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. Intimate or antagonistic, the ties are ever-present, if not strengthening. 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, sociology and related fields.
|Type of Research:||Book Section|
|Additional Information (Publicly available):|
Chapter sixteen in forthcoming publication Fashion and Art, alongside eighteen other co contributors.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Fashion history theory, art-fashion|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Deposited By:||Prerna Bhatt|
|Deposited On:||22 Feb 2012 12:05|
|Last Modified:||22 Feb 2012 12:05|