Art and Fashion: The Impact of Art on Fashion and Fashion on Art (2008)

By: Alice Mackrell

Art and Fashion takes a long-overdue look at the influences of art on fashion, chronicling the close relationship between the two, which dates back at least to the Renaissance. It covers a variety of artistic movements, including Rococo and Neo-classicism; Romanticism; Impressionism; Art Nouveau and Art Deco; Vienna Secession, Fauvism and Cubism; Surrealism; 20th-Century Threads (with inclusion of Pop Art and Op Art); Fin-de-Siecle and the new millennium. Analysis of the historical background, the definitions of each art movement and its assimilation into fashion is covered in detail. The book is illustrated throughout with fine art, sketches and fashion plates, visually demonstrating the twin developments of art and fashion. It also includes a chronology of art movements plus appendices of fashion designers, fashion houses, and icons of fashion.

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Batsford, 2008, 2nd revised edition edition, ISBN: 9780713488739 0713488735, OCLC Number: 316202486, 176 p. : il


Table of contents

Table of contents



Chapter 1: Rococo and Neo-Classicism

Chapter 2: Romanticism

Chapter 3: Aestheticism, Realism, and Impressionism

Chapter 4: Art Nouveau and Art Deco

Chapter 5: From Surrealism to Fashion in the Art Museum




About the author

About the author

Dr. Alice Mackrell is an art and fashion historian specializing in the analysis of dress in art.

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