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Vintage Postcards from Vanity Fair One Hundred Classic Covers

Hardback (03 Nov 2011) | English

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Synopsis

VANITY FAIR
A TALE OF SOPHISTICATION

In 1913, publisher Condé Nast launched Vanity Fair, a magazine that would celebrate the culture, politics, lifestyle and humour of the world's 'smart set'. In the publication's mission statement, editor Frank Crowninshield clearly revelled in that world: 'Young men and young women, full of courage, originality, and genius, are everywhere to be met with.'

The magazine discovered or lent invaluable support to such varied names as Dorothy Parker, E. E. Cummings, Noël Coward, Gertrude Stein, P. G. Wodehouse, Cecil Beaton and Man Ray, and frequently reproduced works by the likes of Matisse and Picasso long before anyone in the mainstream press would dare.

Vanity Fair's famous philosophy of mixing up classes, races and sexes - as long as they were innovative, gorgeous or talented - was reflected in the dazzling and elegant magazine covers from such hugely influential designers as Paolo Garretto, William Cotton and Eduardo Garcia Benito. These covers are now a memorial to a world of glamour and excitement, gone - but not forgotten.

Selected by Graydon Carter

About the Publisher

Particular Books

Particular Books

The Particular Books imprint was launched in 2009. This list is characterized by the particular, all-consuming passions of its unique authors for a whole range of subjects that fascinate many of us, such as music, numbers, French cooking, gardening, cycling, survival tactics, books, clothes and maps of remote islands.

Book information

ISBN: 9781846144677
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Particular Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 741.652
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 100
Weight: 742g
Height: 116mm
Width: 170mm
Spine width: 65mm