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eBook Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s ePub

by Patricia Mears,G. Bruce Boyer

  • ISBN: 0300204205
  • Category: Graphic Design
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Patricia Mears,G. Bruce Boyer
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (April 8, 2014)
  • Pages: 248
  • ePub book: 1328 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1697 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 772

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Patricia Mears is deputy director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. The other discovery is the Chinese fashionistas of the 1930s, with their beautiful, sophisticated designs nicely covered in one compact chapter.

Patricia Mears is deputy director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. G. Bruce Boyer is a leading menswear writer and historian. Weaknesses include the lack of an index (a fairly significant omission in such a name- and concept-rich book), also the small print. Nonetheless, highly recommended for fans of Golden Age fashion and 1930s cultural life in general. 8 people found this helpful.

By contrast, the fashions of the 1930s were made for movement, highlighting the natural and classically idealized body.

Despite the dire financial environment of the 1930s, this decade gave rise to great technical and aesthetic innovations in fashion. This handsomely illustrated book is the first to analyze important developments in both men’s and women’s fashions A brilliant look at how modernizing technical and stylistic changes of the 1930s gave rise to international trends in fashion. By contrast, the fashions of the 1930s were made for movement, highlighting the natural and classically idealized body.

A book that focused on high fashion for men and women in the 1930s

Despite the dire financial environment of the 1930s, this decade gave rise to great technical and aesthetic innovations in fashion. This handsomely illustrated book is the first to analyze important developments in both men’s and women’s fashions of A brilliant look at how modernizing technical and stylistic changes of the 1930s gave rise to international trends in fashion. A book that focused on high fashion for men and women in the 1930s. The images are beautiful and the essays describe the influences of design pretty well.

Patricia Mears, G. Bruce Boyer. A brilliant look at how modernizing technical and stylistic changes of the 1930s gave rise to international trends in fashion. Despite the dire financial environment of the 1930s, this decade gave rise to great technical and aesthetic innovations in fashion. This handsomely illustrated book is the first to analyze important developments in both men's and women's fashions of that time. Select experts contribute texts that delve into the economic, political, and cultural influences that shaped these emergent styles.

This book gives you a very good insight into amazing fashion of 1930s. This book gives you a very good insight into amazing fashion of 1930s. The best thing about it is that it covers mens tailoring tailoring, too. I recommend it for both fashion lovers(wonderful photos) and academic reaserchers of the subject (the text is well written and covers a great deal of 1930s fashion's aspects). 3 people found this helpful.

This handsomely illustrated book is the first to analyze important . Patricia Mears is deputy director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.

This handsomely illustrated book is the first to analyze important developments in both men’s and women’s fashions of that time. The revival of classicism and other artistic influences were crucial to the creation of this clean, minimal, and modern new look.

Cover catalog Elegance in an age of crisis Evening dresses on show

Cover catalog Elegance in an age of crisis Evening dresses on show. The crisis of the period is not far from what we are experiencing now, fashion has always been witness to the era, located at the time of the streets and solutions will be those that will shape the last century. In that scenario so paralyzing and hopeless, fashion indeed found a new way to express themselves by creating new forms, new ideas, new technologies. The curator of the exhibition, Patricia Mears, deputy director of the Museum Fit & C. explains that the reason for dedicating an exhibition to the ’30s is because the look of that decade was in some way a precursor to the modern one.

A brilliant look at how modernizing technical and stylistic changes of the 1930s gave rise to international trends in fashion Despite the dire financial environment of the 1930s, this decade gave rise to great technical and aesthetic innovations in fashion. This handsomely illustrated book is the first to analyze important developments in both men’s and women’s fashions of that time. Select experts contribute texts that delve into the economic, political, and cultural influences that shaped these emergent styles. They also explore how industrial capabilities, such as the production of new textiles, allowed couturiers to drape fabric in ways not previously possible, and how revolutionary dressmaking and tailoring techniques gave form to truly modern clothing.   Advancements in menswear tailoring in London and Naples paralleled breakthroughs in couture draping in Paris, New York, and even Shanghai. Hollywood also played a role in defining and popularizing this glamorous style. The international trend toward softer, minimally ornamented, and elegantly proportioned clothing differed markedly from the more restrictive attire of the preceding Edwardian era. By contrast, the fashions of the 1930s were made for movement, highlighting the natural and classically idealized body. The revival of classicism and other artistic influences were crucial to the creation of this clean, minimal, and modern new look.

Comments

Kitaxe Kitaxe
Gorgeous book with meticulous pictures of the costumes/fashions and brief but fruitful essays that cover Japan and China and men's fashions, not just Hollywood and Paris. Highly recommended for those interested in the foundations of streamlined, elegant modern style - and it a book with unusual respect for the fact that, then and now, not everyone could afford haute couture. Recommended. I was at first disappointed because I bought it to see Vionnet designs.There are some, as well as a succinct but juicy essay on her. I then discovered it would cost more to ship it back to England than the book cost! So I kept it. Now I am very glad I did.
Thetalas Thetalas
I bought this book as a gift for my mother for her birthday. My mother who was a better misses and coture dress buyer in the New York market for 25 years thinks that this book is excellent.
I am hcv men I am hcv men
Fabulous book & worth every penny. The illustrations are superb. Incredible articles on a variety of subjects
Taur Taur
Beautiful coffee table book. Love the photos.Better if you knew the era.
Dalarin Dalarin
Very nice book to highlight the FIT exhibit. Nice clear pictures.
Perdana Perdana
thanks great book i love it
Otrytrerl Otrytrerl
This is truly elegant. Would make a fabulous gift.
Elegance in an Age of Crisis shines with its insightful, detailed text, but of course the highlight is the visual aspect in all its glory as captured by the mouth watering photographs of the incredibly beautiful designs worn by the smart set who found their clothes in Paris, Havana, Shanghai, London, and yes, Hollywood.

To be sure, the book has a mildly misleading title: there’s nary a breadline or bank run anywhere in these pages. Rather, it’s a visual romp featuring beautiful people – mostly models, high society luminaries, and film stars – who dressed beautifully. The revival of the classic look and other artistic cross-currents helped create a moderne look in fashion which mirrored trends in architecture as well as the decorative arts. Accordingly, fashions of the 1930s – clean, minimal, no frills – emphasized movement which showcased the natural and classically idealized body.

Focusing on craftsmanship, aesthetics and mechanics rather than the business or marketing aspects, Elegance describe the various innovations in design, for example, the developments of lightweight silks and synthetic textiles. The usual suspects of high couture are well-represented: Vionnet, Chanel, Balenciaga, et al. But there are fresh names as well, principal being one Augustabernard, an all but forgotten, all too fleeting sensation of the 1920s and early 1930s known for designing gowns so sleek they made Chanel look plodding by comparison. Alas, she was much more successful in the ways of artistry than in those of business, and her couture house closed in 1934. The other discovery is the Chinese fashionistas of the 1930s, with their beautiful, sophisticated designs nicely covered in one compact chapter.

Weaknesses include the lack of an index (a fairly significant omission in such a name- and concept-rich book), also the small print. Nonetheless, highly recommended for fans of Golden Age fashion and 1930s cultural life in general.