[[ download Prime ]] Fortuny: His Life and WorkAutor Guillermo De Osma – Albawater.co

Mariano Fortuny was a renaissance man of art and fashion Get to know his life and work in this comprehensive monograph THE SOCIETY DIARIESFortuny is one of the most expansive, well researched, lovingly written stories of a man and his legacy, both of which could easily be deemed geniusTo say the book is illuminating and engrossing is gross understatement as few books of this genre have a subject who is this much of an artist, inventor, and createur Fortunyis a book that truly stands alone due to its both visual and written contents it is a book that must be read and not just browsed NY JOURNAL OF BOOKS In his captivating prose, art historian de Osma invites readers to examine the sheer brilliance of one of the worlds most original designersMariano Fortuny continues to be a source of interest to designers and students, collectors and researchers, and historians and academics His dresses are still timeless and proudly worn by women of great style This comprehensive book shines the spotlight on all facets of Fortunys life and legacy, with archival and previously unpublished materials MarienelaThis comprehensive monograph captures the fashions, art, and fantasy of one of the worlds most original fashion designers Mariano Fortuny is an exceptional figure in the history of art and design Born in Spain and raised in Paris, he is most associated with Venicehe was often called the magician of Venice where he lived and worked at the legendary Palazzo Fortuny until his death inFortuny excelled not only in fashion, but also as a painter, printmaker, photographer, textile designer, set designer, lighting engineer, and inventorall covered in depth in the book However, Fortunys creativity has had its most enduring legacy in the fashion world, and this comprehensive monograph includes much archival and previously unpublished material Inspired by classical antiquity, Fortunys legendary designs were fashions first step toward modernity His dresses featured finely pleated silks, often adorned with glass beads or similar objects, which flowed seductively over the female form, revealing its natural curves His velvet capes were instantly popular, and the Delphos gown was favored by notable clients such as Eleanora Duse and Isadora Duncan Fortunys designs remain the ultimate example of fashion as art and continue to inspire twenty first century designers