Eyeglass Retrospective: Where Fashion Meets Science

Eyeglass Retrospective: Where Fashion Meets Science

By: Nancy N. Schiffer (author)Hardback

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Description

This book provides an overview for identifying and dating vintage eyewear for the growing numbers of collectors. Explore ways in which eyeglass design has developed to reflect both popular fashion and scientific investigation.The designs of frames and lenses were changed as more comfortable and practical styles were invented. In the mid-twentieth century, eyeglass makers carefully sought high profile entertainers to wear their designs in order to promote their companies. Advertising worked its magic and the general public came to prefer the advertised designs. Examples of eyewear from the sevententh century to the present are shown in over 600 color photos and explained in an engaging text. Bifocals, monocles, pince-nez, fanciful and safety styles of eyeglasses and sunglasses are shown along with some price estimates.

About Author

Nancy N. Schiffer is fascinated with objects that reflect their cultural background. Her focus on eyewear here follows previous studies of popular arts including furniture, ceramics, and jewelry.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780764310416
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780764310416
  • weight: 1400
  • ISBN10: 0764310410

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