Coverart for item
The Resource Elegance in an age of crisis : fashions of the 1930s, edited by Patricia Mears and G Bruce Boyer ; essays by G Bruce Boyer, William DeGregorio, Ariele Elia, Colleen Hill, Patricia Mears, Mei Mei Rado

Elegance in an age of crisis : fashions of the 1930s, edited by Patricia Mears and G Bruce Boyer ; essays by G Bruce Boyer, William DeGregorio, Ariele Elia, Colleen Hill, Patricia Mears, Mei Mei Rado

Label
Elegance in an age of crisis : fashions of the 1930s
Title
Elegance in an age of crisis
Title remainder
fashions of the 1930s
Statement of responsibility
edited by Patricia Mears and G Bruce Boyer ; essays by G Bruce Boyer, William DeGregorio, Ariele Elia, Colleen Hill, Patricia Mears, Mei Mei Rado
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite the dire financial environment of the 1930s, this decade gave rise to great technical and aesthetic innovations in fashion. This handsomely illustrated book is the first to analyze important developments in both men's and women's fashions of that time. Select experts contribute texts that delve into the economic, political, and cultural influences that shaped these emergent styles. They also explore how industrial capabilities, such as the production of new textiles, allowed couturiers to drape fabric in ways not previously possible, and how revolutionary dressmaking and tailoring techniques gave form to truly modern clothing. Advancements in menswear tailoring in London and Naples paralleled breakthroughs in couture draping in Paris, New York, and even Shanghai. Hollywood also played a role in defining and popularizing this glamorous style. The international trend toward softer, minimally ornamented, and elegantly proportioned clothing differed markedly from the more restrictive attire of the preceding Edwardian era. By contrast, the fashions of the 1930s were made for movement, highlighting the natural and classically idealized body. The revival of classicism and other artistic influences were crucial to the creation of this clean, minimal, and modern new look. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
391.009/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GT596
LC item number
.E54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mears, Patricia
  • Boyer, G. Bruce
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fashion
  • Fashion
  • Clothing and dress
  • Clothing and dress
  • Nineteen thirties
  • DESIGN / Fashion
  • DESIGN / History & Criticism
  • ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / Group Shows
Label
Elegance in an age of crisis : fashions of the 1930s, edited by Patricia Mears and G Bruce Boyer ; essays by G Bruce Boyer, William DeGregorio, Ariele Elia, Colleen Hill, Patricia Mears, Mei Mei Rado
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-247)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Tailoring the new man: London, Naples, and Hollywood in the 1930s / G. Bruce Boyer -- The arc of modernity I: women's couture in the 1930s / Patricia Mears -- Augustabernard: the connoisseurs's dressmaker / William DeGregorio -- The arc of modernity II: London, New York, Hollywood, Shanghai / Patricia Mears -- The qipao and the female body in 1930s China / Mei Mei Rado -- The wardrobe of the modern athlete: activewear in the 1930s / Ariele Elia -- "Great chic from little details grows": women's accessories in the 1930s / Colleen Hill
Control code
861323002
Dimensions
33 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780300204209
Lccn
2013042765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Elegance in an age of crisis : fashions of the 1930s, edited by Patricia Mears and G Bruce Boyer ; essays by G Bruce Boyer, William DeGregorio, Ariele Elia, Colleen Hill, Patricia Mears, Mei Mei Rado
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-247)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Tailoring the new man: London, Naples, and Hollywood in the 1930s / G. Bruce Boyer -- The arc of modernity I: women's couture in the 1930s / Patricia Mears -- Augustabernard: the connoisseurs's dressmaker / William DeGregorio -- The arc of modernity II: London, New York, Hollywood, Shanghai / Patricia Mears -- The qipao and the female body in 1930s China / Mei Mei Rado -- The wardrobe of the modern athlete: activewear in the 1930s / Ariele Elia -- "Great chic from little details grows": women's accessories in the 1930s / Colleen Hill
Control code
861323002
Dimensions
33 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780300204209
Lccn
2013042765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...