Hardcover, 4to., very good condition in like dustjacket, colour photographs throughout, source notes, 211pp. With more than 700 images, this is the history of the Aloha shirts as cultural icons and as collectible items. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : The Ultimate Coffee-table Book on the World’s Most Famous Souvenir: the Hawaiian Shirt
The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands is the most colorful and complete book published on the most enduring souvenir ever invented: the Hawaiian shirt.
First developed in the early ‘30s as a "tourist attraction," Aloha shirts have their roots in the graphic, comfortable clothing that South Seas islanders have been wearing for hundreds of years.
Around 1935, a small-but-daring group of clothing manufacturers in Honolulu hit on the same good idea simultaneously: to make wildly colorful, "air-conditioned" short-sleeved shirts for tourists that would give them an immediate sense of relaxation, and going "Hawaiian." The shirts were also, as one clever Waikiki marketer observed, "Postcards you can wear."
So it has been for more than sixty years, with countless Hawaiian- and Japanese-print shirts designed and sold for the pleasure of millions of people.
The Aloha Shirt traces the splashy history of Hawaiian shirts from their beginnings right after the Great Depression through their popularity with World War II American servicem SecC and into the "Golden Era" of Hawaiian tourism and garment manufacturing—from 1935 to 1955.
As the book points out, Aloha shirts have been the favorite leisure wear of everyone from twenty-something surfers to presidents such as Harry Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Elvis Presley chose Aloha shirts as the main costume for his movie, Blue Hawaii.
Today, Aloha shirts are more popular than ever. From California to Tokyo, hundreds of manufacturers are turning out modern-day shirts costing from $15 to more than $100. It’s a half-billion-dollar-a-year industry. And shirt collectors at New York auction houses and on eBay on it’s Web site now pay thousands of dollars for a single rayon "silkie" that cost less than a dollar in 1935.
Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full color, never-before-published shirt images, vintage black-and-white photographs, and priceless examples of period "Hawaiiana," the book features separate chapters on the innovative artists, risk-taking manufacturers, and silky fabrics behind the success of the world’s most famous shirt.
The Aloha Shirt is both a dazzling, fun-to-browse art book, and a fascinating chronicle of the world’s love affair with Hawaii.
Note de l'éditeur: This book has been the most fun and interesting project I have worked on in years. Author Dale Hope is so passionate about this subject that he spent literally 10 years to put it together. Dale personally tracked down and interviewed hundreds of the "pioneers" of this industry who are disapearing after 60 plus years in the business. Its fabulous that Dale took the time to do this because it would have been lost had he not. Mahalo (thank you) Dale.
There is a special feeling that people have for Hawaii and all things Hawaiian. The Aloha Shirt book seems to connect people to that feeling in a very lovely way. Check the book out, you won't be disapointed!
Titre : The Aloha Shirt Spirit of the Islands
Éditeur : Hillsboro, Beyond Words Publishing, 2000.
Description du livre Beyond Words Publishing. État : Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels or limited small stickers. Book may have a remainder mark or be a price cutter. N° de réf. du libraire EU-03-09-06-0089
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Description du livre Beyond Words Publishing. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. N° de réf. du libraire 2666238410
Description du livre Beyond Words Publishing, 2000. État : Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_usedgood_1582700346
Description du livre Atria Books/Beyond Words. Hardcover. État : Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. N° de réf. du libraire G1582700346I3N10
Description du livre Atria Books/Beyond Words, 2000. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG1582700346
Description du livre OR., U.S.A.: Beyond Words Pub., 2000. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. copyright 2000, Near Fine oversize blue cloth hardcover, gilt lettering on spine, color illustrated endpapers, interior unread, d/j Near Fine in Brodart, xvi, 211 pages, illustrated w/ more the 700 images, many in color, source notes, bibliography, COLLECTIBLES, Hawaii, mens's aloha shirt, history, textile design, men's shirt industry, ISBN-10: 1582700346 Dimensions: 10.3 x 1 x 11.2 inches. N° de réf. du libraire E8706a
Description du livre État : Good. Book Condition: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97815827003424.0
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Description du livre Beyond Words Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. État : Used - Very Good. 2000 - Oversized Hardback with dustjacket. Book is in very good condition. Light wear on edges. NO International or Priority. Free tracking with domestic orders. MD SKU- 6942621 9/30/2000. N° de réf. du libraire SKU-6942621