K. Meira Goldberg Film, Media and Performing Arts
Sonidos Negros : on the blackness of flamenco (2019)
Sonidos Negros traces how, in the span between 1492--the year in which Christian reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula coincided with Christopher Columbus's landing on Hispaniola--and 1933--when Andalusian poet Federico Garcâia Lorca published his 'Theory and Play of the Duende'--the Moor became Black, and how the imagined Gitano ("Gypsy," or Roma) embodies the warring images and sounds of this process. By the nineteenth-century nadir of its colonial reach, Spanish identity came to be enacted in terms of a minstrelized Gitano, a hybrid of American and Spanish representations of Blackness. The imagined Gypsy about which flamenco imagery turns dances on a knife's edge delineating Black and White worlds. Teetering between ostentatious and damning confusion and the humility of epiphany, this figure relates to an earlier Spanish trope: the pastor bobo (foolish shepherd), who, seeing an angelic apparition, must decide whether to accept the light of Christ--or remain in darkness. Spain's symbolic linkage of this religious peril with the Blackness of enslavement constitutes the evangelical narrative which vanquished the Moors and enslaved the Americas, an ideological framework that would be deployed by all the colonial slaving powers. The bobo's precarious state of confusion, appealingly comic but also holding the pathos of the ultimate stakes of his decision--heaven or hell, safety or extermination--opens up a teeming view of the embodied politics of colonial exploitation and creole identity formation. Flamenco's Sonidos Negros live in this eternal moment of bulla, the confusion and ruckus that protect embodied resistance to subjugation, the lament for what has been lost, and the values and aspirations of those rendered imperceptible by enslavement and colonization.
Andrea Kleine Library
Eden : a novel (2018)
A bold, page-turning novel that follows how a childhood abduction sets two sisters on very different courses ... Every other weekend, Hope and Eden--backpacks, Walkmans, and homework in hand--wait for their father to pick them up, as he always does, at a strip-mall bus stop. It’s the divorce shuffle; they’re used to it. Only this weekend, he’s screwed up, forgotten, and their world will irrevocably change when a stranger lures them into his truck with a false story and smile. More than twenty years later, Hope is that classic New York failure: a playwright with only one play produced long ago, newly evicted from an illegal sublet, working a humiliating temp job. Eden has long distanced herself from her family, and no one seems to know where she is. When the man who abducted them is up for parole, the girls might be able to offer testimony to keep him jailed. Hope sets out to find her sister--and to find herself--and it becomes the journey of a lifetime, taking her from hippie communes to cities across the country. Suspenseful and moving, Eden asks: how much do our pasts define us, and what price do we pay if we break free?
Amy Werbel History of Art
Lust on trial : censorship and the rise of American obscenity in the age of Anthony Comstock (2018)
Anthony Comstock was America’s first professional censor. From 1873 to 1915, as Secretary of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, Comstock led a crusade against lasciviousness, salaciousness, and obscenity that resulted in the confiscation and incineration of more than three million pictures, postcards, and books he judged to be obscene. But as Amy Werbel shows in this rich cultural and social history, Comstock’s campaign to rid America of vice in fact led to greater acceptance of the materials he deemed objectionable, offering a revealing tale about the unintended consequences of censorship. In Lust on Trial, Werbel presents a colorful journey through Comstock’s career that doubles as a new history of post–Civil War America’s risqué visual and sexual culture. Born into a puritanical New England community, Anthony Comstock moved to New York in 1868 armed with his Christian faith and a burning desire to rid the city of vice. Werbel describes how Comstock’s raids shaped New York City and American culture through his obsession with the prevention of lust by means of censorship, and how his restrictions provided an impetus for the increased circulation and explicitness of “obscene” materials. By opposing women who preached sexual liberation and empowerment, suppressing contraceptives, and restricting artistic expression, Comstock drew the ire of civil liberties advocates, inspiring more open attitudes toward sexual and creative freedom and more sophisticated legal defenses. Drawing on material culture high and low, including numerous examples of the “obscenities” Comstock seized, Lust on Trial provides fresh insights into Comstock’s actions and motivations, the sexual habits of Americans during his era, and the complicated relationship between law and cultural change.
Linda Tain Fashion Design
Portfolio presentation for fashion designers (2018)
Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers, Fourth Edition, is still your best guide to showing your designs, skill sets, and creativity, to get you that job. In new images throughout, the book shows examples of croquis books, spec and flat drawings, and visual research presentations from both fashion professionals and students. From concept through finished product, Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers is an indispensable tool to help you prepare your career for the next chapter.
Andrew Weinstein History of Art
Baneful medicine (2018)
The exhibition Baneful Medicine brings together contemporary art that engages issues of the history and ethics around biomedical research. Curated by Andrew Weinstein. Located in The Cooper Union Library. The bodies of people of color, the poor around the world, the incarcerated and military personnel have a history of being used as tissue for research. In 1946-47 Americans held Nazi doctors to account at the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial and initiated modern bioethics with the mandate of "informed consent" for human research subjects. Nevertheless, the U.S. government-funded Tuskegee syphilis study continued for decades after. Now that researchers pursue genomics toward an unknown future, does bioethics have what it takes to address still different challenges? How will biotechnological developments affect society's laws and norms? How much more conscientious are medical scientists today than they used to be
Lourdes Font History of Art
The hidden history of American fashion : rediscovering twentieth-century women designers (2018)
This book is the first in-depth exploration of the revolutionary designers who defined American fashion in its emerging years and helped build an industry with global impact, yet have been largely forgotten. Focusing on female designers, the authors reclaim a place in history for the women who created not only for celebrities and socialites, but for millions of fashion-conscious customers across the United States. From one of America's first couturiers, Jessie Franklin Turner, to Zelda Wynn Valdes, the book captures the lost histories of the luminaries who paved the way in the world of American fashion design. This fully illustrated collection takes us from Hollywood to Broadway, from sportswear to sustainable fashion, and explores important crossovers between film, theater, and fashion. Uncovering fascinating histories of the design pioneers we should know about, the book enlarges the prevailing narrative of fashion history and will be an important reference for fashion students, historians, costume curators, and fashion enthusiasts alike.
Rebecca Bauman Modern Languages & Cultures
Masculinity, melodrama and quality TV : reviewing La piovra (2018)
The 1980s Italian television series La piovra (The Octopus) is the first important televisual intervention on the Mafia, yet it is often forgotten in contemporary television scholarship. This article positions La piovra in the current trend of 'quality' television by locating it in the subgenre of male melodrama. This article demonstrates that La piovra is not just an expose of organized crime but is a complex meditation on the vulnerability of Italian masculinity, a thematic that likens the series to today's male-themed quality television series and makes a critical re-evaluation of the show timely.
Marcia Biederman ESL and the Fashion Business
Popovers and candlelight : Patricia Murphy and the rise and fall of a restaurant empire (2018)
What would you do with your last sixty dollars? If you were Patricia Murphy you’d turn it into a fortune by buying a rundown Brooklyn diner. On the cusp of the Great Depression, the diner became an overnight sensation, the first of nine popular Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurants that opened over the course of four decades in New York and Florida. Popovers and Candlelight recounts how Murphy bucked Mad Men–erasexism in a male-dominated field and created remarkable dining experiences with solid American fare, a talented staff, and eye-popping décor. Dripping in diamonds, she transcended ethnic prejudices to become a socialite and built a brand that sold fragrance as well as food. Mutinous siblings, a desperate manager, and a typhoid outbreak brought it all to an operatic end, but Marcia Biederman restores Murphy and her contributions to their proper place in women’s and culinary history. This book will delight readers with its rags-to-riches story and fascinating view of class, gender, ethnicity, and food culture during much of the twentieth century.
