First edition of this collection of ideas for handmade apparel – a delightful time capsule of early 1970s fashion.
"Body coverings are a kind of celebration."
Situated in the liminal space between Hippie and Disco, CREATING BODY COVERINGS captures the early-1970s craze for handmade clothing and accessories. Alongside suggestions for the reader's own creative projects, this kooky and oh-so-kitschy title features numerous absolutely stupendous photographs of people who have sewn, woven, screen-printed, and macramé-d their own BODY COVERINGS. Inspirational and, for this cataloguer, aspirational.
New York, Cincinnati, Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1973. 8'' x 8''. Original color pictorial wrapper. Illustrated in black-and-white and color throughout. 152 pages, including index. Contemporary owner's name to inner front cover, "Ms. Holmes." Wrapper with a hint of scuffing, mild sunning to rear. Light spotting to fore-edge and occasionally to margins of leaves; one plate loose. Bright.
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