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Against fashion : clothing as art, 1850-1930

Author: Radu Stern
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The late 19th century invention of 'fashion' as we understand it inspired avant-garde artists of the period to create an art form to counter commercial fashion. This is the history of the modern relationship between artists and this 'anti fashion'.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Radu Stern
ISBN: 0262194937 9780262194938 0262693291 9780262693295
OCLC Number: 316433514
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Awards: Winner of Winner, Jackets and Covers Category, 2004 Association of American University Presses (AAUP) Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. 2004
Description: 368 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Radu Stern.

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An indispensable guide to the historical avant-garde's appropriation of clothing as an art form; includes over 100 illustrations and an anthology of artists' writings.  Read more...

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'Thoughtwear' for a rainy day.-Barbara Jacobs, Booklist

 
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