Fabric of Vision: Dress and Drapery in Paintingby Anne Hollander, National Gallery of Great Britain Staff (Contribution by)
This beautifully illustrated and innovative book examines how artists have used clothing and drapery -- real and imagined, sacred and secular -- as elements in their paintings to give emphasis and emotional force to their figures. Drawing on works by artists over a span of six centuries as well as fashion plates, photographs and film stills, the author shows how drapery in painting evolved in the period following the Renaissance, becoming ever more flamboyant and theatrical, before the revolution of taste at the end of the eighteenth century saw a return to Neoclassical ideals of simplicity in art and dress.
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Meet the Author
Anne Hollander was an independent art historian, critic and historian of dress who was renowned for her bold studies of the evolution of costume. A fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities and former president of PEN American Center, she was the author of influential books on the subject of costume and fabric in art, Seeing through Clothes and Sex and Suits, as well as Moving Pictures, on the influence of painting on cinema.
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