Series: Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications; Fifth or Later Edition edition (November 1, 1981)
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 9 x 12 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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These designs may not always be emblematic of actual clothing in the 1920's, but they represent some of the most innovative, dramatic, and stylish stuff from the era, and remain inspirational to this day. The book features a few of his more ordinary designs, but also includes "Harper's Bazar" covers, theatrical designs, and some amazing haute couture. While there are no pictures of extant costumes, this book of illustrations, quite a few in color, is beautiful, stylish, and motivating.
With this book you get a glimpse into the master's mind at the birth of Art Deco and beyond. Erte's designs flourished in the mid-20's, when the Deco age was new, but you can still sense a taste for the noveau and baroque ages in his art and gorgeous designs. Erte was a pioneer artist untill his death and anyone seeking to learn true fashion design will benefit from the vision of Erte.
I have no been exposed to any other artist/designer of the Art Deco Era that surpasses the talent and technique that is Erte. His representation of women and androgenous is tastefully and glamorously depicted in each and every creation. Erte would have rocked the Haute Couture Houses of his time as well as throughout each season to present time. Alexander McQueen is the only that comes close in as far as uniqueness is concerned but McQueen misses the mark on complimenting the beauty that is the female body. McQueen's fashion distract from the woman it should be the other way around. Erte's art draws us in to the mood of the subject and the shape of the subject's body first, then to the fashion. RuPaul said it best, "we all come into this world naked; the rest is drag".The author of this publication has produced a well representation of Erte's most familiar creations.
Erte was such a genius and apparently students and friends of mine feel the same as my first and second copy have disappeared..... This is a particular favorite as it features some of my favorite standard designs of his...
I really like art deco - the style, the fashion, just the curves and feel of it. I try to incorporate the feeling into clothes I make for myself. And who is the master of deco? Erte, of course! This stuff is beautiful., except for the lavish use of fur. But no one thought about that then. With imagination, fake fur or velvet, and what is probably going to be very expensive fabric, I am ready to re-create a few of these.
Erte is one of the most creative designers of all times - drawing upon many cultures to create outfits that are simply gorgeous. This book is a very cheap way of studying some of his designs. Well worth the price!
One of the best! Truly unusual designs for creative figurative art dolls. Highly recommended.
I really admired Erte's work. Unfortunately I could never afford the high priced orginals. This shows his work and I get to dream from it.
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