Mr. Rosen has written this absolutely spellbinding book about his career as a creator of perfume bottles for commercial fragrances beginning in 1972. Beautiful photos of his creations for Revlon, Elizabeth Arden, Karl Lagerfeld, and Fendi (among many others) are on almost every page, along with interesting tidbits of his personal and creative history.
He shares the process behind the art of designing a perfume bottle. He describes the steps he uses, and the guidance he gives his graduate students at Pratt Institute where he teaches the only course world-wide on this subject.
Needless to say, his beautiful wife, actress Arlene Dahl, is prominently photographed! Who knew he had created a special bottle for her in 1976 called "Dahlia"? Or that he created a bottle honoring Marilyn Monroe in 1999? Fascinating tidbits abound in this book.
In addition, he discusses and pictures many of the great icons of perfume bottles of the past which in his opinion reflect the crème de la crème of creativity. The pictures alone make this book stupendous, even if one did not devour the fascinating text.
Mr. Rosen is the keynote speaker at the IPBA 2012 annual convention in Jacksonville, Florida. We are very honored to have him as an IPBA member and a longtime supporter of our Association.
This wonderful book deals exhaustively with the specialty collecting area stated in its title. Pauline Turco, long time member of the International Perfume Bottle Association, has spent years researching her specialty and graciously shares this knowledge with the world.
Chapter 1 delves primarily into the political climate and events which gave rise to the creation of crown tops, and then follows through until their demise with the beginning of World War II. This fascinating detailed recap of an era adds a dimension of interest to the subject and is illustrated with current events posters, ads, photos, etc.
What you will not find: A table of contents; Numbered chapters; A precise chronology
What you will find: A larger-than-life tribute to an artist who was larger-than-life. Commissioned by Silvio Denz, President and CEO of Lalique S. A., to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Rene Lalique’s birth (1860), this book was also intended to dedicate and inspire the work and operations of his newly acquired company.
Starting with its gorgeous gold-embossed jacket, this new book by IPBA Member Jean-Marie Martin-Hattemberg of Paris, France, is a feast for the eyes throughout.
IPBA's very own PENNY DOLNICK has distinguished herself, yet again!