Arlene Gottfried FIT Alumni
Sometimes overwhelming (2018)
A reprint, now in paperback, of one of Arlene's best books. Gone but never forgotten, Arlene was beloved by many and her work deserves a larger audience. Start here. Before gentrification, New York City was a gritty and inspiring place. And in its midst was Arlene Gottfried, whose eye for the sublime caught it all. Sometimes Overwhelming, her second powerHouse Book, is a manic yet romantic ode to the people of New York City in the 1970s and 80s. From Coney Island to a Hasid at Riis Beach's nude bay to the disco nights of sexual abandon and the children in the original Village Halloween parade, Sometimes Overwhelming is a delightfully lighthearted look at the most outrageous people you might ever see.
Carlos Aponte Illustration
A season to bee : a stylish book of colors (2017)
Fashion illustrator Carlos Aponte gives readers front row seats to the runway show of the season! Join Miss V. McQueen and her band of fashion bugs as they flit and flutter their brilliant colors down the catwalk. Ladybug reds, butterfly golds, and grasshopper greens provide young readers with a chic introduction to the colors found all around us.
Jeff White FIT Alumni
I was born for this! (2017)
Decker loves to decorate. He paints. He sparkles. And he adds beauty to everything he sees. That’s how God made him! But today Decker is up to something special — a surprise for his friends. Can Decker pull it off? I Was Born for This! shows kids that God made them to do extraordinary things, too. Check out the entire Best of Buddies series, including: • I've Got This! • Is Anyone Out There? • Uh-Oh! I Did It Again! • I Can Do Anything!
Julia Jacquette Fine Arts
Julia Jacquette : unrequited and acts of play (2017)
Julia Jacquette's first major monograph presents an artistic exploration through the materialism, elitism, and idealization of past and contemporary society. Through her richly detailed paintings featuring imagery drawn from advertisements, New York-based artist Julia Jacquette addresses the challenges of navigating the contemporary media landscape that so directly influences our sense of personal identity and self-worth. Exposing our seemingly insatiable longing for a life that is purely a construct of the advertising industry, Jacquette's work focuses on commercialized objects of desire: prepared meals drawn from 1950s cookbook illustrations, ornate interiors of the wealthy sampled from contemporary lifestyle magazines, shimmering swimming pools extracted from luxury ad campaigns. These material trappings are presented, often close up, in works that convey the pervasiveness of such evocative imagery.
Eric Velasquez Illustration
Looking for Bongo (2017)
Oh no! A boy's beloved stuffed toy, Bongo, is missing. No one can help him. When he asks his abuela where Bongo is, she answers, "Yo no sé. I don't know." Mom and Dad haven't seen Bongo either. Gato just says "Meow," and runs away. When Bongo finally turns up behind Dad's drum, the problem of Bongo's whereabouts is resolved . . . but it doesn't answer how Bongo got there! The boy decides to set a trap to catch the Bongo thief. Rich illustrations help tell the story of a mystery cleverly solved.
Margaret L. Bishop Textile Development & Marketing
Textile value chain marketing : in the era of omnipotent consumers, omnichannel retail, and omnipresent compliance demands, developing and delivering apparel and home textile products consumers want (2017)
"Today power is in the hands of the consumer. Technology is revolutionizing our products, how we learn about them, and how we buy them. Increasing regulations constrain their design, production, and marketing. A concept to consumer, value chain approach to business brings current and future business leaders a vitally important, customer-first, value-driven marketing perspective not offered by the traditional make-and-deliver textile and apparel supply chain approach. This textbook explains the apparel and home textile value chains for students and working professionals and examines textile marketing throughout. Readers will explore a comprehensive array of contemporary issues and technology to facilitate and safeguard marketing success. Because design, raw materials, production, and sourcing are inexorably intertwined in the process of creating and delivering the goods today’s consumers want, at a price they can afford, this book addresses these topics. With the apparel and home textile industries spanning six continents, this textbook includes an overview of importing, trade agreements, non-tariff barriers, and government regulations. As the key to protecting reputation, brand and regulatory compliance is reviewed. Readers will explore leading practices in big data, branding, and communications vehicles necessary for success in today’s apparel and home textile marketing. The textbook introduces the latest technology in market analytics, design, product development, production, sourcing, marketing, and retail. Sustainability is an overarching theme, infused throughout each chapter but also addressed as a topic in its own right. From product concept and raw materials to the end consumer, this book provides the reader with an up to the minute understanding of product development, production, sourcing, and marketing across the value chain"--Publisher’s description.
Bernard Dillard Science and Mathematics
Moneymatics: Where Money and Mathematics Meet emanates from the sincere concern for the level of basic financial illiteracy among college students. It is discouraging that very few mechanisms are in place to educate today’s college student about money management and its role in fostering a healthy spending and saving diet. This textbook serves as a spark in the lives of college students and piques their interest to pursue an understanding of the presented concepts even more. Through a deliberate and joint effort, students can be equipped with the weapons they need to combine their love for money with their passion for mathematics or, Moneymatics.
Ray Komai : design for America (2017)
With radiant talent, determined industry, and a cheerful disposition, designer Ray Komai built an unusual career. After forced removal to Manzanar, the World War II incarceration camp for Japanese-Americans, the Los Angeles native designed notable furniture, textiles, and magazines in New York City in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. He left New York to design exhibitions and publications for the United States Information Service, promoting the country that had once put him behind barbed wire. Komai left behind beautiful work that provides insight into the relationship between design and nationalism.
Historical dictionary of the fashion industry (2017)
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,400 cross-referenced entries on designers, models, couture houses, significant articles of apparel and fabrics, trade unions, and the international trade organizations.
Jean Szczypien English and Communication Studies
“Sailing Towards Poland” with Joseph Conrad (2017)
The first part of this book analyzes Conrad's first novel, Almayer's Folly, and four of his greatest works: Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes. The second part of the book looks at two autobiographical works: A Personal Record and A Familiar Preface.
Louis Vuitton : art, fashion and architecture (2017)
The definitive work on the collaborations between Louis Vuitton and artists, designers, architects, and photographers, this newly revised and updated edition brings the previous book up to the present, now celebrating the most recent and inspiring collaborations with Nicolas Ghesquière, Frank Gehry, Yayoi Kusama, and Steven Meisel, among others. The more than eighty collaborators featured in this book comprise an A to Z of Vuitton's creative collaborations, especially from the last decade, with significant chapters devoted to the work of Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Takashi Murakami and other key collaborators. Never forgetting the long tradition of the house, the period covered by the book - from the late 1990s through the present day - will describe the role that Louis Vuitton is playing in a crucial moment in global fashion.
