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80s Fashion for Men and Women (Large Print)
by Alexis Dickinson

The 1980s decade intrigues today’s fashion designers, fashion lovers, and partygoers. As nostalgic Baby Boomers approach retirement, their children and grandchildren want to know all about the 80s. Alexis Dickinson captures the full range of fashion styles and themes throughout the decade. The fashion of the 1980s is actually a combination of many trends and historic firsts. Exploring 1980s decade’s fashion and pop culture provides rich insight into what was happening in the country and around the world. Yuppies–Young, Urban Professional Persons–made and spent a lot of money. Royalty and governments also reflected Yuppie perspectives. Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles in a fairy tale wedding and later became a fashion icon. The U.S. stock market soared. Two Hollywood movie stars, Ronald Reagan and Nancy, his wife, were elected to office. The wall separating East and West Berlin came down, signaling a new global economy. Whether readers plan to host or attend a 1980s party, “80s Fashion for Men and Women: Clothes to Create Your 80s Fashion Look” by Alexis Dickinson is a readable, go-to guide for an authentic 1980s look. Choose major fashion trends by year; print easy-to-use makeup and hair style guides “80s Fashion for Men and Women: Clothes to Create Your 80s Fashion Look” brings the themes, styles and details necessary to make a convincing costume or impress friends with popular culture perspectives of the day.

80s Fashion
by Sonnet Stanfill

In 80s Fashion, the V&A explores one of the most diverse and exciting periods in fashion history, showcasing the work of some of the decade’s leading designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Fiorucci, Leigh Bowery, Bodymap, Rifat Ozbek, and many others. Exploring the decade’s extraordinarily creative exchange between fashion and music, this extensively illustrated book shows how fashions seen on trendsetters in the clubs of the period were interpreted for a wider audience through the striking photography and innovative graphic design of key magazines such as The Face and i-D. Casting new light on the designs of the decade, 80s Fashion includes interviews and previously unseen original material from designers’ archives.

Ebony
by Johnson Publishing Company

EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Fashion Forward
by Lora Ann Luster

Step into a thrift shop or your grandma’s closet, and you’ve stepped into a world of fashion possibilities. Learn how to wear those fashion finds or how to create the looks yourself. From styling finger waves in your hair to creating your own pill box hat, let your look build on the best fashions from decades past. Go retro with style!

American Family of the 1980s Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney

From the decade that introduced Oprah to a national TV audience, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, and witnessed the demise of the Berlin Wall come a variety of clothing styles for a multi-generational family. Ten dolls are accompanied by 30 costumes that include shirtdresses, tunics, leotards, business suits, windbreakers, denim jeans, and wedding apparel, as well as sneakers, baseball caps, and other accessories. A delight for collectors, paper doll fans, and anyone with sentimental memories of the 1980s.

Start Your Own Clothing Store and More
by Entrepreneur Press

Are you a fashionista? Do you love working with people? Do you dream of owning and running your own business? Take a chance and start a clothing business—all you need to get up and running is your dream and this guide. Whether you’re interested in selling today’s hottest fashions or you’d rather start a specialty boutique, such as a children’s store, bridal shop, vintage store, consignment shop or something of your own invention, this book helps you make it big. It gives you the inside scoop on starting a clothing store, including: • How to spot trends and take advantage of them before your competitors do • Valuable money-saving tips for the startup process • Whether to purchase a franchise or existing business or start your dream store from scratch • How to find, hire and train the best employees • How to skyrocket your earnings by branding your clothes with your own private label • The pros and cons of having an on-staff personal shopper • And more! If you know how to dress for success, let Entrepreneur help you turn your fashion sense into a clothing empire.

Ametora
by W. David Marx

Look closely at any typically “American” article of clothing these days, and you may be surprised to see a Japanese label inside. From high-end denim to oxford button-downs, Japanese designers have taken the classic American look-known as ametora, or “American traditional”-and turned it into a huge business for companies like Uniqlo, Kamakura Shirts, Evisu, and Kapital. This phenomenon is part of a long dialogue between Japanese and American fashion; in fact, many of the basic items and traditions of the modern American wardrobe are alive and well today thanks to the stewardship of Japanese consumers and fashion cognoscenti, who ritualized and preserved these American styles during periods when they were out of vogue in their native land.

In Ametora, cultural historian W. David Marx traces the Japanese assimilation of American fashion over the past hundred and fifty years, showing how Japanese trendsetters and entrepreneurs mimicked, adapted, imported, and ultimately perfected American style, dramatically reshaping not only Japan’s culture but also our own in the process.


The Totally Awesome 80s Pop Music Trivia Book
by Michael-Dante Craig

The Totally Awesome 80s!

If you can name all the members of Duran Duran, lip synch with perfection to a song by Milli Vanilli, or out-dance Madonna in her “Lucky Star” music video, then this is the perfect book for you! It’s all here, from a-ha to ZZ Top. So, slip on your leg warmers or your “Frankie Says Relax” shirt, open a can of New Coke, and put on a Culture Club CD, it’s time to take a trip back to the Wild and Wacky 80s, the most totally awesome decade of all time!

Open up this book and you’re sure to have a gnarly good time!!!


Excess
by Maria Luisa Frisa, Stefano Tonchi

Producing a book on fashion in the 1980s is not merely a question of immortalizing one of the most feverish periods of invention, creativity and variety in our recent history. It also means providing a window on the increasingly pervasive advance of show-business society, and on the origins of the designer “total living” environment in which we are now permanently submerged. Ralph Lauren pillowcases, anyone? How about a sip of Absolut from my Calvin Klein Home champagne glasses? “Excess: Fashion and the Underground in the 80s” chronicles the achievements of the fashion establishment in Italy and the rest of the world via its protagonists and trends. It considers the who, what, where, when and why of an industry that has become an economic phenomenon, with enormous influence on global culture and communication. It catalogues a world in which fashions by Armani, Versace, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré, Fendi, Missoni, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana, Fiorucci, Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Katherine Hamnett, Azzedine Alaëa, Calvin Klein, and John Galliano appear in magazines like “Vogue, Elle, Donna, Mondo Uomo, Harper’s Bazaar, The Face, i-D, Interview, Vanity Fair, GQ” and “Visionaire.” It features work by 80s hotshot artists like Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Andy Warhol, Jenny Holzer, Robert Mapplethorpe, Barbara Kruger, Gilbert & George, Pierre et Gilles and Leigh Bowery. Empirically organized as an index, “Excess” offers an indispensable point of reference for fashionistas, critics and students. Rather than operating chronologically, it functions thematically, under such categories as Career Women, Sexy Women, American Gigolo, Night Clubbing, Wild Boys, Yuppies, and Graffiti. A special section curated by Peter de Potter is dedicated to the Neo Œ80s, featuring fashions by Jeremy Scott, Louis Vuitton, Berhard Willhelm, Balenciaga, Veronique Branquinho and Bottega Veneta, as seen in the pages of “Butt, Dazed & Confused, SleazeNation, Spin, Self Service” and “Another Magazine.” Additionally included are a series of appendices–equally balanced between mainstream and underground–which catalogue the new professions, new words and new fashions.

2018 – DEBBIES BOOK(R) 30th Edition
by Debbie Hemela

2018 Debbies Book® 30th Edition Digital/Printable Book

5 ways to experience Debbies Book®!

