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China : through the looking glass / Andrew Bolton with John Galliano [i sis més] ; photography by Platon

Contributor(s): Bolton, Andrew, 1966- | Galliano, John | Platon, 1968- | Metropolitan Museum of Art (Nova York, Nova York).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2015]Distributor: New Haven ; London : Distributed by Yale University Press, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Description: 255 pàgines : il·lustracions en color ; 28 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: no mediat Carrier type: volumISBN: 9781588395634; 1588395634; 9781588395771; 1588395774; 9780300211122; 0300211120.Subject(s): Galliano, John -- Intervius | Metropolitan Museum of Art (Nova York) -- Exposicions | Moda -- Europa -- Influència xinesa -- Exposicions | Moda -- --Europa -- --Història -- --S. XX -- Exposicions | Dissenyadors de moda -- --Europa -- Exposicions | Art xinès -- Influència -- ExposicionsDDC classification: 746.9/2 Other classification: M2.09
Contents:
Director's foreword -- A note on film and fashion / by Wong Kar Wai -- A dialogue between East and West / by Maxwell K. Hearn -- Toward an aesthetic of surfaces / by Andrew Bolton -- A chamber of whispers / by Adam Geczy -- Fashioning China / by Harold Koda -- Imagery of Chinese dress / by Mei Mei Rado -- Cinema's virtual Chinas / by Homay King -- Emperor to citizen. Imperial China -- Nationalist China -- Communist China -- Empire of signs. Enigmatic bodies -- Enigmatic spaces -- Enigmatic objects -- John Galliano in conversation with Andrew Bolton -- List of illustrations -- Selected bibliography and filmography
Summary: "For centuries, China's export arts--jade, silks, porcelains, and, more recently, cinema--have fueled Western fantasies of an exotic East and served as enduring sources of inspiration for fashion. This stunning publication explores the influence of Chinese aesthetics on designers, including Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent. Drawing upon Chinese decorative arts, cinema, and costume--notably imperial court robes, the close-fitting cheongsam, and the unisex Mao suit--their designs are fantastical pastiches of anachronistic motifs. As in the game of "telephone," the process of cultural translation transforms the source material into ingeniously original fashions that are products solely of the designers' imaginations. In a similar way, contemporary Chinese film directors render fanciful, highly stylized evocations of various epochs in China's history--demonstrating that China's imagery is equally seductive to artists in the East and further inspiring today's designers. Juxtaposing modern fashions and film stills with their forebears in fine and decorative arts and historical dress, this book reveals the rich and ongoing creative dialogue between East and West, past and present." -- Publisher's description
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Publicat en motiu de l'exposició realitzada al Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nova York, del 7 de maig al 16 d'agost de 2015

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Director's foreword -- A note on film and fashion / by Wong Kar Wai -- A dialogue between East and West / by Maxwell K. Hearn -- Toward an aesthetic of surfaces / by Andrew Bolton -- A chamber of whispers / by Adam Geczy -- Fashioning China / by Harold Koda -- Imagery of Chinese dress / by Mei Mei Rado -- Cinema's virtual Chinas / by Homay King -- Emperor to citizen. Imperial China -- Nationalist China -- Communist China -- Empire of signs. Enigmatic bodies -- Enigmatic spaces -- Enigmatic objects -- John Galliano in conversation with Andrew Bolton -- List of illustrations -- Selected bibliography and filmography

"For centuries, China's export arts--jade, silks, porcelains, and, more recently, cinema--have fueled Western fantasies of an exotic East and served as enduring sources of inspiration for fashion. This stunning publication explores the influence of Chinese aesthetics on designers, including Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent. Drawing upon Chinese decorative arts, cinema, and costume--notably imperial court robes, the close-fitting cheongsam, and the unisex Mao suit--their designs are fantastical pastiches of anachronistic motifs. As in the game of "telephone," the process of cultural translation transforms the source material into ingeniously original fashions that are products solely of the designers' imaginations. In a similar way, contemporary Chinese film directors render fanciful, highly stylized evocations of various epochs in China's history--demonstrating that China's imagery is equally seductive to artists in the East and further inspiring today's designers. Juxtaposing modern fashions and film stills with their forebears in fine and decorative arts and historical dress, this book reveals the rich and ongoing creative dialogue between East and West, past and present." -- Publisher's description

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