Julia Jacquette Fine Arts
Playground of My Mind (2017)
Through exquisite drawings and storytelling, Julia Jacquette's graphic memoir provides a distinctive account of her childhood in Manhattan in the 1960s and 1970s. Inspired by the adventure playgrounds from her youth growing up in New York City, the painter Julia Jacquette explores the brightly colored structures of the play spaces and the surrounding landscape of the city in Playground of My Mind. With compelling illustrations and personal narrative, this book features adventure playgrounds created by architects Richard Dattner, M. Paul Friedberg, the partnership Ross Ryan Jacquette in New York City, and Aldo van Eyck in Amsterdam. These structures encouraged constructive, imaginative play and gave renewed life to utopian notions of American and European modernist architecture. Playground of My Mind reflects upon the period of the 1960s and 1970s which was a tumultuous time of social change and activism in New York City and throughout the United States. While considering the conflicted emotions that envelop idealized aspects of the past, this unique book captures the nostalgia for a bygone era of New York life in vivid detail..
Justine De Young History of Art
Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925 (2017)
Fashion reveals not only who we are, but whom we aspire to be. From 1775 to 1925, artists in Europe were especially attuned to the gaps between appearance and reality, participating in and often critiquing the making of the self and the image. Reading their portrayals of modern life with an eye to fashion and dress reveals a world of complex calculations and subtle signals. Extensively illustrated, Fashion in European Art explores the significance of historical dress over this period of upheaval, as well as the lived experience of dress and its representation. Drawing on visual sources that extend from paintings and photographs to fashion plates, caricatures and advertisements, the expert contributors consider how artists and their sitters engaged with the fashion and culture of their times. They explore the politics of dress, its inspirations and the reactions it provoked, as well as the many meanings of fashion in European art, revealing its importance in understanding modernity itself.
Justine De Young History of Art
A cultural history of dress and fashion (2017)
A cultural history of dress and fashion' presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers over 2,500 years of dress and fashion. Volume 1: Antiquity (500BCE-800AD), edited by Mary Harlow; Volume 2: The Medieval Age (800-1450), edited by Sarah-Grace Heller; Volume 3: The Renaissance (1450-1650), edited by Elizabeth Currie; Volume 4: The Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800), edited by Peter McNeil; Volume 5: The Age of Empire (1800-1920), edited by Denise Amy Baxter; Volume 6: The Modern Age (1920-2000+), edited by Alexandra Palmer. Each volume discusses the same key themes in its chapters: 1. Textiles 2. Production and Distribution 3. The Body 4. Belief 5. Gender and Sexuality 6. Status 7. Ethnicity 8. Visual Representations 9. Literary Representations. This structure means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume. Superbly illustrated, the full six volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on dress and fashion through history.
Ron Amato Photography
Valerie Steele Museum at FIT
Paris Fashion: A Cultural History (2017)
Paris has been the international capital of fashion for more than 300 years. Even before the rise of the haute couture, Parisians were notorious for their obsession with fashion, and foreigners eagerly followed their lead. From Charles Frederick Worth to Gabrielle "Coco†? Chanel, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, fashion history is dominated by the names of Parisian couturiers. But Valerie Steele's Paris Fashion is much more than just a history of great designers. This fascinating book demonstrates that the success of Paris ultimately rests on the strength of its fashion culture – created by a host of fashion performers and spectators, including actresses, dandies, milliners, artists, and writers. First published in 1988 to great international acclaim, this pioneering book has now been completely revised and brought up to date, encompassing the rise of fashion's multiple world cities in the 21st century. Lavishly illustrated, deeply learned, and elegantly written, Valerie Steele's masterwork explores with brilliance and flair why Paris remains the capital of fashion.
Eleven / nine : a series
Classic coloring , Jane Austen : 55 removable coloring plates (2016)
Iconic scenes and witticisms from Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Jane Austen's other writings come to life in this intricately illustrated coloring book. It contains 55 line drawings printed on single-sided, heavy paper stock that is suitable for colored pencils, watercolors, and markers. Teacups, lace, ball gowns, and fans mingle with hand-lettered renderings of Austen's wise and often deliciously sarcastic quotes. Each page is a removable work of art that can be colored in and displayed in a standard-size frame, perfect for adorning the walls and shelves of any Austen fan.
April Calahan Special Collections and College Archives
Erica Moretti Modern Languages and Cultures
Annie Chartres Vivanti (2016)
Annie Chartres Vivanti: Transnational Politics, Identity, and Culture explores the work of British Italian writer Annie Chartres Vivanti (1866-1942). This volume provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Vivanti in order to analyze the diverse and complex writing experiences in which she engaged. Essays examine Vivanti’s work through multiple perspectives, taking into account her politics and her career as journalist, writer, and singer as well as her literary works.
Good corporation, bad corporation : corporate social responsibility in the global economy
Guillermo C Jimenez
Guillermo C Jimenez International Trade and Marketing
Good corporation, bad corporation : corporate social responsibility in the global economy (2016)
"This textbook provides an innovative, internationally oriented approach to the teaching of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. Drawing on case studies involving companies and countries around the world, the textbook explores the social, ethical, and business dynamics underlying CSR in such areas as global warming, genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food production, free trade and fair trade, anti-sweatshop and living-wage movements, organic foods and textiles, ethical marketing practices and codes, corporate speech and lobbying, and social enterprise. The book is designed to encourage students and instructors to challenge their own assumptions and prejudices by stimulating a class debate based on each case study"--Provided by publisher.
Matthew M. Kaelin
The sinister beauty of carnivorous plants (2016)
The alluring nature of carnivorous plants is on stunning display in this fine art-style collection of botanical photographs. Over 140 color images show in minute detail species, hybrids, and cultivars from around the world, many painstakingly cultivated by the author in his native New York. The images were taken in a studio setting as well as in their natural environment. Detailed captions and text contain horticultural information like genus, specie, and common names, ranges, and conservation status. Additional sections offer a primer on equipment and conditions for growing the specimens; identify threats to the plants' natural habitats and the conservation organizations that are working to protect them; and present a survey of Long Island's native carnivorous plants, making this a valuable horticultural reference as well. This book will appeal to both fine art photography aficionados and horticultural enthusiasts.
Melissa Tombro English and Communication Studies
Teaching autoethnography : personal writing in the classroom (2016)
"Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom is dedicated to the practice of immersive ethnographic and autoethnographic writing that encourages authors to participate in the communities about which they write. This book draws not only on critical qualitative inquiry methods such as interview and observation, but also on theories and sensibilities from creative writing and performance studies, which encourage self-reflection and narrative composition. Concepts from qualitative inquiry studies, which examine everyday life, are combined with approaches to the creation of character and scene to help writers develop engaging narratives that examine chosen subcultures and the author's position in relation to her research subjects. The book brings together a brief history of first-person qualitative research and writing from the past forty years, examining the evolution of nonfiction and qualitative approaches in relation to the personal essay. A selection of recent student writing in the genre as well as reflective student essays on the experience of conducting research in the classroom is presented in the context of exercises for coursework and beyond. Also explored in detail are guidelines for interviewing and identifying subjects and techniques for creating informed sketches and images that engage the reader. This book provides approaches anyone can use to explore their communities and write about them first-hand. The methods presented can be used for a single assignment in a larger course or to guide an entire semester through many levels and varieties of informed personal writing."--Open Textbook Library.
