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Emilio Pucci Hardcover – August 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 420 pages
  • Publisher: TASCHEN America Llc; Limited edition (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836507366
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836507363
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 17.2 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #907,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

About the author:

Vanessa Friedman
is fashion editor of the Financial Times, where she writes a weekly style column and edits the Business of Fashion supplements. Previously, she was the features director of UK In Style, and contributed regularly to The Economist, The New Yorker, Vogue, and Entertainment Weekly.

About the editor:

Armando Chitolina
worked as a design consultant and art director at Vogue Italia and L'Uomo Vogue, and image consultant for fashion houses Moschino and Mila Schon. His TASCHEN titles include William Claxton's Jazz Seen, Gian Paolo Barbieri's Equator, The Book of Tiki, Naked as a Jaybird and Valentino: A Grand Italian Epic.

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I received this book today and it is absolutey amazing.
teepee
The beautiful book is huge, not just "coffee table size", it could BE the coffee table!
J. Landau
Still, it's a great book and a must have for Pucci addicts.
dutchesque

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By J. Landau on August 5, 2010
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The beautiful book is huge, not just "coffee table size", it could BE the coffee table! And every single one of its 400-plus oversize pages features full-page, full color photos and drawings of Pucci creations: clothes, fabrics, clothes, models wearing Pucci, beautiful scarves and, did I mention, clothes? Fantastic, exactly what any Pucci lover has been waiting for.

We have always loved Pucci and have waited and waited for a book that really showed the extraordinary genius of Emilio Pucci in its full glory. This book more than does just that. Some biography and discussion of the development of the style throughout, but mostly lots and lots of Pucci designs and clothing galore.

Just imagine a book in a huge 14-1/2 inch square format with more than 400 pages filled with full-page color photographs, both vintage and contemporary, of wonderful Pucci clothing and accessories, beautiful models wearing fabulous Pucci creations and full color reproductions of the original design drawings. Or a drawing, in full color, for an original Pucci design turned into an exquisite creation. The book covers decades of design and none of it looks in the least dated. And speaking of "covers", the book is even bound in a Pucci fabric which is then protected in a Brodart-like wrap.

Full disclosure: my wife wore Pucci at our wedding forty years ago; solid purple Pucci silk blouse with a silk velvet miniskirt (it was the 'Sixties) in a gorgeous complementary Pucci pattern. Perfect with her red hair.

Even if you simply enjoy great style and fashion in general, you will love this book. Well worth the price, this is an instant classic and sure to become a collector's item.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Flaneurie on August 17, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is the long-overdue definitive reference on Emilio Pucci's work.

Though $130 may seem like a lot to spend, this hefty book is well worth the price. No expense was spared in its making. It is filled with high quality, expertly chosen color photos from the Pucci archives and features family stories from the Marchese's wife Cristina and daughter Laudomila. I particularly liked how the authors juxtaposed photos of things or places which inspired Pucci, for example pictures of the interior of Pucci's villa in Florence, with the corresponding fabric. This really enabled me to see Pucci's patterns through Pucci's eyes.

Though I spent hours just looking at the pictures, the book is also well-written and well-researched. I really liked the amount of detail regarding the dates of certain patterns, and thanks to this book, I was able to figure out the date of one of my favorite vintage Pucci scarves.

If I had to make any complaint I wish there had been a larger section devoted to Pucci handbags. So that's what my "complaint" amounts to, that a huge (it must weight 20 lbs.) book could have been even bigger.

If you are a fan of Emilio Pucci, don't miss this one!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By dutchesque on February 2, 2011
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This book is truly amazing and looking through it is like losing yourself in the world of Pucci! What a dream!! However, I was disappointed that Amazon says there are dozens of covers to choose from, yet when ordering there is no choice. You take what you get. Still, it's a great book and a must have for Pucci addicts.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By PAZ on October 26, 2010
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THE BOOK IS REALLY TO DIE FOR!!!!
THE BEAUTIFUL COVER, WITH ITS SILKY LINNING, THE PICTURES, THE WAY IT TAKES YOU TO THE MARVELLOUS WORLD OF ONE OF THE GREATEST FASHION ICONS REALLY WORTHS THE PRICE. DO GET IT. YOU WON'T EVER REGRET HAVING THIS BOOK AT HOME.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By eigram on January 29, 2011
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Its a Beautiful book, but I was disappointed with the cover I was sent. I thought it would be the cover that's shown on Amazon website.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By gizmoshore on October 16, 2010
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What more is there to say (that others haven't already covered) except don't wait... buy your copy before it's too late!

Simply stunning, this book is a work of art itself and so substantial it's practically furniture!!!

I bought mine at a bookstore and absolutely LOVE The silk fabric cover which is completely different than any of those shown here. Apparently, there are many to choose from.

If you love Pucci or fashion or art books of any kind hit that buy button NOW!
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