Adam & Yves

Highlights of Fashion History

by Gladys Perint Palmer

“Gladys’s impudent and exuberant brush vividly nails the fashion zoo's excesses; she is our reincarnation of Toulouse-Lautrec.” Henry Steiner, Master Graphic Designer

“With Passion for Life, People and Style and a unique Sense of Humour, Gladys catches in Her beautiful drawings the Magic of the Fashion World.” Rosita Angela Margherita Missoni
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216 pgs, 190 illusts

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“Gladys Palmer's work has always delighted me. She has a special eye for capturing the humour and whimsy as well as the beauty in fashion.” Issey Miyake

Gladys Perint Palmer has mastered irreverent caricature in inks and washes. A fashion illustrator and commentator with a quick wit and an insider's eye, she’s been widely published. The rhythmic elegance of her art over the years is is best expressed in her take on history. Seizing and slaying selected moment, in which the great fashion makers of the world shine, Glady Perint Palmer unravels the weave of history to show us some of the more beautiful and revealing threads. The book is superbly designed by Rod Dyer, and contains a defining introduction by the editor, Elihu Blotnick, regarding the nature of art.


"It is a rare instance when an artist is more than just engaged with his or her subject. . . . The masters were merely fascinated with their subjects; Ms. Palmer is entwined and enmeshed. With the arrival of Adam & Yves in hardcover comes recognition of this one artist who is thoroughly engaged and immersed in her subject matter on every level possible. 
    "Though Ms. Palmer is now considered primarily an illustrator, she has been an international journalist, an artist at Vogue and Bazaar, a student on both sides of the Atlantic at two of the finest fashion schools in the world, an exhibited artist, a fashion force in her own right, and an educator.
    "Overall, it always was and still is all about fashion.
    "Ms. Palmer affords the reader not only her extensive knowledge of fashion but also her wit—something very few artists of any medium expose to the viewer. . . .
    "Ms. Palmer’s lifelong commitment and enjoyment that oozes from this book. Read it, own it, cherish it, and give it to those who are immersed in all facets of fashion. You will be thanked profusely." - New York Journal of Books:

"For those naysayers that argue fashion isn’t a form of art, we have a new sartorial tome that is undeniably so....
    "The book rolls out next month and is chock-full of elegant sketches of influencers, designs, and signature moments throughout sartorial history — plus, notable art director Rod Dyer put his magic-making hands on each of the 216 pages....
    "Come on, how could your coffee table collection be complete without this?" - Refinery29

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