Manus Machina

Manus    Machina
Author: Andrew Bolton,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-05-02
ISBN 10: 1588395928
ISBN 13: 9781588395924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manus Machina Book Review:

Manus × Machina (“Hand × Machine”) features exceptional fashions that reconcile traditional hand techniques with innovative machine technologies such as 3-D printing, laser cutting, circular knitting, computer modeling, bonding and laminating, and ultrasonic welding. Featuring 90 astonishing pieces, ranging from Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s iconic tweed suit to Karl Lagerfeld’s 3-D-printed version, and from Yves Saint Laurent’s bird-of-paradise dress to Iris van Herpen’s silicone adaptation — all beautifully photographed by Nicholas Alan Cope — this fascinating book is an exploration of both the artistry and the future of fashion.

Featuring interviews with Sarah Burton (Alexander McQueen), Hussein Chalayan, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli (Valentino), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough (Proenza Schouler), Iris van Herpen, Christopher Kane, Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel), Miuccia Prada, and Gareth Pugh.

Manus X Machina

Manus X Machina
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781588396266
ISBN 13: 1588396266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manus X Machina Book Review:

Wild

Wild
Author: Andrew Bolton,Shannon Bell-Price,Elyssa Da Cruz,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2004-12-07
ISBN 10: 1588391353
ISBN 13: 9781588391353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Book Review:

The text of this book, published to accompany the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2004-2005 exhibition of the same name, is supported with 95 color and many b&w illustrations documenting humanity's obsession with animals in clothing from prehistoric times to the present. Bolton, Associate Curator of the MET's Costume Institute, chooses a gorgeous coll

Extreme Beauty

Extreme Beauty
Author: Harold Koda
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0300103123
ISBN 13: 9780300103120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extreme Beauty Book Review:

This beautiful and thought-provoking book presents many of the extraordinary and diverse transformations that the body has endured in fashion over time and across cultures. It demonstrates that an undeniable beauty abides throughout the subtle and the radical manipulations that have occurred as part of the continuing evolution of the concept of beauty. Fashion has practiced extreme strategies to portray shifting concepts of the physical ideal. The physical areas of the body have been variously and strategically adjusted. They have been constricted, padded, truncated, or extended to achieve fashion's goal through subtle prostheses, and often, deliberate physical changes. Extreme Beauty incorporates striking examples from the past and present, from Africa, America, China, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia to portray many of the specific ways this has happened.

Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons
Author: Harold Koda,Andrew Bolton,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0300107145
ISBN 13: 9780300107142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dangerous Liaisons Book Review:

An alluring look at the relationship of clothing and interior design in 18th-century France

Camp

Camp
Author: Andrew Bolton,Karen Van Godtsenhoven,Amanda Garfinkel,Fabio Cleto
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2019-05-06
ISBN 10: 1588396681
ISBN 13: 9781588396686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Camp Book Review:

"Indeed, the essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration." —Susan Sontag, 1964 Although an elusive concept, "camp" can be found in most forms of artistic expression, revealing itself to be a complex aesthetic that challenges the status quo. As an expression of the playful dynamics between high art and popular culture, fashion both embraces and flaunts such camp modes as irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration. Drawing from Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'," this multifaceted publication presents the sartorial manifestations of the camp sensibility while contributing new theoretical and conceptual insights to the camp canon through texts and images. Stunning new photography by Johnny Dufort highlights works by exceptional fashion designers including Thom Browne, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Alessandro Michele, Franco Moschino, Yves Saint Laurent, Jeremy Scott, Anna Sui, Gianni Versace, and Vivienne Westwood.

Met Gala

Met Gala
Author: Sunny Chanday
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2021-08-09
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798453089512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Met Gala Book Review:

Met Gala is a fashion book. The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit.

China

China
Author: Andrew Bolton,John Galliano,Adam Geczy,Maxwell K. Hearn,Homay King,Harold Koda,Mei Mei Rado,Wong Kar Wai
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-05-04
ISBN 10: 0300211120
ISBN 13: 9780300211122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China Book Review:

For centuries China has fueled the creative imagination and inspired fashion. This stunning publication explores the influence of Chinese art, film, and aesthetics on international fashion designers, including Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Fashion Curating

Fashion Curating
Author: Annamari Vänskä,Hazel Clark
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-12-28
ISBN 10: 1474287115
ISBN 13: 9781474287111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion Curating Book Review:

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.

