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A crocheted wool coat of

A colorful survey of the often provocative exuberant textures and glowing and always highly creative colors, a dyed and relationship between art and pleated silk vest of baroque fashion.sensuousness, a headdress of ribbon intricately ruched in the shape of a leaping fish, an evening gown made from shredded dollar bills, a kimono that carries art appliqued on its sleevethese are just a few of the beautiful, imaginative, even surreal works of wearable art included in this richly illustrated book, published to accompany an exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Melissa Leventon shows that wearable art is the latest in the long line of aesthetic dress reforms that began with the Arts and Crafts movement. She then traces the history of this art form as it developed out of the hippie styles and studio fiber art of the 1960s and 1970s until today, highlighting many of the leading practitioners and discussing its characteristic forms and processes. The works brought together range from pieces that are only technically wearable to one-of-a-kind works that are at home either on one's back or on one's wall to limited-edition luxury clothing. Artwearwill be invaluable to fashion designers and students, art and textiles professionals, craftspeople, and anyone with an interest in the fashion world. Featuring work by Yves Saint Laurent, Issey Miyake, Erte, K. Lee Manuel, Kansai Yamamoto, Ben Compton andamp; Marian Clayden, Genevieve Dion, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Janet Lipkin, Kaisik Wong, Friends of the Rag, and many others.

Synopsis:

A colorful survey of the often provocative and always highly creative relationship between art and fashion.

Synopsis:

A colorful survey of the often provocative and always highly creative relationship between art and fashion.

Synopsis:

A crocheted wool coat of exuberant textures and glowing colors, a dyed and pleated silk vest of baroque sensuousness, a headdress of ribbon intricately ruched in the shape of a leaping fish, an evening gown made from shredded dollar bills, a kimono that carries art appliquéd on its sleeve--these are just a few of the beautiful, imaginative, even surreal works of wearable art included in this richly illustrated book, published to accompany an exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Melissa Leventon shows that wearable art is the latest in the long line of aesthetic dress reforms that began with the Arts and Crafts movement. She then traces the history of this art form as it developed out of the hippie styles and studio fiber art of the 1960s and 1970s until today, highlighting many of the leading practitioners and discussing its characteristic forms and processes.The works brought together range from pieces that are only technically wearable to one-of-a-kind works that are at home either on one's back or on one's wall to limited-edition luxury clothing.

Artwear will be invaluable to fashion designers and students, art and textiles professionals, craftspeople, and anyone with an interest in the fashion world.

Curator of Textiles at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco from 1992 to 2002, Melissa Leventon is now an independent consultant specializing in costumes and textiles.

About the Author

Curator of Textiles at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco from 1992 to 2002, Melissa Leventon is now an independent consultant specializing in costumes and textiles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500285374
Author:
Leventon, Melissa
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
enton, Melissa
Author:
Lev
Subject:
General
Subject:
Clothing and dress
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - Fashion
Subject:
Commercial - Fashion Design
Subject:
Wearable art
Subject:
Fashion and art.
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art-Art Business Guides
Copyright:
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
12.04x9.06x.63 in. 2.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A colorful survey of the often provocative and always highly creative relationship between art and fashion.
"Synopsis" by , A colorful survey of the often provocative and always highly creative relationship between art and fashion.
"Synopsis" by , A crocheted wool coat of exuberant textures and glowing colors, a dyed and pleated silk vest of baroque sensuousness, a headdress of ribbon intricately ruched in the shape of a leaping fish, an evening gown made from shredded dollar bills, a kimono that carries art appliquéd on its sleeve--these are just a few of the beautiful, imaginative, even surreal works of wearable art included in this richly illustrated book, published to accompany an exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Melissa Leventon shows that wearable art is the latest in the long line of aesthetic dress reforms that began with the Arts and Crafts movement. She then traces the history of this art form as it developed out of the hippie styles and studio fiber art of the 1960s and 1970s until today, highlighting many of the leading practitioners and discussing its characteristic forms and processes.The works brought together range from pieces that are only technically wearable to one-of-a-kind works that are at home either on one's back or on one's wall to limited-edition luxury clothing.

Artwear will be invaluable to fashion designers and students, art and textiles professionals, craftspeople, and anyone with an interest in the fashion world.

Curator of Textiles at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco from 1992 to 2002, Melissa Leventon is now an independent consultant specializing in costumes and textiles.
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