Michele Wesen Bryant
Fashion drawing : illustration techniques for fashion designers (2016)
Fashion Drawing is a comprehensive, practical guide to fashion drawing for students of fashion design. The book covers men, women and children, starting with how to draw the fashion figure and continuing with garments and garment details, before teaching the reader how to render various types of fabric. This second edition has been updated to include more details on how to draw flats as well as rendering knits, denim, pile weaves and fur. Tips are also included throughout on finishing hand-rendered drawings in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Contemporary in its approach and offering step-by-step guidance, the book emphasizes drawing as an integral function of the garment design process. Students learn how to manipulate various garment details with consideration for scale, construction and color as well as keeping in mind the profile of the potential customer. Illustrated throughout with a wide range of images from illustrators and designers working in today's market, Fashion Drawing provides both the inspiration and the instruction necessary to allow students to develop their own illustration style.
Cooking with the muse : a sumptuous gathering of seasonal recipes, culinary poetry, and literary (2016)
"A cookbook and poetry anthology with 150 nutritious international recipes and a wide survey of classic and contemporary poetry about food and ingredients, along with literary essays, playful culinary and historical notes, explanatory drawings, and photographs."--Provided by publisher.
Yuniya Kawamura Social Sciences
Sneakers : fashion, gender, and subculture (2016)
This is the first academic study of sneakers and the subculture that surrounds them. Since the 1980s, American sneaker enthusiasts, popularly known as "sneakerheads?? or "sneakerholics??, have created a distinctive identity for themselves, while sneaker manufacturers such as Reebok, Puma and Nike have become global fashion brands. How have sneakers come to gain this status and what makes them fashionable? In what ways are sneaker subcultures bound up with gender identity and why are sneakerholics mostly young men? Based on the author's own ethnographic fieldwork in New York, where sneaker subculture is said to have originated, this unique study traces the transformation of sneakers from sportswear to fashion symbol. Sneakers explores the obsessions and idiosyncrasies surrounding the sneaker phenomenon, from competitive subcultures to sneaker painting and artwork. It is a valuable contribution to the growing study of footwear in fashion studies and will appeal to students of fashion theory, gender studies, sociology, and popular culture.
Andrea Kleine Library
Calf : a novel (2015)
The year was 1981. The US was entering a deep recession, Russia was our enemy, and John Hinckley, Jr.’s assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan shocked the nation. It was also the year author Andrea Kleine learned her close childhood friend had been violently murdered by her socialite mother, Leslie DeVeau. Both events took place in Washington, DC. Hinckley and Deveau were both sent to St. Elizabeth’s hospital, guilty by reason of insanity. It was there that they met, and later became lovers. These two real-life, and ultimately converging events inspired Klein’s jaw-dropping, spine-tingling novel, CALF. Made up of dual narratives and told over the course of one year, Kleine’s account follows a fictionalized John Hinkley in the lead-up to the assassination attempt, and Tammy, older sister to Steffi, the best friend of DeVeau’s daughter, Kirin. [An] absolutely addictive novel shines a light on two terrible events, providing an unflinching depiction of violence, both intimate and sensational.
April Calahan Special Collections and College Archives
Christopher Spollen Illustration
The art of recycling : reinventing and transforming found and discarded materials into art (2015)
"Ten Dollars in My Pocket" is both an American success story and a description of the painful maturation process of a belated teenager trying to discover who and where she is, and who is at least once on the verge of suicide. This account is unique because of the authenticity of its narrative voice: we read diary entries and letters written during those years, as well as several eyewitness accounts published by the author at that time. This kaleidoscope of factual information is complemented by the author's recollections and reflections.
Daniel James Cole
The history of modern fashion from 1850 (2015)
This lavishly illustrated book looks at the history of fashion from 1850 to 2010. Taking a decade-by-decade approach, Daniel James Cole and Nancy Deihl explore the history of fashion as a lively and dynamic manifestation of twentieth-century culture. Covering chronological changes in womenswear, menswear, and childrenswear, the book looks at the dissemination of style and the mechanisms of change, at the relationship between fashion and the visual, applied, and performing arts, the intertwined relationship between fashion and popular culture, the impact of new materials and technology, and the growing globalization of style. Illustrated with photographs of costume from museums and images from the fashion press including editorial photography, illustrations, and advertising, the book will include insights into icons of fashion and the clothes worn by "real people", providing a valuable visual reference for the reader.
Menswear Dog presents The new classics : fresh looks for the modern man (2015)
Bodhi, the Shiba Inu behind the beloved blog Menswear Dog, is here to show you how to dress like a man. Organized seasonally, The New Classics highlights the timeless, can’t-go-wrong items every man needs in his wardrobe—from a chambray shirt to a perfectly fitted peacoat (all modeled by Bodhi, of course)—and shows how to mix and match them all year long. Whatever your style dilemma, dog’s got your back! Readers will learn what to wear to a summer wedding, when to splurge (on the perfect white dress shirt) and when to save (snag your military field jacket at a thrift store), the secrets to getting the right fit, the brands that stand the test of time, the basics of clothing care, and more.
Sustainable fashion : past, present, and future (2015)
Sustainable Fashion provides a unique and accessible overview of fashion ethics and sustainability issues of the past, present and future. This book is the first to situate today's eco-fashion movement in its multifaceted historical context, investigating the relationship between fashion and the environment as far back as the early nineteenth century. Employing an expanded definition of sustainability that also considers ethical issues, Farley Gordon and Hill explore each stage of the fashion production cycle, from the cultivation of raw fibers to the shipment of the finished garment. Structured thematically, each of the six chapters is dedicated to the discussion of one major issue, from recycling and repurposing to labor practices and the treatment of animals. Including interviews with eco-fashion designers, Sustainable Fashion will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, as well as students of design, history and cultural studies.
Meira K. Goldberg
Flamenco on the global stage : historical, critical and theoretical perspectives (2015)
The language of the body is central to the study of flamenco. From the records of the Inquisition, to 16th century literature, to European travel diaries, the Spanish dancer beguiles and fascinates. The word flamenco evokes the image of a sensuous and rebellious woman--the bailaora --whose movements seduce the audience, only to reject their attention with a stomp of defiance. The dancer's body is an agent of ideological resistance, conveying a conflicting desire for subjectivity and autonomy and implying deeply held ideas about history, national identity, femininity and masculinity. This collection of new essays provides an overview of flamenco scholarship, illuminating flamenco's narrative and chronology and addressing some common misconceptions. The contributors offer fresh perspectives on age-old themes and suggest new paradigms for flamenco as a cultural practice.
Miko Branch FIT Alumni
Miss Jessie’s : creating a successful business from scratch-- naturally (2015)
Miss Jessie's is a memoir and business guide rich with inspirational life lessons and unique business advice from Miko Branch, the Chief Executive Officer of the dynamic Miss Jessie’s — the company that revolutionized the hair care industry. When Miko and her sister, Titi, were children, their grandmother, Miss Jessie, taught them independence and showed them the value of being “do it yourself” women, all while whipping up homemade hair concoctions at her kitchen table. As co-founders of Miss Jessie's, Miko reveals how she and Titi applied those lessons to create a successful business from scratch. A family memoir with a wealth of practical business advice and handy hair tips, told in Miko's funny and relatable voice, Miss Jessie’s is her remarkable story — from her childhood learning independence as a latchkey kid in Jamaica, Queens, to building a highly regarded company with her sister in their shared home salon in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Miko reflects on her hard-won insights working for her autocratic, iron-fisted father, and how the self-sufficiency she learned in childhood helped her blossom as a single mother with bills to pay, a child to raise, and a dream to pursue. She speaks honestly of her mistakes and successes, and of her role as an industry leader, negotiating multi-million dollar deals while at the same time restoring the self-esteem of natural and curly haired women. Charming and enlightening, chock full of entertaining stories and invaluable instruction that can be applied to any business, and illustrated with 16 pages of photos, Miss Jessie's confirms that with effort the American Dream is possible.
