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Author Ribeiro, Aileen, 1944- author.

Title Clothing art : the visual culture of fashion, 1600-1914 / Aileen Ribeiro.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  N8217.C63 R53 2017    AVAILABLE
Description x, 572 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Seeing dress in art -- Part I. Portraying dress. Introduction ; Artists' fashions ; In the studio -- Part II. Identifying the nation. Introduction ; Going Dutch in the seventeenth century ; Fashioning the court of Louis XIV ; Reading dress : class, character and identity in Hogarth's work -- Part III. Dressing up. Introduction ; Masquerade ; Looking east ; Addressing the antique ; Romancing the past -- Part IV. Painting modern life. Introduction ; Dressing stories ; Reigning taste : depicting fashion in the Second Empire ; Artists and fashion -- Part V. Designing artists. Introduction ; Fashioning beauty ; Reforming dress -- Afterword: Seeing art in dress.
Summary There have always been important links between art and clothing. Artists have documented the ever-evolving trends in fashion, have popularized certain styles of dress, and have 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, until 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.
Subject Clothing and dress in art.
Fashion in art.
Clothing and dress -- Social aspects.
Artists as fashion designers.
ART / History / General.
ART / Criticism & Theory.
DESIGN / Fashion.
DESIGN / Textile & Costume.
DESIGN / History & Criticism.
Artists as fashion designers. (OCoLC)fst01938282
Clothing and dress in art. (OCoLC)fst01199302
Clothing and dress -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00864722
Fashion in art. (OCoLC)fst00921640
Kleidung. (DE-588)4031011-5
Kleidung Motiv. (DE-588)4114220-2
Kunst. (DE-588)4114333-4
ISBN 9780300119077 (hardcover)
0300119070 (hardcover)

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