The Hermes Scarf: History & Mystique (Hardcover)

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Hermes scarves are the ultimate iconic accessory. Their bold, intricate designs and vibrant colors are instantly identified as the epitome of style. The radiance of the silk makes you feel as if you are wearing a work of art -- which, in fact, you are. This book is as beautiful as the scarves themselves, with full-page, color illustrations and impeccable detail. Read about the origins of the Hermes company, its lineage, and the inspiration for the designs. Do not tuck it away on your bookshelf: leave it out for all to enjoy. -- Cheryl Ryan

— From May 2011

*** May 2011 Newsletter Pick ***

Hermes scarves are the ultimate iconic accessory. Their bold, intricate designs and vibrant colors are instantly identified as the epitome of style. The radiance of the silk makes you feel as if you are wearing a work of art -- which, in fact, you are. This book is as beautiful as the scarves themselves, with full-page, color illustrations and impeccable detail. Read about the origins of the Hermes company, its lineage, and the inspiration for the designs. Do not tuck it away on your bookshelf: leave it out for all to enjoy.

— From Cheryl

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Since the first scarf made its debut in 1937, the House of Hermes has produced more than two thousand different designs. From the classic scarves that embody the Hermes tradition to the wildly imaginative stylings of contemporary designers, the House is always forging new paths and yet is never afraid to take a fresh and often witty approach to its own heritage A scarf is not the work of a single individual; at each stage of its creation, talent and craftsmanship combine to create a work of art. These qualities shine through in the illustrations, by turns playful and poetic, which lead the reader into a richly colored world with a multitude of motifs. They range from the equestrian themes that are internationally associated with the Hermes brand, through French history and the natural world, to global cultures. From vibrant opulence to subtle harmony, every scarf conveys a mood and every one tells a story.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780500515181
ISBN-10: 0500515182
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: July 15th, 2010
Pages: 303
Language: English