• Physical book for users who want to hold it in their hands
• Printable book for users who want to print certain pages
• Searchable eBook PDF with the full exported database
• Mobile App for iOS & Android Devices
• Blog featuring how-tos, vendors and news

The book is organized by categories in alphabetical order. Addresses for Prop Houses and Costume Rental Houses are only displayed in the Prop House and Costume Rental House categories to save space.


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1980s Fashion Print
by Marnie Fogg

A sourcebook of 1980s fashion print, this edition showcases prints from a design period that is having a major revival. Covering the whole of this decade of excess, the book includes prints that were, for the first time, produced completely by fashion fabric designers (not the interior print designers of earlier eras.)

The creativity of the period is given full expression in this sourcebook of hundreds of designs that make it an essential for contemporary designers and students. The book contains exclusive illustrations and original artwork from designers as well as finished prints. Each short chapter introduction is followed by illustrations with captions to give provenance and relevance. The prints are arranged in the following chapters:

• Glamazon: the big-hair look demanded bold, colourful patterning that said ‘Look at me’
• Neon Blitz: dazzling colour, ostentation and the influence of graffiti
• Urban Jungle: An urban take on the floral print with exotic multi-coloured images, typified by the prints of Kenzo
• Catch The Wave: the influence of the surfing, skateboarding trends on print with high-voltage motifs and a modern take on the Hawaiian shirt
• Radical Classical: Revisiting the past, as in all design eras, the 1980s appropriated Classical statues and architectural detail
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  • Hundreds of prints from this key decade of fashion design
  • A unique sourcebook for designers and students
  • Ideal for the 1980s revival in fashion design and print
  • Contains exclusive illustrations and original artwork of print designers

Fashions of a Decade
by Vicky Carnegy

From the designer suits of yuppie men and women to ripped jeans to the mini-crinoline craze to the eloquent fashion sense of Princess Diana, the 1980s encapsulates a time when it became fashionable to make money and dress well. This work explores the enthralling history of fashion as it recreated itself through the popular trends of the eighties.

80s Fashion
by Sonnet Stanfill

In 80s Fashion, the V&A explores one of the most diverse and exciting periods in fashion history, showcasing the work of some of the decade’s leading designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Fiorucci, Leigh Bowery, Bodymap, Rifat Ozbek, and many others. Exploring the decade’s extraordinarily creative exchange between fashion and music, this extensively illustrated book shows how fashions seen on trendsetters in the clubs of the period were interpreted for a wider audience through the striking photography and innovative graphic design of key magazines such as The Face and i-D. Casting new light on the designs of the decade, 80s Fashion includes interviews and previously unseen original material from designers’ archives.

Fabulous Fashions of the 1980s
by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

In the 1980s, BIG hair was the trend for both women and men! Yuppies climbed the corporate ladder in shoulder-padded power suits while punk rockers shocked mainstream audiences by wearing ripped clothing, multiple piercings, and colorful hair. Michael Jackson was the reigning King of Pop, MTV first came on the air, and the Rubik’s Cube entertained the masses. Read about the fashions, fads, pop culture icons, and world events of the 1980s.

American Family of the 1980s Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney

From the decade that introduced Oprah to a national TV audience, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, and witnessed the demise of the Berlin Wall come a variety of clothing styles for a multi-generational family. Ten dolls are accompanied by 30 costumes that include shirtdresses, tunics, leotards, business suits, windbreakers, denim jeans, and wedding apparel, as well as sneakers, baseball caps, and other accessories. A delight for collectors, paper doll fans, and anyone with sentimental memories of the 1980s.

1980s
by Laura COWAN

Recreate the fashion scene from the 1980s with this inspiring, historically precise selection of fashion stickers. Colour blocked outfits and shoulder pads for smart wear matched big teased hair and spiral perms. Leg warmers and spandex made their way into daily wear on the wave of aerobics enthusiasm. This fabulous mix of styles comes together in this compact, attractive format. Informative notes, photographs and sketches explain each ‘look’ and add historical context for this decade. Part of a collectable series.

The 1980s
by John Peacock

Fashion Sourcebooks is a series of beautifully illustrated paperbacks presenting the renowned costume drawings of John Peacock. Fashion in the 1980s tended towards the functional and the formal. The typical ‘power dressed’ woman of the period wore her shoulders wide, her skirts short and her heels high. The sometimes colourful and relaxed men’s fashions of the 1970s gave way to more conventional dressing. The year-by-year format allows these developments to be shown in fascinating detail. Day Wear, Evening Wear, Sports and Leisure Wear, Accessories, Underwear and Wedding Wear are included, and complete descriptions of each garment accompany the drawings, itemizing colour, cut, necklines, lapels, sleeves, pockets, fastenings, buttons, belts, etc. The reference section includes a chart summarizing at a glance the evolution of fashion and garment-shapes, as well as biographies of outstanding 1980s designers and a bibliography. John Peacock’s Fashion Sourcebooks are destined to become part of the library of any fashion enthusiast, historian or collector, and are sure to provide inspiration to any designer or student working in the performing arts.

When Clothes Become Fashion
by Ingrid Loschek

When, how and why do clothes become fashion? Fashion is more than mere clothing. It is a moment of invention, a distillation of desire, a reflection of a zeitgeist. It is also a business relying on an intricate network of manufacture, marketing and retail.

Fashion is both medium and message but it does not explain itself. It requires language and images for its global mediation. It develops from the prescience of the designer and is dependent on acceptance by observers and wearers alike.

When Clothes Become Fashion explores the structures and strategies which underlie fashion innovation, how fashion is perceived and the point at which clothing is accepted or rejected as fashion. The book provides a clear theoretical framework for understanding the world of fashion – its aesthetic premises, plurality of styles, performative impulses, social qualities and economic conditions.


Mastering Fashion Marketing
by Tim Jackson, David Shaw

This is the first book on the subject that combines contemporary marketing theory with analysis of operational marketing practice within the fashion industry. It contains the views of key practitioners and much original case study material from leading fashion organizations to provide unique insights into the reality of fashion marketing.

Literature of the 1980s
by Joseph Brooker

Relates developments in fiction, poetry and drama to social change – from the new generation of London novelists such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan to the impact of feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.

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Visual Research Methods in Fashion
by Julia Gaimster

The ability to analyze and interpret visual information is essential in fashion. However, students tend to struggle with the concept of visual research, as well as with the application of that research.

Visual Research Methods in Fashion provides students with techniques, tools and inspiration to master their visual research skills and make the research that they undertake more effective.

Illustrated with real-life examples from practitioners in the industry, academics and students, it focuses on the global nature of the industry and the need to develop ideas relevant to the market.


Vintage Luxury Fashion
by Daniella Ryding, Claudia E. Henninger, Marta Blazquez Cano

Providing a critical insight into the growth of the secondhand luxury and vintage fashion industry, this book offers a compendium of business developments from across the globe, including examples from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The ‘pre-loved or pre-owned’ clothing trade has grown as an economic entity, providing a living for over 100,000 people and creating a desirable and essential clothing source in under-developed economies. By debating and deliberating contemporary cases, the authors illustrate how companies can optimise key managerial activities surrounding product branding, location marketing and supply chain buying. This timely collection is an important read for anyone involved in fashion, but particularly those interested in the retail and marketing perspective of the industry, as it explores an emerging and significant retail format.


