Vintage Flair Magazine 1953 Annual Mid Century Art Fleur Cowles Hardcover Book

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 03, 2015
  • Channel: Auction House

DESCRIPTION: Beautiful clean copy of the 1953 annual for Flair, the very lavish and short lived magazine published by Fleur Cowles ca. the mid 20th century.

About FLAIR ANNUAL 1953 - Fleur Cowles founded FLAIR magazine in 1950, and it folded a year later, lasting for only a dozen issues. FLAIR's design was as innovative as its content. FLAIR celebrated the art, fashion and beauty, humor, decor, entertainment, travel and literature that reflected life in the Fifties. The magazine was celebrated not only because of its design and editorial but also because of its lavish production, including die-cuts, fold-outs, lift-the-flaps, and illustrations by many of the premier artists of the era. This book presents a compilation of articles, art, and literature from the editors of Flair magazine. The book includes sections titled: Flair for Communication, Flair for Sentiment, Flair for Travel, Flair for Americana, Flair for Art, and Flair for Winter. Some of the contributors include: Salvador Dali, Rufino Tamayo, Robert Lowry, Saul Steinberg, Katherine Anne Porter, Walker Evans, Richard Wilbur, Marguerite Younge, Beverly Nichols, and many others

Innumerable illustrations, fold-outs, cut-outs and so forth; Flair was justifiably famous for these.