Harper's Bazaar. 100 Years of the American Female ...

Author: Jane Trahey
Publisher: New York : Random House
Category: Fashion
Page: 307
View: 4535
"The sumptuous, the expensive, the precious, the moneyed, the luxe, the tasteful, the opulent and the amusing woman from Bazaar"--Jacket.

Bessie Potter Vonnoh

Sculptor of Women
Author: Julie Aronson,Janis C. Conner
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821418009
Category: Art
Page: 287
View: 7237
In the Gilded Age, when most sculptors aspired to produce monu ments, Bessie Potter Vonnoh (1872–1955) made significant contributions to small bronze sculpture and garden statuary designed for the embellishment of the home. Her work commanded admiration for her fluid and suggestive modeling, graceful lines, and sculptural form. In 1904 Bessie Potter Vonnoh won the gold medal for sculpture at the St. Louis World’s Fair for bronzes of contemporary American women and children that delighted all who saw them. Although Vonnoh’s work is represented today in museums throughout the United States, Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women provides for the first time an intimate and engaging encounter with one of the most widely respected sculptors of her day. Julie Aronson explores how, by concentrating on sculpture for domestic settings that expertly combined naturalism with elegance, Vonnoh negotiated a male-dominated field to create a pathway to professional success and made high-quality sculpture accessible to a wider audience. In an essay that examines Vonnoh’s relationship with her foundries and scrutinizes bronze castings, Janis Conner demystifies baffling issues of authenticity and quality in turn-of-the-century bronzes. This copiously illustrated book, indispensable for all sculpture enthusiasts, accompanies the first exhibition since 1930 dedicated to the art of Bessie Potter Vonnoh.

Harper's Bazaar: 150 Years

The Greatest Moments
Author: Glenda Bailey
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683350073
Category: Photography
Page: 400
View: 2517
America’s first fashion magazine, Harper’s Bazaar has showcased the visions of legendary editors, photographers, and stylists and featured the works of noted writers since 1867. From its beginnings as a broadsheet aimed at the rising leisure class, the publication has since transformed into a magazine devoted to examining the lives of women through the lens of fashion. In celebration of the magazine’s 150th anniversary in 2017, Harper’s Bazaar: 150 Years captures the greats who have shaped the magazine over these decades. Harper’s Bazaar: 150 Years includes the most iconic pieces of work from the magazine's archive: more than 150 photographs and covers and 50 text excerpts, including articles, poems, and works of fiction. Organized chronologically, the selections showcase the breadth of creativity and artistry that has been published in the pages of the magazine for more than a century and prove that Harper’s Bazaar is more than just a fashion magazine.

The Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising

Author: John McDonough,Karen Egolf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135949069
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 2000
View: 6046
For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the The "Advertising Age" Encyclopedia of Advertising website. Featuring nearly 600 extensively illustrated entries, The Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising provides detailed historic surveys of the world's leading agencies and major advertisers, as well as brand and market histories; it also profiles the influential men and women in advertising, overviews advertising in the major countries of the world, covers important issues affecting the field, and discusses the key aspects of methodology, practice, strategy, and theory. Also includes a color insert.

Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar, 1867-1898

Author: Stella Blum
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132080
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 320
View: 8535
Day costumes, evening wear, sports clothes, shoes, hats, other accessories in over 1,000 detailed engravings. Very thorough identification of styles, materials, colors by editor. "An endlessly entertaining book." — Theatre Design and Technology.

Publishing the Family

Author: June Howard
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822327714
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 2561
Publishing the Family is June Howard's companion study of the serial novel The Whole Family. Howard uses this unique project it as a lens through which to examine turn-of-the-century American publishing, gender relations, narrative forms, and ideas of the individual, the family, and the public and intimate spheres. Above all, she shows the great extent to which authorship is an effort thoroughly entwined with the cultural and commercial processes of its specific time and milieu. In addition to describing the origins of The Whole Family and details of its creation, Howard examines the history, immense cultural cachet, and subsequent fate of the novel's publishing house, Harper Brothers. Turn-of-the-century American ideas and anxieties about the family are a focus as well, as Howard reveals the cultural context within which the authors of The Whole Family worked to create their fictional family. She also discusses the era's concept of the "New Woman" and how this idea was incorporated into the novel, the different ways scholars have approached the concept of sentimentality, and the commercial context of The Whole Family, describing how individual contributors related to the market and how they translated their ideas regarding the intersection of art and commerce into fictional prose.

