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.
From the Publisher: 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 État : Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. N° de réf. du libraire 0KVBKF003B29
Description du livre Beyond Words Publishing. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. N° de réf. du libraire 2802360695
Description du livre Beyond Words Publishing, Incorporated. Hardcover. État : Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. N° de réf. du libraire G1582700346I3N00
Description du livre Beyond Words Publishing, Inc., 2000. Hardcover. État : As New. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. History of the distinctive Hawaiian shirt. Lavishly illustrated. Near New, in Near New, Un-Clipped D. J. Heavy Book will require additional postage for overseas delivery. Size: 4vo. N° de réf. du libraire 5023
Description du livre Beyond Words Pub, 2000, 2000. Hardcover. xv, 211 pgs, illus w/ 700 images, most in color,source notes, bibliography, Dimensions (in inches): 1.02 x 11.29 x 10.32 ISBN: 1582700346 VG+ oversize blue cloth hb, / VG+ in brodart, gift quality. N° de réf. du libraire B9491
Description du livre État : Very Good. In good condition and ready for quick shipment to any US location by an experienced and reliable seller. CDs and Access codes may not be included as is the case with most used books. Thanks for shopping with us!. N° de réf. du libraire 828272
Description du livre Hillsboro: Beyond Words Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Edition. Large, square quarto. Color and B&W illustrations. Fine in fine DJ. 211 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 7291
Description du livre Atria Books/Beyond Words 2000-09-30, 2000. Hardcover. État : good. First Edition. 1582700346. N° de réf. du libraire 570052
Description du livre Atria Books/Beyond Words, 2000. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG1582700346
Description du livre Beyond Words Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. État : Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. ISBN 1582700346. Hardback edition. Near Fine condition book in a Near Fine condition dustjacket. No statement of later printing on copyright page. Original price is present and unclipped on front flap of dustjacket. Oversized and heavy book. N° de réf. du libraire 99092840