Eyewear: A Visual History

A new book on the history of eyewear dazzles with editorial imagery and delectably bizarre frames of the past.


Like [all?] vintage enthusiasts, eyewear designer Moss Lipow is a fan of flea markets, estate sales, vintage shows, and garage sales, places he has spent the better part of two decades amassing an impressive collection of vintage eyewear.  Those frames– and several others from renowned collections around the world– feature in his new book Eyewear: A Visual History, which documents the evolution of eyewear throughout its 500 year history.  From aviator goggles to kooky cat-eye frames, over 1,000 images fill this volume, covering both the practical and the downright fantastical.  As the book jacket reads, ‘…what was once a purely practical apparatus has grown into a multibillion-dollar global industry catering to both the visually impaired and the fashionably inclined.’

In other words, this visual history is one tomé not to be missed.  Above and below, images from within its covers.

 

 


Eyewear: A Visual History
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