The First Book of Fashion

The First Book of Fashion

This captivating book reproduces arguably the most extraordinary primary source documents in fashion history.

Author: Ulinka Rublack

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474249898

Category: History

Page: 432

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This captivating book reproduces arguably the most extraordinary primary source documents in fashion history. Providing a revealing window onto the Renaissance, they chronicle how style-conscious accountant Matthäus Schwarz and his son Veit Konrad experienced life through clothes, and climbed the social ladder through fastidious management of self-image. These bourgeois dandies' agenda resonates as powerfully today as it did in the sixteenth century: one has to dress to impress, and dress to impress they did. The Schwarzes recorded their sartorial triumphs as well as failures in life in a series of portraits by illuminists over 60 years, which have been comprehensively reproduced in full color for the first time. These exquisite illustrations are accompanied by the Schwarzes' fashion-focussed yet at times deeply personal captions, which render the pair the world's first fashion bloggers and pioneers of everyday portraiture. The First Book of Fashion demonstrates how dress – seemingly both ephemeral and trivial – is a potent tool in the right hands. Beyond this, it colorfully recaptures the experience of Renaissance life and reveals the importance of clothing to the aesthetics and every day culture of the period. Historians Ulinka Rublack's and Maria Hayward's insightful commentaries create an unparalleled portrait of sixteenth-century dress that is both strikingly modern and thorough in its description of a true Renaissance fashionista's wardrobe. This first English translation also includes a bespoke pattern by TONY award-winning costume designer and dress historian Jenny Tiramani, from which readers can recreate one of Schwarz's most elaborate and politically significant outfits.
Categories: History

The First Book of Fashion

The First Book of Fashion

Including a specially-designed pattern by Olivier award-winning costume designer Jenny Tiramani, from which readers can recreate one of Schwarz's original garments, this is a valuable resource for everyone from scholars to designers to ...

Author: Matthäus Schwarz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1474249884

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 410

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An obsession with fashion is nothing new. Throughout history, dress has mesmerised with its power to charm and communicate identity and status. In this first English translation of an extraordinary historical document - the earliest known book of fashion - fashion-conscious Renaissance man Matthäus Schwarz and his son Veit Konrad chronicle their lives through the clothes they wore. Lavishly illustrated, The First Book of Fashion recaptures the experience of sixteenth-century life through the rich intricacies of dress and its cultural meaning. The book unpicks the fabrics, cuts, colours and detail of these remarkable illustrations and their brilliant captions handwritten by Schwarz, arguably making him the first fashion blogger. Historians Ulinka Rublack and Maria Hayward bring the original manuscript to life with new, insightful commentaries alongside the original text, providing an unparalleled portrait of sixteenth-century dress and culture in context. Including a specially-designed pattern by Olivier award-winning costume designer Jenny Tiramani, from which readers can recreate one of Schwarz's original garments, this is a valuable resource for everyone from scholars to designers to fashion enthusiasts.
Categories: Clothing and dress

The First Book of Samuel

The First Book of Samuel

Singularity is certainly not to be affected for singularity's sake ; but neither are we to conform to fashion simply because it is fashion . How cruel and horrible often are its behests ! The Chinese girl has to submit to her feet being ...

Author: William Garden Blaikie

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH6S2B

Category: Bible

Page: 440

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Categories: Bible

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art

But when Miss Braddon wrote The Trail of the Serpent the funny style was in the ascendant . So she very naturally fell into the prevailMISS BRADDON'S FIRST NOVEL . * ing fashion . The first lines of the book disclose to us on what Orte ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119140361

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California Fashion Designers

California Fashion Designers

Art and Style Douglas Bullis. INT RO DUC N . his is the first book to.

Author: Douglas Bullis

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: UVA:X001271457

Category: Art

Page: 145

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Shows clothing, jewelry, and accessories by California designers and shares each designer's comments on their approach to modern fashion
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Face of Fashion

Face of Fashion

Their characteristic style is a skilful mix of the old-school glamour of l930s Hollywood portraiture with a futuristic, synthetic, ... For seven years Corinne Day spent much of her personal time making photographs for her first book.

Author: Susan Bright

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069348616

Category: Photography

Page: 231

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Any fashion photographer can make a flattering portrait, but the contemporary masters featured in Face of Fashion don't even try. This striking volume presents the intensely unconventional, often unnervingly intimate portraiture being made by some of today's most creative and original fashion photographers. Each photographer is represented by a range of portraits, including several commissioned especially for this book. Some of these portraits were produced as ads, others were commissioned for editorial features. Many of the subjects are celebritiesKate Moss by Corinne Day, Madonna by Steven Klein and by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Sting by Paolo Roversi; others are as anonymous as Mario Sorrenti's Woman I. Essays by Susan Bright and Vince Aletti illuminate the collaborative nature of this radically new approach to portraiture, as well as how it diverges from earlier work by Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and others. In addition, interviews and candid descriptions of the process by the photographers and subjects themselves provide rare insight into the potent mix of fame, fashion, and photography seen here.
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Japanese Fashion

Japanese Fashion

The book is unique in that it provides the first full history of the last 200 years of Japanese clothing. It is also the first book to include Asian fashion as part of global fashion as well as fashion theory.

Author: Toby Slade

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9781847887481

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Japanese Fashion examines the entire sweep of Japanese clothing history, from the sophisticated fashion systems of late-Edo period kimonos to the present day, providing possible theories of how Japan made this fashion journey and linking current theories of fashion to the Japanese example. The book is unique in that it provides the first full history of the last 200 years of Japanese clothing. It is also the first book to include Asian fashion as part of global fashion as well as fashion theory. It adds a hitherto absent continuity to the understanding of historical and current fashion in Japan, and is pioneering in offering possible theories to account for that entire history. By providing an analysis of how that entire history changes our understanding of the way fashion works, this book will be an essential text for all students of fashion and design.
Categories: Design

The Church Association Monthly Intelligencer

The Church Association Monthly Intelligencer

The first Book of Edward has in view uniformity of practice , and not the choice of two practices ; the bread is to be made “ through all this realm after the same sort and fashion . " The 2nd Book of Edward VI . is not so positive in ...

Author: Church Association

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ISBN: OXFORD:555007214

Category: Ritualism

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Gallery of Fashion 1790 1822

Gallery of Fashion  1790 1822

The costume At this moment we would feel inclined to delegate the Gallery of Fashion to that rare order of books that we mentioned , and to include it with the Poissons à reflets d ' or of Agassiz , and with the Colibrisà reflets ...

Author: Sacheverell Sitwell

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ISBN: IND:30000065017083

Category: Aquatint

Page: 12

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A First Book of Antiques

A First Book of Antiques

In the 1830s fashion dictated that a woman's head and neck should be highlighted by low - cut dresses , so the tiara became popular , as did the custom of wearing a pendent jewel on the forehead . Necklaces , lockets , and long ear ...

Author: Cyril Bracegirdle

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