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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About the Author
Adam Geczy is an artist and writer. He is Senior Lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts, Australia, and author of several books including (with Michael Carter) Reframing Art (Berg, 2005) and Art: Histories, Theories and Exceptions (Berg, 2008), a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2009.
Vicki Karaminas is Associate Professor of Fashion Studies and Associate Head of the School of Design at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. She is the Executive Director and Chair of Fashion for the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand and the Chair for Subcultural Style and Identity for the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations. She is the editor of The Men's Fashion Reader (Berg, 2009), Fashion in Fiction (Berg, 2009) and The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas
1. Fashion: Valerie Steele, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, USA
2. Art: Nancy Troy, Stanford University, USA
3. Aesthetics: Llewellyn Negrin, University of Tasmania, Australia
4. Modernity: Adam Geczy, Sydney College of the Arts, Australia
5. Conceptual: Hazel Clark, Parsons the New School of Design, USA
6. Body: Joanne Eicher, University of Minnesota, USA
7. Beauty: Morag Martin, State University of New York, USA
8. Boundaries: Diana Crane, University of Pennsylvania, USA
9. Authenticity: Efrat Tseëlon, Leeds University, UK
10. Performance: Herbert Blau, University of Washington, USA
11. Dressing up: Mary Gluck, Brown University, USA
12. Clothing: Margaret Maynard, University of Queensland, Australia
13. Patronage: Nicky Ryan, University of the Arts, London, UK
14. Painting: Aileen Ribeiro, University of London, UK
15. Image: Vicki Karaminas, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
16. Exhibition: Alistair O'Neil, Central St Martins, London, UK
17. Curatorial: Barbara Heinemann, Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota, USA