Classic tailoring techniques for menswear : a construction guide (2015)
This authoritative book on traditional custom tailoring construction has been fully updated with new art to reflect contemporary practices in bespoke and luxury ready-to-wear tailoring.
William H. Mooney
Dashiell Hammett and the movies (2015)
As the father of the hardboiled detective genre, Dashiell Hammett had a huge influence on Hollywood. Yet, it is easy to forget how adaptable Hammett’s work was, fitting into a variety of genres and inspiring generations of filmmakers. Dashiell Hammett and the Movies offers the first comprehensive look at Hammett’s broad oeuvre and how it was adapted into films from the 1930s all the way into the 1990s. Film scholar William H. Mooney reveals the wide range of films crafted from the same Hammett novels, as when The Maltese Falcon was filmed first as a pre-Code sexploitation movie, then as a Bette Davis screwball comedy, and finally as the Humphrey Bogart classic. He also considers how Hammett rose to Hollywood fame not through the genre most associated with him, but through a much fizzier concoction, the witty murder mystery The Thin Man. To demonstrate the hold Hammett still has over contemporary filmmakers, the book culminates in an examination of the Coen brothers’ pastiche Miller’s Crossing. Mooney not only provides us with an in-depth analysis of Hammett adaptations, he also chronicles how Hollywood enabled the author’s own rise to stardom, complete with a celebrity romance and a carefully crafted public persona. Giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the complex power relationships, cultural contexts, and production concerns involved in bringing Hammett’s work from the page to the screen, Dashiell Hammett and the Movies offers a fresh take on a literary titan.
Halston & Warhol : silver & suede (2014)
Famous for his effortlessly chic Ultrasuede shirtdress and other modern classics, Halston was the defining American fashion designer of the 1970s. Just as his friend Andy Warhol challenged the canon of high art, Halston democratized fashion with elegant and urbane ready-to-wear clothes. Halston and Warhol complements a groundbreaking exhibition of clothes and accessories by Halston, art by Warhol, and photographs and ephemera that document the connections between the two men against the social backdrop of 1970s New York. Included are essays, interviews, and biographical timelines that cover topics such as Halston’s importance in the canon of American couture, Warhol’s Fashion TV, the similarities in their lives and careers, and the role of celebrity in art and fashion.
Fashion portfolio : design and presentation (2014)
The book takes the reader through all the major steps of fashion portfolio creation. It features the main components of the design process from the identification of inspiration sources and fashion trends research to conceptualization of a complete fashion collection. The topics covered include mood/fabric boards development, creation of original and innovative textiles as well as fashion silhouettes and garment details development through extensive research, quick design sketching, fabric manipulation, and draping experimentation. Great original designs and illustrations by the author as well as design sketch samples by established designers are provided throughout. There are samples of sketchbooks from professional and emerging fashion artists. The book provides some insight from established fashion and accessories designers on the highlights and challenges of the creative process. It is a great professional reference for techniques in the portfolio development. A beautiful but practical book that provides useful techniques and helps the reader get inside the mind of the designer.
Craft the Leather : 2014
Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetale.
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Deidre Clemente FIT Alumni
Dress casual : how college students redefined American style (2014)
As Deirdre Clemente shows in this lively history of fashion on American college campuses, whether it's jeans and sneakers or khakis with a polo shirt, chances are college kids made it cool. The modern casual American wardrobe, Clemente argues, was born in the classrooms, dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, and gyms of universities and colleges across the country. As young people gained increasing social and cultural clout during the early twentieth century, their tastes transformed mainstream fashion from collared and corseted to comfortable. From east coast to west and from the Ivy League to historically black colleges and universities, changing styles reflected new ways of defining the value of personal appearance, and, by extension, new possibilities for creating one's identity. The pace of change in fashion options, however, was hardly equal. Race, class, and gender shaped the adoption of casual style, and young women faced particular backlash both from older generations and from their male peers. Nevertheless, as coeds fought dress codes and stereotypes, they joined men in pushing new styles beyond the campus, into dance halls, theaters, homes, and workplaces. Thanks to these shifts, today's casual style provides a middle ground for people of all backgrounds, redefining the meaning of appearance in American culture.
Creating career success : a flexible plan for the world of work (2014)
Today's workplace is a dynamic, ever-changing environment. Job security is a thing of the past, layoffs are common, and people change jobs and careers frequently. Students need to be prepared to adapt to the unexpected twists and turns they may face. CREATING CAREER SUCCESS helps students develop a self-directed, proactive, flexible plan to launch and manage their careers over the years to come, using the latest technological resources and job search strategies. Through a process of self-assessment, career exploration, and self-promotion students discover how to connect their skills, interests and values to a variety of possible careers, build relationships, and present themselves in the best possible light to potential employers. Most importantly, students are encouraged to keep their minds and options open, and to engage themselves fully in the career development process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Guillermo C Jimenez International Trade and Marketing
Fashion law : a guide for designers, fashion executives, and attorneys (2014)
In todays' highly competitive global market, fashion designers, entrepreneurs and executives need state, federal, and international laws to protect their intellectual property-their brands and the products by which their customers recognize them. Fashion Law provides a concise and practical guide to the full range of legal issues faced by a fashion company as it grows from infancy to international stature. Updated to reflect recent legal decisions and regulatory developments, this revised edition covers such a vital issues as intellectual property protection and litigation, licensing, anti-counterfeiting, start-ups and finance, commercial transactions, retail property leasing, employment regulations, advertising and marketing, celebrity endorsements, international trade. Features of the text help to make legal concepts accessible to the lay reader. More than 25 leading attorneys practicing in the emerging legal specialty of fashion law contributed the chapters for this authoritative text, and their expertise provides a foundation for fashion professionals and their legal advisors to work together effectively. New to this Edition~Expanded section on Intellectual Property protection, including an all new Chapter 6 on Litigation~All new Chapter 10 on Fashion Finance Features~Box Features provide real-life examples that demonstrate the role that law plays in the fashion business, including landmark court cases and current events~Practice Tips discuss legal issues that should be considered as fashion designers and executives establish procedures for conducting their business~Sample Clauses familiarize readers with the legal language that covers the rights and responsibilities of the parties to agreements. Instructor's Guide and PowerPoint presentations available.
Kyunghee Pyun History of Art
Shades of Time : an exhibition from the archive of Korean-American artists, Part two: 1989-2001 (2014)
The Shades of Time: An Exhibition from the Archive of Korean American Artists, Part Two: 1989-2001 was the second part of a larger project called "The Archive of Korean American Artists." While the first part of the exhibition had about 45 artists including Whanki Kim, Po Kim, Nam June Paik, and Ik-Joong Kang, the second part focused on younger generations now in their 40s, many of whom are video, mixed media, computer graphics, and installation artists. Among more than 200 artists of this generation, about 46 artists were invited to exhibit their pivotal works stemming from the periods of the 1990s and the early 2000s. Many of them were affected by global events such as the IMF bailout of Korea during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, the 1998 market crash by the dot com bubble, anxiety of the Millennium Bug (so called "Y2K") in 2000, and the catastrophic tragedy of 9/11 attacks.