A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries
by Bonnie English

This new edition of a bestselling textbook is designed for students, scholars, and anyone interested in 20th century fashion history.

Accessibly written and well illustrated, the book outlines the social and cultural history of fashion thematically, and contains a wide range of global case studies on key designers, styles, movements and events.

The new edition has been revised and expanded: there are new sections on eco-fashion, fashion and the museum, major changes in the fashion market in the 21st century (including the impact of new media and retailing networks), new technologies, fashion weeks, the rise of asian fashion centers and more. There are twice as many illustrations.

In its second edition, A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries is the ideal introductory text for all students of fashion.


Children’s Searching
by H. M. Wellman

Published in 1985, Childrens Searching is a valubale contribution to the field of Developmental Psychology.

Fashion and Costume in American Popular Culture
by Valerie Burnham Oliver

Providing a convenient and unique look at fashion and costume literature and how it has developed historically, this volume discusses monographic and reference literature and provides information on periodicals, research centers, and costume museums and collections. It also provides a new way of looking at the literature through a database of 58 Library of Congress subject headings. It covers topics from jeans to wedding dresses and features popular examples of how clothing is used and reflected in our culture through the literature discussed. Of interest to scholars, students, and anyone curious about the unique power clothing holds in our lives.

Various types of reference sources are discussed including other guides to the literature, encyclopedia, dictionaries, biographical dictionaries, specialized bibliographies, and indexing and abstracting services. Electronic CD-ROM and online databases equivalents are included in the presentation of indexing and abstracting services with major networks such as OCLC, RLIN, Lexis/Nexis, and Dialog mentioned as well. In addition a list of 123 research centers, mainly libraries, is provided and arranged geographically by state, some 176 costume museums and collections of costumes located at colleges and universities are listed alphabetically, and a list of 278 periodicals on fashion, costume, clothing and related topics is provided. A database of some 58 clothing and accessory subject headings is analyzed in the Worldcat database with the literature of the top ten specific clothing and accessory subject terms limited to media publication format are covered. Additionally, histories of costume and fashion in the U.S. and works which concentrate on psychological, sociological or cultural aspects are outlined. An appendix, including the clothing and accessory database, and author and subject indexes conclude the volume.


In Fashion
by Annemarie Iverson

If you’ve ever dreamed of working at Vogue, photographing supermodels, or outfitting celebrities, In Fashion will equip you with everything you need to know to get an “in” into fashion. Former beauty and fashion news director of Harper’s Bazaar and editor in chief of Seventeen, Annemarie Iverson—the outsider’s insider—knows just how to get noticed and stay on top. In Fashion is packed with her insightful tips, along with advice from leaders at Michael Kors, Bergdorf Goodman, Condé Nast, and more. Straightforward, honest, and insightful, Iverson has put together a book that will help you determine your best fashion career fit will providing a bird’s eye view into the most elite fashion companies. Along the way, you’ll learn what school may be best for you, as well as how to write a chic resume, handle the pressures of a fast-paced environment, hone your skills to make you a success in your ideal job, and more.

The most comprehensive guide available for a notoriously competitive industry, In Fashion exposes all of its seams, with plenty of details on what it’s like to work at dozens of of elite and cutting-edge companies. Whether you’re just getting started or are considering a career switch, In Fashion offers all the resources you need to land your dream job in fashion.


Fashion Design on Computers
by M. Kathleen Colussy

This book provides a series of practical skill development discussions using the computer as a design tool. Written in a style that is easy to follow, it is “down to earth” supported by a good sense of humor designed to be accessible so everyone can understand the process of using computers in fashion design. It teaches the basic concepts of CAD and then lets the student apply them. the world of design, what equipment and programs should I use?, computer lingo. common computer tools, symbols an icons,. how to manage computer data—and what kind of data, visions can become reality: using the computer to illustrate fashion & to create text for logos and hand-tags, advanced fashion designing on the computer, designing a line, sourcing—finding the right fabrics/including surfing the web and downloading, the story of color wysiwyg-not!, create or simulate knitted fabric, create or simulate woven fabric, the role of marketing the line. For designers who need to learn to design on the computer.


Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition
by Gertrude M. Yeager

Understanding the role of women in Latin American history demands a full examination of their activities in the region’s political, economic, and domestic spheres. Toward this end, historian Gertrude M. Yeager has assembled the multidisciplinary collection Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition. The essays in this volume explore the ways in which Latin American women have shaped-and have been shaped by-the traditional practices and ideologies of their cultures. The selections are arranged in two sections: Culture and the Status of Women, and Reconstructing the Past.

Android Wireless Application Development, Portable Documents
by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

The start-to-finish guide to Android application development: massively updated for the newest SDKs and developer techniques!

This book delivers all the up-to-date information, tested code, and best practices you need to create and market successful mobile apps with the latest versions of Android. Drawing on their extensive experience with mobile and wireless development, Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder cover every step: concept, design, coding, testing, packaging, and delivery. The authors introduce the Android platform, explain the principles of effective Android application design, and present today’s best practices for crafting effective user interfaces. Next, they offer detailed coverage of each key Android API, including data storage, networking, telephony, location-based services, multimedia, 3D graphics, and hardware.

Every chapter of this edition has been updated for the newest Android SDKs, tools, utilities, and hardware. All sample code has been overhauled and tested on leading devices from multiple companies, including HTC, Motorola, and ARCHOS. Many new examples have been added, including complete new applications. This new edition also adds

  • Nine new chapters covering web APIs, the Android NDK, extending application reach, managing users, data synchronization, backups, advanced user input, and more
  • Greatly expanded coverage of Android manifest files, content providers, app design, and testing
  • New coverage of hot topics like Bluetooth, gestures, voice recognition, App Widgets, live folders, live wallpapers, and global search
  • Updated 3D graphics programming coverage reflecting OpenGL ES 2.0
  • An all-new chapter on tackling cross-device compatibility issues, from designing for the smallest phones to the big new tablets hitting the market
  • Even more tips and tricks to help you design, develop, and test applications for different devices
  • A new appendix full of Eclipse tips and tricks

This book is an indispensable resource for every member of the Android development team: software developers with all levels of mobile experience, team leaders and project managers, testers and QA specialists, software architects, and even marketers.


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? Moschino
by Mariuccia Casadio, Luca Stoppini

Designed by Luca Stoppini, art director of the Italian edition of “Vogue,” this book presents the original, multicoloured, extravagant and transgressive fashion universe of Moschino using a decade of scintillating and often provocative shop windows.

From the ideal woman (Violeta, 1990; Old? New?, 1991) to the vamp (Stop the Fashion System!, 1990; Halloween, 1991); from the theme of world peace (Nobel peace prize?, 1990; No War!, 1998) to a love for animals (I_animals, 1994) and a defence of nature (Love Nature and Nature_you, 1993); from respect for the environment (Ecouture!, 1994) to the battle against AIDS (Smile!, 1992; Safe Sex, 1994) and against social, cultural and inter-racial discrimination (Nord _ Sud, 1994; Love, Peace and…Mix Appeal, 1997)…March 1989 saw the opening of Moschino’s first boutique in Via Sant’Andrea in Milan, which provided Franco Moschino with another formidable means of communication– the shop window.

