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Goddess: The Classical Mode explores the continually evolving influence of ancient Graeco-Roman dress through the ages. Over the past two-and-a-half millennia, the classical mode has unfolded and persisted, finding expression in a variety of artworks and through them, in fashion. Through diverse permutations and transformations, ancient dress has survived and resonated as an ideal. This beautifully illustrated volume presents a survey of this theme, including examples of ancient sculptures and vases, along with ...
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Overview

Goddess: The Classical Mode explores the continually evolving influence of ancient Graeco-Roman dress through the ages. Over the past two-and-a-half millennia, the classical mode has unfolded and persisted, finding expression in a variety of artworks and through them, in fashion. Through diverse permutations and transformations, ancient dress has survived and resonated as an ideal. This beautifully illustrated volume presents a survey of this theme, including examples of ancient sculptures and vases, along with works of art and fashions from various historical periods.
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Accompanying the summer 2003 exhibition of the same title at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this volume explores how elements of Greek clothing from antique models such as Greek vases and classical sculpture have been translated to women's fashion, first in Empire and Directoire periods in Europe, but even more fully in the 20th century. Elements of classical dress were rarely translated literally but were blended in garment types and details. For example, early 20th-century designer Mariano Fortuny combined unstructured, loose classical forms and classical pleating with rich, oriental-inspired silks and beading. Classical details can be found in less intrinsic ways in Dior's references to the classical goddesses Venus and Juno in his elaborately beaded evening gowns and in Gilbert Adrian's meander pattern embroideries on 1930s film costumes. The exhibition and book were conceived and developed by the Costume Institute's Curator in Charge. This book, while being beautifully designed with more than 110 handsome color illustrations, is more a visual reference than a scholarly catalog. Recommended for libraries that collect books on costume and fashion.-Sandra Rothenberg, Framingham State Coll. Lib., MA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300098822
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Publication date: 4/20/2003
  • Series: Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,154,008
  • Product dimensions: 9.48 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Sponsor's Statement 6
Foreword 8
Introduction 10
Pandora's Box: The Chiton, Peplos, and Himation 20
The Metamorphosis: Classical Transformations and Contemporary Permutations 88
Pygmalion's Galatea: Art to Life 132
Mythic Details: The Greek Key, Laurels, and the Attributes of Goddesses 178
Definitions 218
Selected Bibliography 220
Acknowledgments 221
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