Publication : “Clothing Art : The Visual Culture of Fashion, 1600–1914”.

RIBEIRO Aileen, Clothing Art : The Visual Culture of Fashion, 1600–1914, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2017, 582 p.

RIBEIRO Aileen, Clothing Art : The Visual Culture of Fashion, 1600–1914, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2017, 582 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

There have always been important links between art and clothing. Artists have documented the ever-evolving trends in fashion, popularized certain styles of dress, and at times even designed fashions. This is the first book to explore in depth the fascinating points of contact between art and clothing, and in doing so it constructs a new and innovative history of dress in which the artist plays a central role.

Aileen Ribeiro provides an illuminating account of the relationship between artists and clothing from the 17th century, when a more complex and sophisticated attitude to dress first appeared, to the early 20th century, when the boundaries between art and fashion became more fluid: haute couture could be seen as art, and art used textiles and clothes in highly imaginative ways. Ribeiro’s narrative encompasses such themes as the ways in which clothing has helped to define the nation state; how masquerade and dressing up were key subjects in art and life; and how, while many artists found increasing inspiration in high fashion, others became involved in designing ‘artistic’ and reform dress. Sumptuously illustrated, Clothing Art also delves into the ways in which artists represent the clothes they depict in their work, approaches which range from photographic detail, through varying degrees of imaginative reality, to generalized drapery.

Aileen Ribeiro is professor emeritus in the history of art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

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Maxime Georges Métraux (2016, 22 décembre). Publication : “Clothing Art : The Visual Culture of Fashion, 1600–1914”. Groupe de Recherche en Histoire de l'Art Moderne. Consulté le 16 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/p6an

Maxime Georges Métraux

Doctorant en Histoire de l'art moderne (Université Paris IV –Sorbonne, Centre André Chastel – UMR 8150). Expert pour la galerie Hubert Duchemin et chargé d’enseignement à l'Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. Commissaire scientifique de l’exposition "Chic Emprise : Cultures, usages et sociabilités du tabac du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle" (22 juin - 23 septembre 2019) au musée du Nouveau Monde de La Rochelle.

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