Nineteenth-Century Radical Traditions

Author: Joseph Bristow,Josephine McDonagh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137597062
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 243
View: 653
This book takes a fresh look at the progressive interventions of writers in the nineteenth century. From Cobbett to Dickens and George Eliot, and including a host of lesser known figures – popular novelists, poets, journalists, political activists – writers shared a commitment to exploring the potential of literature as a medium in which to imagine new and better worlds. The essays in this volume ask how we should understand these interventions and what are their legacies in the twentieth and twenty first centuries? Inspired by the work of the radical literary scholar, the late Sally Ledger, this volume provides a commentary on the political traditions that underpin the literature of this complex period, and examines the interpretive methods that are needed to understand them. This timely book contributes to our appreciation of the radical traditions that underpin our literary past.

Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe [4 volumes]

American Fashion from Head to Toe
Author: José Blanco F.,Patricia Kay Hunt-Hurst,Heather Vaughan Lee,Mary Doering
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693108
Category: History
Page: 1786
View: 4396
This unique four-volume encyclopedia examines the historical significance of fashion trends, revealing the social and cultural connections of clothing from the precolonial times to the present day. • Covers the fashions of all economic levels of Americans from the indigent to the very wealthy, from T-shirts to architecturally sculptured gowns and suits • Includes hundreds of illustrations, sidebars, and primary documents to illuminate important areas of interest and encourage active learning • Addresses topics such as the formal wear of the Belle Epoque era, hairstyles of the Empire Revival, haute couture, and the evolution of clothes for teenagers • Presents four full-color photographic essays of clothing styles throughout American history

Fashion and Costume in American Popular Culture

A Reference Guide
Author: Valerie Burnham Oliver
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313294129
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 279
View: 3306
Provides a convenient and unique look at fashion and costume literature and how it has developed historically. Discusses subjects from jeans to wedding dresses.

Diana Vreeland: the Modern Woman

The Bazaar Years, 1936-1962
Author: Alexander Vreeland
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847846083
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 5685
The first Vreeland book to focus on her three decades at Harper's Bazaar, where the legendary editor honed her singular take on fashion. In 1936, Harper's Bazaar editor in chief Carmel Snow made a decision that changed fashion forever when she invited a stylish London transplant named Diana Vreeland to join her magazine. Vreeland created "Why Don't You?"--an illustrated column of irreverent advice for chic living. Soon she was named the magazine's fashion editor--a position that Richard Avedon later famously credited Vreeland with inventing. The troika of Snow, legendary art director Alexey Brodovitch, and Vreeland formed a creative collaboration that continued Harper's Bazaar's dominance as America's leading fashion magazine. As World War II changed women's role in society, Vreeland's love for fashion and endless imagination provided exciting, modern imagery for this new paradigm. This book covers Vreeland's three-decade tenure at Bazaar, revealing how Vreeland reshaped the role of the fashion editor by introducing styling, creative direction, and visual storytelling. Her innovative perspective and creative working relationships with photographers such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Lillian Bassman, and Hoyningen-Huene brought the American woman into a modern world. Through more than 300 images from the magazine, this book shows how Vreeland's work not only influenced her readership, but also forged the path for modern fashion storytelling that endures today.

The Subway Girls

A Novel
Author: Susie Orman Schnall
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250169763
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 7688
From the author of The Balance Project comes a dual-timeline narrative featuring a 1949 Miss Subways contestant and a modern-day advertising executive whose careers and lives intersect. "Schnall has written a book that is smart and timely...Feels perfect for fans of Beatriz Williams and Liza Klaussmann." —Taylor Jenkins Reid, acclaimed author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo "A fast-paced, clever novel filled with romantic possibilities, high-stakes decisions, and harsh realities. Perfect for fans of Fiona Davis’s The Dollhouse, this engrossing tale highlights the role that ambition, sexism, and true love will forever play in women’s lives." —Amy Poeppel, author of Small Admissions In 1949, dutiful and ambitious Charlotte's dream of a career in advertising is shattered when her father demands she help out with the family business. Meanwhile, Charlotte is swept into the glamorous world of the Miss Subways beauty contest, which promises irresistible opportunities with its Park Avenue luster and local fame status. But when her new friend—the intriguing and gorgeous fellow-participant Rose—does something unforgivable, Charlotte must make a heart-wrenching decision that will change the lives of those around her forever. Nearly 70 years later, outspoken advertising executive Olivia is pitching the NYC subways account in a last ditch effort to save her job at an advertising agency. When the charismatic boss she’s secretly in love with pits her against her misogynistic nemesis, Olivia’s urgent search for the winning strategy leads her to the historic Miss Subways campaign. As the pitch date closes in on her, Olivia finds herself dealing with a broken heart, an unlikely new love interest, and an unexpected personal connection to Miss Subways that could save her job—and her future. The Subway Girls is the charming story of two strong women, a generation apart, who find themselves up against the same eternal struggle to find an impossible balance between love, happiness, and ambition.