The illustrator's sketchbook : a study of the creative process through drawing, engraving and printmaking
Shun Young Kim
Shun Young Kim
The illustrator's sketchbook : a study of the creative process through drawing, engraving and printmaking (2014)
This thesis examines the history and current use of journals or artists' sketchbooks by illustrators. Includes historical artists who kept sketchbooks (Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Matisse, Klimt and Joong-Sub Lee); illustrators who kept sketchbooks (Sir John Tenniel, Beatrix Potter and Maxfield Parrish); current illustrators (Baron Storey, James Jean, Jillian Tamaki, Julia Rothman, Shane Zucker, Steven Peterman, Gabriel Campanario and Oekaki) and interviews with Melanie Reim, Jonathan Bartlett and Tapari (Hyemin Cho).
Alberto Lattuada : school projects (2013)
A selection of themes Alberto Lattuada proposed to his students during his fourteen years at Polimoda in Florence, accompanied by beautiful drawings. Alberto Lattuada is a fashion illustrator and a stylist. His projects are a rather extravagant mix of fashion, costume, art, cinema, and the eccentric and legendary styles of famous figures.
Amy Beth Werbel History of Art
Lessons from China : America in the hearts and minds of the world’s most important rising generation (2013)
In Lessons from China, Fulbright Scholar and American Studies Professor Amy Werbel paints a vivid portrait of China's rising generation of university students. Seeing Frederick Douglass, Andrew Carnegie, the Vietnam War, Malcolm X, Timothy Leary, and Betty Friedan through their eyes reveals as much about China's present realities as it does about America's past. Perhaps most importantly, Chinese students' responses to questions about censorship, revolution, war, and feminism are good indicators that this generation is unlike any that has come before. Educated, eyes opened, and facing their future with optimism and great expectations, China's post-Cultural Revolution youth promise to change their country forever. Lessons from China is a provocative look at how that is happening today.
Textile visionaries : innovation and sustainability in textile design (2013)
Technologized textiles and sustainable fabrics are among the most innovative designed today, and together they are driving the rest of the industry dramatically forward. Many designers are now integrating hi-tech fabrics, such as protective and impact-resistant textiles, or cellulose fabrics, with groundbreaking results. Embracing new processes such as biomimicry, they bridge the gap between art, design, technology, and sustainability more than any other material. This book shows how the development of fabrics today is immersed in technology, sustainability, and innovation. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in contemporary textile design.
The dynamics of fashion (2013)
For fashion students who want to be both in the now and in the know! The Dynamics of Fashion, Fifth Edition, has the latest facts and figures, and the most current theories in fashion development, production, and merchandising giving you the foundation you need in the industry. It offers hundreds of real-life examples of leading brands and industry trends, to show you fashion careers and how to apply what you learn. The book also covers sustainable fashion, wearable technology, social media, and more in detail. An online STUDIO includes self-quizzes, flashcards, and links to videos. New to this Edition ~ Expanded coverage of the latest industry trends, including sustainable fashion, e-commerce, globalization, wearable technology, and the use of social media for fashion marketing ~ Revised 'For Review' and 'For Discussion' questions, new terms added to Trade Talk, and expanded Glossary ~ More than 150 new full-color photographs highlighting the people, principles, and practices of the fashion business ~ 25% new Fashion Focus and Then and Now features bring in current topics and industry trends The Dynamics of Fashion, 5th Edition STUDIO ~ Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips ~ Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions and image identification ~ Branch out with links to curated online multi-media resources that bring chapter concepts to life ~ Expand your knowledge by further exploring special features Then and Now and Fashion Focus PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501324079.
An introduction to strategic financial management
Erick W. Rengifo
Nickle noir : the art of John Nickle
John Nickle Fine Arts
Nickle noir : the art of John Nickle (2013)
"Nickle is a conjurer of dread and remembrance. His works quickly bypass conscious examination and lodge themselves in the space between sleep and wakefulness. This is a book of dark joy. Welcome and beware." -p.g. sturges, author of SHORTCUT MAN and ANGEL'S GATE"Don't take a wooden nickel-take a noir one. NICKLE NOIR, that is. This collection of rich, provocative, and all-together memorable book covers and artworks by the famed illustrator John Nickle is not only priceless, but a vivid, technicolor reminder that noir is more than a rainy street corner in black and white. With a style that shows the influence of Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, Nickle neatly encapsulates the birth of noir as a literary form and artistically catapults it to a present both immediate and timeless. Any lover of noir-in book or film, in oils or celluloid-will savor a copy. Three cheers to Black Scat books for this terrific collection!"-Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of CITY OF DRAGONSFor over 25 years John Nickle has illustrated books, book covers, newspaper and magazine articles. He is well known for his noir cover art, created using colored pencils and acrylics. His moody images possess rich textured tones and eerie shadows, and are often marked by a dark sense of humor. This limited edition collection features full color reproductions of this award-winning illustrator's best work - including his classic covers for Vintage / Black Lizard's "Martin Beck" novels.
Kyunghee Pyun History of Art
Coloring time : an exhibition from the Archive of Korean-American Artists : part one, 1955-1989 (2013)
"Many talented young Korean-American artists lived and worked in the 1980s. This exhibition catalogue presents a group of the first generations who set up their studios in the greater New York area in the 1960s to the 1980s. The exhibition catalogue of Coloring Time include [sic] scholarly essays along with documents, photographs, drawings and sketches of Korean America [sic] as well as their early works classified into three to five themes in order to show a creative journey of Korean contemporary art transplanted in the US."--Page 4 of cover.
Fetishism in fashion (2013)
This book delves into the fetishistic world of contemporary fashion to reveal a daring and instinctive future for style and culture. It investigates topics including the evolution of taste from birth to adulthood, the elevation of shoes through ever-higher heels, the psychology of branding, the effects of infantilism, the power of the color black, the fetishizing of objects, and the interaction of architecture, fashion, and the body.
Fashion : the whole story (2013)
The second volume in Prestel's Whole story series is a lavish, nicely priced, and authoritative book tracing the complete evolution of fashion, from togas to Tory Burch. It profiles fashion icons to show how one designer or style influences another, explains the impact of cultural and historical events on daily wear, and demonstrates how technical innovation can take fashion in new directions. Engaging, all-encompassing, and overflowing with illustrations, this is an indispensable resource for anyone who loves fashion.
Michelle Tolini Finamore FIT Alumni
Hollywood before glamour : fashion in American silent film (2013)
This exploration of fashion in American silent film offers fresh perspectives on the era preceding the studio system, and the evolution of Hollywood's distinctive brand of glamour. By the 1910s, the moving image was an integral part of everyday life and communicated fascinating, but as yet un-investigated, ideas and ideals about fashionable dress.
100 years of flamenco in New York City
For the love of shoes (2013)
Women have long realized that cool shoes do not only complement the outfit, they are the whole point. From Cinderella to Carrie, we have all fallen head over heels for "the right pair" - and to hell with cost or comfort! This book explores the outer realms of avant-garde shoe design. Unfettered by commercialism, these pioneering designers give full rein to their artistic visions. These zany pieces contain an array of extraordinary forms and materials. With influences ranging from Las Vegas pizzazz and arcane tribal relics to contemporary architecture, it may be difficult to distinguish between fun footwear and conceptual sculpture.
