A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries: From Catwalk to Sidewalk

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A&C Black, Aug 1, 2013 - Design - 224 pages
This new edition of a bestselling textbook is designed for students, scholars, and anyone interested in 20th century fashion history.

Accessibly written and well illustrated, the book outlines the social and cultural history of fashion thematically, and contains a wide range of global case studies on key designers, styles, movements and events.

The new edition has been revised and expanded: there are new sections on eco-fashion, fashion and the museum, major changes in the fashion market in the 21st century (including the impact of new media and retailing networks), new technologies, fashion weeks, the rise of asian fashion centers and more. There are twice as many illustrations.

In its second edition, A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries is the ideal introductory text for all students of fashion.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Interplay of Commerce and Culture before the First World War
5
2 The Democratization of Fashion Machine Age Aesthetics
29
3 Framing Fashion The Artists Who Made Clothes
44
4 Fashioning the American Body
66
5 Postmodernism and Fashion
85
6 AntiFashion
111
7 Japanese Conceptual Fashion
125
9 Post2000 Global Recession and Ideological Conflict
152
10 The Changing Fashion Market in the Late Twentieth and TwentyFirst Centuries
162
11 EcoFashion Sustainability and Ethics
182
12 Looking Ahead The Emergence of Asian and Indian Fashion Design Industries
196
Conclusion
212
Notes
217
Bibliography
227
Index
239

8 Global Practices1980s Onwards
141

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About the author (2013)

Bonnie English was, until her death in 2013, Associate Professor in Art History & Theory at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

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