Against fashion : clothing as art, 1850-1930 /Language: English Original language: French, German Publication details: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2004.Description: 205 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cmISBN:
- A contre-courant. English
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"Originally published as A contre-courant/Gegen den Strich, ©1992"--T.p. verso. With updated bibliography.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Against Fashion: The Avant-Garde and Clothing -- Texts.
"Against Fashion is the history of the modern relationship between artists and this ideal "anti-fashion." Radu Stern traces the development of clothing as art by artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He discusses contributions to the new art form by various artistic movements of the historical avant-garde, including Art Nouveau, the Werkbund, Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, and the Bauhaus; he examines the work of such key figures as Henry van de Velde, Gustav Klimt, and Sonia Delaunay. The book includes more than 100 illustrations, many in color, as well as an anthology of essential writings and documents by artists and writers of the period, some of them translated into English for the first time. The artists and works examined display a diversity of styles and ideas, but all share the desire to reject the mercantile logic of commercial fashion and replace it with a utopian "anti-fashion.""--Jacket.