International Guild of Knot Tyers

The Book of Ties by David Mosconi

The Book of Ties by David Mosconi, fashion photographer, and Riccardo VILLAROSA, journalist

Tie Rack Ltd. (1985)

There is a wealth of interest and pleasure to be gleaned within the 190 pages of this superb “coffee table” book. It informs, amuses and gives comprehensive insight to knots for necks - their history and tying techniques. Ties - bow ties - cravats - scarves - kerchiefs - cords - strings - ribbons. Ready-made to D.I.Y. Whether you prefer the conventional old four-in-hand, or yearn to shock with something extravagant and bizarre, you will find the neckwear for you. There are abundant, fascinating archive black-&-white photographs of celebrities (wearing ties of one sort or another) from Kruschev, Valentino and Mussolini, to Johann Sebastian Bach and Garibaldi. Up-to-date colour plates of models pose in appropriate costume. The text is thoroughly researched and packed with information. Detailed tying instructions are included. This is a book for the avid knot tyer; but friends, relatives and other visitors will all want to browse through it.

G.B.