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By Diana Epstein and Millicent Safro
Photography by John Parnell
Foreword by Jim Dine
Preface by Tom Wolfe
200 illustrations in full color,
176 pages, 8 3/4 x 10"
ISBN 0-8109-9059-8 EAN 978081099059-3
paperback US$22.50 CAN$32.95


"Between the covers of this book are decorative works
of art, once thought of as merely buttons."
-Mario Buatta

"A dazzling cornucopia that charts the button's evolution - from bucolic 18th-century French enamels to racy American silk garter studs with Clara Bow faces - in an absorbing text by two women with a profound knowledge of their subject and a passion that corresponds."
-Vanity Fair

"An enchanting book . . . nothing less than a gallery of paintings, sculptures, carvings and collages in miniature. Once you get a look at these gems, you'll view the not-so-humble closure with a new eye."

Haughtily beautiful or whimsically irreverent, buttons are a unique mirror of changing fashions in dress and the decorative arts through the centuries. With a foreword by acclaimed artist Jim Dine and a preface by best-selling author Tom Wolfe, both devoted buttons aficionados, this book appeals to the serious collector and casual enthusiast alike.

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