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The History of Denim Paper Dolls

Tom Tierney

Verlag: Paper Studio Press, 2013
ISBN 10: 1935223712 / ISBN 13: 9781935223719
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Titel: The History of Denim Paper Dolls

Verlag: Paper Studio Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

Einband: Soft cover

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Inhaltsangabe: Tom Tierney, the most published paper doll artist of all time, turns his attention to the most popular fashion fabric of all time, denim. In this fascinating new paper doll book, he traces the history of everybody's favorite fabric, the cotton twill weave named for the French town where it began, Nimes. De Nimes (Of Nimes) soon became Denim.

This brand new eight page doll book starts centuries ago when sailors and pirates wore workaday denim. Later it was dyed with indigo and become the blue jean fabric so familiar to us all. Denim went from being utilitarian to high fashion and that fascinating swing from overalls and workwear worn by cowboys, farmers and factory workers to expensive designer blue jeans worn by rock stars and fashionistas.

Two dolls, a handsome guy and a pretty gal, are dressed in denim through the ages and the book includes the never-ending tale of fashion's most famous fabric. Collectors of Tom Tierney's artistry and fashion history fans, too, will be delighted with The History of Denim.

Über den Autor: Unquestionably, Tom Tierney deserves to be known as the King of Paper Dolls. For decades his prolific output of books has made him the most successful paper doll artist of all time. Fashion, history and glamorous celebrities are favored subjects of the octogenarian artist.

While Tom is the best known paper doll artist in the world, he didn't begin this chapter of his career until 1974 when Thirty from the Thirties, a book of Hollywood stars was published. His career began in Texas, his home state. He had drawn extra clothes for his cousin's paper dolls and that launched his interest in fashion illustration.

When he moved to New York City in 1954, Tom rose to the top of the ranks in commercial fashion illustration. Because of his serious fine art training he was equally comfortable drawing women, men and children. Not only that, but he was so adept that he could imitate the style of other artists, a valuable skill in the heyday of commercial art. Purposefully, Tom did not sign his art so that he could work in different styles for different clients without any conflict. At one time, he even managed to juggle Macy's and Gimbels, famously antagonistic competitors.

As the popularity of fashion illustration began to wane, Tom almost single handedly revitalized the lagging paper doll publishing business. He published two books of paper dolls, Thirty from the Thirties and Attitudes. Then in 1978 he connected with Dover Publishing where he produced scores of popular paper dolls. His subjects included movie stars, fashion designers, presidential families and a series that chronicled fashion history as worn by an American family, all rendered in his instantly recognizable style with a strong, supremely sure line. His own website lists almost 350 previously published works!

The latest chapter in Tom's incredible career is his collaboration with Paper Studio Press, creating a line of paper dolls focusing on fashions through history including Rosie the Riveter, Fun With Grandma, Stopover and Pretty Pink Paper Dolls.

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