The shop window was the natural continuum of the shop, but also new surroundings to be dressed, the stage for regular mise-en-scène, another chance for direct contact with the public, an ideal point of observation and a strong means of communication. It could be used to launch messages, moods and opinions, moving– as in a game of chess– the pawns of his transgressive imagery and revealing his philosophy of style in an autonomous and alternative manner.


Out
by Here Publishing

Out is a fashion, style, celebrity and opinion magazine for the modern gay man.

Store Presentation & Design No.2 INTL
by Martin M. Pegler

Here are the finest examples of in-store visual merchandising–displays that show how creative design, architecture, lighting, fixture choice, and merchandise presentation can turn selling space into sales. Store Presentation and Design No.2 illustrates exactly how store design, visual merchandising, and display have become closely interrelated, and it keeps designers abreast of the latest trends in materials, fixtures, lighting, interior design, store layout, props, and signage. The store itself is the most effective salesperson–learn to use merchandising to showcase merchandise, project the store’s image, entice the customer to buy, and create a customer’s most lasting impression. ¦

New Perfume Handbook
by N. Groom

The first edition of this unique book established itself as an unparalleled source of information on perfume. Although it is primarily aimed at perfumers and others in the perfume industry, it has also found substantial sales among a wide range of others including aromatherapists, botanists, and many others who wanted to learn more about this faceted subject. The new edition is now aimed squarely at perfumery marketing specialists and others in the industry world-wide and covers in particular the needs of publicity/advertising teams and journalists, together with sales people and consultants at the counters who like to have a wide range of information at their fingertips. Changes include: an expansion of the number of profiles of the perfume houses, and of the 50 or so new perfumes worthy of record which have been launched since the previous edition. There is also increased coverage of the essences and the plants and other material from which they are derived. Coverage of perfume containers is substantially expanded and linked to other parts of the book.

Feminine Feminists
by Giovanna Miceli Jeffries

Feminine Feminists was first published in 1994. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

What does it mean to be a woman today in Italy, a country with the lowest birthrate in the world and the heaviest maternal stereotype? Does being a feminist exclude practices of cultural femininity? What are Italian women’s cultural productions? These questions are at the center of this volume, which looks at how feminism and femininity are embedded in a broad spectrum of Italian cultural practices.

In recent years, several books have introduced the American public to Italian women’s voices. This volume goes beyond others in its range of theoretical topics and modes, considering cultural practices not only in their popular, material appearance, but also in the disciplines and forms of knowledge that order information and circumscribe behavior.The essays, all by well-known scholars in Italian studies, reflect the authors’ specific critical interests in cinema, fashion, literary texts, feminist theory, and popular culture, past and present. Some address the culture of everyday life, while others examine feminism and femininity in the context of philosophy, ethics, or national identity within a global culture. Some begin with the conviction that performing “femininity”—whether in appearance or in nurturing practices—can be culturally liberating. Others put this notion to the critical test. By situating the problem of femininity within the discussion of feminism, this volume takes on larger issues within feminist discourse. Its bold examination of the component of femininity within the context of women’s experiences offers readers rare insight into Italian women’s culture and into the multicultural possibilities of feminism.

Contributors: Beverly Allen,

Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, Renate Holub, Carol Lazzaro-Weis, Maria Marotti, Áine O’Healy, Graziella Parati, Eugenia Paulicelli, Robin Pickering-Iazzi, Maurizio Viano.

Giovanna Miceli Jeffries is a lecturer in the department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture
by Gino Moliterno

This rigorously compiled A-Z volume offers rich, readable coverage of the diverse forms of post-1945 Italian culture. With over 900 entries by international contributors, this volume is genuinely interdisciplinary in character, treating traditional political, economic, and legal concerns, with a particular emphasis on neglected areas of popular culture. Entries range from short definitions, histories or biographies to longer overviews covering themes, movements, institutions and personalities, from advertising to fascism, and Pirelli to Zeffirelli.
The Encyclopedia aims to inform and inspire both teachers and students in the following fields:
*Italian language and literature
*Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
*European Studies
*Media and Cultural Studies
*Business and Management
*Art and Design
It is extensively cross-referenced, has a thematic contents list and suggestions for further reading.

When Clothes Become Fashion
by Ingrid Loschek

When, how and why do clothes become fashion? Fashion is more than mere clothing. It is a moment of invention, a distillation of desire, a reflection of a zeitgeist. It is also a business relying on an intricate network of manufacture, marketing and retail.

Fashion is both medium and message but it does not explain itself. It requires language and images for its global mediation. It develops from the prescience of the designer and is dependent on acceptance by observers and wearers alike.

When Clothes Become Fashion explores the structures and strategies which underlie fashion innovation, how fashion is perceived and the point at which clothing is accepted or rejected as fashion. The book provides a clear theoretical framework for understanding the world of fashion – its aesthetic premises, plurality of styles, performative impulses, social qualities and economic conditions.


Primo Levi
by Ian Thomson

Primo Levi, author of Survival in Auschwitz and The Periodic Table, wrote books that have been called the essential works of humankind. Yet he lived an unremarkable existence, remaining until his death in the house in which he’d been born; managing a paint and varnish factory for thirty years; and tending his invalid mother to the last. Now, in a matchless account, Ian Thomson unravels the strands of a life as improbable as it was influential, the story of the most modest of men who became a universal touchstone of conscience and humanism.

Drawing on exclusive access to family members and previously unseen correspondence, Thomson reconstructs the world of Levi’s youth–the rhythms of Jewish life in Turin during the Mussolini years–as well as his experience in Auschwitz and difficult reintegration into postwar Italy. Thomson presents Levi in all his facets: his fondness for Louis Armstrong and fast cars, his insomnia and many near-catastrophic work accidents. Finally, he explores the controversy and isolation of Levi’s later years, along with the increasing tensions in his life–between his private anguish and gift for friendship; his severe bouts of depression and passion for life and ideas; his pervasive dread and reasoned, pragmatic ethic.

Praised in Britain as “the best sort of history” and “a model of its kind,” Primo Levi: A Life is certain to take its place as the standard biography and a necessary companion to the works themselves.


Signature Spaces
by Paolo Moschino, Philip Vergeylen, Alexandra Black

This lavishly illustrated volume explores the interior world of Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen, the talented duo behind the award-winning design studio Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Limited. Acknowledged by Architectural Digest as one of the top 100 designers in the world, Moschino and Vergeylen not only create inspiring home environments for elite clients, but also design their own line of furniture, lighting, fabrics, and accessories.

The process by which their varied sources of inspiration translate into material form is explored in detail in Signature Spaces. The book takes you on a visual journey through Moschino and Vergeylen’s world. Illustrated with hundreds of stunning photographs and drawings, the book reveals projects from all over the world, together with pictures of people and places that continue to be a source of inspiration for them on their continuous search for beauty.
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Dior by Dior
by Christian Dior

Christian Dior (1905-1957) rocketed to fame with his first collection in 1947 when the “New Look” took the world by storm. This charming and modest autobiography gives a fascinating and detailed insight into the workings of a great fashion house, while revealing the private man behind the high-profile establishment. It is also a unique portrait of classic Paris haute couture of the 1950s and offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes. Dior details his childhood in Granville, the family and friends closest to him, his most difficult years and sudden success, as well as his sources of inspiration and creative processes.

