Handbags is a visual extravaganza. Anna Johnson features 900 bags from collections, museums, and designers around the world providing photographs of the bagmaker's art and history 14th century Florentine artisans This book is about fashion, craftsmanship, art, and imagination Workman Publishing iBSN-13: 978-0761123774

Handbags: 900 Bags to Die For by Anna Johnson 2002

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Handbags is a visual extravaganza. Anna Johnson features over 900 bags from collections, museums, and designers around the world providing photographs of the bagmaker's art and the history of the most luxurious and witty examples. The iconic Hermés Kelly bag made from the first stitch to the last by a single craftsperson, Judith Leiber's whimsical minaudiFres, Moschino's smiley-face bag, Elsa Schiaparelli's surrealist "bird cage," and the ultra-fashionable Chanel bag, reinvented by Karl Lagerfeld are all part of that rich storytelling.  Novelty bags, evening bags, sculptural, practical leather bags to carry a life, and elegant pouches for nothing more than a credit card and lipstick are featured.  Profiles of famous bagmakers plus the anonymous Florentine artisans whose specialist leather workshops sprouted up in the 14th century.  This book is about fashion, craftsmanship, art, and imagination.

Publishing details
Hardcover: 486 pages
Workman Publishing; First Printing (2002)
IBSN-13: 978-0761123774
Weight: 425g
Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.6 x 10.2 cm