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From the turn-of-the-century S-bend silhouette to the ?green fashion? and celebrity couture of the new millennium, this comprehensive survey explores all the significant... Read more
From the turn-of-the-century S-bend silhouette to the ?green fashion? and celebrity couture of the new millennium, this comprehensive survey explores all the significant developments in fashion in a period that has seen a growing preoccupation with personal appearance and clothes. It focuses on key movements and innovations in style for both men and women, and explores these through the work of the most original and influential designers. Chapters are organized around crucial shifts in style and major world events, and exciting advances in fashion are placed within their socioeconomic, political, and cultural contexts.International in scope, this new edition includes updates on the most important new designers and the reinvention of brands. The reference section includes an extensive bibliography.
Fashion Since 1900 Paperback edition by Valerie Mendes
1. 1900-1913: Undulations and Exotica * 2. 1914-1929: La Garconne and the New Simplicity * 3. 1930-1938: Recession and Escapism * 4. 1939-1945: Rationed Fashion and Home-Made Style * 5. 1946-1956: Feminity and Conformity * 6. 1957-1967: Affluence and the Teenage Challenge * 7. 1968-1975: Eclecticism and Ecology * 8. 1976-1988: Sedition and Consumerism * 9. 1989-1999: Fashion Goes Global * 10. 2000-: Planet Fashion
Provides an introduction to contemporary art photography, identifying its important features and themes and celebrating its exciting pluralism through an overview of its most important and innovative practitioners.
Explores all the significant developments in fashion since 1900. This book discusses many topics, the impact of the Internet on the fashion industry, the importance of new fashion centres in India and China and how fashion is now pluralistic, multi-cultural and fast moving.
Featuring work across a range of media, from painting and sculpture to installation, video art and performance, this book examines the different roles played by the body in art, from being the subject of portraiture to becoming an active presence in live and participatory events.
A survey of modern architecture and its origins. This book also explores the effects of globalization on architecture, the rise annd rise of the celebrity architect, and the way in which practices worldwide have addressed such issues as sustainability and habitat.
Covers all the art styles of the so-called Viking Age. This work ranges in time from the first major Viking expeditions overseas around AD 800 to the general establishment of Christianity in Scandinavia some 300 years later. It is suitable for all those interested in this vibrant art form and in Norse history.
Surveys a full century of performance, from the Futurist manifesto of 1909 to the second decade of the millennium. This title explains how a medium once used only in sporadic outbreaks of artistic dissent has become, over the course of a century, a vital and integral part of the contemporary mainstream and a global phenomenon.
Sir John Summerson's account of classical architecture has every right to be called a classic itself. With the help of diagrams, glossary and a wealth of photographs, the reader is taken easily from the great originals of Greece and Rome through the recapitulations and innovations of the Renaissance, the rhetoric of the Baroque and grave statements of Neo-classicism to the 'stripped...
Surveys the dynamic developments in sculptural practice worldwide. This book explores such key topics as the use of the body in sculpture, the appropriation of everyday ephemera, the use of light and sound as technological elements, nature and ecology as dominant and pressing issues, and the huge impact of installation.
A revised and expanded history surveying a vast range of media and including the technologically induced changes in graphic design since 1990. Starting with posters, advertising and corporate identity, it charts the development of word and image up to and including the impact of digital technology.
Surveys performance art, political theatre, genres, live broadcasts and extravagant spectacles, showcasing the constant and dynamic evolution of stage performance, from classics reinvented to groundbreaking fresh work.
From the invention of the needle to the dawn of denim, neolithic weavers to catwalk creations, this title intends to cover the trends, from vintage to high street chic and the reinvention of haute couture. It also explains the forces shaping fashion, including Internet technology, celebrity influence, fast fashion, recession and global markets.
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