Vanity Fair 100 Years showcases a century of personality and power, art and commerce, crisis and cultureboth highbrow and low. From its inception in 1913, through the Jazz Age and the Depression, to its reincarnation in the boom-boom Reagan years, to the image-saturated Information Age, Vanity Fair has presented the modern era as it has unfolded, using wit, imagination, peerless literary narrative, and bold, groundbreaking imagery from the greatest photographers, artists, and illustrators of the day. This sumptuous book takes a decade-by-decade look at the world as seen by the magazine, stopping to describe the incomparable editor Frank Crowninshield and the birth of the Jazz Age Vanity Fair, the magazine’s controversial rebirth in 1983, and the history of the glamorous Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
With its exhaustive sweep, visual impact, and time-capsule format, Vanity Fair 100 Years is the book everyone will want in 2013.
Praise for Vanity Fair 100 Years:
“The book is a stunning artifact that begets staring, less for the words and publishing industry than as an exercise in visual storytelling reflected through the prism of society and celebrity.The best photographers, the best designers, the best illustrators all came together over Vanity Fair’s contents, and the book unfolds in page after page of stunningly rendered images, some iconic and some that never even ran.” New York Times Book Review
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Vanity Fair has been my magazine of choice since it began to be republished in 1983. The articles, the artwork, the selection of topics, all the interesting and unique plethora of articles are between its covers. I anxiously awaited this coffe table tome - the history of the early Vanity FAir and the GREAT artwork, covers, photographs (by the most famous image takers in this past century - all make up this extremely wonderful book. My husband thanked me so much when I brought it home for he was not really acquainted with the immeasureable depth of VF's contents. He was totally enthralled by what was in this collection that chronicled the last 100 years of VF. I had to practically give him a time limit so we could share this great book. It is timeless and fantastic!