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The Resource Against fashion : clothing as art, 1850-1930, Radu Stern

Against fashion : clothing as art, 1850-1930, Radu Stern

Label
Against fashion : clothing as art, 1850-1930
Title
Against fashion
Title remainder
clothing as art, 1850-1930
Statement of responsibility
Radu Stern
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • "The late nineteenth-century invention of "fashion" as we understand it today inspired avant-garde artists of the period to create an art form to counter commercial fashion. These artists saw clothing not as a symbol of class distinction but as a force for shaping experience - an opportunity to make things new, to go beyond the traditional boundaries of art. For many artists, therefore, dress design was too important to be left to the fashion designers; they would appreciate clothing as an art form that could break through the traditional boundaries of "pure" art to act directly on life."
  • "Against Fashion is the history of the modern relationship between artists and this ideal "anti-fashion." Radu Stern traces the development of clothing as art by artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He discusses contributions to the new art form by various artistic movements of the historical avant-garde, including Art Nouveau, the Werkbund, Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, and the Bauhaus; he examines the work of such key figures as Henry van de Velde, Gustav Klimt, and Sonia Delaunay. The book includes more than 100 illustrations, many in color, as well as an anthology of essential writings and documents by artists and writers of the period, some of them translated into English for the first time
  • The artists and works examined display a diversity of styles and ideas, but all share the desire to reject the mercantile logic of commercial fashion and replace it with a utopian "anti-fashion.""--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Stern, Radu
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fashion and art
  • Fashion and art
  • Fashion design
  • Fashion design
  • Costume design
  • Costume design
  • Mode et art
  • Mode et art
  • Mode
  • Mode
  • Fashion and art
  • Fashion design
  • Mode
  • Kunstenaars
  • Avant-garde
  • Art
  • Histoire
  • Mode vestimentaire
  • Philosophie
  • 1850-1899
  • 1900-1949
  • Kunst
  • Mode
  • Design
  • Ästhetik
Label
Against fashion : clothing as art, 1850-1930, Radu Stern
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as A contre-courant/Gegen den Strich, ©1992"--T.p. verso. With updated bibliography
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Against Fashion: The Avant-Garde and Clothing
  • Texts
Control code
51477920
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780262693295
Lccn
2003042000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)51477920
Label
Against fashion : clothing as art, 1850-1930, Radu Stern
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as A contre-courant/Gegen den Strich, ©1992"--T.p. verso. With updated bibliography
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Against Fashion: The Avant-Garde and Clothing
  • Texts
Control code
51477920
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780262693295
Lccn
2003042000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)51477920

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