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Biográfico Coco
Biográfico Coco

Biográfico Coco

Biográfico

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

96 Pages, 6 x 8.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9788416407637

Rights: US & CA

Cinco Tintas (Sep 2019)

Price: $16.95
 
 

Overview

Many people know that Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was a prolific French fashion designer and founder of the House of Chanel, who ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades. What, perhaps, they don't know is that she was taught to sew by nuns and started Chanel by making hats; that, in 1935, she was recognized as the world's wealthiest woman; and that she once worked as a singer, famously gaining the nickname "Coco" from one of her songs. This book presents a visual catwalk through her life and work, with an array of facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the genius behind the garments. ?La colección Biográfico ofrece una mirada completamente nueva de las vidas de grandes creadores y pensadores de la historia. Recoge 50 fechas, hechos, pensamientos, hábitos y éxitos que los definen y los plasma mediante vívidas instantáneas en forma de infografías. Es de sobra conocido que Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (1883-1971) fue una prolífica diseñadora de moda y fundadora de la Casa Chanel, y que lideró la alta costura parisina durante seis décadas. Lo que quizás no se sepa es que vivió en el Hotel Ritz de París más de 34 años; que era una buena pescadora de caña, práctica en la que aventajaba al duque de Westminster y a Winston Churchill, y que, después de vender los derechos de su perfume "Número 5", pasó más de 20 años tratando de recuperarlos. Biográfico Coco es una pasarela en la que vemos desfilar su vida, obra y legado, mediante una serie de hechos y cifras impactantes convertidos en atractivas imágenes que descubren a la modista más allá de sus creaciones.

Reviews

"The Biographic Series is an exciting new collection of biographies about some of the world's greatest thinkers, writers, artists and cultural innovators. Whilst each book could be read cover to cover, readers are more likely to randomly select pages, stopping and pausing to find out more about the subject . . . The infographics are visually appealing and entertaining, perhaps reinvigorating an interest in the subject . . .The legacy of artists, such as Monet and Van Gogh are particularly well documented in their Biographic." —Armadillo magazine, on the English-language edition

Author Biography

Sophie Collins has worked in publishing for over thirty years. She has also lectured for over a decade on a range of subjects in art history at Sothebys Institute of Art, The Open University, the University of Kent, Birmingham University and Birkbeck College, London.