The Art of Drag Book



Before RuPaul's Drag Race propelled the cultural phenomenon into the global spotlight, drag had been around for thousands of years. Immerse yourself in the rich history of drag in this lusciously illustrated guide, brimming with dazzling colors and fabulous facts, all held together with a unique Swiss Binding that lets each spread lay flat so that you can experience this book in all its trailblazing glory!

The history of drag has been formed by many intersections: fashion, theatre, sexuality and politics all coming together to create the show stopping entertainment millions witness today. In this extensive work, Jake Hall delves deep into the ancient beginnings of drag, to present day and beyond.

Vibrant illustrations enhance the rich history from Kabuki theatre to Shakespearean, the revolutionary Stonewall riots to the still thriving New York ballroom scene. Nothing will go undocumented in this must-have documentation of all things drag.

Please note this book features Swiss Binding (exposed binding) to allow each page to lay flat when opening the book. The binding is not detached.

  • 136 pages
  • Hardcover book
  • By Jake Hall
  • Illustrated by Sofie Birkin, Helen Li & Jasjyot Singh Hans
  • 8.19"W x 10.88"H x 0.89"D
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