Modernizing Costume Design, 1820-1920

 
 
Routledge (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erscheint ca. am 1. September 2020
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 200 Seiten
978-0-367-15063-1 (ISBN)
 
Annie Holt identifies the roots of contemporary Euro-American practices of costume design, in which costumes are an integrated part of the dramaturgy rather than a reflection of an individual performer's taste or status. She argues that in the period 1820-1920, as part of the larger project of Modernism across the artistic and cultural field, the functions of "clothing" and "costume" diverged. Onstage apparel took on a more specific semiotic task, acting as a fresh channel for the flow of information between the performer, the literary text, and the spectator.

This book traces how five kinds of artists - directors, performers, writers, couturiers, and painters - made key contributions to this new model of costume design. Holtshows that by 1920, costume design shifted in status from craft to art.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • 30
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  • 30 s/w Abbildungen, 30 s/w Photographien bzw. Rasterbilder
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  • 30 b/w images and 30 halftones
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 159 mm
978-0-367-15063-1 (9780367150631)
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Annie Holt is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, University of Central Oklahoma, USA. Her research focuses on costume design and embodiment, including articles in Studies in Costume and Performance, Theatre and Performance Design, and Mime Journal.
Contents
List of Images

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1 - Introduction: arguing costume design
Chapter 2 - Material Truths: directors, historicism, and Shakespearean designs
Chapter 3 - Frocks and Fictions: actresses, personae, and costume design
Chapter 4 - Writing the Modern Body: the queerness of costume stage directions
Chapter 5 - Life Imitates Art: couture, costumes, and commercialism
Chapter 6 - Body as Art(ifact) or Machine: visual artists design for the Ballets Russes
Chapter 7 - Postlude: designing modernism

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