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Woman as Decoration

Woman as Decoration by Emily Burbank
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A guide for women to complement their dress to their surroundings, be it in their own home, on outings or on stage. Please note that there is a separate chapter with the captions of the fashion plates which can be found in the online text.

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WOMAN AS DECORATION

by

EMILY BURBANK

Illustrated

[Illustration]

New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1917 Copyright, 1917 By Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc.

DEDICATED TO V. B. G.

PLATE I

Madame Geraldine Farrar as Thaïs in the opera of that name. It is a sketch made from life for this book. Observe the gilded wig and richly embroidered gown. They are after descriptions of a costume worn by the real Thaïs. It is a Greek type of costume but not the familiar classic Greek of sculptured story. Thaïs was a reigning beauty and acted in the theatre of Alexandria in the early Christian era.

[Illustration: Sketched for "Woman as Decoration" by Thelma Cudlipp Mme. Geraldine Farrar in Greek Costume as Thaïs ]

FOREWORD

WOMAN AS DECORATION is intended as a sequel to The Art of Interior Decoration (Grace Wood and Emily Burbank).

Having assisted in setting the stage for woman, the next logical step is the consideration of woman, herself, as an important factor in the decorative scheme of any setting, the vital spark to animate all interior decoration, private or public... Continue reading book >>


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