Mariano Fortuny was a designer of textiles and couture at the beginning of the 20th century. Born in Spain, he lived in Venice and showed his work there and in Paris. He specialized in spectacular luxury fabrics based on Reinaissance and Byzantine revival patters: double-cut velvets, gilded screenprinted silks and chiffons. His most famous creation was a unique plisse (hand-pleated) silk that clung sensuously to the body. His "Delphos" dress, made of this extraordinary cloth and based on ancient Green dress, was world-famous. Isadora Duncan and Eleanora Duse wore his dresses. Orson Welles made costumes from his textiles for his production of "Othello". Fortuny was also a celebrated designer of interior furnishings, theatre sets and costumes. Fortuny belongs in the pantheon of Art Nouveau and the Gilded Age, with Tiffany, Galle, the Pre-Raphaelites, Gustave Moreau, Whistler and William Morris. He was also an accomplished painter in the style of Moreau and the Macchiaioli (Italian Impressionists).His design house is still in operation and modern editions of his textiles, lamps and dresses are available. He has influenced succh current designers as Mary McFadden and Issey Miyake. This book offers a survey of his life and work.
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Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG0810911337
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Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 2001. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Double-cut velvets, gilded silks, hand-beaded chiffons -- with a couturier's craftsmanship, Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) married sensual fabrics to precise designs and created opulent clothes and costumes for luminaries such as Isadora Duncan, Sarah Bernhardt, and Orson Welles. From his legendary plisse Delphos dresses to his tasseled arabesque lamps, Fortuny's work epitomized luxury at the turn of the 20th century and endures to this day. Modern replicas and adaptations of his designs appear in 2001 collections by Oscar de la Renta and Randolph Duke, in the New York Times Magazine, even on Friends.Also featuring his stage designs and paintings, Fortuny surveys the broad scope of the Spanish-Venetian artist's career. With over 300 luscious colorplates, this is a lavish treat for textile enthusiasts and fashionistas alike. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0810911337
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0810911337
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