Fashion and Art

Fashion and Art

Original and inspiring, this book will not only secure 'art-fashion' as a discrete area of study, but also suggest new critical pathways for exploring their continuing cross-pollination.

Author: Adam Geczy

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9780857852144

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 818

For at least two centuries, fashion and art have maintained a competitive love-hate relationship. Both fashion and art construct imaginary worlds, and use a language of style to invigorate beliefs, perceptions and ideas. Until now the crossovers of fashion and art have received only scattered treatment and suffered from a dearth of theorization. As an attempt to theorize the area, this collection of new and updated essays is the most well-rounded and authoritative to date. Some of the world's foremost scholars in the field are assembled here to explore the art-fashion nexus in numerous ways: from aesthetics and performance to masquerade and media. Original and inspiring, this book will not only secure 'art-fashion' as a discrete area of study, but also suggest new critical pathways for exploring their continuing cross-pollination. Fashion and Art is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, art history and theory, cultural studies and related fields.
Categories: Design

Fashion and Imagination

Fashion and Imagination

In Fashion and Imagination, the frame of reference is the current debate on the relationship between fashion and art. The book consists of five thematic chapters containing contributions from a number of respected scholarly authors.

Author: Jos Arts

Publisher:

ISBN: 9089101403

Category: Design

Page: 413

View: 547

Fashion is one of the most important visual phenomena of our time. Since the 1960s the boundaries between fashion and art have become increasingly blurred, while fashion has also become a medium for expressing concepts, ideas and political ideals. The results of the interaction between fashion and art appeal to the imagination. In a world in which uniformity reigns supreme, fashion and art provide the most stimulating, the most unexpected and the most liberating visual culture in history. Fashion and Imagination recounts in words and images fashion's exciting relationship with photography, film, visual art, performance art, architecture and literature.
Categories: Design

The Historical Mode

The Historical Mode

Author: Richard Martin

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015015518122

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 160

View: 355

Categories: Art, Modern

Fashion and the Art of Pochoir

Fashion and the Art of Pochoir

From Paul Iribe, Georges Lepape, and Georges Barbier to Umberto Brunelleschi, Eduardo Garcia Benito, and Leon Bakst, these artists inaugurated the alliance between fashion and art, expertly conjuring the atmospheres evoked by the clothing ...

Author: April Calahan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500239398

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 174

A celebration of the painstaking hand-stenciling technique, pochoir, used to create the glorious, rarely seen fashion illustrations of the early twentieth century
Categories: Design

Reading Fashion in Art

Reading Fashion in Art

The first section of the book includes an introduction to visual analysis and explains how to 'read' fashion and dress in an artwork using the checklists.

Author: Ingrid E. Mida

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350032712

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 647

Dress and fashion are central to our understanding of art. From the stylization of the body to subtle textile embellishments and richly symbolic colors, dress tells a story and provides clues as to the cultural beliefs of the time in which artworks were produced. This concise and accessible book provides a step-by-step guide to analysing dress in art, including paintings, photographs, drawings and art installations. The first section of the book includes an introduction to visual analysis and explains how to 'read' fashion and dress in an artwork using the checklists. The second section offers case studies which demonstrate how artworks can be analysed from the point of view of key themes including status and identity, modernity, ideals of beauty, gender, race, globalization and politics. The book includes iconic as well as lesser known works of art, including work by Elisabeth Vigée le Brun, Thomas Gainsborough, James Jacques Tissot, Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, Yinka Shonibare, Mickalene Thomas, Kent Monkman and many others. Reading Fashion in Art is the perfect text for students of fashion coming to art history for the first time as well as art history students studying dress in art and will be an essential handbook for any gallery visitor. The step-by-step methodology helps the reader learn to look at any work of art that includes the dressed or undressed body and confidently develop a critical analysis of what they see.
Categories: Design

Britain Creates 2012

Britain Creates 2012

"Britain Creates Fashion & Art Collusion is a project of the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation, set up to inspire and support collaborations between the worlds of fashion and the visual arts.

Author: Edward Booth-Clibborn

Publisher: Booth-Clibborn

ISBN: 1861543271

Category: Art

Page: 204

View: 203

What happens when you invite such luminary fashion designers as Stephen Jones or Hussein Chalayan to collaborate with important contemporary artists such as Cerith Wyn Evans or Gavin Turk and ask them to think about the Olympic values of speed, strength, agility and stamina? A celebration of the best of British creativity and a set of innovative exciting works of art, which will be unveiled at London s Victoria and Albert Museum for the Festival of London, during the 2012 Olympic Games.
Categories: Art

Dandies

Dandies

Moving beyond historical and fictional accounts of dandies, this volume juxtaposes theoretical models with evocative images and descriptions of clothing in order to link sartorial self-construction with artistic, social, and political self ...

