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Eyewear [Hardcover]

Moss Lipow

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15 Oct 2011
This is an optical opulence. This is an eye-popping book spectacle. Eyeglass designer Moss Lipow trawled eBay, auction houses, garage sales, and flea markets worldwide to amass glasses and photographs for his massive eyewear collection. This book, which traces eyewear's journey over the past millennium, features the best examples from Lipow's collection as well as models from other world class collections. Considering the wealth of examples included herein-such as prehistoric whalebone eye guards used by Eskimos, 13th century wooden rivet spectacles for Italian clergy, Medieval strap-on leather goggles, lorgnettes worn by 19th century dandies, pince-nez and monocles, early 20th century aviator sunglasses, and Godard's mod plastic frames-it's abundantly clear that eyewear has experienced a surprising and fascinating evolution; what was once a purely practical apparatus has grown into a multi-billion dollar global industry catering to both the visually impaired and the fashionably inclined. Accompanying the wealth of images in this wide-ranging volume are insightful texts informed by a wide variety of sources including ancient texts, old catalogues, vintage magazines, and out-of-print publications of every kind.

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Moss Lipow is an eyewear designer and collector based in New York City. As a designer he has worked with the fashion industry's top editorial stylists. His creations have appeared in magazines around the world including Newsweek, Vogue Italia, Vogue Nippon, Spin, W, and L'officiel. His eponymous line of eyewear is sold worldwide.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Eyewear Collector 3 Sep 2012
By Mark E. Jensen - Published on Amazon.com
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As always Taschen has done it again with the quality pictures of Vintage eyewear contained in this book by Moss Lipow. The clear and accurately sized images really gives perspective on the pieces themselves almost as if you are actually holding them in your hands. Collectors will be amazed by the pictured historical eyewear artifacts. Truly a gem in any collection.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. I own an optical shop and it ... 14 July 2014
By John M Dovie - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book. I own an optical shop and it makes for great conversation, and to help people get in the mood for trying on new glasses.
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