The Art of Drag (Hardback)
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The Art of Drag (Hardback)

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Hardback 136 Pages
Published: 01/09/2020
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From Shakespeare plays to Stonewall riots, explore the lavish history of Drag in this vibrantly illustrated volume on the fabulous phenomenon that brings together fashion, politics, gender and theatre.

Lights. Glamour. Action!

Take a peek into the cultural phenomenon that is Drag, in this lusciously illustrated guide to the history of the phenomenon, from ancient theatre to the queens of RuPaul's Drag Race. Drag has been around for thousands of years.

A fabulous mix of fashion, theatre, gender and politics all come together to create the show-stopping entertainment millions love today. In this comprehensive work, Jake Hall delves into its ancient beginnings, to the present day and beyond.

Vibrant illustrations enhance a rich history that ranges from Kabuki theatre to Shakespeare, and the revolutionary Stonewall riots to the still-thriving New York ballroom scene. This is a must-have guide to the wonderful world of Drag.

Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
ISBN: 9781910620717
Number of pages: 136
Dimensions: 270 x 210 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Wigs have never looked taller, nor eye shadow so excessive. The result is a truly fabulous combination history and gift book. - Publisher's Weekly

The broad-minded perspective [The Art of Drag] adopts when looking to the past translates into how it looks to the future, too. - I-D Magazine: The Vixen and Crystal Rasmussen on the future of drag

Accompanying Hall's extensive history is a seemingly endless supply of bold illustrations, created in collaboration with artists Sofie Birkin, Helen Li, and Jasjyot Singh Hans. - Dazed Digital

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“Stunning”

I bought this as a gift for a friend. Not only is the book itself beautiful, the illustrations are insane. The book dives into the history and forms of drag that exist today. Quote from friend "this is the best... More

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