- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; 1st edition (May 25, 1978)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140049487
- ISBN-13: 978-0140049480
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #982,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Facades Paperback – May 1, 1978
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FACADES brings together 128 of the best architectural settings and fashions from a 200-year period. Within the confines of Manhattan were found Egyptian temples and Russian cathedrals. Beaux-Arts mansions and Gothis Revival churches. Art Deco office buildings, and High Victorian department stores. Bill Cunningham started out in 1969, finding antique clothes in New York's thrift shops, street fairs and auctions, with no idea how far back he could go (he made it to 1770). These wonderful costumes are worn by Editta Sherman, "the Duchess of Carnegie Hall," as she poses for the camera in virtually every corner of Manhattan. Cunningham and the Duchess do away with the strict decorum and posture of the periods (and of fashion photography past and present) and capture in photographs and text an intelligent blend of fashion and architectural history, a spirit of playful animation, and the elusive sense of the past.
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sold in coordination with an exhibit of the original photos taking place right now at a small gallery in New York.
Editta's imprssive presentation with her strong characters and beautiful clothes is perfectly balanced with the background.
So overwhelmed by Editta Sherman's handwriting in the book. I bought it for my best friend's birthday, he loves it so much.
100% worth to purchase!