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Cult Eyewear: The World's Enduring Classics Hardcover – November 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858945097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858945095
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 10.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Neil Handley provides a rich history of eyeglasses… he skillfully educates us as well as entertains and enlightens via his study of this rarely examined accessory… If you know someone who owns more than a couple of pairs of glasses or know someone who collects them, then this is the perfect gift. — New York Journal of Books

A gorgeously produced coffee table volume — Technorati

One of the most fascinating tomes on the history of eyewear. A celebration of design as well as a chronicle of the global industry… — EDGE

An intriguing perspective of the iconic brands who redefined eyewear — Eyestylist

Cult Eyewear is a coffee-table tome worth its place in any home… Eyewear enthusiast or not, anyone with an eye for design or fashion will struggle not to enjoy every carefully illustrated page… The breadth of information is terrific and each time I dip into another chapter, I find out something else. But it is the pictures that steal the show. Cult Eyewear is spectacular in every sense. — 'Eye Wear Glasses' Blog

a fascinating read — Polaroid

A celebration of innovative glasses design, including a concise illustrated introduction to their evolution — The Times (UK)

About the Author

Neil Handley is a Curator of the British Optical Association Museum at the College of Optometrists in London. He is Vice Chairman of the Scientific Instrument Society, a member of the editorial panel for the journal Ophthalmic Antiques, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.

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By Emily on August 22, 2014
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I wear the at work a lot and get compliments all the time from customers. They are easy to store in my wallet or purse and they not only help me with my work but with my leisure time reading.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kira Connally on February 3, 2014
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This is a great retrospective of favorite brands of eyewear. Excellent photographs, nice pop culture references, good historical info. Love it!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason Ng on June 11, 2013
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It is a fairly basic book, not a lot of content as anticipated. Still would recommend if you're interested in eyewear.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Mitchell on February 11, 2013
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Wow! This book gives a backstage pass to what's what in the frame industry and how it became CULT. Very impressed with the formatting and photography. The details and text were all so well executed.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark E. Jensen on September 3, 2012
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This is by far the most interesting read on eyewear ever produced. The eyewear industry has always been elusive when it comes to the history of the best brands ever produced in the later half of the twentieth century their methods kept secret. Here for the first time is a glimpse into the actual companies that produced some of the most iconic and collectible eyewear available ever. An eyeopening book! I would love to see the author write another book on the manufacturing and design processes themselves showing how handmade frames from acetate to wood are actually produced, where the materials come from, how the production changes made or kept over the years has affected the product and where is eyewear production headed in the future? New materials, techniques, designs, function over fashion and the post apocalyptic vision!
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