Punk

Punk
Author: Andrew Bolton,Richard Hell,John Lydon,Jon Savage
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-05-15
ISBN 10: 0300191855
ISBN 13: 9780300191851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Punk Book Review:

Examines the impact of punk on fashion, focusing on its do-it-yourself, rip-it-to-shreds ethos, the antithesis of couture.

About Time

About Time
Author: Andrew Bolton,Jan Glier Reeder,Jessica Regan,Amanda Garfinkel,Theodore Martin,Michael Cunningham
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-06-15
ISBN 10: 1588396886
ISBN 13: 9781588396884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

About Time Book Review:

“An hour, once it lodges in the queer element of the human spirit, may be stretched to fifty or a hundred times its clock length; on the other hand, an hour may be accurately represented on the timepiece of the mind by one second.” —Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography, 1928 About Time: Fashion and Duration traces the evolution of fashion, from 1870 to the present, through a linear timeline of iconic garments, each paired with an alternate design that jumps forward or backward in time. These unexpected pairings, which relate to one another through shape, motif, material, pattern, technique, or decoration, create a unique and disruptive fashion chronology that conflates notions of past, present, and future. Virginia Woolf serves as “ghost narrator”: excerpts from her novels reflect on the passage of time with each subsequent plate pairing. A new short story by Michael Cunningham, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Hours, recounts a day in the life of a woman over a time span of 150 years through her changing fashions. Scholar Theodore Martin analyzes theoretical responses to the nature of time, underscoring that time is not simply a sequence of historical events. And fashion photographer Nicholas Alan Cope illustrates 120 fashions with sublime black and-white photography. This stunning book reveals fashion’s paradoxical connection to linear notions of time.

Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute

Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute
Author: Hamish Bowles,Chloe Malle
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1647000777
ISBN 13: 9781647000776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Book Review:

An updated and expanded edition, covering the past five years of the Met Costume Institute’s exhibitions and galas through the lens of Vogue The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition is the most prestigious of its kind, featuring subjects that both reflect the zeitgeist and contribute to its creation. Each exhibition—from 2005’s Chanel to 2011’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and 2012’s Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations—creates a provocative and engaging narrative drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors. This updated edition includes material from 2015’s China: Through the Looking Glass, 2018’s Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination (the most visited exhibition in the museum’s history), and 2019’s Camp: Notes on Fashion. The show’s opening-night gala, produced in collaboration with Vogue magazine, is regularly referred to as the party of the year, and draws a glamorous A-list crowd, drawing an unrivaled mix of Hollywood fashion. This updated edition of Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute once again invites you into the stunning spectacle that comes when fashion and art meet at The Met.

Schiaparelli Prada

Schiaparelli   Prada
Author: Andrew Bolton,Harold Koda
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1588394549
ISBN 13: 9781588394545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schiaparelli Prada Book Review:

"The Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubia's "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles will be presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches"--Publisher's website.

Manus X Machina

Manus X Machina
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1000613825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manus X Machina Book Review:

"The catalogue that accompanies the 2016 Costume Institute exhibition "Manus x Machina" features exceptional fashions that reconcile traditional hand techniques with innovative machine technologies such as 3-D printing, laser cutting, circular knitting, computer modeling, bonding and laminating, and ultrasonic welding. Featuring 90 astonishing pieces, ranging from Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's iconic tweed suit to Karl Lagerfeld's 3-D-printed version, and from Yves Saint Laurent's bird-of-paradise dress to Iris van Herpen's silicone adaptation - all beautifully photographed by Nicholas Alan Cope - this fascinating book is an exploration of both the artistry and the future of fashion. Interviews with Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen; Hussein Chalayan, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino; Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton; Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler; Iris van Herpen; Christopher Kane; Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel; Miuccia Prada; and Gareth Pugh enhance this expansive and absorbing book." -- Publisher's description

Poiret

Poiret
Author: Harold Koda,Andrew Bolton
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1588392236
ISBN 13: 9781588392237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poiret Book Review:

This volume explores Poiret's radical modernity. Essays by renowned scholars describe the historical context of his work; its relation to the dominant artistic discourses of the early 20th century; his muse, Denise Poiret, and her influence on his work; and his role in the paradigmatic shift to a new ideal of feminine beauty.

