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Author Leventon, Melissa.

Title Artwear : fashion and anti-fashion / Melissa Leventon
Published London : Thames & Hudson, 2005


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Description 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Putting artwear in context -- 2. Artwear in the U.S.A. -- 3. Models, methods, and meanings -- 4. Artwear outside the U.S.A. -- 5. Stretching the boundaries : conceptual and performance pieces
Summary "Poised at the juncture of art, craft and fashion, artwear has both challenged and blurred cultural boundaries for the past thirty-five years. In this richly illustrated history of wearable art, Melissa Leventon puts the genre in context as the latest in the long line of aesthetic dress reforms that began with the Arts and Crafts movement. She goes on to trace its development from the street styles and studio fiber art of the 1960s and 1970s to the present day, highlighting many of its leading practitioners and discussing its characteristic forms, processes and influences." "A crocheted wool coat of exuberant textures and glowing colors, a shibori-dyed and pleated silk vest of baroque sensuousness, a headdress of intricately ruched ribbon in the shape of a leaping fish, an evening gown woven from shredded dollar hills, a kimono that portrays a dusky summer sky, a startling, seven-sleeved shirt - these are just a few of the beautiful, imaginative, provocative, even surreal works of artwear featured in the book, which includes examples from North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan. The full spectrum of work ranges from pieces that are only technically wearable, to challenging garments created specifically for performance, to one-of-a-kind works that are as at home on one's back as on the wall, to luxurious limited-edition clothing." "Artwear: Fashion and Anti-fashion will be invaluable to fashion designers and students, art and textiles professionals, crafts people and anyone with an interest in the fashion world."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 154-155
Subject Fashion.
Fashion and art.
Fashion design -- Exhibitions.
Fashion -- Exhibitions.
Clothing and dress -- Exhibitions.
Art and Craft Collection
Clothing and dress.
Wearable art -- Exhibitions.
Fashion and art -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Ausstellung
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Author Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
LC no. 2004112643
ISBN 0500285373 paperback
Other Titles Art wear