The Body Transformed
By (author) Harold Koda
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Extreme Beauty by Harold Koda
Book DescriptionThe book shows that an undeniable if uncanny beauty abides in the bundled cylindricality of a geisha tottering on raised geta or clogs; the tea-tray supporting bustle of an 1880s French visiting dress; the double-door expanse of eighteenth-century panniered court gowns; the bound feet and caged nails of aristocratic Manchu women; the neck-extending chokers of the Masai, of Edwardian beauties, and of John Galliano's designs for Dior; or the waist suppression of the sixteenth-century iron corsets and the cinches of early-nineteenth-century dandies. The photographs of fashion are augmented by paintings, prints, and drawings, including caricatures by Gilray, Cruikshank, Daumier, and Vernet.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300103120
(300mm x 240mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Harold Koda
Fashion Timeline, Hardback (October 2015)
One of America's premier fashion historians offers an unrivaled and exceptional fashion resource.
Charles James, Hardback (April 2014)
"His work went beyond fashion and was a fine art." -a Charles James patron
Schiaparelli and Prada, Hardback (April 2012)
A stunning showcase of two of fashion's most important women designers, who are linked by a number of striking parallels
20th-Century Fashion Illustration, Paperback (January 2012)» View all books by Harold Koda
This captivating retrospective explores the social context of fashion with informative text and over 70 striking images. Profiles include flappers, glamour girls, flower children, and the modern obsession with celebrity styles.
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