Antonio Lopez fashion, art, sex & disco (2013)
The first complete monograph on Antonio Lopez, the influential Warholian fashion illustrator of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. Best known for dazzling illustrations in Women's Wear Daily, Vogue, the New York Times, Interview, and for high fashion labels, Antonio Lopez (1943-1987) was a force majeur in the fashion world for three decades. In the '60s, Lopez's vibrant illustrations helped usher youth culture into the pages of magazines, setting a new, free-flowing, sexually liberated standard for fashion imagery. Living in Paris during the 70s with his creative partner Juan Ramos, Lopez launched the modeling careers of Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, and Jessica Lange among others, worked with design royalty like Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent, and cultivated a soign� nightlife persona in the blistering-hot underground clubs of Paris. Returning to New York City in 1976, Antonio documented the sexy influence of athletic-wear, puffy, down coats, and break-dancing style, inspiring such designers as Norma Kamali and Anna Sui. Widely recognized during this period as the world's most influential fashion illustrator, Antonio's work took on a deeper, more sculptural dimension in the 80s, richly detailed, with a vivid palette, and heroic proportions and poses. So deft and varied in his expression, Antonio Lopez simultaneously executed campaigns for labels as diverse as Norma Kamali, YSL, Valentino, Missoni, and Versace--an unprecedented feat in a highly competitive industry. The prolific Lopez produced an incredible number of drawings, illustrations, paintings, photographs, and fantastic mixed-media journals, and this book showcases his most iconic works, as well as never-before-seen Instamatic photos, behind-the-scenes Polaroids, letters, and ephemera which, together, provide an understanding of the career trajectory of an extraordinarily talented artist, and convey Antonio Lopez's enduring influence on fashion today. "I'm from the generation that came to New York to meet their idols. In my case it was Andy Warhol and Antonio Lopez." --Anna Sui
Refashioned : cutting-edge clothing from upcycled materials (2013)
The area of recycling and upcycling is a rich and growing source of innovative design in the fashion and accessories industries. In a fast-fashion world of throw-away clothing, it is the ultimate expression of the slow-fashion movement, with each piece individually conceived and crafted from scratch, using different materials each time. ReFashioned features 46 international designers who work with recycled materials and discarded garments, reinvigorating them with new life and value. The result is beautiful and desirable clothing and accessories that also make an important statement to the fashion world about its wasteful and exploitative practices.
Fashion and art (2012)
For at least two centuries, fashion and art have maintained a competitive love-hate relationship. Both fashion and art construct imaginary worlds, and use a language of style to invigorate beliefs, perceptions and ideas. Until now the crossovers of fashion and art have received only scattered treatment and suffered from a dearth of theorization. As an attempt to theorize the area, this collection of new and updated essays is the most well-rounded and authoritative to date. Some of the world's foremost scholars in the field are assembled here to explore the art-fashion nexus in numerous ways: from aesthetics and performance to masquerade and media. Original and inspiring, this book will not only secure 'art-fashion' as a discrete area of study, but also suggest new critical pathways for exploring their continuing cross-pollination. Fashion and Art is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, art history and theory, cultural studies and related fields.
The rendition : a novel (2012)
The brutal secret war to win Kosovo’s freedom from Serbia is in full swing when The Rendition takes readers behind the headlines for an inside look at the United States’ involvement. Alex Klear, a veteran intelligence officer, is sent to the Balkans on a hastily planned rendition which goes terribly bad. Alex decides it’s time to retire. However, when he is persuaded to go to Germany as part of an operation connected to the rendition, he finds himself caught between two dynamic women, an old girlfriend and the female colonel running the ‘op.’ While there, he becomes a target of the Kosovo Liberation Army, a murder suspect to the German police, and for his superiors the perfect fall guy to take the heat for a badly botched secret operation. With Kosovo’s independence declaration coming closer by the day, the secret war heats up and Alex comes to realize that he is at the center of a murky conspiracy aimed at making the United States an international pariah.
Free stylin’ : how hip hop changed the fashion industry (2012)
This book sources interviews with scholars, urban designers, music experts, financial analysts, retailers, and hip hop celebrities to chronicle the compelling story of how hip hop transformed the fashion world and exploded into a $3 billion clothing industry. * A foreword by Daymond John, cofounder of FUBU, star of ABC's The Shark Tank, and author of The Display of Power and The Brand Within * A chronology of 20th-century fashion styles as well as urban fashion from the late 1970s to present * Many photographs of pioneering urban designers, hip hop fashion trends, hip hop celebrities, and more * A multicultural bibliography containing significant materials from the fields of history, music, culture, and fashion
ICC guide to export-import : global standards for international trade
Draping for fashion design (2012)
Draping for Fashion Design, Fifth Edition, is the definitive basic instructional text for draping in numerous fashion design programs since its original publication. This book covers all of the fundamental material for beginning and advanced study in an intensive fashion design program and prepares students for the industry. Based on current industry methods, it reflects the dramatic changes of computer integration into the basic design and pattern development process and demonstrates simplified methods wherever they are employed in the industry. Updated throughout, the fifth edition offers a new chapter on children's wear, new illustrations, and revised diagrams that enhance clarity.
Swedish fashion H&M, Acne, and much, much more
Justine De Young History of Art
Impressionism, fashion & modernity (2012)
This volume is the first to explore fashion as a critical aspect of modernity, one that paralleled and many times converged with the development of Impressionism, starting in the 1860s and continuing through the next two decades, when fashion attracted the foremost writers and artists of the day. Although they have depicted fashionable subjects throughout history, for many artists and writers, including Charles Baudelaire, Stéphane Mallarmé, Émile Zola, Gustave Caillebotte, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, fashion became integral to the search for new literary and visual expression. In a series of essays that examine fashion and its social, cultural, and artistic context during some of the most important years of the Impressionist era--years that also gave birth to the modern fashion industry--a group of fifteen scholars, drawn from five interdisciplinary fields, examine approximately 140 Impressionist-era artworks, including those by dedicated fashion portraitists, in light of the rise of the department store, new working methods for designing clothing, and new social and technological changes that led to the democratization of fashion and, simultaneously, its ascendance as a vehicle for modernity.
Summer afternoon : fashion and leisure in the Hudson Highlands, 1850-1950
Lourdes M. Font
Marguerite M Moore
Love and war, the human side of business : the tale of the Arabic Channel (2012)
Because of the present state of the global economy and the impact that it has on earnings, companies have had to trim their assets. Among those assets are the many employees who have lost their jobs. In an effort to survive, many people have decided to start and launch their own businesses. Many of these people do not realize what starting their own business involves and the time, effort, energy and money it consumes to keep it running. In this book, the author relates the story of how The Arabic Channel was created and the experiences and obstacle which she and her husband had to overcome to keep the business going. Since the business has a cultural and ethnic flavor to it, it was exposed to world events which had a deep impact on the business. The narrative also reveals how the dynamics shifted between a loving married couple to one that became merely a business relationship. Students of entrepreneurship and those interested in the culture will find this book informative, riveting and intriguing.