Christian Dior
by Marie France Pochna

Dior’s career, a veritable fairy tale, is set in a rich tapestry of Paris cultural life before, during, and after the war. Much of Dior’s daily inspiration emanated from the world of the intellectual and artistic elite, in which be moved with such people as Erik Satie, Francis Poulenc, Henry Sauguet, Jean Cocteau, and Raoul Dufy.
Born at the end of an era in which luxury seemed reserved only for the happy few, Dior again revolutionized the world of fashion by introducing, in the early 1950s, “ready-to-wear” in his Dior Boutique. Until then, couturiers had worked essentially if not exclusively for the very rich and famous. With his boutique, Dior brought high fashion to the world at large.
Marie-France Pochna guides us skillfully through the constellation of Paris high-fashion luminaries: Lanvin, Balenciaga, Lelong, Hermes, Givenchy, and Jacques Fath. Rivalries and gossip might have divided the fiefdoms, but absolute perfection in design and high standards of fashion united the Paris “family” of haute couture. From 1947, when the House of Dior was established on Avenue Montaigne near the Champs Elysees and burst upon the scene following its first collection, we follow the Duchess of Windsor, Olivia de Havilland, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Ingrid Bergman, and many more society celebrities and film stars – all Dior clients – to their fitting rooms.

Christian Dior and I
by Christian Dior

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Dior by Christian Dior
by Olivier Saillard

In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the house of Dior comes the first volume in a series devoted to each designer of the couture house. Dior by Christian Dior is the ultimate compendium of the most iconic designs conceived by Christian Dior. Featuring a wealth of stunning photographs by Laziz Hamani and lovingly detailed text by Muse e Galliera director Olivier Saillard, this monumental volume encompasses a curated selection of Christian Dior’s most important haute couture creations. AUTHOR: Director of the Palais Galliera in Paris since 2010, Olivier Saillard is a recognized fashion historian who has curated several innovative fashion exhibitions, including the critically acclaimed Madame Grès: Couture at Work (Musée Bourdelle, 2011), an Azzedine Alaïa retrospective (Palais Galliera, 2013), Comme des Garçons: White Drama (Les Docks, 2012), and Cristóbal Balenciaga: Fashion Collector (Les Docks, 2012). As a live performance director, he staged The Impossible Wardrobe in collaboration with British actress Tilda Swinton at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2012), then Eternity Dress (2013), and Cloakroom (2014) at the Palais Galliera. In 2015, his show Models Never Talk, featuring seven former fashion models reminiscing about their careers, was presented at the French Institute Alliance Française in New York. Most recently he curated the exhibition Louis Vuitton: Voguez, Volez, Voyagez at the Grand Palais in Paris (2016).

Dior
by Laurence Benaïm

The Dior Bar suit is one of the most influential designs in the history of fashion. On February 12, 1947, Christian Dior presented this voluminous skirt combined with a jacket featuring a tiny waist, a pronounced bust, and enhanced hips in his first collection in the salons of 30 Avenue Montaigne. After the show, the editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Carmel Snow, exclaimed: “It’s quite a revolution, dear Christian! Your dresses have such a new look!” The phrase made headlines.
Dior’s New Look transformed the zeitgeist of a postwar France and heralded a storied career for his label. The New Look was an immediate sensation, and everyone wanted to wear the silhouette that Dior was later to describe as “the return to an ideal of civilized happiness.” Almost seven decades after its creation, the New Look revolution and its spirit continue to inspire the House of Dior.

Published to accompany the Dior: The New Look Revolution exhibition at the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, France, this stunning volume presents a rare collection of images that illustrate the Bar suit, from the initial sketches drawn by Christian Dior to the sartorial perfection of the completed outfit, as well as the many versions it has inspired. From Yves Saint Laurent to Raf Simons, season after season, the designers of Dior have interpreted the legendary curves of the Bar suit, dreaming up bustier versions, designing it in woolen denim, or adorning it with masculine prints. With exquisite photography and insightful text surveying over sixty years of Dior’s sublime reinvention, this book is a must-have for followers and students of fashion.


The Little Dictionary of Fashion
by Christian Dior

This is the bestselling fashion classic now available in cloth-bound special edition. Illustrated with delightful photographs and drawings, this beautiful book is the perfect gift for both the style-conscious and the desperately in need! Christian Dior reveals the secrets of style in his indispensable guide that covers everything from what to wear to a wedding and how to tie a scarf to how to walk with grace.

Dior
by Murielle Teodori

An elegant volume that explores Dior’s long history of creativity, beauty, and success through a celebration of one of our most profound emotions.

“Women, with their ever-sharp instincts, understood that I not only wanted to make them more beautiful, but happier too.” –Christian Dior

Since 1947, through its haute couture and fragrance collections, the House of Dior has enhanced the lives of women by bringing them moments of resplendent beauty. On the radiant faces of Dior’s models and muses, and through the exuberance of its creative studios and runway shows, joy shines like a bouquet of fireworks and luminous smiles. Through this emblematic selection of iconic illustrations and behind-the-scenes images from fashion shows and workshops, this beautifully crafted volume traces Dior’s recurring themes of creativity, the inspiration of nature, friendship, and success. Drawing from Dior’s own archives and from those of fashion’s greatest photographers, the book presents privileged moments graced by the women and men of Dior who express the house’s eternal joie de vivre.

An inspiring text drawing from literature, philosophy, and Dior’s creative history, celebrates the many facets of an exalted state of being, providing the unique perspective that resides at the heart of this beautiful book.


Dior
by Marie-France Pochna

Postwar Paris seemed at last to have its lights turned on again in February, 1947 when the mild-mannered, forty-two-year-old Christian Dior (1905-1957) presented his first collection to a Europe still cold, dark, hungry, and threatened with Soviet invasion. As his models came down the runway-their waists cinched, their busts neatly pointed above bone-stiffened bodices, their calf-length skirts full and flaring, their heads fetchingly coiffed in ‘coolie’ hats-they seemed to sweep the air clean of defeat and depression. Dior, born into a middle-class Norman family, had abandoned studies in political science first to study music and then to run an art gallery. When the latter failed he turned to his talent for fashion sketches and began selling to the Paris newspapers. In 1938 Dior joined the fashion house of Robert Piguet and in 1940 that of Lucien Lelong, where he worked until the cotton magnate Marcel Boussae staked him to his own house and the historic collection of 1947. Over the next decade Dior introduced such landmark features as mink stolls, two-strand pearl chokers, cart-wheel hats, barrel coats, the A-line and the chemise or sack dress. But it was his elegant silhouette and sculptured structures that influenced a generation of women and designers. Dior was the first French couture house to establish its own company on New York’s Seventh Avenue and cater directly to the American market. This beautifully illustrated book brings alive a great adventure, a period of dazzling rebirth led by Christian Dior, the modest, unassuming genius.

Dior
by Farid Chenoune

2007 marks the sixtieth anniversary of Christian Dior’s revolutionary ‘New Look’. This sumptuous volume charts the fashion house’s history since that groundbreaking collection, with original photography and perceptive texts that track the output of each of the iconic company’s couturiers, from Christian Dior himself through Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan and Gianfranco Ferré to John Galliano. The book is enlivened throughout by press reviews and photographs of such celebrity models as Bettina, Suzy Parker and Kate Moss, each immortalized in Dior by the top fashion photographers of the time, from Richard Avedon to Nick Knight.

