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It’s All in the Jeans!

American Denim coverAmerican Denim: A New Folk Art
Beagle
1975

Jeans aren’t just some groovy pants, they are art!

This is one of those books that isn’t necessarily awful. The point of this book is to show design/art with denim. That’s cool. Is it a weeder? Not unless it isn’t within the scope or mission of your collection. This wouldn’t be worth space in my tiny library but larger or specialized libraries would probably snap this up. I feature it here on the site because I love the model pictures and I am wondering how much they had to pay these models. My personal favorite is the jean jacket with the upside down sheep (I think that is what it is) and the nude woman (last picture).

Mary

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Dazzle Them With Denim!

Make it in denim coverMake it in Denim
Todhunter
1977

Wow! That is a lot of look. If it is all denim, that has to be a very heavy caftan.  I remember that caftans were big in the late 60s and 70s. I think it was probably fading by 1977.  My grandmother always sported a green caftan for Christmas dinner. I think she had the same one for more than 20 years.  I can’t imagine a single reason that a public library would hold on to this book. (If not for the sake of patrons, how about for fashion?)

Mary

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