Charles James

Charles James
Author: Harold Koda,Jan Reeder
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 0300204361
ISBN 13: 9780300204360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charles James Book Review:

This catalogue offers the first comprehensive study of James’s life and work, highlighting his virtuosity and inventiveness as well as the colorful cast of benefactors and clients who supported him.

Textile Technology and Design

Textile Technology and Design
Author: Deborah Schneiderman,Alexa Griffith Winton
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN 10: 1474261957
ISBN 13: 9781474261951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textile Technology and Design Book Review:

Textile Technology and Design addresses the critical role of the interior at the intersection of design and technology, with a range of interdisciplinary arguments by a wide range of contributors: from design practitioners to researchers and scholars to aerospace engineers. Chapters examine the way in which textiles and technology – while seemingly distinct – continually inform each other through their persistent overlapping of interests, and eventually coalesce in the practice of interior design. Covering all kinds of interiors from domestic (prefabricated kitchens and 3D wallpaper) to extreme (underwater habitats and space stations), it features a variety of critical aspects including pattern and ornament, domestic technologies, craft and the imperfect, gender issues, sound and smart textiles. This book is essential reading for students of textile technology, textile design and interior design.

Notes on Camp

Notes on  Camp
Author: Susan Sontag
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 9
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN 10: 1250621348
ISBN 13: 9781250621344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notes on Camp Book Review:

From one of the greatest prose stylists of any generation, the essay that inspired the theme of the 2019 Met Gala, Camp: Notes on Fashion Many things in the world have not been named; and many things, even if they have been named, have never been described. One of these is the sensibility—unmistakably modern, a variant of sophistication but hardly identical with it—that goes by the cult name of “Camp.” So begins Susan Sontag’s seminal essay “Notes on ‘Camp.’ ” Originally published in 1964 and included in her landmark debut essay collection Against Interpretation, Sontag’s notes set out to define something that even the most well-informed could describe only as “I know it when I see it.” At once grounded in a sweeping history (Louis XIV was pure Camp) and entirely provisional, Camp delights in low and high culture alike. Tiffany lamps, the androgynous beauty of Greta Garbo, King Kong (1933), and Mozart all embody the Camp sensibility for Sontag—an almost ineffable blend of artifice, extravagance, playfulness, and a deadly seriousness. At the time Sontag published her essay, Camp, as a subversion of sexual norms, had also become a private code of signification for queer communities. In nearly every genre and form—from visual art, décor, and fashion to writing, music, and film—Camp continues to be redefined today, as seen in the 2019 Met Gala that took Sontag’s essay as the basis for its theme. “Style is everything,” Sontag tells us, and as Time magazine points out, “ ‘Notes on “Camp” ’ launched a new way of thinking,” paving the way for a whole new style of cultural criticism, and describing what is, in many ways, the defining sensibility of our culture today.

Thierry Mugler

Thierry Mugler
Author: The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Publsiher: Phaidon Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-05-22
ISBN 10: 9780714879413
ISBN 13: 071487941X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thierry Mugler Book Review:

The definitive book on the iconic couturier and fashion revolutionary Thierry Mugler Thierry Mugler has, since the creation of his label in 1974, continuously revolutionized contemporary fashion with his singular, imaginative vision. Beyond creating his iconic ready-to-wear and haute couture garments, Mugler inhabits multiple worlds as a photographer, director, choreographer, and perfumer. Lavishly designed and richly illustrated, the book traces Mugler's career and reveals never-before-seen material by photographers such as Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, and David LaChapelle.

The Unicorn Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Unicorn Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Adolph S. Cavallo
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 0870998684
ISBN 13: 9780870998683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unicorn Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Book Review:

"Among the most popular attractions at The Cloisters, the medieval branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is a set of tapestries depicting the hunt of the fabled unicorn." "Each of the seven exquisite tapestries is reproduced in large colorplates and with a wealth of color details. Created in the Netherlands in 1495-1505, they contain supremely memorable images - from the vulnerable unicorn and the individualized faces of the hunters to the naturalistically depicted flora and fauna." "The author also looks at the construction of the tapestries and the historical and cultural context in which they were woven."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved