New York: Reporter Publications, 1953-1983. Hardcover. A broken run of this remarkable publishing venture, providing insight into the fashion of the day, fabric swatches, history of textile design, interviews with designers, etc. 42 individual issues, bound in 11 folio volumes containing multiple years.
An invaluable reference tool for researching American lifestyle, tastes, fashion, style and fabrics as they evolved from the end of World War II to the dawn of feminism. With real vintage fabric swatches in each issue. The name of the magazine does not do justice to the scope of topics covered in each issue. Each issue is profusely illustrated with color photography and fashion illustration, as well as with beautifully designed covers by important artists.
The 11 bound volumes include the following issues:
1953, no. 63-66;
1955, no. 32-35;
1956, no. 36-39;
1960-61, no. 50-55;
1962, No. 56-59;
1964, no. 63-66;
1968 Summer - Winter, no. 79-81;
1970 Fall-Spring/summer 1971, No. 88-90
1974 Spring - Fall, no. 100-102;
1977 Spring-Winter, no. 109-111;
1983 Spring-Spring 1984, no. 128-131.
11" x 14 1/2". A few of the issues with lib stamps at front cover. Very good condition. Item #24294