Author: Susan Fillin-Yeh

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814726969

Category: Art

Page: 291

View: 938

If journalism is the first draft of history, then independent journalists are surely its most daring composers. Along such celebrated and high-profile figures as Christiane Amanpour and Wolf Blitzer, there exists a stratum of journalistsself-employed, working under dire conditions, and with minimal resourceswho often place themselves at ground zero of world events. In this gripping account, Anthony Collings takes us into the world of independent journalists, and the daily challenges they face confronting dictators, hostile military, and narcoterrorists. Unfettered by any ties to those in positions of power, these guerrilla journalists are often the first on a storywhether reporting on corruption in Mexico, organized crime in Russia, or sexual scandal in the Middle Eastand accordingly face the brunt of their subject's wrath. Collings, who has himself been held captive while on assignment, here focuses less on those nations in which the press is either largely free (such as the U.S. or Western European democracies) or aggressively restricted (as in China), and more on those "battleground countries" where the eventual outcome of the struggle between state and fourth estate remains unclear. Relying on interviews, professional contacts, and his own experiences, Collings explores the dilemmas and strategies of journalists who persevere in the face of war, repressive governments, and criminal aggression, with particular emphasis on the role of the Internet. At a time when journalism is increasingly a profession under siege, Words of Fire forces into the spotlight a more positive side of the profession, those who pursue journalism not for profit or fame but as a personal crusade.
Categories: Art

Modern Threads

Modern Threads

This fully illustrated book on fashion designer and fiber artist Mariska Karasz (1898-1960) accompanies the exhibition of the same name at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Author: Ashley Callahan

Publisher: University of Georgia Georgia Museum

ISBN: 0915977613

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 438

This fully illustrated book on fashion designer and fiber artist Mariska Karasz (1898-1960) by Ashley Callahan, curator of the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts, accompanies the exhibition of the same name at the Georgia Museum of Art from January 20 to April 15, 2007. It is divided into three major sections, one focusing on her fashion design for women, one on her fashion design for children, and one on her embroidered wall hangings. With many full-color images representing all three of these categories, it is the most comprehensive work published on Karasz. This book was shortlisted by the Costume Society of America for the Millia Davenport Publication Award.
Categories: Art

Reforming Women s Fashion 1850 1920

Reforming Women s Fashion  1850 1920

This work focuses on the efforts toward reforming women's dress that took place in Europe and America in the latter half of the 18th century and the first decade of the 20th century, and the types of garments adopted by women to overcome ...

Author: Patricia Anne Cunningham

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 0873387422

Category: Design

Page: 250

View: 956

This work focuses on the efforts toward reforming women's dress that took place in Europe and America in the latter half of the 18th century and the first decade of the 20th century, and the types of garments adopted by women to overcome the challenges posed by fashionable dress. It considers the many advocates for reform and examines their motives, their arguments for change, and how they promoted improvements in women's fashion. Though there was no single overarching dress reform movement, it reveals similarities among the arguments posed by diverse groups of reformers, including especially the equation of reform with an ideal image of improved health. Drawing on a variety of primary and secondary sources in the USA and Europe - including the popular press, advice books for women, allopathic and alternative medical literature, and books on aesthetics, art, health, and physical education - the text makes a significant contribution to costume studies, social history, and women's studies.
Categories: Design

1 000 Steampunk Creations

1 000 Steampunk Creations

Packed with 1,000 full-color photographs, 1,000 Steampunk Creations features a stunning and mind-boggling showcase of modified technology, art and sculpture, home décor, fashion and haberdashery, jewelry and accessories, and curious ...

Author: Dr. Grymm

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 9781592536917

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 236

Steampunk is a burgeoning counter-cultural movement; a genre, community, and artform. The Steampunk movement seeks to recapture the spirit of invention, adventure, and craftsmanship reminiscent of early-nineteenth-century industrialization, in part to restore a sense of wonder to a technology-jaded world. Packed with 1,000 full-color photographs, 1,000 Steampunk Creations features a stunning and mind-boggling showcase of modified technology, art and sculpture, home décor, fashion and haberdashery, jewelry and accessories, and curious weapons, vehicles, and contraptions.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Art Fashion

Art   Fashion

The boundaries 'between skin and clothing' are fluid – as they are between art and fashion. Both meet in the space where new visual discoveries are made, where materials are tried out and current concepts of beauty are critiqued.