Author: Diana Vreeland
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780306812637
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 216
View: 627
The originator of both the Twiggy phenomenon and such eminently quotable fashion proverbs as 'Pink is the navy blue of India'. Diana Vreeland reigned as queen of the fashion world over fifty years. As fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor in chief of Vogue, she was obsessed with fashion high and low and used the pages of the magazine to bring her love of the bizarre and the absurd to her audience. She also created dozens of famous exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's costume Institute. In this glittering autobiography we see 'D.V.' giving Jack Nicholson a black plaster in the lobby of a London restaurant, asserting that all her plump friends had gotten 'champagne chins', and being feted by Coco Chanel in her Paris home. She tells tales of the Prince Wales and Clark Gables, Jackei O. and Buffalo Bill.

Just Like Us

The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America
Author: Helen Thorpe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416538984
Category: Social Science
Page: 387
View: 5820
"Just Like Us" offers a powerful account of four young Mexican women coming of age in Denver--two of whom have legal documentation, two of whom who don't--and the challenges they face as they attempt to pursue the American dream.

Harper s Bazaar: Models

Author: Derek Blasberg
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781419717864
Category: Photography
Page: 320
View: 4741
The pages of Harper's Bazaar have been a stage for fashion's biggest supermodels for generations and remain so today.

Every Day Icon

Michelle Obama and the Power of Style
Author: Kate Betts
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
ISBN: 0307591433
Category: Photography
Page: 242
View: 5412
Evaluates the First Lady's emergence as a style icon and her growing influence on a changing American understanding of etiquette and femininity, in an illustrated account that also tours the cultural contributions of previous First Ladies. 60,000 first printing.

Empress of Fashion

A Life of Diana Vreeland
Author: Amanda Mackenzie Stuart
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062098020
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
View: 706
Diane von Furstenberg once called Diana Vreeland a "beacon of fashion for the twentieth century." Now, in this definitive biography by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, is the story of the iconic fashion editor as you've never seen her before. From her career at the helms of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, to her reign as consultant to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vreeland had an enormous impact on the fashion world and left a legacy so enduring that must-have style guides still quote her often wild and always relevant fashion pronouncements. With access to Vreeland's personal material and photographs, critically acclaimed biographer Amanda Mackenzie Stuart has written the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at Diana Vreeland and her world—a jet-setting social scene that included Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Lauren Bacall, Penelope Tree, Lauren Hutton, Andy Warhol, Mick and Bianca Jagger, and the Kennedys. Filled with gorgeous color photographs of her work, Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland is an elegant and fascinating account of one of the most revered tastemakers of the 20th century.

My Life on the Road

Author: Gloria Steinem
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780749198
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 4448
Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, as a journalist, organizer, activist, and speaker. In vivid stories that span an entire career, Steinem writes about her time on the campaign trail, from Bobby Kennedy to Hillary Clinton; her early exposure to social activism in India; organizing ground-up movements in America; the taxi drivers who were "vectors of modern myths" and the airline stewardesses who embraced feminism; and the infinite contrasts, the "surrealism in everyday life" that Steinem encountered as she travelled back and forth across the country. With the unique perspective of one of the greatest feminist icons of the 20th and 21st centuries, here is an inspiring, profound, enlightening memoir of one woman's life-long journey.

Diana Vreeland Bazaar Years

Including 100 Audacious Why Don't Yous...?
Author: John Esten
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789306272
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 79
View: 7901
"Why Don't You . . . tie black tulle bows on your wrists? have a yellow satin bed entirely quilted in butterflies? remember how delicious champagne cocktails are after tennis or golf? Indifferent champagne can be used for these." For more than half a century, Diana Vreeland, doyenne of American fashion, beguiled, awed, astonished, and was adored by almost anyone who created or wore clothes. Irresistible and flamboyant, socialite Mrs. T. Reed Vreeland began her now legendary twenty-five-year tenure at Harper's Bazaar writing a column of audacious advice: extravagant ideas that helped redefine American women and twentieth-century fashion. Her commentary created a fashion frenzy when it began appearing in Harper's Bazaar in 1936. Her ideas were simultaneously stylish and outrageous, and have as much appeal today as they did decades ago. Here for the first time, John Esten has compiled one hundred of Mrs. Vreeland's kaleidoscopic "Why Don't You . . . ?" suggestions, and paired them with the breathtaking works of such renowned photographers and artists as Munkacsi, Dahl-Wolfe, Hoyningen-Heune, and Bérard, which further capture the dazzling legacy of whimsy, elegance, and style of Mrs. Vreeland's Bazaar years.

Vintage Fashion Illustration

From Harper's Bazaar 1930-1970
Author: Marnie Fogg
Publisher: B T Batsford Limited
ISBN: 9781849941129
Category: Design
Page: 208
View: 5527
Features artwork from the foremost fashion illustrators of the twentieth century, including Eric Fraser, Jean Cocteau, and Jane Bixby.