Fashion And Museums

Author: Marie Riegels Melchior
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472527666
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With contributions from expert scholars and practitioners, this volume examines the rise of fashion in the museum through a range of international case studies.

Fashion History Museums

Author: Julia Petrov
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350049018
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The last decade has seen the growing popularity and visibility of fashion as a cultural product, including its growing presence in museum exhibitions. This book explores the history of fashion displays, highlighting the continuity of past and present curatorial practices. Comparing and contrasting exhibitions from different museums and decades-from the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900 to the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011, and beyond-it makes connections between museum fashion and the wider fashion industry. By critically analyzing trends in fashion exhibition practice over the 20th and early 21st centuries, Julia Petrov defines and describes the varied representations of historical fashion within British and North American museum exhibitions. Rooted in extensive archival research on exhibitions by global leaders in the field-from the Victoria and Albert and the Bath Fashion Museum to the Brooklyn and the Royal Ontario Museums-the work reveals how fashion exhibitions have been shaped by the values and anxieties associated with fashion more generally. Supplemented by parallel critical approaches, including museological theory, historiography, body theory, material culture, and visual studies, Fashion History in the Museum demonstrates that in an increasingly corporate and mass-mediated world, fashion exhibitions must be analysed in a comparative and global context. Richly illustrated with 70 images, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion history and museology, as well as curators, conservators, and exhibition designers.

Fashion Curating

Author: Annamari Vänskä
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474287115
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As the practice of fashion curation extends into commercial galleries, public and retail spaces, and even to the individual self, professional concepts of 'curating' are undergoing rapid change. Today, everyone is seemingly able to 'curate', but where does this leave the traditional understanding of curation as clothing collected and displayed in a museum? This thought-provoking volume explores the practice of fashion curating in the 21st century, bridging the gap between methods of display and notions of 'the curatorial' in fashion exhibitions, commercial settings, and the virtual world. From fashion's earliest forays into the museum to creative collaborations between luxury fashion brands and artists, this book challenges understandings of fashion curation by drawing on the palpably new spaces, places, and actors in today's curating scene. Exploring poetic and performative museum displays in venues such as the V&A, Somerset House, MoMu and the Royal Ontario Museum, alongside the ways that brands such as Dior, Chanel and Louis Vuitton have made use of 'the curatorial' in their own commercial strategies, Fashion Curating asks pressing questions about controversial funding and collaboration from the commercial fashion sector, and the limitations of producing exhibitions that are at the same time critical and popular. Bringing together approaches from fashion curators, designers and world-renowned academics, curation is positioned as a critical practice that opens up new ways of conceptualizing and theorizing fashion, challenging how we think and what we already know.

Women And Museums

Author: Victor J. Danilov
Editor: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759108554
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Women and Museums is a comprehensive directory of museums for, by, and about women, providing information about interpretive themes, historical significance of collections, and cultural and social relevance to women, along with programming events and facility information. Useful cross-reference guides and accessible format provide quick and easy ways of finding information on America's women-related museums. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Fashion And Costume In American Popular Culture

Author: Valerie Burnham Oliver
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313294129
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Provides a convenient and unique look at fashion and costume literature and how it has developed historically. Discusses subjects from jeans to wedding dresses.

Fashion And Art

Author: Adam Geczy
Editor: Berg
ISBN: 0857852132
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For at least two centuries, fashion and art have maintained a competitive love-hate relationship. Both fashion and art construct imaginary worlds, and use a language of style to invigorate beliefs, perceptions and ideas. Until now the crossovers of fashion and art have received only scattered treatment and suffered from a dearth of theorization. As an attempt to theorize the area, this collection of new and updated essays is the most well-rounded and authoritative to date. Some of the world's foremost scholars in the field are assembled here to explore the art-fashion nexus in numerous ways: from aesthetics and performance to masquerade and media. Original and inspiring, this book will not only secure 'art-fashion' as a discrete area of study, but also suggest new critical pathways for exploring their continuing cross-pollination. Fashion and Art is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, art history and theory, cultural studies and related fields.

Elements Of Fashion And Apparel Design

Author: G. J. Sumathi
Editor: New Age International
ISBN: 9788122413717
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The Book Is Designed To Provide Uninitiated Readers With The Background Necessary For An Understanding And Appreciation Of Fashion And Apparel Designing Theory. Topics Are Systematically Divided Into Two Sections; Origin Of Fashion, Elements And Principles Of Designing, The Biographies Of International Designers And Their Famous Labels And Fashion In Chinese Revolution Are Covered In Section I. The Second Section Has Been Devoted To The Treatment Of Prints And Basic Silhouettes, Knowledge Of Which Is Essential Before A More Comprehensive Study Of Fashion Concepts Can Be Undertaken.I Hope That This Work Would Be Useful For Students, Both At Degree And Diploma Levels, As Well As General Readers. It Should Stimulate, Inspire And Encourage Further Study.The Presentation Is Profusely Illustrated With A Large Number Of Suitable Figures And Sketches To Provide A Graphics Treatment Of The Subject.

Researching Visual Arts Education In Museums And Galleries

Author: M. Xanthoudaki
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401000433
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Researching Visual Arts Education in Museums and Galleries brings together case studies from Europe, Asia and North America, in a way that will lay a foundation for international co-operation in the future development and communication of practice-based research. The research in each of the cases directly stems from educational practice in very particular contexts, indicating at once the variety and detail of practitioners' concerns and their common interests.

Dress Fashion And Technology

Author: Phyllis G. Tortora
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857851926
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Technology has been an essential factor in the production of dress and the cultures of fashion throughout human history. Structured chronologically from prehistory to the present day, this is the first broad study of the complex relationship between dress and technology. Over the course of human history, dress-making and fashion technology has changed beyond recognition: from needles and human hands in the ancient world to complex 20th-century textile production machines, it has now come to include the technologies that influence dress styles and the fashion industry, while fashion itself may drive aspects of technology. In the last century, new technologies such as the electronic media and high-tech manufacturing have helped not just to produce but to define fashion: the creation of automobiles prompted a decline in long skirts for women while the beginnings of space travel caused people to radically rethink the function of dress. In many ways, technology has itself created avant garde and contemporary fashions. Through an impressive range of international case studies, the book challenges the perception that fashion is unique to western dress and outlines the many ways in which dress and technology intersect. Dress, Fashion and Technology is ideal reading for students and scholars of fashion studies, textile history, anthropology and cultural studies.

Fashion And Psychoanalysis

Author: Alison Bancroft
Editor: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780760043
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In this innovative new book, Alison Bancroft re-examines significant moments in twentieth century fashion history through the focal lens of psychoanalytic theory. Her discussion centers on studies of fashion photography, haute couture, queer dressing, and fashion/art in an attempt to shed new light on these key issues. According to Bancroft, problems of subjectivity are played out through fashion, in the public arena, and not just in the dark, unknowable unconscious mind. The question of what can be said, and what can only be experienced, and how these two issues may be reconciled, become questions that fashion addresses on an almost daily basis. By interpreting fashion within a psychoanalytic frame, Bancroft illustrates how fashion articulates some of the essential, and sometimes frightening, truths about the body, femininity, and the self.