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Martin, Richard, Fashion and Surrealism, New York, Rizzoli, 1987, first edition, thus, 4to (12" x 9"), SB, red paper wraps w/ orange titles, NF / none..

238 pp. A compelling, highly visual survey of the interchange between fashion and art during the Surrealist movement, published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology, October 1987 to January 1988. Profusely illustrated, including 56 pages in full color.

From Publishers Weekly: "The intersection of surrealism and fashion dates back to Max Ernst's mechanistic fantasies of mannequins and Rene Magritte's delving into the eroticism of clothes. Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, in collaboration with Salvador Dali, made surrealistic dresses that shocked her clients. Illustrators A. M. Cassandre and Marcel Vertes borrowed surrealist imagery, while fashion trend-setters Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld got into the act. Photographers Cecil Beaton, Horst P. Horst and Andre Kertesz experimented with surrealist techniques, and today, of course, surrealism is everywherein print and television ads, window displays, rock singer David Byrne's latest costumes..."

From Library Journal: "The influence of Surrealism on fashion and its ancillary arts lasted decades longer than the movement itself. This catalog, accompanying a 1987 exhibition at Fashion Insitute of Technology, explores the extravagances of visual language as social and political comment, a revolution in perception. Excellent photographs...trace a path through the displacement of familiar objects which is the essence of Surrealism. With special emphasis on Schiaparelli as well as photographs, illustrations, and advertising influenced by the movement, Martin describes the use of Surrealist imagery in contemporary design, linking Dali with St. Laurent, Ernst with Mugler."    [Book ID # 455]


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