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MONCRIEFFE, Mona

The magic of colour harmony in dress

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Sydney : Bebarfald’s Ltd., 1927. Quarto, publisher’s cloth boards with pictorial onlay and gilt lettering and design to front (boards lightly marked), 140 pp (light toning), illustrated with tipped-in colour plates (a couple fo corners creased) and b/w line drawings in the text. A scarce and lavishly produced Australian guide to dress sense for women and theories of interior design, published at the height of the Art Deco period. Includes advice on attire and presentation for various female “types”, including blondes, “Amazonian women” and “brown-skinned girls”.

Copies are recorded in seven Australian collections (Monash University Library; National Gallery of Australia Research Library; National Library of Australia; National Museum of Australia Library; Powerhouse Museum Research Library; State Library of New South Wales, State Library of Victoria).