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Fashion and art

Fashion and art

Geczy, Adam; Karaminas, Vicki

Bringing together original, cutting-edge contributions from leading international scholars across a range of disciplines, this book covers key topics for anyone interested in exploring the intersections and changing relationship between fashion and art, past and present. 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

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Published Oxford: Berg, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Adam Geczy, Vicki Karaminas
ISBN: 0857852132, 9780857852137
Physical Description: 224 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Subject: Fashion and art.; Fashion and art History.; Beauty and Fashion.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781847887832


  1. Introduction: Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas
  2. 1. Fashion: Valerie Steele, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, USA
  3. 2. Art: Nancy Troy, Stanford University, USA
  4. 3. Aesthetics: Llewellyn Negrin, University of Tasmania, Australia
  5. 4. Modernity: Adam Geczy, Sydney College of the Arts, Australia
  6. 5. Conceptual: Hazel Clark, Parsons the New School of Design, USA
  7. 6. Body: Joanne Eicher, University of Minnesota, USA
  8. 7. Beauty: Morag Martin, State University of New York, USA
  9. 8. Boundaries: Diana Crane, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  10. 9. Authenticity: Efrat Tseëlon, Leeds University, UK
  11. 10. Performance: Herbert Blau, University of Washington, USA
  12. 11. Dressing up: Mary Gluck, Brown University, USA
  13. 12. Clothing: Margaret Maynard, University of Queensland, Australia
  14. 13. Patronage: Nicky Ryan, University of the Arts, London, UK
  15. 14. Painting: Aileen Ribeiro, University of London, UK
  16. 15. Image: Vicki Karaminas, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  17. 16. Exhibition: Alistair O'Neil, Central St Martins, London, UK
  18. 17. Curatorial: Barbara Heinemann, Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota, USA
  19. Bibliography
  20. Index