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10.02.09
DESIGN ARTS
As we draw closer to the end of the decade, it's fun to start looking back and guessing who was relevant in the fashion world over the past ten years. It's a difficult task, as we are still living in the time
11.15.09
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Lately, I have been teaching my students about the fashions of the Romantic Era (1820-1850), and have really rediscovered a wonderful time for menswear. Women's clothing of this time period are a little too much for my personal tastes; the over-the-top
08.30.09
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Anti-fashion youth subcultures have always seemed to emerge at uncertain, unstable points in history. The French Revolution (1789-1799) was one of the greatest social and political uphevals the world has ever seen, and fashion was of course caught up in the
10.01.09
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by Troy
For those of you who have strict rules on what it means to be an artist, you may not like the following list very much. Click HERE to be re-directed. But if you are like me and are of the
08.20.09
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The 1940s were ushered in with Europe in the midst of World War II. Women played a dual role during these dark years; they were both strong and independant, working for the war effort, or fulfilling a romantic role for men in
08.21.09
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The seventies are a difficult decade to pin down sartorially speaking. Many designers were left baffled by the DIY approach to dressing that was so popular in the 1960s. At the start of the decade, Hippie inspired ensembles and a natural,
08.21.09
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The generation born immediately following World War II was coming of age in the sixties; the world saw the explosion of youth culture and art, music, and fashion saw a remarkable change in style and message. Haute couture was still being
10.03.09
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I decided to do one more list in honor of the 10 for 2010 fiesta here at art&culture. Today, one of the most influential occupations to hold in the fashion industry is the photographer. My list of ten is very diverse
11.28.09
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One of my greatest regrets in life is that I missed the golden age of World's Fairs by about a century. I would mope around the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and read The Devil in the White City
07.17.09
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On a recent trip to Toronto I paid a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario and saw Surreal Things, a travelling exhibiton from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The show explores the complex and codependent relationship between the Surrealist
01.03.10
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I live within walking distance of the largest Sears on the west coast. The actual store may not be the largest but the Art Deco building that houses it was once the western distribution center for Sears. This 10 story
09.30.09
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As a young art history student a few years ago, I worried that I was living through the decline of the art world. I was so caught up in my love for long-dead artists that I couldn't notice the amazing work
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