Andean Science of Weaving: Structures And Techniques Of Warp-faced WeavesA view from the weaver’s fingertips: the technical and creative come together in a pioneering study of Andean weavingThe warp-faced weaves of the Andes are the most complex in the world. While existing studies of Andean textile..
Animation: The Global HistoryMaureen Furniss surveys the cultural, political and economic context of how this dynamic industry evolved, emphasizing both artistic and technical achievements from around the world – from Hollywood to Tokyo, from Moscow to Sydney.Featuring a timeline for each of its six..
Artwear: Fashion and Anti-fashionA crocheted wool coat of exuberant textures and glowing colors, a dyed and pleated silk vest of baroque sensuousness, a headdress of ribbon intricately ruched in the shape of a leaping fish, an evening gown made from shredded dollar bills, a kimono that carries art a..
Body ArtThis informed and accessible book explores the wide-ranging history of body art, from its expression of tribal affinities and cultural identity to its role in theatricality, criminality, and beautifying the body, as well as its influence on contemporary artists.Seven thematic chapters explor..
Claude Montana: Fashion RadicalThe Montana woman embodied an extraordinary new image: razor- sharp tailoring and strong silhouettes with dramatic proportions and masculine lines, enlivened by an astonishing mix of detail and bold hues. Materials, colors, and cut were all vehicles for Claude Montana’..
Contemporary Menswear : A Global Guide to Independent Men’s FashionContemporary Menswear presents in-depth profiles of more than 50 of the designers, labels, brands, stores, websites and blogs that have shaped and continue to shape menswear in the 21st century.From classic `heritage’ labels such as ..
Cracking Animation: The Aardman Book of 3-D AnimationFrom the creators of the wildly successful Wallace and Gromit films and Chicken Run, here is a practical guide to making your own 3-D (or stop-action) animation, a practice whose robust presence in contemporary filmmaking continues strong. At the ..
Digital Architecture Now: A Global Survey of Emerging TalentThe latest wave in digital architecture, featuring over 40 firms and 200 projects from around the world.The practice of architecture has changed more radically in the last fifteen years than perhaps at any time in its entire history. The co..
Digital Handmade: Craftsmanship In The New Industrial RevolutionA dazzling survey of designers who fuse digital fabrication techniques with traditional craftsmanship and handwork While the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century diminished the role of the craftsperson in the manuf..
Fashion ChinaLike its economy and art scene, Chinese fashion is on the rise, with an increasingly prominent international presence.Spurred by a new generation of creative and ambitious designers, and championed by actresses like Fan Bingbing and Zhang Ziyi, as well as China’s First Lady, Peng Liyuan..
Fashion Scandinavia: Contemporary CoolScandinavian furniture and architecture have long held sway in the global design sphere, and Scandinavian fashion is now gaining the same influence. The appeal lies in the simplicity, minimalism, attention to detail, and high quality of materials so iconic to Sc..
Fashion Since 1900: The Complete SourcebookThe most comprehensive and detailed history available of women’s fashion in the modern era. From the styles of the early 1900s to those of the twenty-first century, John Peacock charts the development of women’s fashion in all its aspects: couture wear, lei..