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Embroidery : Italian Fashion

Rocca, Federico - et al

Published by Damiani Editore, Bologna, 2006
ISBN 10: 8889431237 / ISBN 13: 9788889431238
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Title: Embroidery : Italian Fashion

Publisher: Damiani Editore, Bologna

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition


279 pp. 240 colour plates. A selection of contemporary embroidery by contemporary Italian fashion designers. Illustrations of works by Alessandro De Benedetti, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Amen, Anna Molinari, Antonio Berardi, Antonio Marras, Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Veronica Etro, Gianfranco Ferre, Haute Kenzo, Marni, Maurizio Pecoraro, Riccardo Tisci, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino and Versace. Foreword by Giusi Ferrè. Annotations to the plates by Veronica Etro, Antonio Marras, Consuelo Castiglioni, Antonio Berardi, Laudomia Pucci, Maurizio Pecoraro, Rossella Tatabini, Valentino, Anna Molinari, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Riccardo Tisci, and Donatella Versace. Internally clean without marks or additions. Sound binding. Brown cloth covered boards with titles in English and Italian stitched in pink thread on both panels and on the backstrip. No dustjacket as issued. Slight shelf soiling otherwise in very good condition. A large heavy folio (2.23 kg. / 4.90 lbs. + packaging) requiring additional shipping charges. Please contact us for details. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 010110

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Synopsis: The absolute dedication required by embroidery's sophisticated, precious handiwork has rendered it increasingly rare: as a craft, it calls for mental discipline even more than physical, and for infinite patience, virtues so far from contemporary, so eccentric in a society that wants everything delivered at once, that of course embroidery has come into the spotlight again. Embroidery: Italian Fashion follows the technique's recent rise in a national culture known for its opulence and emotion, and brings readers the experience of both with a soft, embroidered cover. Inside, the details of micro-paillettes, mirrors, bugle beads, ribbons and implausibly thin threads produce virtuosities, coups de theCtre, surprising elegances. Embroidery is a door on a wondrous, opulent dimension where light plays with the richness of threads, and Embroidery shows its meaning transformed by the violence of modern lines and gestures, like the burnt Swarovski crystals that are Riccardo Tisci's hallmark. When Antonio Marras presented a skirt at his first Milan show in which the embroidery seemed to allude to beginner's work, to the gauze on which little girls once learned to sew, he asked his embroiderers to imitate this style, calling it "wrongstitch." And those extraordinary craftswomen, accustomed to perfection, learned just what feeling, what fascination can be concealed in an apparent mistake. The embroiderers and their colleagues remain the silent but ever-present heroines of this revival, their handiwork recalling the human touch at every glance. Includes work from Anna Molinari, Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Gianfranco Ferre, Marni, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino and Versace.

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