Schirmer/Mosel (Bonsai Book); 1998; 9783888141010 ; Rilegato con titoli al piatto e dorso; 18 x 13 cm; pp. 232; Volume riccamente illustrato a col. e b./n. Numerose fotografie ; Presenta leggeri segni d’uso ai bordi ( imperfezioni, piccole ondulature al bordo inferiore delle pagine), interno senza scritte; Accettabile (come da foto). ; Bonsai Books – our trade name for launching true-to-scale miniatures of the large, successful Schirmer/Mosel editions. Bonsai Books are identical to their grand predecessors in content, layout, printing quality and binding, even sur- passing the originals thanks to their irresistible miniature charm, compactness and sensationally low price. Yves Saint Laurent and Fashion Photography, acclaimed as an “intoxicating book” on its publication in 1988, remains the most attractive homage to the uncrowned king of haute couture. Pictures taken by leading fashion photographers trace the success of Saint Laurent’s designs, which, since conquering the fashion world four decades ago, have caused sensation after sensation each year. The photos also constitute a high-quality review of fashion photography over a period of forty years. Yves Saint Laurent, born in Oran, Algeria, in 1936, was the wunderkind of the fashion business: at age nineteen Dior’s assistant and at twenty-one his succes- sor, Saint Laurent had become his own master by the time he was twenty-five. A highly sensitive man of great gifts, he is equipped with an infallible instinct for reading the aesthetic signs of the times, and this has enabled him to have a profound effect on fashion in the second half of our century. Saint Laurent is today a living legend, the undisputed ruler of an empire that, for forty years, has helped people to fulfill their dreams of a luxurious life-style and personal seductiveness. Marguerite Duras (1914-1996), like Yves Saint Laurent a national idol in France, achieved fame in the 1960s with the novel Moderato Cantabile and the screen- play Hiroshima mon amour, becoming a leading representative of the “Nouveau Roman.” Her bestselling novel L’Amant made her the most widely read author of the 1980s in France. In the essay she wrote in 1987 for our book she describes ympathetically the aura of personal enchantment that surrounds Yves Saint aurent and that permeates his creations. ; L’immagine se disponibile, corrisponde alla copia in vendita.