Take Ivy

Take Ivy


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'Take Ivy' is a collection of candid photographs shot on the campuses of America's elite Ivy League universities in the 1960s. It focuses on men and their clothes, perfectly encapsulating the unique academic fashion of the era.

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  • Hardback | 142 pages
  • 190 x 250 x 16mm | 521.62g
  • powerHouse Books,U.S.
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 1576875504
  • 9781576875506
  • 25,591

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Teruyoshi Hayashida was born in the fashionable Aoyama District of Tokyo, where he also grew up. He began shooting cover images for "Men's Club" magazine after the title's launch. Very sophisticated in style and a connoisseur of gourmet food, he is known for his homemade, soy-sauce-marinated Japanese pepper (sansho), and his love of gunnel tempura and Riesling wine. Shosuke Ishizu is the representative director of Ishizu Office. Originally born in Okayama Prefecture, after graduating from Kuwasawa Design School he worked in the editorial division at "Men's Club "until 1960 when he joined VAN Jacket Inc. He established Ishizu Office in 1983, and now produces several brands including Niblick. Toshiyuki Kurosu was raised in Tokyo. He joined VAN Jacket Inc. in 1961, where he was responsible for the development of merchandise and sales promotion. He left the company in 1970 and started his own business, Cross and Simon. After the dissolution of his brand, he began appearing on the legendary variety show "Asayan "on TV Tokyo as a regular and soon gained popularity. He is also an active writer and intellectual. Hajime (Paul) Hasegawa is from Hyogo Prefecture. After studying in the U.S., Hasegawa returned to Japan in 1963 to join VAN Jacket Inc. At VAN, he was responsible for advertising and PR. For the production of "Take Ivy," Hasegawa was the main coordinator and interpreter on the ground. He has since held several managerial positions in Japan and abroad and currently serves as executive director for Cosmo Public Relations Corporation.

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"We at "GQ" have found endless inspiration in these pages, and designers have too." " GQ" "Time has done little to dim the allure of "Take Ivy," with its guileless snapshots of handsome, fit and presumably bright young lugs disporting themselves in dining halls, on the College Green at Dartmouth, along Nassau Street in Princeton and in Harvard Yard." " New York Times" "A fun addition to your shelf of sailing manuals and Kennedy biographies." "Daily Candy"

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