recommend it for all those interested in design… less
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Fabulous photographs. His patternmaking skills were extraordinary. His designs were all about sex.
Every page is an education in textiles, architecture, and fashion. Astonishingly exquisite.
gorgeous dresses, photos are really detailed and beautiful to look at
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