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The leather book / transleted by Simon Pleasance, Fronza Woods.

By: Quilleriet, Anne-Laure.
Contributor(s): Woods, Fronza | Pleasance, Simon.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Assouline ; c2004Description: 399 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9782843235122; 284323512X.Subject(s): Leather goods | LeatherLOC classification: TT 290 .Q85 2004Summary: Following on the success of The T-Shirt Book... Since prehistoric times, when human beings first wore animal skins out of necessity, leather has always had a special place in fashion. Images associated with leather range from the foul-smelling pelts that protected prehistoric cave dwellers from the elements to leather garments chiseled as finely as precious gems by such designers as Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano. As a living material that's sculpted into unique relief by the body's own habits, leather has metamorphosed into countless styles throughout the 20th century, from the tough virility of the biker fraternity to fetishistic corselets that symbolize unabashed luxury or a return to the rustic. Leather is a second skin that reveals our identity, defies the seasons and stays with us for years, even across generations. Leather bears witness to the turmoils of a century torn between the frantic quest for progress and longing for the values of humanity. At a time when our beliefs in progress are being seriously undermined by terrorist attacks and medical
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 392-395)

Following on the success of The T-Shirt Book... Since prehistoric times, when human beings first wore animal skins out of necessity, leather has always had a special place in fashion. Images associated with leather range from the foul-smelling pelts that protected prehistoric cave dwellers from the elements to leather garments chiseled as finely as precious gems by such designers as Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano. As a living material that's sculpted into unique relief by the body's own habits, leather has metamorphosed into countless styles throughout the 20th century, from the tough virility of the biker fraternity to fetishistic corselets that symbolize unabashed luxury or a return to the rustic. Leather is a second skin that reveals our identity, defies the seasons and stays with us for years, even across generations. Leather bears witness to the turmoils of a century torn between the frantic quest for progress and longing for the values of humanity. At a time when our beliefs in progress are being seriously undermined by terrorist attacks and medical

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