Edition : First / New York / Penguin Books / 1978 / Softcover. / VG+ 8vo, 128pp. Silver wraps. Nunerous Black & White plates. Text in English.
Bill Cunningham’s “Facades” brings together 128 of the best architectural settings and fashion from a 200 year period. These wonderful costumes are worn by Editta Sherman, the “Duchess of Carnegie Hall”, as she poses for the camera in virtually every corner of Manhattan. Cunningham and the Duchess do away with the strict decorum and posture of the periods are captured in photographs and text, an intelligent blend of fashion and architectural history, a spirit of playful animation and the illusive sense of the past. “An exuberant change from the usual deadpan approach to the history of fashion and the history of architecture” – New York Magazine. Great book by two legends.