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Una Grande Storia Italiana. Valentino Garavani Hardcover – September 3, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-3822848449 ISBN-10: 3822848441 Edition: Box Ltd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 738 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen; Box Ltd edition (September 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822848441
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822848449
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 16.7 x 21.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 29.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,650,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Contributing authors: Graydon Carter, Jacqueline de Ribes, Farah Diba, Rupert Everett, John Fairchild, Patrick McCarthy, Suzy Menkes, Ingrid Sischy, Franca Sozzani, and Anna Wintour

The designer: Armando Chitolina began his career as a graphic design consultant, image consultant, and art director for various magazines, including Vogue Italia and L'Uomo Vogue. He also designed fashion magazines for the Mondadori group. For several years he forged the image of some fashion houses, including Moschino and Mila Schön. Chitolina's many books for TASCHEN include William Claxton's Jazz Seen, Gian Paolo Barbieri's Equator, The book of Tiki, Fantasy Worlds, and Naked as a Jaybird.

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Key contributor: Queen of the fashion world, Suzy Menkes is the head fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune. She is among the most influential fashion critics in the world and was recently named an officer of the Order of the British Empire as well as a chevalier of the Legion of Honor by French President Jacques Chirac. Menkes is originally from London but lives in Paris.

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This large and wonderful book would be a welcome addition to anyone's library .
Darren K. Brim
The book is divided by decades throughout Valentino's career; it gives a great insight to each one.
Melissa K. Morgan
It's a great book to read and a beautiful book for any fashion-foward person's coffee table.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Melissa K. Morgan on August 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is a beautiful book with amazing graphics, which makes for a great coffee table book. The book is divided by decades throughout Valentino's career; it gives a great insight to each one. There are pictures of his ads, celebrities wearing his clothes, and of Valentino. I highly recommend this book for any fashionista or fan of Valentino!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Darren K. Brim on January 14, 2010
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This is one the most beautiful books I have ever seen. It is a loving tribute to the man, his world and his vision of flawless beauty and the true power of elegance. This large and wonderful book would be a welcome addition to anyone's library . Just buy the book you won't be sorry.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Jo on November 12, 2009
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I love this book. There are some great photos, a beautiful story and obviously Valentino's luscious dress collection to drool over. Definitely the best book out of all the other Valentino's books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lilly Ford on March 5, 2012
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This huge book is the perfect tribute to Valentino.
The book is loaded with hundreds of beautiful photos both color and b/w chronicling Valentino's beautiful creations over the decades.
The book also narrates the story of his rise and the sources of inspiration that shaped his garments, the text is engaging and easy to follow.
There are also reproductions of several original sketches which add more depth to the pieces.
A highly recommended book to all fans of beautiful fashion photography, also recommended Valentino: Themes and Variations as both of them provide a comprehensive overview of the House of Valentino.
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