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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 appropriate 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 clothes 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."
Über den Autor: Radu Stern is Director of Education at the Musée d'Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press 2003-12-01, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. First Edition. 0262194937. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 690161
Buchbeschreibung MIT Press, 2004. Buchzustand: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6606817
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-011-73-2841202
Buchbeschreibung MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003. Cloth. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good Dust Jacket. 205 pp. Tightly bound. Text is free of markings. No ownership markings. Reasons for the lower "good" rating: (1) Lightly bumped lower corners. (2) The white areas of the dust jacket show light soiling from age and use. (3) One 1" x 1" surface abrasion to lower edge front dust jacket. (4) There is a line of glue showing through the white front end paper from the time of the book's production. I have see this on a couple copies now. Nevertheless, this is not at all an unattractive copy of this title. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 064665
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020262194937
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0262194937
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110262194937
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010262194937
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. New item. Buchnummer des Verkäufers QX-011-73-2841202