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Ivy Style: Radical Conformists Hardcover – October 16, 2012

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About the Author

Patricia Mears is deputy director of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (October 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300170556
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300170559
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.9 x 11.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #946,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Berry Silverman on November 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Beautiful book, filled with fascinating photos and text. BIG however - the author and/or book designer selected a tiny tiny font and then decided to use a rather light gray ink, making it very difficult for anyone who doesn't have perfect vision. Bring out your magnifiers and plus 10 readers. It's really a shame because reading becomes tedious. But the photos are indeed not only plentiful, but also wonderful.
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I traveled across the country to see the Ivy Style exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology. It is a marvelous show, with the added benefit of being open till 8pm! I was therefore keenly looking forward to the book on Ivy Style. Regretfully, the choice of font and more importantly color of ink makes the book almost unreadable. I struggled to get through the excellent essays on the Duke of Windsor and the Jazz Men and then simply gave up. How Ms Mears, FIT and the Yale Press chose a light gray ink for the text is beyond comprehension. Hopefully, if it gets to a second printing they can correct this.
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First, the good news. This is a book with excellent photos of the exhibit. About half of the essays within are worth reading, especially the one on the Duke of Windsor.

Now the bad news. For a press of this caliber to screw up so badly with the type design is inexcusable. . . perhaps this was a job shunted off to somebody new on the staff, or to some uncaring soul in China. The typeface makes the book a loser: it is gray (why?) and sans serif (why?) and in a tiny size (why?). This makes the book very hard to read and limits its appeal.

"Preppy" really may have at one time BEEN preppy. It for many years now must just be considered Standard American Dress. There are important values connected with the style: clothing should be durable, well-made and built to last (thrift); it should not be offensive (consideration for others).

Richard Press (of J. Press fame) is obviously the key to the book: his thoughts and contributions are the soul of it.
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I ordered "Ivy Style" with free delivery and, to my surprise, it arrived a day before the estimated delivery date. Superb service. As a follower of the various Ivy blogs, I was much looking forward to settling into a leather armchair in my library, lighting a cigar and spending a few pleasant hours with the book. However, you can't enjoy a book if it's difficult to read the type, and, alas, that's the case with text of "Ivy Style." The body type is so small and light (it looks grey on the page) that I have to strain to read it. The photo captions are even worse; they're so small that I have to use a magnifying glass to read them. This is immensely disappointing because it was really the essays in the book that I was most looking forward to. A book that is this important--to my knowledge, it is the first work to comprehensively trace the origins of Ivy style and, in particular, examine its critical British influences--should not be so egregiously flawed. How could the editors and publisher let this happen?
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This is the worst-designed book to come out since the first edition of the Gourmet Cookbook with orange type on yellow paper. Simply put, the light blue or gray typeface is simply too light, too thin, and too small for me to be able to do anything but look at the pictures.

DO OVER ASAP, IVY. Until then, zero stars if so few were mine to give.
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After following the development of the resurgence of Trad/Ivy style in the blogosphere for the past six years this book was an exciting find. It includes a ton of photos and content captured together to present a cohesive history of the style form its early pre-war development to the current resurgence.

One of the best parts is a long interview with Richard Press, former CEO of J. Press, where he gives insight into his business, and the style as a whole.
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