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Mauriès, Patrick 1952-

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Most widely held works by Patrick Mauriès
Cabinets of curiosities by Patrick Mauriès( Book )

23 editions published in 2002 in 4 languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this erudite survey Patrick Mauries traces the amazing history of these 'rooms of wonders'. Not many survive, though there are pictorial records. But their contents still exist and are among the treasures of museums all over the world." "Once the concern only of scholars and art-historians, the cabinet of curiosities has, since the Surrealists, undergone an astonishing revival as an object of aesthetic pleasure, as well as emerging as a source of inspiration for interior decorators and contemporary artists." "This is one of those rare books that rescues a visually exciting but apparently abstruse subject from the distant past and shows its considerable resonant power to interest, excite and move us today."--Jacket
Jewelry by Chanel by Patrick Mauriès( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores one of the many sides of Coco Chanel, a creature of contrasts whose legacy continues to intrigue her admirers. There was the Chanel of the most sumptuous baroque, of dazzling, playful, unrestrained jewelry, of diamonds and emeralds shimmering like stars, and there was the Chanel of the tailored suit and the little black dress, of the severe cut, the strand of pearls, of classicism à la française. Out of this dialogue between hyperbole and understatement, and in counterpoint to the costume jewelry that she gave to the world, she created jewelry that was unparalleled in its insistence on luxury and refinement and unfettered in its imagination. Her jewelry presents one of the least known aspects of her work. With more than 120 illustrations and based on archival research and interviews with Chanel's colleagues and other witnesses to her life and career.--From publisher description
Christian Lacroix on fashion by Christian Lacroix( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christian Lacroix is one of the most inventive fashion designers in the world. He is also well-versed in fashion history, and he brings that expertise to bear in this imaginary museum of historic and contemporary fashion, with 200 colour images."--Jacket
Fornasetti, designer of dreams by Patrick Mauriès( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian Lacroix : the diary of a collection by Patrick Mauriès( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and German and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected in 128 pages of full-color plates with detailed commentary by Patrick Mauries
Valentino's magic by Marie Paule Pellé( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pieces of a pattern : Lacroix by Christian Lacroix( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and German and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child of the Midi - Arles - Before Paris - How to be a fashion designer - Mon Angleterre - World of interiors - Theatre and opera - Corrida - Couture
David Seidner by Patrick Mauriès( Book )