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Gucci
by Stefano Tonchi

An unprecedented publication showcasing Gucci as never before, including thought-provoking essays, commentaries, and authoritative anecdotes along with previously unpublished contemporary and archival photographs. Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Gucci Museum in Florence, Gucci is the ultimate celebration of the world-renowned fashion house. Told through a loose grouping of words, concepts, shapes, and moods, the book tells its story through new conceptual forms and the free links between images, symbols, and objects. Edited by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, with essays and inserts by contributors including Katie Grand, Peter Arnell, Rula Jebreal, Christopher Breward and Stefano Micelli, Gucci: The Making Of is a dynamic record of a much-coveted brand that will be a must this season for anyone with a love of fashion and an interest in contemporary culture. This comprehensive volume showcases the genius of the fashion house through an exclusive lens with inside looks into the inspirations behind the design.
This gorgeous book designed by Arnell offers an in-depth look into Gucci’s origins, identity, influence, and innovation, including fabrication methods and appropriation of signature materials, past and present, and its influence among high society and Hollywood. The book is a heartfelt and personalized tribute to the heritage and influence of this iconic, multifaceted brand.
In recognition of its ongoing partnership with UNICEF and the release of this luxury edition, Gucci will make a donation of US $250,000 to support UNICEF’s Schools for Africa initiative.

In the Name of Gucci
by Patricia Gucci

The gripping family dramaand never-before-told love storysurrounding the rise and fall of the late Aldo Gucci, the man responsible for making the legendary fashion label the powerhouse it is today, as told by his daughter.
 
Patricia Gucci was born a secret: the lovechild whose birth could have spelled ruination for her father, Aldo Gucci. It was the early 1960s, the halcyon days for Guccithe must-have brand of Hollywood and royaltybut also a time when having a child out of wedlock was illegal in Italy. Aldo couldn’t afford a public scandal, nor could he resist his feelings for Patricia’s mother, Bruna, the paramour he met when she worked in the first Gucci store in Rome. To avoid controversy, he sent Bruna to London after she became pregnant, and then discretely whisked her back to Rome with her newborn hidden from the Italian authorities, the media, and the Gucci family.  
 
In the Name of Gucci charts the untold love story of Patricia’s parents, relying on the author’s own memories, a collection of love letters and interviews with her mother, as well as an archive of previously unseen photos. She interweaves her parents’ tempestuous narrative with that of her own relationship with her father—from an isolated little girl who lived in the shadows for the best part of a decade through her rise as Gucci’s spokesperson and Aldo’s youngest protégé, to the moment when Aldo’s three sons were shunned after betraying him in a notorious coup and Patricia—once considered a guilty secret—was made his sole universal heir. It is an epic tale of love and loss, treason and loyalty, sweeping across Italy, England and America during the most tumultuous period of Gucci’s sixty years as a family business.

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane
by Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“As wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself. ” —Complex
“A cautionary tale that ends in triumph.” —GQ
“A revelation and a welcome addition to hip-hop’s literary legacy.” —All Hip Hop

The highly anticipated memoir from Gucci Mane, “one of hip-hop’s most prolific and admired artists” (The New York Times).

For the first time Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words. It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth. Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive—a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past.

Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game. His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second. His influential mixtapes and street anthems pioneered the sound of trap music. He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers: Migos, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made-It, Metro Boomin.

Yet every success was followed by setback. Too often, his erratic behavior threatened to end it all. Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, drug addiction. But Gucci Mane has changed, and he’s decided to tell his story.

In his extraordinary autobiography, the legend takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past—years behind bars, the murder charge, drug addiction, career highs and lows—the making of a trap god. It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music.

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is a blunt and candid account—an instant classic.


Gucci
by Paola Trimarco

Gucci is famous for beautiful and expensive clothes and accessories. The business started with one small store in Italy, today there are Gucci stores all over the world.
Gucci made Italian design and fashion famous all over the world. A fascinating look at the Gucci family and their famous company.

Showdown at Gucci Gulch
by Alan Murray

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was the single most sweeping change in the history of America’s income tax. It was also the best political and economic story of its time. Here, in the anecdotal style of The Making of the President, two Wall Street Journal reporters provide the first complete picture of how this tax revolution went from an improbable dream to a widely hailed reality.

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by Readtrepreneur Publishing

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The long anticipated memoirs of one of today’s most controversial public figures. The “inspirational guide to self-improvement,” as The New York Times comments on Gucci Mane’s autobiography when describing the life of one of the most popular hip-hop artists today.
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“If you keep lookin’ back, you gon’ trip going forward.” – Gucci Mane

For the first time, Gucci Mane tells the intriguing story of his childhood, rise to fame, legal troubles and his comeback to the spotlight. Several times in his life he was close to self- destructing, but his last encounter with the law made him start fresh and change his life around. This book describes one of the greatest comebacks in the history of music. According to Complex, this book is “as wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself.” See it for yourself.

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The Autobiography of Gucci Mane
by Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“As wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself. ” —Complex
“A cautionary tale that ends in triumph.” —GQ
“A revelation and a welcome addition to hip-hop’s literary legacy.” —All Hip Hop

The highly anticipated memoir from Gucci Mane, “one of hip-hop’s most prolific and admired artists” (The New York Times).

For the first time Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words. It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth. Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive—a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past.

Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game. His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second. His influential mixtapes and street anthems pioneered the sound of trap music. He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers: Migos, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made-It, Metro Boomin.

Yet every success was followed by setback. Too often, his erratic behavior threatened to end it all. Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, drug addiction. But Gucci Mane has changed, and he’s decided to tell his story.

In his extraordinary autobiography, the legend takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past—years behind bars, the murder charge, drug addiction, career highs and lows—the making of a trap god. It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music.

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is a blunt and candid account—an instant classic.


Gucci Gucci Coo
by Sue Margolis

The acclaimed author of Original Cyn finds fertile ground for her wicked wit in this ferociously funny new novel about babies, sex, celebrity…and daring to date a gynecologist.

Ruby (still single at thirty-two) Silverman has made a name for herself at Les Sprogs, her exclusive baby boutique where trust-fund mothers swaddle their infants in the hottest designer wear. But all those bumps and babes can’t prepare Ruby for the bombshell her fifty-year-old mother drops on her: Ruby’s about to get…a baby brother or sister!

When Ruby recovers from the shock of her mother’s pregnancy, she can’t help but question her own baby-making future. Is catering to celebrity moms and cooing over her friends’ kids all she has to look forward to? Sam Epstien would passionately disagree. He’s the gorgeous Jewish gynecologist who has set his amorous sights on her. Soon they’re seriously involved, and life seems to be looking up for Ruby. Until she stumbles upon a shady baby-brokering business that could erupt into a major scandal, derail her career, and maybe even force her to toss the supposedly perfect man out with the bathwater.


Gucci Girls
by Jasmine Oliver

Meet this season’s hottest fashion First Years:

Marina idolizes Marilyn Monroe. A blonde bombshell herself, the guys all want Marina. But she wants the one she can’t have. When not writing on her fashion blog, she’s designing vintage-inspired pieces.

