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Cyberfibres Kaye Ashton (Frances Burke Textile Resource Centre, RMIT University) materials, textiles, fibres, database, website
This website, entitled Cyberfibres, is a searchable online database of Australian fashion and textile design created by a team led by Kaye Ashton for the Frances Burke Textile Resource Centre and the RMIT University School of Fashion and Textiles in Melbourne Australia. The website contains a brief history of the Cyberfibres project, its content, origins and how to use it. The database can be searched by keyword, by a structured search facility including Date and Role functions, or can be browsed alphabetically. Entries in the database are varied, and may contain biographical information, images, articles, archive and resource location and repository details, lists of published resources, links to relevant entries in the database, and links to other online resources.
Department of Design | Media Arts (School of Arts and Architecture at the University of California) information, virtual environments, ubiquitos computing, interface design, interaction, digital-media arts, school of art and architecture, university of california, los angeles, designer, artists, media, design, innovation, arts, course, school, university, students, creative exploration, visual communication, typography, spaces, networked agents, research
The Department of Design | Media Arts is located within the School of Arts and Architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles. We are committed to educating responsible designers and artists for the information age by teaching the fundamentals of Design, Media, and the Arts, and encouraging experimentation and innovation. We provide an extensive education in Design and Media Arts practice, history and criticism, and the department fosters a critical and creative exploration of emerging forms of visual communication, typography, interaction and interface design, ubiquitous computing, virtual environments, information spaces, networked agents and other pertinent areas of research.
Designboom industrial design today, courses, education, competitions, history, contemporary, shop, interviews, snapshots, design-aerobics
with more than 2,500,000 readers a month from over 190 countries, (including 250,000 subscribers to our monthly newsletter) is the leading independent publication for key contemporary issues and the critique of all aspects of design, especially those topics which enrich the dialogue between design, creative professionals, industry and society. the milan-based, free internet resource offers snapshot reports from major international design shows, architecture and art exhibitions; interviews and portraits of the protagonists in the contemporary creative scene; design history and in-depth information on the creators of design classics.
Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed Harold Koda 2001 clothing, accessories, body, anthropology, sociology, art, history, book, haute couture, body, beautiful
Throughout history, humans have used clothing and accessories to lift, squeeze, frame and pad the body. In Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed, Harold Koda deftly weaves anthropology, sociology, art history, and haute couture into a lively survey of shifting notions of the body beautiful. Divided into five sections
Fashion and Modernity Christopher Breward, Caroline Evans 2005 book, fashion, history, contemporary fashion
This book tests the very definition of modernity and enhances our understanding of the role of fashion in the modern world. From top hats to locomotives, dresses to retail outlets, fashion is a prism through which modernity reflects and refracts. Breward and Evans bring together an organic collaboration of voices on this subject. The collection ranges from such topics as James Morrison (1789-1857), the Napoleon of Shopkeepers; to dress in the Stuart era; The Mannequin Parade, 1900-1925; and clothing the London actress (1860-1914). From the relationship between clothing and forensic sciences, to the play of performance, parasexuality, and the celebrity, Fashion and Modernity offers an enlightening look at fashion and the modern age.
Fashion at the Edge: Spectacle, Modernity, and Deathliness Caroline Evans 2003 images, fashion history, book, fashion designer
An academic treatise that's beautiful enough to be a coffee table book, Evans's study argues that during the 1990s avant garde fashion was "permeated by images of death, disease and dereliction." Evans consciously focuses her work on one thread of the fashion world: the edgy costumes of designers like Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Hussein Chalayan and Viktor & Rolf. Theoretically, however, she recognizes no boundaries: her treatise incorporates the disparate works of Walter Benjamin, Charles Baudelaire, T.S. Eliot, Karl Marx, Elizabeth Wilson, Simone de Beauvoir and many, many others. The result is a complex and provocative text, one that displays both the substantial intellect and practical curiosity of its author.
Fashioning the future Suzanne Lee 2005 textile art, textile and smart technology, new matrials, new technology, creative exploration, innovative directions, tomorrow's wardrobe, Emergent technologies, Future Fashion, book, fashion history, design, accessories, wearable technology
Fashioning the Future is a visionary and creative exploration of where fashion and clothing are heading, the very first guide to the future wardrobe and the emergent technologies making it possible. Ten major themes embrace all kinds of clothing, from The Spray-On Dress to The Talking T-Shirt, all accompanied by Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Joness distinctive images. Both a unique visual journey and an inspirational research tool, this book is aimed at the entire fashion world, design students and global marketeers.
Re:live Leonardo/ISAST 2006 performance, nano arts, computer science, architecture, anthropology, virtual art, media art history, conference, photography, pop culture, visual culture
The event follows the success of the two previous Media Art History conferences, re:fresh (Banff 2005) and re:place (Berlin 2007). The conference series is supported by the Database of Virtual Art and Leonardo/ISAST (International Society for Art, Science and Technology) whose International Advisory Committee will publicise the event and referee papers.
Sonia Delaunay: Fashion and Fabrics Jacques Damase, Sonia Delaunay 1997 art deco, fabric design, robert delaunay, fashion history, book
The Russian-born artist Sonia Delaunay, who with her husband, Robert Delaunay, was a leading light of the Cubist splinter group Orphism, branched out after the First World War into a distinctive career of her own. Between 1920 and 1930, a decade full of activity and success, she produced some of the most striking and original fabric designs of modern times. She was the inventor of abstract design for fabrics, and her materials--brightly colored and filled with geometric patterns--were the rage among fashionable circles in the Art Deco era. Delaunay made imaginative waistcoats for Tristan Tzara, Louis Aragon, Ren Crevel, and other Surrealist poets.
The culture of fashion: a new history of fashionable dress Christopher Breward fashion journalism, fashion history, book, clothing, advertising
This illustrated survey of 600 years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meaning from medieval Europe to twentieth-century America. Breward's work provides the reader with a clear guide to the changes in style and taste and shows that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body politics.
Understanding Fashion History Valerie Cumming 2004 book, fashion history, plates, photographs, paintings, drawings, dress, fabric, textile, materials
A much-needed overview of aspects of fashion history and how to understand it with clear, jargon-free text to help all lay readers, collectors, as well as students of fashion history. The author is a leading authority on fashion history with experience as a writer, teacher and curator. Illustrated throughout with plates, photographs, paintings and drawings, the book is divided up into the following chapters: What is dress, and how and why is it studied? Theories of dress and fashion and how they have evolved; Collections of dress and textiles and their importance as a source of information about social and technological change; Dress in art and dress as art; Dress as an indicator of role and status; Dress and cultural imperialism: absorption of non-Western ideas in fabric and the imposition of Western dress in preference to indigenous styles.
XS labs Joanna Berzowska (XS labs) lab, innovation, electronic textiles, reactive garments, interactions, design research studio, complex textile-based surfaces, transitive properties
Joanna Berzowska's XS Labs is a design research studio with a focus on innovation in the fields of electronic textiles and reactive garments: "second skins" that can enable computationally-mediated interactions with the environment and the individual. We are equally inspired by the technical and cultural history of how textiles have been made for generations (weaving, stitching, embroidery, knitting, beading, quilting) and by new and emerging materials with different electro-mechanical properties. This enables us to construct complex textile-based surfaces, substrates, and structures with "transitive" properties.