In Hollywood films people and cultures outside the audience's everyday experience come to life, and compelling visions of history and times to come are presented. The accuracy of these visions is the subject of this catalogue.
The way human beings view the world...their sense of beauty, glamour, and elegance...is inseparably linked to the times in which they live. Almost everything people create has the imprint of the styles and tastes of their era. In the art of costume design for period films designers strive to transcend these standards. From the simple leather body coverings in' One Million BC' to the crinolines of Miss Scarlett and Miss Melanie in 'Gone with the Wind', Hollywood historical costumes have often initially appeared to be authentic re-creations of dress from earlier periods. Contemporary viewers are not aware that the costumes reflect their own standards of style and beauty...that the cave-dwellers' costumes are cut to emphasize the 1940s silhouette, that the antebellum dresses are made with 1930s bias-cut fabrics.
The concept for this exhibition...showing how costume designers present historical dress required more than four years of extensive research and preparation. The exhibition and catalogue are intended to increase our understanding of the aesthetic influences that shape our vision of the past and the future and that, in turn, affect our view of the present.
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Descrizione libro Thames and Hudson, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0875871399
Descrizione libro Thames and Hudson, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110875871399
Descrizione libro Thames and Hudson. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0875871399 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0567477