Frankie‘s dark hair and long legs make her look like she just stepped off a runway. Oblivious to her looks, her true passion is designing funky jewelry.

Sinead‘s edgy style incorporates looks from every designer, thanks to her mom’s connections. Of course, that comes with a price: Sinead’s mother owns the flat the girls live in. And now, she wants to sell it….

Fashion school brought them together.

All the drama has made them inseparable.


Guilty Gucci
by Ashley Antoinette

The Red Bottom Bandits may be the world’s most fashion-forward gang of masked outlaws. They’re the talk of D.C. for their daring robberies and fly gear. And their latest caper is penned by Ashley Antoinette (of Ashley & JaQuavis) at her sultry, streetwise best.

When the innocent, naïve Gucci recognizes ringleader Sunny Raegan during a holdup, that’s her “in” with the Bandits. Knowing she’s got a lot more beauty than brains, Gucci sees the gang as her meal ticket. More likely, they’ll be her ticket to the morgue!

The Bandits may be lawless, but they play by a few simple rules: Get in and get out. . .shoot first and ask questions later. . .never leave without the money. . .and innocent people don’t get hurt. But it’s only a matter of time before all these rules get broken—and that’s when Gucci gets caught!

If there’s one thing a girl needs, it’s a little help from her friends. But her “friends” have skipped town without giving her a second thought. And Sunny is distracted by her new baby and her violent ex-lover. So Gucci’s on her own. She’s on trial for her life, and she must decide whether to snitch on the girls—or take the fall all by herself. Whichever she chooses, it may be her death sentence.


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Vogue on Hubert de Givenchy
by Drusilla Beyfus

The fashion aesthetic of handsome, aristocratic Hubert de Givenchy combined the traditions of haute couture—creative, luxurious, and perfectionist—with a modern entrepreneurial sensibility. In a career spanning 40 years, he created the most glamorous of evening dresses, developed the influential “sack” dress, and produced debonair daytime suits that have never gone out of fashion. He also famously defined the sartorial image of Audrey Hepburn—both onscreen and off—designing the little black dress for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Created by the editors of British Vogue, Vogue on Hubert de Givenchy features biography and history studded with more than 80 images from their unique archive of images taken by leading photographers such as Irving Penn, Patrick Demarchelier, and Cecil Beaton.

The Givenchy Code
by Julie Kenner

A mind-bending code spawned from the mind of a madman… or maybe just a jealous ex. A desperate race through the cathedrals and hotels of New York City… with a teeny bit of time for shopping, it’s true. An astonishing truth concealed for years, unveiled at last… with more than a little help from a supercute new guy. As if a recent breakup, scrounging for rent money, and lusting after designer shoes weren’t enough to make graduate student Melanie Prescott’s life challenging, suddenly she’s practically living The Da Vinci Code. A mysterious stranger is sending obscure codes and clues her way and she soon discovers she has to solve them in order to stay alive. With stakes like that, her dissertation on ‘the derivation and primary characteristics of codes and ciphers used by prevailing nations during wartime’ is looking a little less important than it was yesterday. Right now she’s just worrying about living to see tomorrow. The only bright spot in the whole freakish nightmare is Matthew Stryker, the six-foot tall, dark, and handsome stranger who’s determined to protect her. Well, that and the millions of dollars that will be her reward if she survives this deadly game. And she’d better survive. Because that’s a heck of a lot of money to be able to spend on shoes and handbags and sunglasses and dresses, and, well, it’s hard to be fashionable when you’re dead.

Givenchy Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney

Hubert de Givenchy designed exclusive fashions for a clientele that included princesses, heiresses, and movie stars. Audrey Hepburn, Givenchy’s most ardent patron, sported his haute couture creations both off screen and on. These three paper dolls model 30 of the designer’s elegant dresses, suits, gowns, and other garments from the 1950s–80s. Famous movie costumes include the "little black dresses" from Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Audrey and Givenchy
by Cindy De La Hoz

Audrey and Givenchy is a stunning showcase of the most influential teaming of star and designer in fashion history: Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy.


Legendary screen star Aubrey Hepburn and designer Hubert de Givenchy were a brilliant meeting of fashion-forward minds. Over the course of their forty-year friendship and professional partnership, both became fashion icons whose collaborations influenced trends for generations to come — the words “Audrey style” still conjure images of ballet flats, little black dresses, bateau necklines, capri pants, and countless stunning fashions.


With gorgeous photography throughout, Audrey and Givenchy is a celebration of the duo’s collaborations both onscreen and off, featuring fashion profiles on such classic films as Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade, How to Steal a Million, and Funny Face, as well as their greatest off-screen fashion hits for awards shows and events.



Givenchy in the Great War
by Phil Tomaselli

The village of Givenchy-lès-la-Bassée sits on a small rise in the Pas de Calais Department in northern France. One hundred years ago it was overtaken by the First World War. The fighting there was intense – eleven Victoria Crosses were won in this tiny locality between 1914 and 1918. Phil Tomaselli’s in-depth account shows what happened at Givenchy when it became a battlefield, and the story here was repeated in the other villages and towns on the Western Front. Givenchy’s key position made it the target for crushing bombardments, infantry assaults and subterranean warfare. The landscape was pulverized by shellfire, the ground beneath was honeycombed with tunnels. Mining operations, shelling, sniping and trench raids took place around the remains of the village even when this stretch of the front line was relatively quiet. The grueling struggle of attrition that characterized the fighting on the Western Front continued here throughout the war. Phil Tomaselli’s gripping narrative makes extensive use of war diary extracts, personal stories, official and unofficial histories.

For Audrey With Love
by Philip Hopman

When two young rising stars—Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn—cross paths for the first time—it’s magic . . . literally, the perfect fit!

All the famous ladies want a Givenchy dress—actresses, opera singers, princesses and the wife of a president. When Audrey Hepburn has to figure what to wear for her next movie, she approaches Givenchy, but he’s too busy to design something just for her. When encourages her to try on clothing from within his collection, they’re both stunned by what they discover.

Philip Hopman brings us a stylish and compelling picture book about fashion and friendship that fits like a glove!


Hubert de Givenchy
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Published on the occasion of the first major retrospective of the work of the great French fashion designer, this volume celebrates a key twentieth-century creator and a living legend in the history of haute couture. The exhibition, devised by Hubert de Givenchy himself and curated by Eloy Martínez de la Pera, provides an exceptional survey of the couturier’s creations over nearly half a century, from the opening of the Maison Givenchy in Paris in 1952 to his professional retirement in 1995. A hundred or so of his finest pieces selected from museums and private collections all over the world, many of them never previously shown, establish a dialogue in the Museum’s galleries with a group of works belonging to the Thyssen-Bornemisza collections.
Hubert de Givenchy(born 1927) was born to an aristocratic family in Beauvais, France. After completing his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts, Givenchy worked for several fashion designers, including the avant-garde Elsa Schiaparelli. In 1952 he opened his own fashion house, his style markedly innovative compared to the conservatism of his contemporaries. He was, at age 25, the youngest couturier of the Parisian fashion scene. Thanks to his elegant, feminine designs, the Givenchy brand soon became synonymous with Parisian chic, and the designer is known for dressing celebrity icons such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

The Influence of Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy on American Fashion, 1952-1965
by Kate Elizabeth Smith

This thesis investigated the influence of Audrey Hepburn and her collaboration with Hubert de Givenchy on fashionable dress between 1952-1965. A content analysis of high fashion, general women’s periodicals and one clothing catalog was conducted using selected styles/garments featured in popular Audrey Hepburn movies to see if these styles emerged just after the movies were released.

