Although familiar with the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, most people may never have seen the fabulous and diversified women's fashion postcard sets that were designed by famous European artists and are featured in this book. Alphonse Mucha, Henri Meunier, Umberto Brunelleschi, and Xavier Sager are among the twenty distinguished artists whose work is featured. Take a magical tour through time that explores these artists' romance with fashion illustration. Also, superb unsigned images, information on postcard history, and a section on evaluating the illustrations make this a particularly useful reference. Over 230 gorgeous and colorful images will inspire students of fashion, postcard collectors, and antiques enthusiasts to peruse, study, and enjoy these beautiful images!
Edith Weber is a leading antique jewelry dealer at the Carlisle Hotel on Madison Avenue in New York City. One of her other fashion-oriented passions is collecting these artist-made illustrations of antique women's period clothing. She has been an actress, theatre teacher, jewelry expert, and appraiser. Her son, Barry, has been working with her since 1975 and is a featured jewelry appraiser on "The Antiques Road Show."