Fabric of Vision Dress and Drapery in Painting

Hollander, Anne

Published by National Gallery, distributed by Yale University Press, 2002
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4to. (11 x 9 inches). pp.207. 144 numbered plates. Pictorial stiff card wrappers, trifle shelf-wear. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. Exhibition catalogue drawing on art of many nations and over 6 centuries. A Fine copy. Heavy book, requiring extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap. Bookseller Inventory #

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Clothing appears in all forms of figurative painting, often taking up two thirds of a frame; yet it can often go unnoticed. Far more than a simple means of identifying the status or occupation of a figure, clothes and cloth are used creatively by artists to hint at ambiguities in character, adjust the emotional temperature, direct the eye or make subtle allusions.

Drawing on works by artists over a period of six centuries, from Giotto to El Greco, Matisse to Cindy Sherman, the author reveals through paintings, fashion plates, photographs and film stills how drapery in art evolved from Renaissance extravagance to Neoclassical simplicity at the end of the 18th century, and has extended to infinite uses in all genres of Modern art.

First published in 2002 to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the National Gallery, London, this beautifully illustrated - and beautifully written - book by pioneering art historian and critic Anne Hollander, is reissued with a new Foreword by Valerie Steele. As penetrating and insightful as when it was first published, it remains a must-read for today's generation of students and anyone with an interest in art and fashion.

From the Publisher: This book accompanies an exhibition at the National Gallery, London from June 19 to September 8, 2002. Published by National Gallery Company. Distributed by Yale University Press.

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