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one master in praise of others,
This review is from: Masters of Fashion Illustration (Hardcover)
From the dazzling red cover with Downton's Valentino illustration this book offers much and delivers more! A fabulous overview of a rich century of fashion illustration with many familiar names and a few less obvious choices. Including wonderful Drain, Blossac and Peak (but alas, no Rene Gruau). Beautifully illustrated and designed throughout, each era is vividly brought to life by Downton's conversational, yet informative writing style which offers true insights into each artist's work. It's refreshing to have the view of an actual practitioner on a subject he clearly feels passionate about. For fans of Downton there is a gallery of his own work at the end of the book with an interview. A great book for lovers of fashion illustration everywhere!