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“It’s amazing.”
(Kendall Jenner)

About the Author

Dodie Kazanjian has covered the art world for Vogue since 1989. She is also the founder and director of Gallery Met, the nonprofit contemporary art space at the Metropolitan Opera. She is married to writer Calvin Tomkins and lives in New York City.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 1 Poc Har/ edition (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810997681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810997684
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1.2 x 12.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,606 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm a budding fan of classic illustration and got this book primarily to see the development of this art through the year in magazine art. This book contains such gorgeous work by George Wolfe Plank, Eduardo Garcia Benito, Georges LePape, Carl Erickson, etc that I was almost tempted to get a second copy to post selected pictures near my desk at home. Thankfully, this book comes with a small selection of cardboard inserts to serve this purpose. If you're a fan of the Vogue classic American covers, illustration, fashion and art, this is a must own.
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With this large coffee table book we see fashion developing during the last 120 years and also the faces of beauty. The book is mostly in chronological order, although at points it jumps around from year to year, which makes no sense and is a bit irritating if you are trying to see a smooth evolvement of style. Especially when a 1927 cover is inserted in the earlier 20's when fashions were much different.
5 poster boards, the approximate size of the book (12"x9") are inserted in the book and there is an index. Each cover has the person responsible for it and sometimes the name of the face on the cover shot. A forward and an introduction sum up the influences of Vogue. Sections are divided by decade, with a bit of text to tell what it was about. Some of the covers are very small, others full page

This is a history of fashion and style, that "held a mirror up to their times". We see covers progress from drawings to clothes and artistic flair to the faces of the beautiful and glamorous. Those who are fans of art, magazines, especially of Vogue, the visual arts or fashion would enjoy this book.
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By Lilly Ford on December 13, 2011
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This is easily one of the most beautiful fashion books that I've seen. The photos are gorgeous and of the highest quality. The book offers loads of fantastic covers showing the evolving world of fashion illustration and photography starting with Vogue's very first issue to the most recent ones. All the covers have captions showing their dates and the name of the photographers who shot them. This is a highly recommended book for anyone who appreciates fine books and beautiful photography. It also compliments the previous books chronicling the covers of both British and French Vogue. Also, the ready-to-frame covers at the end of the book add a really nice touch.
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This is a stunning book. Almost all photos, so it's one luscious page after another.

The first chapter is of covers from the "1890's - 1900's". After that, each chapter covers one decade, starting with the 1910s and ending with the 2000s.

The Forward and the Introduction to the whole book are OK, but it's the short & sweet introduction to each chapter that is fun to read. It lists important milestones of the decade, not just in fashion, but in every area of life. So, for example, the introduction to the first chapter, the 1890's - 1900's, includes:
"... flocking to Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Ernest" ... and snapping photos with George Eastman's lightweight, user-friendly Kodak box camera ... "Vogue" makes its debut..."

This book shows off only a sampling of the covers, not all of them, which makes you wonder what wonderful covers may have been left out. Illustrations were used until the 1930's, when they started using photographs for covers, though not every cover. In the 40's, the covers are all photographs, but generally stylized artsy photographs. In the 60's, Vogue started the celebrity covers, which meant that fashion and graphic design and art very often took a back seat or were totally missing. By the 70's, the usual cover was just a closeup of a person, often a celebrity. These are fun to page through for the history of celebrity (and hairstyles and make-up trends), but not beautiful the way the old covers were. The exception, I must say, is a closeup of Elizabeth Taylor on the April 15, 1971, cover. Wow.

The more recent covers have the handicap, when looking at them for beauty, of having lots of text all over, frequently large text. I realize that the text has a purpose, it's needed to grab the potential buyer.
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The best photo is the cover photo. I was expecting to see 8x10's throughout, but that isn't the case. Lot's of smaller photos and some 8 bys. All in all, a nice book.
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It's not a book for everyone and probably not often bought by males. This aged male ordered it for two reasons: First, I dabble in illustration art and wanted women's fashion pictures in color for the purpose of inspiration. This book contains lots of them dating from 1890 up to 2010, all of them in the form of "Vogue" magazine covers. The ones in color begin in 1907 or thereabouts, and they are gorgeous. The covers from 1890 until 1910 come 9 to each page. Thereafter in general they are either 4 per page or full page. Attached to the inside of the back cover is a glassine envelope measuring 8 and a half by eleven inches containing 5 individual covers printed on heavy stock.

The covers from 1910 until circa 1938 are for the most part drawings in color by outstanding fashion artists. Those covers by themselves are worth buying the book for.

My second reason for wanting the book: I like women and I like to see them beautifully dressed and posed. Simple as that. My copy of the book is new and in perfect condition. The dust jacket is flawless. It is a marvelous book and I'm glad to have it. The Chinese printers are exceptionally talented.
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