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Mary Mcfadden: a Lifetime of Design, Collecting, and Adventure

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ISBN-10: 0847836568

ISBN-13: 9780847836567

Edition: 2012

Authors: Mary McFadden, Murray Gell-Mann

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Mary McFadden helped define the look of the 1970s with original clothing designs created from textiles picked up on her travels around the globe. With tunics of hand-painted fabrics layered over floating silk pants and pleated Fortuny-like gowns with elaborate embroidery, McFadden created a sensation in the fashion world.This volume explores McFadden’s thirty-year career, from her debut in Vogue in 1972, launching her as a designer, to her subsequent status as a multimillion-dollar brand, famous for looks inspired by historical cultures as well as by her extensive art collection.McFadden was her own best model and was frequently photographed by legends such as Horst P. Horst, Richard…    
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 9.78" wide x 12.02" long x 1.11" tall
Weight: 4.136
Language: English

Mary McFadden is a fashion designer, art historian, art collector, and writer. She has written for Vogue on her travels and art collecting and has contributed to numerous museum catalogs. Murray Gell-Mann is McFaddenrsquo;s companion and a Nobel Prizendash;winning physicist.

Murray Gell-Mann was born on September 15, 1929 in New York City. He received a B.Sc. from Yale University in 1948, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1951. He marked his place in history with his discovery of quarks, a concept in particle physics that earned him a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1969. He has written many scientific works including The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex, in which he presents his ideas to a general readership. He has received several awards including the Dannie Heineman Prize of the American Physical Society, the Ernest O. Lawrence Memorial Award of the Atomic Energy Commission, the Franklin Medal of the…