The Surreal Body
Fetish and Fashion
Manipulated, fetishized and strangely transmogrified, the representation of the female body was a common thread in the work of the early Surrealists such as Salvador Dali and Man Ray, and swiftly spilled over into the world of fashion. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the V&A, this stylish and lavishly illustrated book shows how Surrealist ideas gained general currency, whether in the collections of Elsa Schiaparelli and Meret Oppenheim, or in advertising, film, photography and ballet.
The Ambassador Magazine
Promoting Post-War British Textiles and Fashion
The Ambassador has been described as 'probably the most daring and enterprising trade magazine ever conceived'. Founded to promote British textile and fashion manufacturing, the innovative design, ambitious photo-shoots and adventurous editorial approach set it apart from other magazines. Illustrated with examples of the best covers and layouts, some featuring original artwork by artists such as John Piper and Graham Sutherland, this book tells the story of the Ambassador during its 30-year run from 1942 to 1972.