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Denim: From Cowboys to Catwalks: A History of the World's Most Legendary Fabric Paperback – September 1, 2005

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A huge collection of iconic images. -- GQ

From its dustbowl cowboys to its catwalk divas, Denim is a must-have. -- Vanity Fair

About the Author

Paul Trynka is editorial director of Mojo magazine. He is the author of Portrait of the Blues and The Electric Guitar and has written on music, travel and architecture for The Face, Elle, The Independent and more. Graham Marsh is the author and art director of numerous visual books, including The Cover Art of Blue Note, East Coasting and California Cool.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press; Revised edition (September 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845131118
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845131111
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 7.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,167,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. Bogart on January 25, 2006
Format: Paperback
Anyone with an interest in denim will find this wonderful book to be a very easy and enlightening read. The pictures are all bright, clear, and of high quality. There are several great images of musicians and celebrities wearing denim (Elvis, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis) as well as close-up shots of vintage jeans (The first known pair of Levis!). Not only are the pictures great, but the book is written in a manner which is easy to digest. The subject ranges from the history of denim to current trends. It also contains a glossary of terms for quick lookup so if you need to be reminded what selvage or sanfordized is, it's there for you.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in fashion and denim, or simply anyone who wears a pair jeans.
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