Brown University


Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age

by Graydon Carter
Harry N. Abrams, October 2013   ISBN: 978-141970863-3
Price: $65.00

"Vanity Fair 100 Years showcases a century of personality and power, art and commerce, crisis and culture--both highbrow and low.  From its inception in 1913, through the Jazz Age and the Depression, to its reincarnaton in the boom-boom Reagan years, to the image-saturated Information Age, 'Vanity Fair' has presented the modern era as it has unfolded, using wit, imagination, peerless literary narrative, and bold, groundbreaking imagery from the greatest photographers, artists, and illustrators of the day.  This sumptuous book takes a decade-by-decade look at the world as seen by the magazine, stopping to describe the incomparable editor Frank Crowninshield and the birth of the Jazz Age 'Vanity Fair,' the magazine's controversial rebirth in 1983, and the history of the glamorous Vanity Fair Oscar Party.  With its exhaustive sweep, visual impact, and time-capsule format, Vanity Fair 100 Years is the book everyone will want in 2013."

— publisher description