Rapture: Art's Seduction by Fashion since 1970 to 2002

Overview

Rapture Surveys the Collision of Two Glamorous Worlds: Art and Fashion. Modern Icons and Iconographers - Artists. Photographers, Fashion Designers, Models - Have Increasingly Been Crossing Boundaries to Create New and Seductive Images for A Sophisticated Audience. From Helmut Newton's Inspirational, Controversial Photography and Jenny Holzer's Radical Statements, Through Elisa Jimenez's Edgy Performances and Ybas' Recent Collaborations with Kate Moss for Vogue. To Mutilated Magazine Images and Reworked Catwalk ...
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Overview

Rapture Surveys the Collision of Two Glamorous Worlds: Art and Fashion. Modern Icons and Iconographers - Artists. Photographers, Fashion Designers, Models - Have Increasingly Been Crossing Boundaries to Create New and Seductive Images for A Sophisticated Audience. From Helmut Newton's Inspirational, Controversial Photography and Jenny Holzer's Radical Statements, Through Elisa Jimenez's Edgy Performances and Ybas' Recent Collaborations with Kate Moss for Vogue. To Mutilated Magazine Images and Reworked Catwalk Footage, This Crossover is Fertile Ground for the Creative and the Original. Whether Describing an Art Installation in a Soho Boutique, Tracey Emin as Vivienne Westwood Model, Duggie Fielos's Headless Debutantes or a Vastly Oversized Beverly Semmes Dress. Author Chris Townsend Shows How the Alluring, Illusory Faces of Art and Fashion are Fused in the New Mix. Raising Questions About Identity, Style, Culture, Commerce and Beauty, This Book Reveals the Ambivalent Relationship Between Art and Fashion, and Shows the Spectacular Visual Resulis As Artists Both Succume to Fashion's Powerful Lure and at the Same Time Recoil From it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500283837
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 11/25/2002
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.08 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
1 Conceptualism and Fashion's Rejection 22
2 Ambivalent Embrace 40
3 The Empty Body Part 1 56
4 The Empty Body Part 2 70
5 Fragments of Fashion 80
6 Shopping in Space 90
7 Form and Uniform 102
8 Dressing Up Dressing Down 112
9 Who Will You Be Today? 122
10 Not Cut to Pattern 132
11 To Die For 150
Conclusion 168
End Notes 171
Picture Credits 173
Index 175
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