Against Fashion: Clothing as Art 1850-1930
Against Fashion: Clothing As Art, 1850-1930.
Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004.
The rise of 'fashion' in the late nineteenth century inspired avant-garde artists to create designs they could call pure art.
Examples from Art Nouveau, Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism and the Bauhaus are discussed.
More than 100 illustrations, many in color.