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Title:
Rapture : art's seduction by fashion since 1970
Author:
Townsend, Chris.
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Publication Information:
London : Thames & Hudson, 2002.
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780500283837
Format :
Book

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Summary

Rapture surveys the collision of two glamorous and fascinating worlds: art and fashion. Whether covering an art installation in a SoHo boutique, Cindy Sherman's complicity with the tools of mass media or a Keith Haring image advertising a hip brand of vodka, and whether describing clothes as metaphor or sculpture, the use of street-art graffiti on a Louis Vuitton bag or Tracey Emin as Vivienne Westwood's model, Chris Townsend shows how the alluring, illusory faces of fashion and art are fused.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
1 Conceptualism and Fashion's Rejectionp. 22
2 Ambivalent Embracep. 40
3 The Empty Body Part 1p. 56
4 The Empty Body Part 2p. 70
5 Fragments of Fashionp. 80
6 Shopping in Spacep. 90
7 Form and Uniformp. 102
8 Dressing Up Dressing Downp. 112
9 Who Will You be Today?p. 122
10 Not Cut to Patternp. 132
11 To Die forp. 150
Conclusionp. 168
End Notesp. 171
Picture Creditsp. 173
Indexp. 175