Author: Markus Brüderlin

Publisher:

ISBN: 3866785380

Category: Art

Page: 136

View: 287

The boundaries 'between skin and clothing' are fluid – as they are between art and fashion. Both meet in the space where new visual discoveries are made, where materials are tried out and current concepts of beauty are critiqued. Fashion designers use extreme hyperbole and fantastical exaggeration to re-interpret traditional ideas about clothing, or even the entire fashion system, and so change our understanding of these. The exhibition and catalogue explore this intriguing border region and demonstrate how these disciplines are interlinked in a constant process of investigation and inspiration: for example, in Rees' leather skins, Le Mindu's hair sculptures or the wax child's shoe by Gober. Artists/designers included: Sandra Backlund, Walter Van Beirendonck, BLESS, Louise Bourgeois, Nick Cave, Helen Chadwick, Hussein Chalayan, Comme des Garçons / Rei Kawakubo, Christophe Coppens, Salvador Dalí, Naomi Filmer, Robert Gober, Maison Martin Margiela, Charlie Le Mindu, Dai Rees, Freddie Robins, Elsa Schiaparelli, ManfreDu Schu, Jana Sterbak, Francesco Vezzoli, Viktor & Rolf and Anna-Nicole Ziesche. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Art & Fashion: Between Skin and Clothing, at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 5 March to 7 August 2011.
Categories: Art

Art Fashion

Art   Fashion

The twentieth century witnessed the growth of an astonishingly stimulating relationship between the worlds of art and fashion.

Author: Florence Müller

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500019967

Category: Costume design

Page: 79

View: 405

The twentieth century witnessed the growth of an astonishingly stimulating relationship between the worlds of art and fashion. Salvador Dali, for example, produced a raft of witty, Surrealist designs for his friend the couturier Elsa Schiaparelli; the great Man Ray took some of fashion's most iconic photographs; while Andy Warhol translated a number of his best-known works onto fabric. Recent years have seen fruitful link-ups between today's fashion designers and artists - Jenny Holzer and Helmut Lang, Cindy Sherman and Comme des Garçons, Keith Haring and Vivienne Westwood... And some of art's most avant-garde practitioners have found dress to be a profound metaphor for the human body and the human condition. Art § Fashion charts the history of the relationship between the two genres and shows how the fashion system itself, as well as the fields of advertising and marketing, have been influenced and changed by that rapprochement.
Categories: Costume design

Transorientalism in Art Fashion and Film

Transorientalism in Art  Fashion  and Film

This is more than nostalgia or bland nationalism.

Author: Adam Geczy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350060166

Category: Design

Page: 248

View: 591

Combining transnationalism and exoticism, transorientalism is the new orientalism of the age of globalization. With its roots in earlier times, it is a term that emphasizes alteration, mutation, and exchange between cultures. While the familiar orientalisms persist, transorientalism is a term that covers notions like the adoption of a hat from a different country for Turkish nationalist dress, the fact that an Italian could be one of the most influential directors in recent Chinese cinema, that Muslim women artists explore Islamic womanhood in non-Islamic countries, that artists can embrace both indigenous and non-indigenous identity at the same time. This is more than nostalgia or bland nationalism. It is a reflection of the effect that communication and representation in recent decades have brought to the way in which national identity is crafted and constructed-yet this does not make it any less authentic. The diversity of race and culture, the manner in which they are expressed and transacted, are most evident in art, fashion, and film. This much-needed book offers a refreshing, informed, and incisive account of a paradigm shift in the ways in which identity and otherness is moulded, perceived, and portrayed.
Categories: Design

Clothing Art

Clothing Art

This is the first book to explore in depth the fascinating points of contact between art and clothing, and in doing so it constructs a new and innovative history of dress in which the artist plays a central role.

Author: Aileen Ribeiro

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300119070

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 521

An entirely new way of looking at the history of fashion through the eyes of artists There have always been important links between art and clothing. Artists have documented the ever-evolving trends in fashion, popularized certain styles of dress, and at times even designed fashions. This is the first book to explore in depth the fascinating points of contact between art and clothing, and in doing so it constructs a new and innovative history of dress in which the artist plays a central role. Aileen Ribeiro provides an illuminating account of the relationship between artists and clothing from the 17th century, when a more complex and sophisticated attitude to dress first appeared, to the early 20th century, when the boundaries between art and fashion became more fluid: haute couture could be seen as art, and art used textiles and clothes in highly imaginative ways. Her narrative encompasses such themes as the ways in which clothing has helped to define the nation state; how masquerade and dressing up were key subjects in art and life; and how, while many artists found increasing inspiration in high fashion, others became involved in designing artistic and reform dress. Sumptuously illustrated, "Clothing Art" also delves into the ways in which artists represent the clothes they depict in their work, approaches which range from photographic detail, through varying degrees of imaginative reality, to generalized drapery. "
Categories: Art

The Art of Clothing

The Art of Clothing

By challenging readers to reconsider the very nature of the materiality of clothing, the editors productively situate this volume at the intersection of a number of ongoing interdisciplinary projects that are coalescing around an interest ...