17 editions published in 1989 in 4 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre présente la rétrospective des dix dernières années de création artistique
Androgyne : fashion + gender by Patrick Mauriès( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 2011, Jean Paul Gaultier's haute couture runway show ended with the image of a willowy blonde bride in a diaphanous gown. The bride was a man, and one of the first models to walk for both men's and women's collections. The event marked the start of a trend. "This ad is gender neutral," proclaimed a 2016 poster for the fashion brand Diesel; "I resist definitions," announced a Calvin Klein ad in the same year, while a Louis Vuitton shoot featured Jaden Smith wearing a skirt. The art of Edward Burne-Jones and Gustave Moreau, the writings of Oscar Wilde, and the mystic Josephin Peladan prove that the turn of the previous century was as compelled by androgyny as this one. Patrick Mauries presents a cultural history of androgyny--accompanied by a striking selection of more than 120 images, from nineteenth-century painting to contemporary fashion photography--drawing on the worlds of art and literature to give us a deeper understanding of the strange but timeless human drive to escape from defined categories
Sonia Rykiel by Patrick Mauriès( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fluidité des lignes, souplesse des matières, subtilité des couleurs et des textiles : la mode de Sonia Rykiel se distingue par son souci du corps de la femme, qu'elle accompagne, qu'elle épouse tout en le magnifiant
Jean Cocteau by Patrick Mauriès( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtuoso of the word and the drawn line, Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) did not reduce art to an aesthetic, but raised living to the level of art. Influenced by forces as diverse as surrealism, psychoanalysis, cubism, Catholicism, and opium, Cocteau made his name in poetry, fiction, film, ballet, painting, theater, and opera. Patrick Mauriès gives us an intimate look into the life of this prince of poets revealing the unique magic that inhabits each of his creations. A wave of the magic wand, and books are written, films are made, plays are acted, and the pen draws
Maniéristes by Patrick Mauriès( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shell shock : conchological curiosities by Patrick Mauriès( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the wittiest and most artful decorative creations of all have been crafted from nature's miniature masterpiece: the shell. Its myriad forms and colours display a beauty and an intricacy that defy the mind and hand of man. Now Patrick Mauries takes us through the history of man's delight in and decorative use of the shell. From ancient times, the shell has been the focus of fantasy and fascination, playing a significant role in myth and religion. Gradually, as the age of exploration brought ever more exotic examples to European shores, it became an object of curiosity and ornament. Cabinets of rarities gave pride of place to conchological collections; fine books were filled with exquisite engravings of every type of mollusc; grottoes and architectural interiors encrusted with products of the sea became the rage; and finally the shell motif was carried into every branch of decoration and design. From Rococo and Rocaille, through Victorian kitsch to 20th-century refinement, in paintings and porcelain, furniture and fashion, the shell is everywhere. Contemporary artists have "rediscovered" the shell, exploiting its elegance, its variety, its patterns and its polish, to delight and surprise in sometimes unexpected ways
Le trompe-l'œil : de l'antiquité au XXe siècle by Patrick Mauriès( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le trompe-l'oeil, son expression, sa perception, depuis l'Antiquité jusqu'à nos jours
A cabinet of rarities : antiquarian obsessions and the spell of death by Erik Desmazières( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author is acknowledged as a contemporary master of the art of etching. In this title, he uses colour and reimagines the arcane world of the cabinet of curiosities: antiquarian collections of the recondite, rare and bizarre, which reminds the viewer of the vanity of earthly life." -- Provided by publisher
Chanel : catwalk : the complete Karl Lagerfeld collections by Patrick Mauriès( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The collections of Karl Lagerfeld have made headlines and dictated trends in the world of fashion ever since his first show for Chanel in 1983. This superbly illustrated and lavishly produced publication---with real cloth binding, irridescent foil stamping, and ribbons for bookmarking your favorite pages---depicts every Chanel collection created by Lagerfeld (more than 150 in all), providing a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world's most influential fashion brands and discover some rarely seen collections. Chanel opens with a brief history and analysis of the House of Chanel from its creation to the present, followed by a biographical profile of Karl Lagerfeld. The collections are explored chronologically with short texts that highlight each collection's influences and iconic looks, revealing Lagerfeld's inspired reinvention of classic Chanel style elements from season to season. Each collection is illustrated with a carefully curated selection of catwalk images, showcasing hundreds of spectacular clothes, from luxurious haute couture to trendsetting ready-to-wear, accessories, beauty looks, and set designs. Moreover, top fashion models are featured, including Cara Delevingne, Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss, and Claudia Schiffer. The runway photographs offer a rare glimpse of the original styling from head to toe, and make this book a valuable resource for Chanel connoisseurs. A rich reference section concludes this essential publication for all fashionistas, designers, and admirers of Chanel"--Publisher
Cabinets of curiosities by Patrick Mauriès( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unicorns' horns, mermaids' skeletons, stuffed and preserved animals and plants, work in precious metals, clocks, scientific instruments, celestial globes ... all knowledge, the whole cosmos arranged on shelves. Such were the cabinets of curiosities of the seventeenth century, the last period of history when man could aspire to know everything. Who were the collectors? They were archdukes and kings-the Emperor Rudolf II was the prince of all collectors-rich merchants and scholars, and their collections ranged from a single crowded room to whole palatial suites. Patrick Maurie`s traces the amazing history of these "rooms of wonders" in this ingeniously erudite survey. Not many of the rooms survive, though there are pictorial records, but their contents still exist and are among the treasures of museums all over the world
Line Vautrin : sculptor, jeweller, magician by Line Vautrin( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tableaux vivants : essais critiques, 1936-1983 by Pierre Klossowski( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in French and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rassemble les essais les plus importants de P. Klossowski. Des premiers articles publiés dans la revue "Acéphale", autour de Sade et de Nietzsche, aux évocations de figures familières, des considérations sur son entreprise romanesque à un ensemble d'écrits sur l'oeuvre d'art et ses démons, ce sont tous les aspects de l'oeuvre protéiforme et inclassable de Klossowski qui sont ainsi offerts
Christian Lacroix on fashion by Christian Lacroix( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text tells the story of fashion from the 18th century to the present day. It also links the collections in the Musée de la Mode et du Textile in Paris with the most significant designs from Lacroix's own career, bringing to light the fundamental stylistic and formal principles that make up the history of fashion
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Christian Lacroix on fashion Christian Lacroix on fashion
Jewelry by ChanelChristian Lacroix on fashionFornasetti, designer of dreamsChristian Lacroix : the diary of a collectionValentino's magicPieces of a pattern : LacroixSonia RykielJean Cocteau
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M., P., 1952-

Mauriès, Patrick

Mavries, Patrick

Mavries, Patrick 1952-

P.M 1952-

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