THE BEST OF FLAIR. Third edition. Ed. by Fleur Cowles. Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York, 2014. Original edition published 1996 by HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., New York. 338 pp. (6 foldout) with 399 ills. (144 col.) and 6 accordion-folded, bound-in inserts. 37 x 28 cm. LC 2014-935667 ISBN 9780847843954 In English.
Publisher's description: This highly sought-after volume detailing one of the most influential magazines of the twentieth century is now back in print at a newly affordable price. In 1950, Fleur Cowles established what would become one of the most important and talked about magazines ever created. Critically lauded for its sharp mix of clothes, literature, art, travel, decor, theater, and humor, Flair made publishing history with its combination of eclectic editorial content and lavish production quality. Recalled as the first magazine that became an art form, The Best of Flair is a compilation of the magazine's best content as chosen by the woman who created it. Along with its distinctive production values, Flair also features interviews and contributions from some of the most noted artists and celebrities of the past fifty years, including Lucian Freud, Jean Cocteau, Tallulah Bankhead, Saul Steinberg, Salvador Dali, Simone de Beauvoir, Walker Evans, James Michener, Ogden Nash, Gypsy Rose Lee, Clare Boothe Luce, George Bernard Shaw, John O_Hara, Margaret Mead, and Tennessee Williams.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 160742
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