Marianne R Klimchuk Communication Design Pathways
Packaging design : successful product branding from concept to shelf (2012)
The fully updated single-source guide to creating successfulpackaging designs for consumer products Now in full-color throughout, Packaging Design, SecondEdition has been fully updated to secure its place as the mostcomprehensive resource of professional information for creatingpackaging designs that serve as the marketing vehicles for consumerproducts. Packed with practical guidance, step-by-step descriptionsof the creative process, and all-important insights into thevarying perspectives of the stakeholders, the design phases, andthe production process, this book illuminates the business ofpackaging design like no other. Whether you're a designer, brand manager, or packagingmanufacturer, the highly visual coverage in Packaging Designwill be useful to you, as well as everyone else involved in theprocess of marketing consumer products. To address the most currentpackaging design objectives, this new edition offers: Fully updated coverage (35 percent new or updated) of theentire packaging design process, including the business ofpackaging design, terminology, design principles, the creativeprocess, and pre-production and production issues A new chapter that puts packaging design in the context ofbrand and business strategies A new chapter on social responsibility and sustainability All new case studies and examples that illustrate every phaseof the packaging design process A history of packaging design covered in brief to provide acontext and framework for today's business Useful appendices on portfolio preparation for the student andthe professional, along with general legal and regulatory issuesand professional practice guidelines
Martin P. Pegler
Visual merchandising and display (2012)
This best-selling text is for anyone in merchandising from store planners and manufacturers to visual merchandisers. Pegler zeroes in on all aspects of visual merchandising and display, from classic techniques to the most avant-garde developments. Using hundreds of textual and visual examples, the author reveals how to add interest to window and interior displays, optimizing the retailer's image and the target market.
Quality lighting for high performance buildings (2012)
In the United States, buildings account for 40% of primary energy use, 72% of electricity consumption, and 39% of CO2 emissions. Indoor lighting accounts for a large portion of our energy use, and we sorely need to develop better, more efficient systems to illuminate our institutions and places of commerce as well as our homes. This book provides an overview of the basic concepts of quality, indoor lighting, and explains concepts like visual comfort, visual interest, and integrated design as they relate to the practice of lighting design. Energy efficient lighting technologies, including LED lighting and digital control systems, and design strategies that increase visual comfort and productivity are discussed in plain language, and examined in a straightforward way to give the reader, whether an architect, interior designer, engineer or building trades professional.
Patricia Mears Museum at FIT
Impact : 50 years of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (2012)
Incorporating more than 300 personal statements from important names in American fashion, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Council of Fashion Designers of America explores the careers of America's most influential designers over the last five decades. 15,000 first printing.
Fashion designers A-Z : the collection of the Museum at FIT (2012)
Fashion masterpieces: Defining designers of the 20th and 21st centuries and their most remarkable works From Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood, a century's worth of fashion greats from the permanent collection of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City are celebrated in this fresh edition of Fashion Designers A-Z. Formerly available as a limited Collector's Edition only, this accessibly priced and updated new edition features photographs of over 500 garments selected from the Museum's permanent collection. From an exquisitely embroidered velvet evening gown to Mondrian-style minimalist chic, each chosen piece is chosen not only for its beauty but for its representative value, distilling the unique philosophy and aesthetics of each of the featured designers. Texts by the museum's curators explain why each designer is important in fashion history and what is special about the chosen garments. In her introductory essay, director and chief curator Valerie Steele writes about the rise of the fashion museum, and the emergence of the fashion exhibition as a popular and controversial phenomenon. Together with a foreword by Suzy Menkes, Steele's writings also provide a history of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in the world of fashion scholarship and museology. Text in English, French, and German
Birds of a feather shop together : Aesop’s fables for the fashionable set (2012)
No fashionista will be able to resist this witty collection of Aesop-inspired tales that rewrite morality for the stylish. Covering a range of beauty and fashion topics from head to toe— and including the original fables too—this charming volume gives important life lessons a couture twist.
Photoshop for artists : a complete guide for fine artists, photographers, and printmakers (2012)
A guide for serious artists outlines comprehensive tutorials that catalog the program's various digital art tools, techniques and methods, providing screenshots and step-by-step instructions that demonstrate how specific effects are achieved and applied. Original.
Valerie Steele Museum at FIT
Known for its minimalist approach to luxury -- through the use of unique fabrics, traditional couture methods, innovative technology, and modern photo-prints -- Swiss label Akris has been in business for nearly a century, attracting a clientele as diverse as Condoleezza Rice, Angelina Jolie, and Princess Charlene of Monaco. This volume encapsulates the brand's singular aesthetic, with the many artistic references of Albert Kriemler.
Yuniya Kawamura Social Sciences
Fashioning Japanese subcultures (2012)
Western fashion has been widely appreciated and consumed in Tokyo for decades, but since the mid-1990s Japanese youth have been playing a crucial role in forming their own unique fashion communities and producing creative styles which have had a major impact on fashion globally. Geographically and stylistically defined, subcultures such as Lolita in Harajuku, Gyaru and Gyaru-o in Shibuya, Age-jo in Shinjuku, and Mori Girl in Kouenji, reflect the affiliation and identities of their members, and have often blurred the boundary between professionals and amateurs for models, photographers, merchandisers and designers. Based on insightful ethnographic fieldwork in Tokyo, Fashioning Japanese Subcultures is the first theoretical and analytical study on Japans contemporary youth subcultures and their stylistic expressions. It is essential reading for students, scholars and anyone interested in fashion, sociology and subcultures.
Amy Lemmon English and Communication Studies
Saint Nobody (2009)
Amy Lemmon’s stunning and heart-wrenching debut, Saint Nobody, offers us a profound meditation on the body, on the tribulations and the hard-found joys of incarnation. Lemmon does not shy away from a world where “vestigial angel-parts ache to emerge” and where there doesn’t appear to be a “speck of God.” This piercing meditation takes the problem of the body, and the problem of the body in a world that often seems God-less, head-on, without flinching, and yet delivers us truths and beauty we would never have imagined. Lemmon knows that we can’t count on the intercession of an absent saint, and she refuses easy solace. Instead, she probes deeply into the pain, into the conflicting emotions of childbirth, into the birth of a child with Down Syndrome – which is probably the most extraordinary poem written on that subject – to understand the life of our body here, the body in which “pain is sharpest where my wings would be.” This is a world of urine samples, “errant” chromosomes, lost kisses, first bleedings, chaotic cells, and scars, where the blood seems ours alone, and where the words are the only bread we have that may deliver us. In the bread of her words, Lemmon has given us a profound sacrament.
Helene Verin Career and Internship Services
Arsho Baghsarian: A Life in Shoes (2019)
One of the most important shoe designers of the mid- to late-twentieth century, Arsho Baghsarian spent more than four decades working behind the scenes for prestigious companies with men's names on the label, including Christian Dior, Andrew Geller, I. Miller, and Stuart Weitzman. Her creative genius is illustrated in this photographic collection of full-page sketches, prototypes, and production pairs that she donated to the Fashion Institute of Technology. Known for her sculptural heels and the use of exotic materials such as snakeskin, crystal, and Lucite, Baghsarian's extraordinary journey spans from a childhood in Turkey to prolific partnerships with major American shoe labels and the international factories that produced her designs. Connoisseurs of high-fashion footwear will be fascinated by the story of Baghsarian's pioneering career and inspirations, which ranged from Mexican art and the Philippine jungle to the passing of time.