product description page

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade (Hardcover) (Simon Kelly & Esther Bell)

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade (Hardcover) (Simon Kelly & Esther Bell) - image 1 of 1
$50.99
MSRPReg: $75.00 Save $24.01 (32% off)

about this item

Filled with beautiful works by Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, and other Impressionist painters, this richly illustrated book showcases artistic portrayals of France’s millinery trade during the Belle Époque. Filled with beautiful works by Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, and other Impressionist painters, this richly illustrated book showcases artistic portrayals of France’s millinery trade during the Belle Époque. Though best known for his depictions of dancers and bathers, Edgar Degas repeatedly returned to the subject of millinery over the course of three decades. In masterpieces such as The Millinery Shop (1879–86) and The Milliners (ca. 1898), he captured scenes of milliners fashioning and women wearing elaborate, colorful hats. Featuring sumptuous paintings, pastels, and preparatory drawings by Degas, Cassatt, Manet, Renoir, and Toulouse-Lautrec, among others, this generously illustrated book surveys the millinery industry of 19th-century Paris. Peppered throughout with photographs, posters, and prints of French hats, this book includes essays that explore Degas’s particular interest in the millinery trade; the tension between modern fashion and reverence for history and the grand art-historical tradition; a chronicle of Parisian milliners from Caroline Reboux to Coco Chanel; and examples of how the millinery trade is depicted in literature. Brilliantly linking together the worlds of industry, art, and fashion, this groundbreaking book examines the fundamental role of hats and hat-makers in 19th-century culture.
Number of Pages: 295.0
Genre: Art, Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Simon Kelly & Esther Bell
Language: English
Street Date: March 30, 2017
TCIN: 52000237
UPC: 9783791356211
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-3671

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.