Saturday, August 19, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Sugiura Hisui, "The Only Subway in the East". Colour litograph, Japanese, 1927.
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Scanned from "Art Deco 1910-1939" edited by Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton and Chislaine Wood.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Cover of the book by Luiz Francisco Rebello, "História do teatro de Revista em Portugal," Publicações Europa-América, Lisboa, 1984-85.
The illustration is in the style of Erté, so maybe he's the author.
Scanned from the book "Grandes Museus de Portugal," Editorial Presença.
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Monday, August 14, 2006
"Jean Harlow, in a scene from Reckless, wears a dress designed by Hollywood costumier Adrian. The film was made in 1935, but the minimal modern dress could easily belong to a woman in the mid-Nineties. Chanel had made black dresses fashionable, and throughout the century simple black styles have had a timeless appeal. In this era women still wore black dresses to show off their jewellery. Costume jewellery was widely worn, particularly Art Deco-style pieces in red. green and black paste."
Scanned from "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.
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Sunday, August 13, 2006
Paul Jouve, illustration in the book "Paradis Terrestres", 1932.
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Scanned from the book "Le livre, objet d'art: Collection Calouste Gulbenkian, France. XIXe-XXe siècles."