Saturday, February 26, 2011
BOOK REVIEW: Fashion Illustrations 1930 to 1970 Harper Bazaar
Author: Marnie Fogg
Publisher: B.T.BATSFORD (UK)
Release Date: 2010
The world of fashion illustration has had a sensational renaissance in the last 5 years, but the art form goes back to the beginning of the 20th century and today's exponents are still benefiting from some of the styles, shapes and colours of fashion illustrators from decades ago. Whether they work with traditional pencils, crayons and watercolours or with a digital pen, fashion illustrators today will find inspiration from these 200 images. This volume collates the best fashion illustration that was captured in the pages of the iconic Harper's Bazaar magazine from the 1920s to 1970. The publication has been at the forefront of fashion since the 19th century and it is no surprise that it published the best work in this art form. From the mannered shapes of Leon Benigni of the 1930s to the looser outlines of the late 1960s, the book is a beautiful resource for all illustrators.
Harpers Bazaar’s reputation as one of the best fashion magazines in the world is illustrated in this brilliant book.
The designs are amazing and the illustrations are just fantastic. The era of each decade is symbolized by each picture. I found this fascinating as it shows the culture of the decade to. It makes the book more entertaining and captivating.
If you love fashion and want to reference to Harper Bazaar’s fashion impact from the 1930’s to 1970 then you have to get this book.