Cult eyewear: the world's enduring classics

Catalogue Number: 2018
Cult eyewear: the world's enduring classics
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: HANDLEY, Neil
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2011
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Merrell
Description Of Item: Original illustrated dustwrapper printed in colour, white imitation cloth cover, 192 pages profusely illustrated mostly in colour. Index and further reading bibliography. On page 187 there is a list of museums holding cult eyewear in the UK, the USA, Canada, France, Germany. Italy and the Netherlands.
Historical Significance: Neil Handley is the curator of the British Optical Association Museum at the College of Optometrists in London UK. The book covers 'fashion' antique spectacles from the 18th C through to fashion eyewear of the 20thC and provides much information on the most famous eyewear designers
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: April 2012
Condition: Fine
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection

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