Author: & Kuchler Were

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1844720152

Category: Design

Page: 171

View: 910

The Art of Clothing: A Pacific Experience is a collection of richly textured and tremendously engaging empirical studies of cloth and clothing in colonial and post-colonial Pacific contexts. By challenging readers to reconsider the very nature of the materiality of clothing, the editors productively situate this volume at the intersection of a number of ongoing interdisciplinary projects that are coalescing around an interest in cloth and clothing. The book as a whole speaks lucidly to issues of current concern in a wide range of academic fields - including cultural studies, material culture, Pacific history, art history, history of religions, and museum studies.
Categories: Design

Art fashion

Art fashion

Tony Cragg / Karl Lagerfeld / Jenny Holzer / Helmut Lang / Roy Lichtenstein / Gianni Versace / Julian Schnabel / Azzedine Alaïa / Mario Merz / Jil Sander / Damien Hirst / Miuccia Prada / Oliver Herring / Rei Kawakubo

Author: Jennifer Blessing

Publisher: Power House Books

ISBN: UOM:39015041307649

Category: Art

Page: 350

View: 205

Tony Cragg / Karl Lagerfeld / Jenny Holzer / Helmut Lang / Roy Lichtenstein / Gianni Versace / Julian Schnabel / Azzedine Alaïa / Mario Merz / Jil Sander / Damien Hirst / Miuccia Prada / Oliver Herring / Rei Kawakubo
Categories: Art

The Artificial Body in Fashion and Art

The Artificial Body in Fashion and Art

This book takes a range of these bodies, from antiquity to the present day, to explore how we seek out echoes, caricatures and replications of ourselves in order to make sense of the complex world in which we live.

Author: Adam Geczy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472595980

Category: Design

Page: 216

View: 615

Artificial bodies constructed in human likeness, from uncanny automatons to mechanical dolls, have long played a complex and subtle role in human identity and culture. This book takes a range of these bodies, from antiquity to the present day, to explore how we seek out echoes, caricatures and replications of ourselves in order to make sense of the complex world in which we live. Packed with case studies, from the commedia del'arte to Hans Bellmer and the 1980s supermodel, this volume explores the divide between the “real” and the constructed. Arguing that the body “other” plays a crucial role in the formation of the self physically and psychologically, leading scholar Adam Geczy contends that the “natural” body has been replaced by a series of imaginary archetypes in our post-modern world, central to which is the figure of the doll. The Artificial Body in Fashion and Art provides a much-needed synthesis of constructed bodies across time and place, drawing on fashion theory, theatre studies and material culture, to explore what the body means in the realms of identity, gender, performance and art.
Categories: Design

Fashion and Modernism

Fashion and Modernism

Bringing together internationally renowned scholars across a range of disciplines, this vibrant volume explores the history and significance of the relationship between modernism and fashion and examines how the intimate connection between ...

Author: Louise Wallenberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350044517

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 973

Art and fashion have long gone hand in hand, but it was during the modernist period that fashion first gained equal value to – and took on the same aesthetic ideals as – painting, film, photography, dance, and literature. Combining high and low art forms, modernism turned fashion designers into artists and vice versa. Bringing together internationally renowned scholars across a range of disciplines, this vibrant volume explores the history and significance of the relationship between modernism and fashion and examines how the intimate connection between these fields remains evident today, with contemporary designers relating their work to art and artists problematizing fashion in their works. With chapters on a variety topics ranging from Russian constructionism and clothing to tango and fashion in the early 20th century, Fashion and Modernism is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, dress history, and art history alike. Contributors: Patrizia Calefato, Caroline Evans, Ulrich Lehmann, Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Alessandra Vaccari, Olga Vainshtein, Sven-Olov Wallenstein
Categories: Social Science

Against Fashion

Against Fashion

This is the history of the modern relationship between artists and this 'anti fashion'.

Author: Radu Stern

Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

ISBN: 0262693291

Category: Art

Page: 205

View: 380

An indispensable guide to the historical avant-garde's appropriation of clothing as an art form; includes over 100 illustrations and an anthology of writings.
Categories: Art