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 - 256 pages
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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

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Interplay of Commerce and Culture before the First World
Machine Age Aesthetics
The Artists Who Made Clothes
Fashioning the American Body
Japanese Conceptual Fashion
Global Practices1980s Onwards
Global Recession and Ideological Conflict
The Changing Fashion Market in the Late Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries
EcoFashion Sustainability and Ethics
The Emergence of Asian and Indian Fashion Design Industries
Conclusion
Notes

Postmodernism and Fashion
AntiFashion
Index
Copyright

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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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