Fashion and Modernism

Description

Art and fashion have long gone hand in hand, but it was during the modernist period that fashion first gained equal value to – and took on the same aesthetic ideals as – painting, film, photography, dance, and literature. Combining high and low art forms, modernism turned fashion designers into artists and vice versa.

Bringing together internationally renowned scholars across a range of disciplines, this vibrant volume explores the history and significance of the relationship between modernism and fashion and examines how the intimate connection between these fields remains evident today, with contemporary designers relating their work to art and artists problematizing fashion in their works.

With chapters on a variety topics ranging from Russian constructionism and clothing to tango and fashion in the early 20th century, Fashion and Modernism is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, dress history, and art history alike.

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Details

  • Type:
    Anthology (peer reviewed)
  • Published:
    2018
  • Publisher:
  • Language:
    English
  • ISBN:
    9781350044494

About the Editors

Andrea Kollnitz

My educational background contains studies in Scandinavian languages and literature, English, German, graphic design and art from Vienna University and Vienna University of Applied Arts as well as art history at Stockholm university where I took m... Read more

Louise Wallenberg

I am Associate Professor of Fashion Studies at the Centre for Fashion Studies at IMS and I hold a PhD in Cinema Studies from Stockholm University (2002). My research has so far focused on issues dealing with gender, sexuality, class and ethnicity ... Read more

Reference

Kollnitz, A. and Wallenberg, L. (eds.). (2018). Fashion and Modernism. London: Bloomsbury Academic.