Floral Frocks : a Celebration of the Floral Printed Dress from 1900 to the Present Day

By: Harden, Rosemary; Turney, Jo

Price: $45.00

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Book Condition: Nr. Fine

"Based on a collection of some 50 floral printed dresses - and a number of family and fashion photographs - from the late 1920s to the early 1970s." A highly visual, beautifully produced book with black cloth boards, illustrated eps, 144 pps.

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Floral prints, motifs and designs are always in fashion, and never more so than when used as the fabric for an English summer dress. From the naturalistic to the painterly, from the graphic to the abstract, every summer almost every woman in Britain in the last 100 years has worn or wanted to wear a floral frock. Floral Frocks explores this unassuming cultural phenomenon from the beginning of the 20th century to the present in a series of broadly themed chronological chapters, each setting floral printed dresses as part of a wider socio-cultural context. Taken together the book will give a general design history, but also raises issues surrounding the zeitgeist of each era through the medium of looking at one specific garment (the dress) rendered in one specific way (floral print). The book discusses in detail over fifty floral printed dresses with over 140 illustrations which will show sumptuous details and full-length shots of the floral frocks with examples of historic and contemporary flor

Title: Floral Frocks : a Celebration of the Floral Printed Dress from 1900 to the Present Day

Author Name: Harden, Rosemary; Turney, Jo

Categories: Fashion,

Publisher: U.K., Antique Collectors' Club: 2007

ISBN Number: 185149538X

ISBN Number 13: 9781851495382

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Nr. Fine

Jacket Condition: Nr. Fine

Seller ID: 019988

Keywords: Fashion,