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Tartan: Romancing the Plaid Hardcover – 17 Feb 2015

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications (17 Feb. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847845567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847845569
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 3.3 x 26.1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,044,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rosemarie Bravo is the CEO of Burberry. Jeffrey Banks is a Coty award-winning designer of men's and women's apparel. Banks has worked with a number of Scottish fabric mills designing tartans of his own. Doria de La Chapelle is a freelance writer and publicist. After covering fashion and beauty for Mademoiselle, she worked as advertising director at Henri Bendel.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
BEAUTIFUL! 27 Nov. 2007
By Pamela Keogh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
WOW -- I am an author who has written a few illustrated books like this -- and all I can say is this book is LEAGUES above the rest -- amazing photographs and layouts, beautiful paper, beautifully produced. A real labor of love. Although I know a fair amount about fashion, I did not know all that much about tartan... until now. A revealing mix of history, culture, modern tmes, with images ranging from the Duke of Windsor (how lonely -- albeit well dressed he looks...) to Rod Stewart, Princess Diana and the Bay City Rollers. As well as some of my favorite models and designers in the world.

Mr. Banks and Ms. de la Chapelle have done an amazing job. This book is so well written, stunning, and beautifully produced, that it is going to be MY Christmas gift to others this year.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Highland Fling!!!! 29 Nov. 2007
By Stylemaven - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
You'll be doing the Highland Fling in no time (or at least the Lowland Shim) when you read this terrific book. It's a wonderful history of the fabric and the tome is filled with interesting history and some fun, lighthearted photos - like the guard who's catching a breeze and having his kilt lifted to show . . . well, buy the book and find out. I was very surprised (nicely so) to find out it wasn't just a dry historical analogy but rather a work that examines something we see in everyday life but may not have taken the time to think about.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Unexpected Fascination... 5 Nov. 2007
By Michael Picucci - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
When I was introduced to this tome it woke up a fashion and hstory perspective that was a new dimension to my being, a very plesant one. This is more than a fashion book - it is hundreds of stories and dazzling images that introduces multidimensional perspection and connection to a very rich and mystical design grid and real stories as to how world famous designers were inspired by the tartan. A facinating read on many levels, rich in imagery and opening up the true mystique of tartan to the unitiated like me.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Plaidelicious! 26 Dec. 2007
By George Finn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If you love plaid, this book is essential. Lovely photographs and history on the ever handsome world of plaid. Delightful coffee table book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Amazing Plaid 18 Jan. 2010
By Wildman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Romancing the Plaid isn't just for the fashion minded or the Scot-o-philes. There is good research demonstrated in the meanings in the patterns and colors to the various Scottish clans and the authors use paintings of the historical period to illustrate their findings make this little covered topic more fascinating to the average reader. The book covers the origins and more recent uses of plaid tartan themes and its various impacts on modern fashion. The illustrations and photographs are of excellent quality and definitely should be purchased for more than the decorative coffee table accessory. Overall a genuinely good reading experience and a interesting subject.
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