A wholly original look at one of the most recognizable patterns of all time, Stripes explores these simplest of lines as they appear in hundreds of locations to create a truly unique gift volume with an unprecedented focus. This whimsical presentation of stripes in every conceivable manifestation covers their historic associations--from diabolic to decorative--and use in places as varied as Japanese gardens and fashion runways. Seven thematic chapters create a dazzling portfolio of images that burst with color and life in a fascinating mix of travel photography from places as remote as the South Pole; fashion history, including the use of stripes by iconic designers like Chanel and Missoni; modern art by Mark Rothko and Paul Klee; political uses as in national flags; and in pop culture, like Elvis's performance of "Jailhouse Rock."
This hardcover measures 9¾ inches in width by 9¾ inches in height. Published October 23, 2012.
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