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Design as Politics
by Tony Fry

Design as Politics confronts the inadequacy of contemporary politics to deal with unsustainability. Current ‘solutions’ to unsustainability are analysed as utterly insufficient for dealing with the problems but, further than this, the book questions the very ability of democracy to deliver a sustainable future.

Design as Politics argues that finding solutions to this problem, of which climate change is only one part, demands original and radical thinking. Rather than reverting to failed political ideologies, the book proposes a post-democratic politics. In this, Design occupies a major role, not as it is but as it could be if transformed into a powerful agent of change, a force to create and extend freedom. The book does no less than position Design as a vital form of political action.


Lethal Misconduct
by C. G. Cooper

A ray of hope for millions… Powerful forces move to stop it… A Marine and his team play for keeps…

A cure has been found for one of the world’s deadliest diseases, but unseen forces want to keep the medical miracle from seeing the light of day. Can former Marine Cal Stokes and his new presidential-sanctioned team track down the cure, save its inventor AND take out the those trying to maintain the status quo?


Fragile by Design
by Charles W. Calomiris, Stephen H. Haber

Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries—but not in others? The United States has had twelve systemic banking crises since 1840, while Canada has had none. The banking systems of Mexico and Brazil have not only been crisis prone but have provided miniscule amounts of credit to business enterprises and households.

Analyzing the political and banking history of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil through several centuries, Fragile by Design demonstrates that chronic banking crises and scarce credit are not accidents. Calomiris and Haber combine political history and economics to examine how coalitions of politicians, bankers, and other interest groups form, why they endure, and how they generate policies that determine who gets to be a banker, who has access to credit, and who pays for bank bailouts and rescues.

Fragile by Design is a revealing exploration of the ways that politics inevitably intrudes into bank regulation.


Cover
by Peter Mendelsund

Peter Mendelsund has enjoyed years as a much-sought-after book cover designer and art director. Among the many recognizable jackets he has created are those for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; collections of the works of Joyce, Kafka, Dostoevsky, de Beauvoir, and Foucault; the contemporary works of Martin Amis, Tom McCarthy, Ben Marcus, Jo Nesbø, and James Gleick; and many more. All have greatly benefitted from the care and touch Mendelsund gave them.

Cover abounds with Mendelsund’s completed book jackets along with ephemera from his previously unseen creative method, including jacket sketches, interior art and editorial illustrations, and scores of rejected drafts. These images are punctuated by Mendelsund’s reflections on his work and his process, as well as by texts from writers with whom he has worked and designed for.

Cover is a compendium of beautiful design and a beautiful design object itself; a profile and celebration of one of the publishing world’s most talented and prolific contemporary creators, and a brilliant showcase of his deft touch for balanced and innovative design.


The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes

Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize

By an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, The Sense of an Ending extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with the best-selling Arthur & George and continued with Nothing to Be Frightened Of and, most recently, Pulse.
 
This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he’d left all this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider a variety of things he thought he’d understood all along, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.
 
A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single sitting, with stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophistication, The Sense of an Ending is a brilliant new chapter in Julian Barnes’s oeuvre.

Contest
by Matthew Reilly

The New York State Library looms as a silent sanctuary of knowledge: a hundred-year-old labyrinth of towering bookcases, narrow aisles, and spiral staircases. But for Dr Stephen Swain and his eight-year-old daughter Holly it is a place of nightmare. Because, for just one night, this historic building is to become the venue for a horrifying contest, a contest in which Swain must compete, whether he likes it or not.

The rules of the challenge are simple: seven contestants will enter, but only one will leave. With his daughter in his arms, Stephen Swain is plunged into a terrifying fight for survival. The stakes are high, the odds are brutal. He can choose to run, to hide, or to fight – but if he wants to live, he needs to win. For, in this particular contest, unless you leave as victor, you do not leave at all.


The Politics of Design
by Ruben Pater

Many designs that appear in today’s society will circulate and encounter audiences of many different cultures and languages. With communication comes responsibility; are designers aware of the meaning and impact of their work? An image or symbol that is acceptable in one culture can be offensive or even harmful in the next. A typeface or colour in a design might appear to be neutral, but its meaning is always culturally dependent. If designers learn to be aware of global cultural contexts, we can avoid stereotyping and help improve mutual understanding between people.

Politics of Design is a collection of visual examples from around the world. Using ideas from anthropology and sociology, it creates surprising and educational insight in contemporary visual communication. The examples relate to the daily practice of both online and offline visual communication: typography, images, colour, symbols, and information.

Politics of Design shows the importance of visual literacy when communicating beyond borders and cultures. It explores the cultural meaning behind the symbols, maps, photography, typography, and colours that are used every day. It is a practical guide for design and communication professionals and students to create more effective and responsible visual communication.


Design for Policy
by Christian Bason

Design for Policy is the first publication to chart the emergence of collaborative design approaches to innovation in public policy. Drawing on contributions from a range of the world’s leading academics, design practitioners and public managers, it provides a rich, detailed analysis of design as a tool for addressing public problems and capturing opportunities for achieving better and more efficient societal outcomes. In his introduction, Christian Bason suggests that design may offer a fundamental reinvention of the art and craft of policy making for the twenty-first century. From challenging current problem spaces to driving the creative quest for new solutions and shaping the physical and virtual artefacts of policy implementation, design holds a significant yet largely unexplored potential. The book is structured in three main sections, covering the global context of the rise of design for policy, in-depth case studies of the application of design to policy making, and a guide to concrete design tools for policy intent, insight, ideation and implementation. The summary chapter lays out a future agenda for design in government, suggesting how to position design more firmly on the public policy stage. Design for Policy is intended as a resource for leaders and scholars in government departments, public service organizations and institutions, schools of design and public management, think tanks and consultancies that wish to understand and use design as a tool for public sector reform and innovation.

Citizen Designer
by Steven Heller, Veronique Vienne

What does it mean to be a designer in today’s corporate-driven, overbranded global consumer culture? Citizen Designerattempts to answer this question with more than 70 debate-stirring essays and interviews espousing viewpoints ranging from the cultural and the political to the professional and the social. Edited by two prominent advocates of socially responsible design, this innovative reference responds to the tough questions today’s designers continue to ask themselves: How can a designer affect social or political change? Can design become more than just a service to clients? At what point does a designer have to take responsibility for the client’s actions? When should a designer take a stand? Readers will find dozens of captivating insights and opinions on such important issues as reality branding; game design and school violence; advertising and exploitation; design as an environmental driving force; and much more. This candid guide encourages designers to carefully research their clients; become alert about corporate, political, and social developments; and design responsible products.• Features an enticing mix of opinions in an appealing format that juxtaposes essays, interviews, and countless illustrations of “design citizenship”• Includes insights on such contemporary topics as advertising of harmful products, branding to minors, and violence and game design

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don’t aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.


Feed
by M. T. Anderson

Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains.

For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon – a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now.