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East meets West in this award–winning book of Chinese style by superstar fashion designer Vivienne Tam–and now it's in a cute, smaller trim size trade paperback!

Celebrated fashion designer Vivienne Tam shares the rare individuality of her own cross–cultural style, combining traditional eastern elements with a modern Western edge. The seductive East–meets–West style is brought alive as Tam takes us on a personal journey featuring the people, places, and things that inspire her. From the sexy cheongsam (the ultimate feminine dress) to the Mao jacket (gives power dressing a whole new meaning), from the elaborate Chinese opera houses to Zen gardens, she teaches such us how to savour the world in a bowl of noodles and the essence of Chinese design in her favourite Ming chair. China Chic is style that is hot, hip, and pervasive to today's–and tomorrow's–pop culture.

Book News Annotation:

As colorful, bold and sophisticated as her fashion designs, Tam's memoir blends traditions from China and the US to create a work of art. Although vibrant visual images dominate the book, the text itself warrants study, offering essays and interviews in which Tam discusses her creative influences. This edition is a reprint of the 2000 edition published by ReganBooks.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

As colorful, bold and sophisticated as her fashion designs, Tam's memoir blends traditions from China and the US to create a work of art. Although vibrant visual images dominate the book, the text itself warrants study, offering essays and interviews in which Tam discusses her creative influences. This edition is a reprint of the 2000 edition published by ReganBooks. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

One of today's hottest designers takes readers on an illustrated journey of Chinese style--from fashion and food to art and architecture--introducing the people, places, and things that have inspired her. Color photos throughout.

Synopsis:

East meets West in this lavishly illustrated book of Chinese style — from fashion and food to art and architecture and home decor.  This visual memoir by one of today's hottest designers is full of stunning candor and beauty.

In this beautifully designed and stylish book, fashion icon Vivienne Tam, chosen by People magazine as one of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People, shares the rare individuality of her own crosscultural style, combining traditional Eastern elements with a modern Western edge.  The seductive East-meets-West journey featuring the people, places, and things that give her inspiration.  She teaches us how to savor the world in a simple bowl of noodles and shows us the essence of Chinese design and her favorite Ming chair.  China Chic is style that is hot, hip, and pervasive in today's — and tomorrow's culture.

About the Author

Vivienne Tam was born in Canton, China, but emigrated to Hong Kong where she was three years old. She has been featured in Newsweek, People, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Town & Country, Marie Claire, Harpers Bazarre, and Instyle . Her fashions are respresented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum at F.I.T., and the Andy Warhol museum. She now lives in New York City, where she runs a thriving international fashion-based- business.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060796631
Author:
Tam, Vivienne
Publisher:
ReganBooks
With:
Huang, Martha
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Decorative arts
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art -- Chinese influences.
Subject:
Decorative arts - Chinese influences
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7 x 7 x 0.730435 in 4 oz

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Product details 336 pages ReganBooks - English 9780060796631 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , One of today's hottest designers takes readers on an illustrated journey of Chinese style--from fashion and food to art and architecture--introducing the people, places, and things that have inspired her. Color photos throughout.

"Synopsis" by , East meets West in this lavishly illustrated book of Chinese style — from fashion and food to art and architecture and home decor.  This visual memoir by one of today's hottest designers is full of stunning candor and beauty.

In this beautifully designed and stylish book, fashion icon Vivienne Tam, chosen by People magazine as one of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People, shares the rare individuality of her own crosscultural style, combining traditional Eastern elements with a modern Western edge.  The seductive East-meets-West journey featuring the people, places, and things that give her inspiration.  She teaches us how to savor the world in a simple bowl of noodles and shows us the essence of Chinese design and her favorite Ming chair.  China Chic is style that is hot, hip, and pervasive in today's — and tomorrow's culture.

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